A woman in France accidentally received a phone bill of €11,721,000,000,000,000 (million billion euros)—nearly 6,000 times France's GDP.
It took days of haggling until the phone company finally accepted that it was a mistake, and she owed just €117.21.
They let it go.
@foomper @UberFacts It might not haven taken days, but it did take multiple separate phone calls. One agent saying “it’s automatically calculated.” Another saying, “nothing they can do.” Another saying, “We can set up an instalment plan.”
@UberFacts This woman is going to pay you more than the entire global economy for a phone bill?
@UberFacts (I really doubt that it took days for the phone company to accept it was a mistake.)
@UberFacts How does a mistake like this take “days” to handle