T-Mobile is getting rid of overage fees once and for all, great news for data hungry customers of every stripe. As of June, T-Mobile customers will no longer receive overage charges for going over their allotted minutes, texts or data. This probably won’t affect most users, as most T-Mobile plans supply customers with unlimited voice minutes and texts. As for data, it looks as T-Mobile will stick with throttling data speeds once a customer uses up all of his or her data.
“The worst thing about these overage fees is that they’re often inflicted on those who can least afford them. As an advocate for consumers, we’re putting a stop to that. I personally won’t be satisfied until we obliterate this shameful practice from the entire wireless industry.” – T-Mobile CEO, John Legere
The move could have ramifications far beyond T-Mobile’s network, however. Whenever T-Mobile makes a move, the other carriers respond, with plans that mimic said move made by T-Mobile. If that’s not enough, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has started a petition on Change.org for all carriers to abolish overage fees. That’s a pretty nice little PR stunt, one that could get the attention of prospective and current T-Mobile customers.