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T-Mobile gets rid of overage fees, throws the glove at competitors to follow

T-Mobile gets rid of overage fees, pressures the competition to follow

T-Mobile made its third Un-carrier movefor April, and this time, it's up to you to help CEO John Legeredeliver the final punch after he landed his Operation Tablet Freedomright hook and Simple Starter left hook on his adversaries... inaddition to offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 for $0 down. Ready? Here we go! Startingin May for bills arriving in June, the fourth major US carrier iseliminating overage fees for all of its subscribers. He's also petitioning "those other guys", as he affectionately refers to competitors AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, to do the same.

"The oldcarriers’ entry-level plans lure you in with a low monthly cost fora fixed amount of domestic minutes, texts or data. Once you go overthose limits – even by a little – you’re hit with bill shock."- preaches Legere from his personal blog, while the official pressrelease backs him with some interesting revelations. Apparently, morethan 20 million Americans were hit with punitive overage charges in2013, and these penalties from the three largest U.S. carriers takemore than $1 billion out of consumers’ pockets every year.

"Charging overage fees is agreedy, predatory practice that needs to go." - proclaims the CEO, noting that “the worst thing about these overage feesis that they’re often inflicted on those who can least affordthem." "I personally won’t be satisfied until weobliterate this shameful practice from the entire wireless industry,”- states Legere, before revealing the move's second movement. "TodayI started a petition, laying down a challenge to AT&T, Verizonand Sprint to do the same for their customers – because it’s theright thing to do." If you want to take part, the petitionis availablehere.

The CEO ends his announcement with hiscolorful, informal rhetoric that you'd never expect to hearfrom a billion dolar executive: "Imagine the smile on myface as I watch millions upon millions of Americans flipping the birdto the insanity and pain of the past and joining this consumerrevolution – while I sit back and watch the competition flounder."What a boss! Are you signing up for T-Mobile's petition?

source: JohnLegere, T-Mobile

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