French woman recieves a trillion-euro mobile bill

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  1. Daredevil

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    French woman recieves a trillion-euro mobile bill

    A Frenchwoman who received a telephone bill for an amount equivalent to nearly 6,000 times the country's annual economic output has had the real amount she owed waived after finally convincing the company they must have made a mistake.

    Solenne San Jose, from Pessac in the Bordeaux region of southwestern France, could not believe her eyes when she opened the bill to discover she was being asked to pay 11,721,000,000,000,000 euros to close her account.

    "There were so many zeroes I couldn't even work out how much it was," she said.

    San Jose's alarm mounted when operators at Bouygues Telecom told her they could not amend the computer-generated statement or stop the balance from being debited from her bank account.

    Only after a series of frantic calls did the company finally admit the bill should have been for 117.21 euros.

    Bouygues Telecom told AFP the mix-up had been due to a printing error and a subsequent misunderstanding between the client and staff at their call centre.
     
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    It requires simple conditionally formatting to prevent such errors, should outsource their job to India :troll:
     
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    How many Indians speak French well? :scared2:
     
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    We may have enough French speakers to outnumber the French in France. :troll:
     
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    Pondicherry has 1 million people and only a fraction of them speak French. The French population suffered mass genocide last night! :scared2:
     
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    There is a greater chance we will outnumber the French in France than you guys outnumbering the Tamil speakers in Pondicherry. :troll:
     

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