T-Mobile (TMUS) announced Monday it was ending monthly overage fees, with outspoken chief executive John Legere forcefully pounding the message that the fourth-largest U.S. carrier will continue making war on its larger rivals for the rest of 2014.
“We need to reassert our position that we will never stop,” Legere said in a phone interview. “It’s almost endless.”
On Monday T-Mobile said it would eliminate overage fees, those surprise charges that pop up on monthly bills after a customer uses more minutes, texts or data than their plan allowed. Instead, T-Mobile said it would allow unlimited voice and text on most plans and shift customers to slower downloads when they used up their data allotments. Customers can also go to T-Mobile’s website and purchase additional high-speed data at $10 per 2 gigabytes. The change takes effect in May for bills arriving in June.
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