Monday, August 16, 2010

An Expensive Lesson Learnt

I couldn't sleep well last night.......

At around 11pm plus, I called it a night, my eyes were tired and when I looked into the mirror, I shocked myself with my own look! Serious... why so haggard looking one?? Thank goodness no friend around to see that look of mine....(quickly reminded myself-go for facial this weekend, go for facial this weekend...no more procrastinating!)

I switched off the TV and I saw my girl still playing with my handphone... my brain couldn't capture it straightaway, I let her played with my hp while I went to wash my face and did all the "whatever an aging lady needs to do... (don't ask what please..)
Finally when I wanted to switch off the lights, my girl handed my hp back to me... with Her Facebook account still ON... Then only it hit me.... "hey, I already off my modem so long already, what wireless did u use to see your Facebook??" She answered me, "I don't know.... I can log in one..." OH OH................

She never checked what wireless she used and simply logged in to the website using my handphone... guess what!! Yeah.... she was using my 3GMaxis Wireless and never realized that every minute, every KByte counts!

Haiyoh....Mummy bankrupt jor lor...... I checked my maxis phone bill this morning... it was a HEAFY AMOUNT OF RM 175.00!!!!

Cham lor!!! All along I used around RM50 for my handphone only ...and this little cute baby girl of mine used untill RM175 plus...plus... "over-over-exceeded-ed." What if I didn't know last night and she also didn't know .... how much more to pay?

Well, a lesson learnt by both of us... now she realizes that she has to click the D-link wireless instead of the Maxis Internet on my handphone and as for me, I realize that my girl is still a baby... still have to take care one and not to leave her quietly alone......... sigh....

46 comments:

  1. Goodness, what a story! Hope you have a great facial, have you had them before?

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  2. Sorry about the cellphone bill.... Your daughter learned the hard way... I'm not sure I'd let my daughter use my cellphone period---but these days, all kids seem to have their own cellphones. Times have changed!!!!

    My son and family have some kind of 'family' plan --and all of them have their own cellphones --with unlimited minutes.. I'm sure they pay for it bigtime--but they don't run over and then have a huge bill like you do... I'm so sorry....

    Hope you have a better week --after that problem.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Oh Gosh! You become a victim of Maxis too! I just got it from them. As a very careful (calculative) person, I check on every call I make and always make sure I didn't exceed the limit before end of the month. I was however shocked to see an extra RM10 being charged to my line even I was 100% sure that I didn't overuse my phone. Sigh...

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  4. Uh? Maxis like this one ah? I used Celcom Broadbad, tarak overcharge me oso?

    Haizz... nevermind la... expensive lesson learned. =( Pain in the pocket...apa boleh buat. have to try to earn more only la, hor?

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  5. Small money didn't go, big money won't come one. U understand what I mean right? Direct translate from Chinese one.

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  6. oh dear.. dat's da reason why i'm so scared to go online from fon... takut tersalah like this case.. :(

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  7. ginny: yes..many times..but lately lazy to go..



    betsy: take it as a lesson, now she knows she felt very bad about it.. ask me to deduct from her savings.. hahaha...


    cleff: it is not broadband, she uses my wireless handphone to online... using maxis line.. like phone line..



    yan: wah...this one really big money to online.. so expensive.. paid posts also not enough to cover..hahha..



    merryn: yeah, tersilap press.. instead of our house wireless, she clicked maxis wireless.. cham!

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  8. Hoohoo,dearie me. Children are expensive, aren't they?? :-)

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  9. Hoohoo,dearie me. Children are expensive, aren't they?? :-)

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  10. Oops, sorry. I'm typing from phone, always tersalah tekan. But u shud change to Digi, I just did & its so much better! After being w Maxis for 15yrs, I am now paying less than half, no deposit for international roaming & unlimited broadband from my phone. Plus so many other benefits, sms 2 six friends at 1cent per sms. Sms/calls to ur own network/family free of charge so me & hubby & mom can talk hours 4 free. I'll b blogging bout it soon. Err....when I hv time!

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  11. don't think adults are not vulnerable!!

    i got a htc smartphone recently & activated wireless broadband as well, which maxis will charge only when used & i use this only when i need to surf urgently.

    most times i use the hospital's free wi-fi to surf. once, the wi-fi wasn't working but this smartphone automatically connected to maxis broadband without my realising it.

    the damage : RM200!!

    i promptly cancelled the broadband the next day.

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  12. yup...using hp to online is much more expensive .

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  13. experienced that before too. but mine cost up to 300. dad went beserk. LOL

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  14. i kena before. not on handphone. but land line using log in from office account. didn't know it was something like double charging.

