One-fifth of Irish households do not have access to the internet in 2014, new Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures suggest. While 42pc of those without internet said they didn’t need it, 39pc cited lack of skills.
Dublin: 19.12.2014 03.13AM
A Cork college student who thought he had an unlimited mobile internet plan incurred data charges of €1,650 after downloading gigabytes of pornography on his mobile phone.
During his second month on the contract, he had moved to Cork and couldn’t access the internet on a PC for three weeks.
As a result, he relied on his phone for web access, assuming he could download as much as he wished without paying for it. He said he often downloaded multiple pornographic videos a day, many that were 25 minutes long.
However, two months later, he received the bill for €1,650.
Luckily for the student, he managed to reach an agreement with Meteor, and as a gesture of goodwill, the mobile network cut the bill down to €400.