T-Mobile had promised a series of quick announcements, and well, the latest has arrived this morning. The carrier has announced plans to abolish overages for customers. And as we’ve seen T-Mobile do in the past — they are continuing to taunt the other carriers. In this case they are challenging other carriers to follow the same path and also do away with consumer overages.
John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile has said overage fees are “flat out wrong” and mentioned how they are getting rid of overages because it is the right thing to do.
“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.”
And just in case it wasn’t a strong enough move for him to challenge other carriers, Legere also put forth a Change.org petition urging customers to get on board and help in “putting this challenge to all the major national carriers.”
This will go into effect in May for bills arriving in June and will be for all plans including Simple Choice, Simple Starter or “an older plan.” Simply put, T-Mobile has said they are “abolishing overages for good.”
Looking back to last week and we saw T-Mobile announce a new “Simple Starter Plan.” That plan offers unlimited talk and text with 500MB of LTE data for $40 per month. Keeping with what we’ve been seeing from the Uncarrier — that plan is contract free.
The other news dealt with tablets. Specifically with carrier connected tablets 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 taking advantage will be able to get 1.2GB of data (per month) for free through the end of the year.