Having a works mobile phone can be both a blessing and a curse. The blessing is that you don’t pay the bills, the curse is that you are always available whilst the mobile is switched on.
There has been a lot of controversy about the misuse of mobile phones in Torrevieja e.g. the mayor apparently spent 500 euros in one month on roaming charges. Worse than that, between 2007 and March 2012 it was found that council officials had used their phones to make hundreds of calls to game shows and calls to football, even porn channels.
Taking top honours though is Graham Knight, advisor for foreign affairs. He managed to rack up a bill for 1,120 euros worth of data connection in one weekend during November 2009. Knight, a retired British police officer, was in England at the time and used his phone to download 90 megabytes of data on a roaming connection.