Well, at least thats what I think it is...
Heres the story. About an hour ago, I called Vodafone to get a text balance for what I have used on my contract so far this month, basically so I can budget for the bill when it comes in. Text comes within seconds saying so far this month, I have used £194.98 inc VAT (bear in mind, my last bill was paid on the 20th November and my normal bill is approx £70 for the month).
Obviously, Im straight on the phone to Vodafone to find out what the fluffing hell is going on, and they tell me that on Sunday evening (26th Nov) I called a random island just off of Africa 4 times between 5.25pm and 9.05pm, with a call to my mum in between. Now for most of Sunday evening, I was painting my hallway, so how the hell was I supposed to call a place the quarter the size of the Isle of Wight near Africa??? Vodafone gave me the number, which my friend rung for me (Ive now asked for a call bar to be put on my number to abroad calls) and it just sounds like a fax number with that high pitched squeak.
I told the woman that there was no way I had made those calls, but she said that the ID number of the handset matched mine, so there was no doubt that the calls were made from my phone.
Just called OFCOM to put in a complaint, and the guy there told me to get a written letter done to Vodafone telling them they MUST investigate this as there is no way Im going to be paying a whopping bill like that just before christmas.
Watch this space, I will keep you posted as to what happens