Warning: Adelaide’s Mayor Ran Up A $20,000 Data Roaming Bill

Yet another reminder that roaming your phone when travelling internationally is a lousy idea. Adelaide’s Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood is facing a $20,000 bill after a trip to Malaysia for a regional summit.

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Yarwood’s total is even higher than that of Malcolm Turnbull, who ran up $13,000 in a month (and subsequently paid the money back). Yarwood was using Telstra, which remains the most expensive of Australia’s carriers to roam with despite recent reductions.

The lesson? Don’t use roaming if at all possible. Check out our guide to the 10 best ways to avoid roaming rorts.

‘Frugal’ mayor caught out by $20K data roaming bill [ABC News]


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