All T-Mobile USA was supposedly trying to do was go green. That was the main reason it gave for planning to add a $1.50 monthly fee to customers who wanted paper copies of their bills.
After threats of legal action—including a call to allow customers to end service contracts early without penalty if the fee is imposed—T-Mobile backed off on implementing the new fee, as reported by the AP and earlier by the Consumerist.
Score one for the people waging the battle against cell-phone tyranny. The war, I’m afraid, is hardly over, however.