Brit had to pay huge mobile bill for holiday photos
Shannon Mills spent several wonderful days of vacation in Turkey, along with her family. Because he wanted to use your mobile phone and pictures, which to publish on social networks, young set from the beginning to buy a 30 megabytes of data traffic for the equivalent of 170 euros, writes Daily Mail. After a few days during the holidays, she received a message from the mobile phone company O2, which announced that it has paid almost 3,000 euros for data traffic. Every day she received messages of this kind, although not using the Internet. Finally, the phone completely closed, but after two weeks of vacation, Shannon has found himself paying 30,000 euro in total data traffic.
For younger bill was a real shock, especially since her father had called the company and asked insistently blocking data traffic. Driving telephone company said it would consider the case. Shannon says that from now on will not use your mobile phone for pictures during holidays abroad, not to have problems. But she does not understand why he continued to be charged every day, although he could use traffic data that had been blocked by the company and which we in turn deactivated.
How many people lose their phones on holiday
In fact, according to a Kaspersky Lab study, one in five (18%) users said travel photos and videos are the most important files on their devices. However, in the company’s additional research, 28% said that if they lost their device or stolen, they would have no way to recover their holiday photos.
According to Kaspersky Lab * statistics, the Anti-Theft feature available for Kaspersky Internet Security for Android is used approximately 1.5 times per minute, and on average 23,000 Android devices are reported lost or stolen each month. Another study conducted by Kaspersky showed that on average 4% of people around the world lost a device or stolen one. In the case of more than half of the users (57%), the device in question was an Android, in 29% of cases it was a laptop and in 21% of cases an Apple iPhone. On average, replacing a lost or stolen device will cost $ 485.
Modern users have simple and effective anti-theft tools that can activate the device‘s alarm if it loses, block and locate the device remotely or even take a photo of the guilty if the device has been stolen. However, despite the well-known risks and availability of these security options, the study shows that only 22% of users are currently using anti-theft function to protect their devices.