Some of you may remember that T-Mobile introduced Data Stash last month. You know where they are letting you roll over your unused data each month? Well AT&T has just announced virtually the same thing. It’s Rollover Data. This isn’t really new to AT&T (or Cingular, which is what AT&T was before). They had Rollover minutes years ago. Where your unused minutes would roll over and would be good for a year. It’s something I have been saying for a while that AT&T and Verizon needed to do. Because say you pay for a 5GB plan, but you only used 1GB this month, that’s 4GB of data that’s wasted, and you’ll still get charged for. This way, it’ll roll over and you’d have 9GB of data next month.
“Rollover Data is an added benefit of being an AT&T Mobile Share Value customer and it’s just another way that we’re saying thanks to our more than 50 million plus Mobile Share Value subscribers,” said Glenn Lurie, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility. “We’re providing even more value and flexibility, and the best part is it’s simple, shareable and easy to track for our customers. All Mobile Share Value customers get this automatically.”
So how does it work? “All levels of AT&T Mobile Share Value plan customers automatically receive the Rollover Data feature – no signing up, no additional cost. Rollover Data can be shared with everyone on the same Mobile Share Value plan. If you do not use your full allotment of plan data in a given month, the extra amount automatically rolls over and is available to be used within the next month. Within a given month, you will use your plan allotment first, before you begin using your Rollover Data. Unused Rollover Data does not carry over.”
Pretty awesome of AT&T to do this. But I wonder, is this because of T-Mobile? We’ll probably never know, but it’s still a great plan.