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T-Mobile ends overage fees, company urges competitors to do the same

T-Mobile continues to challenge rivals, this time announcing that the company will no longer hit subscribers with data plan overage fees (NYSE:TMUS)

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Apr 14, 2014 8:19 pm

T-Mobile confirmed today it will no longer charge subscribers a penalty if they go over their data plan limits, and anyone that goes over their data plan will just have speeds throttled.

 

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"Overage fees are flat out wrong," said John Legere, T-Mobile president and CEO in a press statement. "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."

 

T-Mobile also urges phone owners to sign a Change.org petition to pressure AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint into dropping overage charges. Sprint welcomes customers to join its "Framily" plan, while AT&T and Verizon still hit customers with overage charges - which can easily rack up the phone bill even higher - and should be curious to see if they publicly respond.

NEWS SOURCESNewsroom.t-mobile.com, Media.idownloadblog.com

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