T-Mobile Kills Overage Charges, Challenges Others to Follow
T-Mobile today announced that it will abolish the practice of charging overage fees beginning in May. The change will apply to all T-Mobile customers, no matter what plan they subscribe to. Overage fees are generally charged when a customer surpasses their monthly limit for voice minutes, messaging, or data use. Further, T-Mobile CEO John Legere challenged AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon to do the same thing. "Charging overage fees is a greedy, predatory practice that needs to go," said Legere. "Today 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." Legere kicked off a Change.org petition and is asking consumers to sign it in order to force change at T-Mobile's competitors.
Apple Watch Series 3 Supports Carriers' One Number Calling and Messaging
Apple this week announced the Apple Watch Series 3 with an optional cellular radio. The LTE radio makes it possible for the smartwatch to connect to cellular networks on its own, without a nearby iPhone.
Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments
Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely preconfigured with corporate policies and controls all in place.
U.S. Carriers Create Mobile Authentication Taskforce
Mobile operators in the U.S. today said they will work together to help customers more easily manage app and account authentication while also protecting consumers' privacy and identity.
Apple Refreshes the Apple Watch with LTE
Apple today updated its smartwatch with several new features. Notably, the Apple Watch Series 3 gains an optional LTE radio for connections when phones aren't around or available.
Throttled Vs Capped.
I'm hearing a lot of talk about throttling. However, throttling doesn't cease the accessibility of data consumption. It may slow it down but doesn't terminate it.
For those that don't mind slower service, data will still be used and someone will end up paying. I would love to take a peek at the fine print of this new "Uncarrier" proposition of no overages. It sounds like tmobile is trying to parry the wording of price plans to make them seem more attractive yet only limiting what consumers use.
After going over 500MB, you cannot access the web.
Simple Choice $50 and up - throttled
After going over your data plan, connection slows down.
T-mobile Kills overages on old plans - throttled
slower service, data will still be used and someone will end up paying.
Once everyone is on a plan, the cost is fixed whether the available system is used or not. Using data is not some expense which must be pa ...
Existing contracts = valid
Read the fine print.......
once i can gonna try to look ino it a bit more
So everyone gets unlimited everything now?
THis doesnt make sense