Verizon Bills Rural Library $880 for 440MB of Hotspot Data

Photo: Chris Welch / The Verge Internet telecom companies arenít your friends, no matter how cheerful they may try to portray themselves in advertisements. The latest reminder of that fact is the story of Tully Free Library in rural Tully, NY, which got hit by an absurd $880 bill from Verizon for using a mere 440 megabytes of data while accidentally roaming in Canada, according to a report from Ars Technica. The Tully Library offers a hotspot-lending program for residents to get internet access, which is otherwise limited in the town. The program had originally been funded by the Central New York Library Resources Council, which paid for the first two years of the hotspots. But when that grant ended, the library decided to keep the program going on its own. A... Continue reading…

Verizon Bills Rural Library $880 for 440MB of Hotspot Data

Verizon is charging a rural library $880 for accidentally using 440MB of data. (Photo Credit: Spencer Platt / Getty Images) UPDATE: A Verizon spokesperson ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Geek.com

Verizon demands $880 from rural library for just 0.44GB of roaming data

Loaned-out mobile hotspot inadvertently used data during car trip to Canada.

Fri 9 Aug 19 from Arstechnica

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