T-Mobile continues to push for change in the wireless provider industry by abolishing consumer overages – and T-Mobile CEO John Legere has called on consumers to urge the likes of AT&T, Verizon and Sprint to bring the age of overages to an end. Over 20 million folks in the US were slapped with punitive overage charges last year alone, with penalties from three of the largest US carriers bringing home more than $1 billion annually from overage charges alone.
Legere shared, “Today I’m laying down a challenge to AT&T, Verizon and Sprint to join T-Mobile in ending these outrageous overage penalties for all consumers – because it’s the right thing to do. Overage fees are flat out wrong. Agree with me? Join me in putting this challenge to all the major national carriers by signing my petition on Change.org. Right here. Take one minute to be a part of this consumer movement.”
T-Mobile began to phase out overage charges last year with the launch of Simple Choice, where that also saw the abolishment of annual service contracts. Legere continued, “Charging overage fees is a greedy, predatory practice that needs to go. Starting in May for bills arriving in June – regardless of whether you’re on Simple Choice, Simple Starter or an older plan, we’re abolishing overages for good. Period.”
Do you like what T-Mobile is doing, and will their call have an impact on the other three major mobile carriers and the way they do business? [Press Release]
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