T-Mobile ditches overage charges, challenges other wireless carriers to do the same

T-Mobile has been making a lot of announcements lately as the fourth largest wireless carrier in the U.S. tries to steal customers from Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint. A few days ago, it announced that all of its tablet users would get free data until the end of 2014.

Today, T-Mobile launched what may be the biggest volley yet against its three biggest competitors. It announced today that, beginning in May for bills that are issued to its customers in June, it will ditch all overage charges for current and older plans.

John Legere hopes getting rid of overage fees at T-Mobile will be mirrored by the company's bigger competitors.

John Legere, the outspoken president and CEO of T-Mobile, said in the company's press release that overage charges were "flat out wrong". In fact, he has challenged Verizon, AT&T and Sprint to join his company and get rid of their own overage policies. He added, "Charging overage fees is a greedy, predatory practice that needs to go."

T-Mobile has even launched an online petition at Change.org asking the "Big Three" wireless carriers to do away with overage charges. While this is obviously an attempt to get more customers to switch to T-Mobile, the sentiment that overage fees are no longer needed is certainly one that most wireless smartphone customers, who are using more and more data on their devices, would agree with.

Source: T-Mobile | Images via T-Mobile

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