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A British man who used his mobile broadband while holidaying in Portugal came home to find he had been hit with no less than £31,000 in charges.

Iayn Dobsyn from Salford had downloaded music, plus the final episode of Prison Break onto his laptop, via mobile broadband from Yes Telecom, a Manchester-based subsidiary of Vodafone, reports the Daily Mail.

He told the newspaper: "The figures looked like they had come down from the moon. I just laughed. There had to be some mistake.

"I knew I had used a lot of data while abroad, but not to the tune of £31,000. The figures just didn't make sense."

Mr Dobsyn consulted a solicitor pointing out that the information he had seen on his laptop suggested the charges would be smaller. Yes Telecom eventually reduced the bill to £229.

A woman enjoying a break on the French Riviera was recently asked for £4,900 after downloading an edition of The Apprentice from the BBC's iPlayer service.

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