Cell phone companies agree to send warnings when nearing monthly limit

The deal calls for companies to warn customers before they go over their money limits for calling minutes, text messages and data usage -- to help avoid ‘bill shock’ at the end of the month. Carriers must reconfigure their networks with a warning system within the next two years.
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The deal calls for companies to warn customers before they go over their money limits for calling minutes, text messages and data usage -- to help avoid ‘bill shock’ at the end of the month. Carriers must reconfigure their networks with a warning system within the next two years.

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