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French woman sets new bill shock record with 11.721 quadrillion euro phone fee

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French woman sets new bill shock record with 11.721 quadrillion euro phone fee
And the award for most outrageous phone bill goes to... Solenne San Jose – a resident of Pessac, France, who was asked by her carrier to pay €11,721,000,000,000,000. That's 11.721 quadrillion euro, in case you aren't sure how the astronomical digit is called, which is roughly $15.141 quadrillion by today's exchange rate. The subscriber had to pay the fee in order to terminate her phone account.

Now, this is obviously a mistake, supposedly caused by a glitch in the system or someone's finger getting stuck on the "zero" key on their keyboard's keypad. However, Solenne was initially told that the fee could not be amended. Thankfully, it later turned out that a "printing error" had caused 12 zeros to be added to the actual amount she owed, which was merely 117.21 euro. A lot more bearable. Good thing she didn't really have to pay the amount as 11.721 quadrillion euro is over 200 times more money that currently are in circulation throughout the world. 

source:  The Age via NeoWin

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posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:52 14

1. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I wonder if her carrier would have still refused her an early upgrade?!

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 11:32 19

20. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


I didnt know they had Verizon in Europe...lol!!!

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:55 7

2. mercorp (Posts: 954; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


With this sum of cash,the world is saved!!!!

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:55 6

3. mercorp (Posts: 954; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


And i can use it to buy billions of smartphones...

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:56 5

4. shad0wprince (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


Wow....talk about being trolled. Trololol!

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 09:06 2

5. Slammer (Posts: 817; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Sounds like AT&T is at it again.

John B.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 09:26 9

9. paulyyd (Posts: 320; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


thank you for letting us know that your john b bro

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 11:02 4

18. santijosanchez (Posts: 12; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


http://0-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/a/image/1345/03/1345032348898.jpg

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 14:59 1

27. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1473; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Thanks for letting us know you're a douche, oh wait we already did..

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 09:56

34. paulyyd (Posts: 320; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


Lol not my fault you got yourself a nice looking ricer for a profile picture

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 09:07 2

6. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


€11,721,000,000,000,000
Holy s**t!!!

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 09:14 25

7. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


If that were an Apple run company, they would have added 10% for questioning its validity.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 09:23 2

8. oying24 (Posts: 48; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


lol fanboy detected..

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 09:26 1

10. paulyyd (Posts: 320; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


he's the biggest fanboy on this website

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 12:44 9

23. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if only that were true, the site would be a little better off. Unfortunately its also populated by crazed fanboys like yourself and others.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 09:57

35. paulyyd (Posts: 320; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


nah bro I'm pretty sure you're number one. Congrats heres a cookie

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 10:01 16

14. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


lol i$heep detected

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 10:15 13

15. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


.....and they'll make you pay their Lawyer's fee.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 12:43 6

22. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


and the postage. lol

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 09:28 3

11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


My heart would pop out of my chest to even hear the news.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 09:49 3

12. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1037; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Ugh sorry all I have is a million bazillion billion zingaroo dollars. Its like a bad joke. I would have just thrown my phone out the window.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 09:59 3

13. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


"caused 12 zeros to be added"
"€11,721,000,000,000,000. "
so 11,721,000,000,000,000 - 000 000 000 000 = €11 721
see the mistake?
it's still more than 11 thousand
"which was merely 117,21 euro"

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 10:41 2

17. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


true that! 11,721 euro is so damn high. Maybe, it's around 11.721 euro for a phone fee or 117.21 euro :D

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 15:12

28. Nachoz (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


It is common to use the comma instead of a period for the decimal point in Europe, so 17,02 Euros is 17.02 Euros as we would write it in the US.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 17:01 1

31. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


I'm from europe
and i think instead 12 it should be 14 zeros writen
never mind ...

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 10:33 7

16. Savage (Posts: 431; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Thank god it was a mistake. I thought she downloaded the entire internet.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 11:09 2

19. aahmed215 (Posts: 74; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


"which was merely 117,21 euro. A lot more bearable."

WHAT?!! That's still ridicolous for a phone bill. You can buy a house with that money.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 12:41 2

21. Cabessius (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Probably a doll house.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:19

33. aahmed215 (Posts: 74; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


I just noticed it's 117.21 Euros. Those commas instead of periods confuse me sometimes.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 13:11

24. inertiatic (Posts: 27; Member since: 29 May 2012)


In some places I believe a comma is used instead of a decimal so it's really just over 117 euros, not 11 thousand.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 13:50

25. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Damn.. that would have solved Europe's financial problems for at least 1000 years.. Too bad.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 14:32

26. ambrown (Posts: 29; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


LOL! Seriously I bet she called in and the service people were all, "no ma'am, that's your bill and you have to pay it."

Even someone with a basic understanding of economics would have pointed out that that bill was far more than the sum total of all the world's nations GDPs combined.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 15:43

29. jamaladam (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


She could have saved the world economy a couple hundred times over and still would have a ton of money left over.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 16:12 1

30. Castanedaa99 (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)


I wish my job made a "printing error" on my next paycheck and had that deposited to my account.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 18:54

32. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


LOL big pile of money!

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