bill shock

bill shock

The unwanted surprise of a large monthly bill. Bill shock is most often associated with mobile phones when users incur excessive roaming charges while traveling.
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The Telecommunications and Regulatory Authority (TRA) said that it is aware that excessive use of mobile communication while roaming "can lead to large invoices causing mobile bill shock".
The Saudi Passport bundle will enable those travelling for Umrah to stay connected with family and friends around the clock, without the prospect of 'bill shock' when they return home.
ENERGY customers are being urged to avoid a bill shock by taking advantage of a lastminute surge in the choice of cheap deals on the market ahead of next week's price cap increase.
ENERGY customers are being urged to avoid a bill shock by taking advantage of a last-minute surge in the choice of cheap deals on the market ahead of next week's price cap increase.
Experts say many England followers will be tempted to remove the monthly data cap set by mobile phone providers with bill shock rising as the England team progresses through the tournament next month.
We want to provide vacationers with a reliable and affordable value-packed roaming product which is worry-free and eliminates bill shock. Combined with our strong overseas partnerships, Ooredoo Passport is designed to cater to the needs of Oman's fliers.
Ooredoo customers can enjoy worry-free roaming and eliminate bill shock during the upcoming holiday season by opting for Ooredoo Passport World and selecting the country they will be travelling to through the dedicated Ooredoo Oman App.
'Meron pa silang tinatawag na (They also offer) Anti Bill Shock Guarantee at Shock Proof Data Charging, pero sa huli ay shocking pa rin ang buwanang bill natin (but in the end, our bills end up shocking),' Poe said.
With their USD 7.77/day flat rate rental, XCom Global has provided an effective alternative option for travelers looking to avoid international roaming "bill shock."
So-called "bill shock" from holidaying in the EU affected more than nine million UK mobile users a year, according to research by comparison website uSwitch, with consumers especially vulnerable since the smartphone market exploded and mobile data consumption soared.
And, when you're exploring new places, you shouldn't be stressing about going home to bill shock," said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile.