One Direction, Boy Band, Tour 2012

Even celebrities can have over-the-top phone bills as British-Irish boy band One Direction recently found out. While on tour, the five artists racked up a $22,000 USD (13,904 GPB) phone bill!

According to a recent Huffington Post report, it happened seemingly without the boys realizing it.

“…they got … a lecture on finances, and how to handle their money”

“In the end they got called in for a meeting and given a lecture on finances, and how to handle their money. It is vital wealth does not go to their heads. Their bills got signed off and the boys will not be making the same mistake again,” an anonymous source told the Daily Mirror.

Hopefully they won’t be. One Direction has embarked on another entertaining international journey. Perhaps they should use a little more caution when using Twitter on this journey? Or better yet, use a global roaming SIM provider like Maxroam or Truphone. According to that anonymous source, they very well could be.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at