Because sending emails home while abroad should be expensive. Now this is certainly excessive, but couldn’t this kid have found some wi-fi? Well, that’s neither here nor there when the issue is that there should probably be safeties on these accounts so that bills don’t go past, oh I don’t know, ten times their normal amount before anyone thinks to call.
Fat chance we’re going to see that happen. After all, this is the company that charged an elderly widow $14,000 over 42 years to rent a rotary phone.