Cheapskate Wisdom … About Helping Consumers Avoid Cell-Phone Overage Fees

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“Most people don’t know what a megabyte is. But they do understand when they get an alert telling them they’re about to go over their limit and incur additional fees.”

From FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, quoted in USA Today among other outlets. The FCC just announced plans that would mandate wireless providers to notify a customer when his bill was about to explode—in other words, when the customer was about to incur overage charges because he was close to exceeding his data, talk, or text limits.