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A phone for one million dollars ($1,000,000) is crazy. One for a dollars ($1,000,000,000) is more than crazy. A trillion-dollar bill ($1,000,000,000,000) is . Imagine the shock a French woman got when her phone company her a bill for $15 quadrillion – that’s 15 by 15 zeros. The amount is 5,800 times larger than the value of the French economy. It is also enough to all of the world’s debt. Of course, it is also the biggest telephone bill in , and a .

Solenne San Jose decided to her mobile phone contract last month. She was told she would have to pay a for ending the contract . When she opened the and saw the €11,721,000,000,000,000 bill, she immediately the company. At , they said there was no error. They told her they would try and take the money from her bank and even offered her a payment ! The company finally it was a printing problem. They told San Jose she would need to pay .


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