T-Mobile has peaked consumer’s interest by promising a series of quick announcements, and the latest arrived this morning. The carrier announced plans to abolish overages for its customers. And as T-mobile has traditionally done in the past – they are continuing to take a jab at their competitors. In this case, they are challenging their competition to follow their lead and also do away with consumer overages.
John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile has said that overage fees are “flat out wrong” and mentioned how they are getting rid of overages because it is the right thing to do. Legere said in a brief announcement, “Today I’m laying down a challenge to AT&T, Verizon and Sprint to join T-Mobile in ending these outrageous overage penalties for all consumers – because it’s the right thing to do.”
If his announcement wasn’t a strong enough pitch for him to challenge other carrier, Legere took it a step farther putting forth a Change.org petition urging customers to jump onboard and help in “putting this challenge to all the major national carriers.”
This change will go into effect in May for bills arriving in June and will be for all plans including Simple Choice, Simple Starter, or older plans. To put it simply, T-Mobile has said they are “abolishing overages for good.”
Just last week, T-Mobile announced a new “Simple Starter Plan” which offers unlimited talk and text with 500MB of LTE data for $40 a month. The plan is contract free, keeping with what we’ve been seeing from the Uncarrier.
The other news dealt with tablets, specifically carrier connected tables as opposed to WiFi only models. T-Mobile announced they would be selling LTE capable tablets for the price of WiFi only tablets. They also announced a free data offer and those that take advantage will be able to get 1.2GB of data per month for free until the end of the year.