Unexpected International data usage
Is there any recourse to having an unexpected international data charge mitigated? On a recent, one-night visit to Canada my wife's mobile phone incurred a charge for 78,169 KB of data usage at 3:00 a.m. We were otherwise careful not to use our phones during this visit, being acutely aware of such international charges, yet some app decided to do a large data transfer in the middle-of-the-night. We are long-time (decades) customers of AT&T and would like to think that some accommodation could be made. Yes, we made two mistakes: 1) we neglected to arrange for international usage, and 2) we then neglected to turn off our data, yet we thought we'd be okay if we were careful. But such oversights do happen, and we'd like to think there are forgiving folks at AT&T from time to time.