(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – T-Mobile has launched a campaign to get its rivals to end overage fees for customers who go beyond their minutes or data plans.
On Monday the mobile carrier launched a petition on Change.org calling for Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T to stop charging overage fees.
The petition states that in 2013, 20 million Americans had to pay these fees, which comes out to more than $1 billion.
“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,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere. “Overage fees are flat out wrong.”
According to a press release from the company, starting in May, T-Mobile customers, even those not on the Simple Starter plan, will no longer be charged overages fees, instead, users will be dropped down to 2G of Internet speeds until the new month starts.
“The worst thing about these overage fees is that they’re often inflicted on those who can least afford them,” added Legere. “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.”
To see more about T-Mobile’s online petition, click here.