Sprint is turning proactive in alerting customers about possible overages

Cell-phone-overagesIt looks like Sprint finally came to an agreement (for once) with the likes of Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. And this time, it's actually something that will benefit consumers! Indeed, within the next 12-18 months, Sprint will join the other major national carriers and begin sending alerts to customers who are about to go over their voice, texting, and data plans.

While it might seem at first glance that HTC EVO users won't be affected by this – after all, we have unlimited text and data on our "Everything" plans – keep in mind that Sprint recently started a 5GB cap on all Hotspot data usage. So if you are legally tethering your EVO and using a lot of data, you should start getting informed as you approach your new cap.

Additionally, keep in mind that most EVO users on Sprint are probably on the 450 minute "Any Mobile" voice plan. Therefore, if you regularly make lots of landline calls, you could also benefit from this. Also, remember that all 3G tablet plans for the EVO View also come with specific caps.

It is worth mentioning that even if the major carriers had not come to this agreement when they did, they probably would have had to do this eventually anyway, what with all those government regulators watching them more and more. But in any case, it's still nice to see Sprint finally do something again that actually benefits customers.

[Gizmodo]
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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.