T-Mobile rallies for the end of overage fees

The wireless carrier continues to change common billing practices, and Amazon is said to release a smartphone this fall with eye-tracking and 3D features.

CNET Update thought we were over this 3D-phone phase:

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In this episode of Update, learn about T-Mobile's end of overage fees and the petition it created targeting other carriers. The carrier also is throwing in free 1GB of monthly data for tablets.

T-Mobile has made several bold changes to grab media attention and win over customers. Last year it got rid of service contracts and phone subsidies, added a new upgrade program and offered free international data roaming.

Verizon also made a change. If you bring your own smartphone, you'll pay less on your monthly bill under the More Everything plan. (Verizon is the last of the major carriers to offer this type of discount.)

And today's video also hits on the latest Amazon smartphone reports. Will eye-tracking and 3D gimmicks sell this phone, or do consumers just care about price?

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