Originally Posted by FoMoCo4eva
We look at the bill again and she has been charged just for picking up the phone! What kind of crap is that!
That's how Telstra charges for International Roaming on a mobile :( What they "forgot" to tell you is that if someone in Aus dials your GF's number, they only get charged for a local mobile call - you're GF gets dumped with the international charges. Also, if ya GF calls people in france, you get charged some stupidly high rate (IIRC, when I went to Croatia, it cost more to call a local croatian number than to call back to Australia).
It took a lot of poking and prodding from me to find out all the costs for International Roaming when I went overseas - and when I found out the costs, I figured it was just better to buy a prepaid mobile account while I was there - worked out heaps cheaper.
Looks like you've been Owned though
I suggest you go over the bill to make sure that you're GF actually made those calls, and don't pay the $187 till you demand and recieve proper (itemised) bill from Telstra.