Almost everyone now days has at least once went over your minutes, data, or texting limit and received a phone bill that was higher than expected. The FCC has stepped in to require all mobile carriers to alert users before charging overages on their phone bills.
This Government regulation set by the FCC will require the four major U.S. providers AT&T, Verizon, Sprint & T-Mobile to alert users upon hitting usage limits. This policy along with similar policies for smaller carriers is required to go into effect no later than October 7th 2012. The FCC is setting up “Strict Consequences” for carriers that don’t inform customers of their overages.
We all know that Americans are a lazy group of people when it comes to taking care of themselves. I can say this being one myself, although with all of the resources available i.e. online account access and apps there is no excuse for not knowing your over limits. Forcing carriers to take care of someone is a bit ridiculous. Its like gas companies watching your cars gas tank to be sure you don’t run out of gas and then having to call you to let you know.