A month goes by and Burdick receives a bill in the mail from AT&T. Can you imagine his shock when he opens a bill for $28,067.31???? I am pretty sure I would soil myself.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Bears Fan Charged $28,000 To Watch A Game
Slingbox seems like such a wonderful invention, unless you get a $28,000 phone bill for watching 2 hours of a football game.
Wayne Burdick was about to depart on a cruise out of the port of Miami and decided to turn on his laptop to watch a couple of hours of the Bears game before they left.
Now I have heard of being charged outrageous rates when out of the country or in international waters but he was sitting at the port of Miami.
Burdick has someone at the Chicago Sun Times investigate and it turns out his laptop was picking up a signal it should not have been and that is why he was charged the higher rates. Of course AT&T ate the cost and Burdick the die hard Bears fan was a happy camper again.
Moral of the story...Slingbox and wireless internet charges suck, just come to my house and watch on the 65 inch tv for the mere cost of a pizza and a few Cokes!