T-Mobile Unveils Data 'Stash' Rollover Program
T-Mobile customers will be able to save their unused high-speed data plan allocations each month and roll it over for use in future months, starting in January.T-Mobile USA will in January start allowing its customers to keep any unused data in their monthly data plans and roll it over for future use, giving customers more control and fuller potential use of the data allocations that they pay for each month. The new feature, which T-Mobile is calling "data stash," was unveiled Dec. 16 by the company in a Webcast event as part of its latest "Un-carrier 8.0" product unveilings. T-Mobile likes to call itself the "Un-carrier" because it says it does the things that traditional carriers won't try. New and existing customers, including individuals, families and businesses, will be eligible to roll over and stash their leftover monthly 4G LTE data allocations under postpaid Simple Choice Plans. To receive the free data rollover, customers must have a minimum 3GB data plan for their smartphones or a 1GB minimum plan for their tablets. All customers will also get a free one-time 10GB extra data allotment for use in the first 12 months, as part of the package. After customers use up the free 10GB bonus data allotment, their accounts will begin accruing any leftover data from their monthly data plans.
"It's your data; what you don't use, you won't lose" anymore, John Legere, T-Mobile's CEO, said during the Webcast. "This game is rigged by the big guys," he said of competitors Verizon Wireless and AT&T, which continue to sell large monthly data plans that typically are not fully used by customers. "They get you in multiple ways."