Cell phone overage fees going away

  • Joel Larsgaard
11:02 a.m. Monday, April 21, 2014 Business

The prevailing business model from the major cell phone companies has been to lure you into a bear trap and fee you to death. But that’s changing quickly. And pesky overage fees are the next to bite the dust.

T Mobile CEO John Legere is no stranger to causing commotion, and he’s doing just that at the expensive of the other major US cell phone carriers. He announced on his blog last Wednesday that T Mobile is doing away with all of their overage fees. And he’s also asked Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint to join him. That request was mostly met with a curt, “no comment.”

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