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  15. Just yesterday I wanted to let Maine watch Mickey on youtube but I tersalah see and clicked on Maxis 3G. Luckily for 15 seconds only. But still...RM10 gone...

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  16. Ya...DIGI has free access to Facebook (data only - no pics, no videos), otherwise it's a maximum of RM5.00 a day to surf online. I guess it's the same with MAXIS.

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  17. You should have switched to DiGi. Maximum RM149..after that...FREE~ :D

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  18. mamapumpkin: they get more expensive as they grow up..hahaha...yes, my son asked me to change to digi plan.. i will one day..no time to go out to search, wait for my prince to come back cos he knows what plan to take.. me ignorant one..



    doc: normally they showed a few wifi links for us to choose... but ignorant as she was, she just simply clicked and logged in.. she tot all free!! not no such thing as free, have to dig pocket!



    kathy: she tot she was using the house wifi... sigh...



    medie: if 300rm i go more than berserk...hahha.....

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  19. tuti: how come like that... cham lo.. we better be careful.. wireless unlimited is only 68rm..now i got to pay so much more.. sigh..



    agnes: few seconds is 10rm.. mine over one hour plus.. imagine!!


    stp: i m not sure but son said depends on the K/bytes of the file.. bigger file, more charge and of course the time limit also kena.. really pay for nothing!

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  20. tekkaus, have to wait for son to come back, he will know which plan to use.. :)

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  21. This is what i call "hidden danger" lo...........

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  22. Never mind, take out your 555 book and start writing them down :-)

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  23. Wah, I didnt know it can be so expensive. Luckily I have a "lau yah" phone that can't be use to surf net ;)

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  24. That's for the other service providers, I think. But to limit your bill, you can choose one of the cheaper packages e.g. 1MB...up to 5MB, like Broadband so that you will not have a shock when you get the bill. I use DIGI so I know there's free access to Facebook...and the rest, it's RM5 a day maximum, after that - free access already.

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  25. eugene: kids.. got to monitor them.. :)


    kiasumum: write for what? claim back later from them when they start working? hehehee...


    stp: not so sure but all i know is if i click maxis 3G internet in my phone, the charges will be very high.. my limit is 300rm..

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  26. ouch ! 1 nice meal gone. but.. she didn't do it on purpose n hope there won't be another time.

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  27. Oh...Tats big amount and For sure, I won't use my hp to online...not worthy.

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  28. elaine: she is as heartbroken as i m... :)


    mery: yeah, be careful which wlan u click...


    rachel: big mama.. :)

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  29. wah lau, 175 for that few minutes!!!

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  30. Wow! RM175! Really an expensive lesson to learn.

    Mama have to write more paid post lo? :)

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  31. Oh wow...what a story and what a hole in your purse! Claire, God is very good to you...to catch her at the right time....so that you will have less wrinkles :D

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  32. whooaaaa!! i'll be so heart sick... frankly i don't even know how to log in or log off (hush hush!!) so i'm very conventional one... use phone only for calls and games.. hahahah!! (if this is any consolation to you, vic used her daddy's hp to send out silly sms-es to his boss and clients!!)

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  33. 2ma: not just few minutes.. for hours..


    annie: write till eyes blur and more wrinkles?? cham!



    marymoh: yeah, when she passed back to me, i was surprised that the Internet was still on while i had off my modem outside.. :)

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  34. HAHAHA ok let me share with u my experience. same thing happened n my bro and I dont even noe n realized it. ended up mom paid few hundreds for her bill that month! mom gaduh with the person in charge summore. but after dat when everything is clear dy, we all kena punished by mom. LOL!

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  35. Yea..Maxis every single things also charged...what's more every KB used...

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  36. caroline: wah...not scolded u all but scolded the maxis? hahaha.. geng!


    mommyling: yes, now my bill will be 200rm at least.. until 24/8

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  37. an expensive lesson for girlie
    +Ant+

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  38. Oops your facelift goes the other way long and black haha. Cheer up now we all know not to use hp online unless those like Tekkaus commented max RM149 after that foc..

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  39. gratitude: yes, she feels heartbroken too...


    isley: right.. for surfing FB...hahhaa...



    bananaz: sigh..dont talk about my face lor.. hahaha..

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  40. luckily my hp is wifi connected to modem..my son likes to assess facebook with my hp.

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  41. Wow! Must be quite a shock to you! Well, time to change. Digi - Internet Done Right. LOL!!

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  42. With my digi iPhone plan, I only pay RM88 for unlimited internet access : )

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  43. Moral of the story : Never ever let a kid go near a smart phone!! : )

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  44. wenn: how to do that, i wonder.. must ask my prince...


    foong: moral of the story, when kids are quiet, lets take a peek at what they are doing regardless of age.. hahahaa...

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