T-Mobile Abolishes Overage Charges

CEO John Legere also urged people to sign a petition that encourages carriers like AT&T to get rid of overage charges

Outspoken T-Mobile CEO John Legere is asking the world to stop phone companies from overcharging consumers, with a petition.

If you’re on T-Mobile, your service may get a bit cheaper.

The wireless carrier’s CEO, John Legere, announced on Monday an end to overage charges on the “Un-carrier,” a nickname given to the company and its unorthodox tactics aimed at lowering prices for consumers while increasing cellphone coverage and speeds.

“The first year of Un-carrier has been terrific, but it’s going to pale in comparison to what lies ahead,” Legere said in a blog post. “Today, we’re taking the change to a whole new level. We’re capping off these past few days by ending overages for all customers on T-Mobile consumer plans.”

Legere also started a Change.org petition, encouraging people to sign it and show their disapproval of overage charges.

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John Legere is one of the more famous CEOs in the telecom industry, thanks to his outrageous behavior and cost-cutting measures that have spurred other carriers to respond in kind.

For example, T-Mobile introduced its Jump phone upgrade program in July of last year, with companies like AT&T and Verizon responding with their own upgrade plans, making the customary 24-month wait period for phone upgrades a thing of the past.

T-Mobile’s mostly eliminated overage charges already, thanks to its Simple Choice plans that provide unlimited talking and texting, and data that slows after using the amount chosen on your plan.