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German family incurs over EUR 12,000 in offshore roaming charges on cruise ship

Monday 18 June 2018 | 14:44 CET | News
A family from Berlin, Germany, incurred mobile roaming charges of over EUR 12,000 during a cruise trip from northern Germany to Norway, reported German public broadcaster NDR. The roaming charges arose after the family's 12-year-old son viewed a number of videos on his smartphone that was connected to a mobile network via a satellite-internet connection. The mobile provider is now demanding over EUR 12,000 in payment for roughly 470 MB of data consumed by the family, arguing that the use of cruise ships' own mobile networks via satellite is expensive.

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