My normal mobile phone bill is normally anywhere between £90 and £200. I got a bit of a shock when I opened my bill for December to find it was £2,700. I tweeted about it and it was immediately picked up by Vodafone's Twitter team, who have so far been very helpful in trying to get to the bottom of it. Apparently the bill for January is for a similar amount. It all relates to data transfer.
I haven't used the phone in any different manner. I do get a lot of email, but then again I did in previous months. The only change I can think of is that I changed from using Twitterberry to Ubertwitter. But they operate in the same way, so it surely can't be that. You also can't watch videos on a Blackberry Bold.
One thing that the phone does, which is a bit odd, is to randomly switch on its WiFi function. If it can do that, is there something else it has switched on without me realising?
I'm only writing this to ask if this has happened to anyone else and to see if anyone has any ideas. Vodafone are going to run some data tests, but at the moment there doesn't seem to be a rational explanation.
So, wisdom of the crowds, get to work...