U.S. Cellular Now Offering Overage Protection
U.S. Cellular recently announced a new program that will alert its customers when they are approaching or have reached their limit for voice minutes and/or messaging. Users must sign up for the program, which will evaluate usage each night. It will offer both preventative alerts and overage alerts. Users will receive a text message when they have reached 75% of their minutes or text messages, and another when they reach 100%. The Overage Protection service is free to use.
RingPlus To Offer Free Phone Service
RingPlus today announced a new mobile phone service plan that is ad-supported, but completely free to the customer. The ads take the form of ringback tones, which RingPlus customers hear on outbound voice calls, after dialing but before the other party picks up.
AT&T's Mobile Share Advantage Plans Drop Overages
AT&T today announced new service plans for multiple lines that do away with overage charges. The Mobile Share Advantage program includes unlimited talk and text in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, rollover data, sharable data, mobile hotspot, and unlimited texting to more than 120 other countries.
Scratch Wireless to Start Charging for Cell Calls, Texts
Scratch Wireless, a Sprint MVNO, said it can no longer afford to give services away for free and will begin charging for some features. Scratch Wireless has historically offered free WiFi calling and free messaging via cellular and WiFi.
FCC Votes to Improve Text Alert System
The FCC today took action to improve the Wireless Emergency Alert system. Local, state, and federal governments use the system to alert people about impending threats.
Wireless Users May Eventually Receive Government 'Blue Alerts'
The FCC has added a new type of alert to the Emergency Alert System that is specifically meant for law enforcement officers and other first responders. Joining the Amber Alert and Silver Alert, the new Blue Alert can be used by state and local authorities to notify the public of threats to law enforcement and request help in apprehending suspects.
No answer to pure irresponsibility and negligence
not a good idea.
just my opinion
Say bye bye to job security
So a "Major" feature like this could significantly drop the numbers in Que which will result in layoffs. DON'T DO IT SPRINT!!!
Customers now know when they're going to exceed their minutes. As a result, they call Care to change their plan to a higher option to avoid overage charges. Happy customer! Happy customer then calls a couple mon...