Remember “rollover minutes” from a few years back when unlimited calling was rare. Now T-Mobile is unveiling “Data Stash,” a rollover program for unused data.
Starting in January 2015, data you don’t use each month automatically rolls into a personal Data Stash for later use, up to a year.
T-Mobile says the program will be available at no extra charge for every single new and existing T-Mobile customer – individual, family or business – on an eligible postpaid Simple Choice plan who buys extra high-speed data for their smartphone or tablet.
In addition, T-Mobile says every Data Stash will start with 10 GB of 4G LTE data – for free. That’s 10 GB of free data for every line in the family on a qualifying plan.
“Can you imagine your gas station siphoning unused gas from your car each month? The US wireless industry is even worse,” said John Legere, president and CEO for T-Mobile. “Americans have been gamed by the carriers into buying huge data plans – all to avoid getting screwed with overage penalties. Only to find out they bought more than they need which is then confiscated by the carrier. For the consumer it’s lose, lose.”
Currently T-Mobile — along with AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon — simply lets any data you don’t use during the month lapse. This amounts to a waste of money if you’re buying data you don’t use.