According to TVNZ
, One Direction's mobile phone bills reached $29,000 while on tour recently because of huge roaming charges to keep in touch with fans and loved ones.
Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Niall Horan have been promoting their music in North America, Australia and New Zealand which resulted to paying extra for calling and texting people in the UK, as well as staying connected on the internet to use Facebook and Twitter.
An insider at Simon Cowell's Syco label told the Mirror: "Like most teenagers, the boys are obsessed with all things social media. They're also encouraged to tweet by management to keep them interacting with fans but Niall and Liam in particular got pretty homesick during their travels and regularly called home. When the bills landed on their doormat, the guys were utterly stunned and slightly devastated thinking they'd have to fork out themselves. In the end they got called in for a meeting and given a lecture on finances, and how to handle their money.
Their bills got signed off and the boys will not be making the same mistake again."
With this, Simon Cowell agreed to pay for the phone bill expenses of the band.
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