You MUST hear this!!!
March 20, 2009
I was over at Boing Boing and saw this post. A man was qouted over and over .002 cents per K of data on his phone. He used about 30,000 K and was charged $76. After talking to 3 or 4 different people, he could not convey the idea that .002 dollars was different than .002 cents. The recording of the call is included, which must go on for like, 20 min. -not trying to explain the mistake, but just trying to explain basic high-school math!!!
I am posting this here as I assume most if not all folks around here are probably the math type and should get a kick out of the call. At the same time this could be an indication of America's educational system... ...or lack there of.
I couldn't believe the patience of this guy. --Scream along with me.