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

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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35 Comments

1. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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

20. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

2. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

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

3. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

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

4. shad0wprince

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

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

5. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Sounds like AT&T is at it again. John B.

9. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

thank you for letting us know that your john b bro

18. santijosanchez

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

27. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

34. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

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

6. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

€11,721,000,000,000,000 Holy s**t!!!

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

8. oying24

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

lol fanboy detected..

10. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

he's the biggest fanboy on this website

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

35. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

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

14. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

lol i$heep detected

15. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and the postage. lol

11. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

12. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 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.

13. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 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"

17. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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

28. Nachoz

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

31. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

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

16. Savage unregistered

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

19. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 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.

21. Cabessius

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

Probably a doll house.

33. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

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

24. inertiatic

Posts: 34; Member since: May 29, 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.

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