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T-Mobile stops overage fees, starts petition pressuring other carriers to follow suit

Caitlin McGarry | April 16, 2014
Most of us have been hit with overage charges at one point or another in our smartphone-owning years. It hurts. The penalties for exceeding your allotted monthly data, texts, or voice minutes can be outrageous. So T-Mobile capped off its week-long spate of Uncarrier announcements with a new campaign to abolish the industry-wide practice of overage charges.

Those are fightin' words if I've ever heard them.

"The consumer wireless movement is rapidly approaching a tipping point. And that's when things really get interesting," Legere said. "The first year of Uncarrier has been terrific, but it's going to pale in comparison to what lies ahead."

We'll find out May 1 if the Uncarrier campaign is actually catching on with people: The company reports its first quarter results that day.


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