Putting down the barriers, T-Mobile announced to cut down any kind of overage charges. Whenever an user go beyond limited talktime or the data carriers charge them with high rates, but with this announcement other carriers are also likely to follow the T-Mobile initiative.
At the Change.org, John Legere, CEO T-Mobile, launched a petition asking every carrier in the U.S. to cut down the overage charges. The petition stated, “Traditional wireless plans start with a low monthly fee for a fixed amount of domestic minutes, texts or data. Once consumers go over those limits – even by a little – they’re hit with dramatically higher rates and extreme penalties. These plans seem purpose-built to drive customers over that invisible line into massive overage charges. ”
He also stated that, ” In 2013, more than 20 million Americans were hit with punitive overage charges by U.S. wireless companies, and all Americans have known the fear of wireless bill shock. Overage penalties from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint take more than an incredible $1 billion out of consumers’ pockets every year. It’s time to show these companies that we’re not going to take these outrageous fees lying down anymore.” The statements sums up why its very necessary for an user to avail a cut in the overage.
The carrier will be ending this overage from the billing month of May and June and instead of charging the users automatically, the carrier will provide a day or a week long packages for those who wish to go beyond the limits.
Asking everyone to sign the petition, John Legere said, ” Sign this petition to #AbolishOverages and send a message to the old guard wireless companies that bill shock and overage fees are no longer acceptable and no longer welcomed in this industry.”
The plans also follow up the recent announcement of starter pack priced at $40/Month, which is basically for the tablet users, offering 500MB of LTE data and unlimited texts.
If you are willing to the support the T-Mo’s initiative, kindly sign the petition here.