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T-Mobile's John Legere vows to send a message to Verizon and AT&T on carrier overages
It’s no secret that T-Mobile has been the biggest carrier advocating for change in the wireless industry throughout the past few years. One of the most notable changes the carrier has made in recent past was the move to end all overage charges on its network, which came into fruition almost exactly one year ago. Soon after, CEO John Legere created a petition on Change.org that aimed to convince Verizon, AT&T and Sprint that overage fees were no longer acceptable. Even after reaching 100,000 signatures in just over one week’s time, the petition barely had any effect on the other three companies.
Flash forward to today, and T-Mobile is revisiting the petition for a different reason. Well, the Un-carrier’s goal is still to abolish overages in the wireless industry, but T-Mobile now taking matters into its own hands. In a vlog post sent out a few hours ago, John Legere vows that if the same petition (currently at just over 200,000 supporters) can get up to the 250k mark, he will send a personal message to Verizon or AT&T. Legere says the message could be anything from a “sky-written nastygram above AT&T’s headquarters” to a “giant greeting card delivered to the front door of Verizon”.
Last year, we calculated the carriers were taking $1 billion out of consumers’ pockets every year… (The carriers) slam you for using your device exactly like you’re supposed to, and these penalties often hit the people who can least afford them. If you’re going past your data limit, it’s probably because you don’t have a big data plan to begin with and are operating on a conservative budget.
If you’d like to help abolish overages throughout the entire wireless industry, you can sign the petition on Change.org to help get your voice heard. It will certainly be interesting to see what T-Mobile comes up with for a message, so let’s try to get that petition to 250k!