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T-Mobile just got AT&T to follow another of its ‘Un-carrier’ ideas

Published Jan 7th, 2015 10:24AM EST
AT&T Vs. T-Mobile Rollover Data

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Gee, who could have seen this coming? Less than a month after T-Mobile announced that it would start letting some of its customers roll over unused mobile data into subsequent pay periods, AT&T has come out with a similar rollover data plan of its own.

RELATED: The sneaky brilliance of T-Mobile’s Data Stash plans

AT&T announced that starting on January 25th, anyone who subscribes to an AT&T Mobile Share Value plan will be able to roll over unused data into the next month. The downside here is that you have to use your used data within a month or it goes away, whereas T-Mobile will let you keep your unused data for up to a year.

On the plus side, AT&T also says that you’ll be able to actually share your unused data each month with everyone who’s on your Mobile Share Value plan, which means that if you’re particularly data needy in a given month, you can take unused data from your spouse, kids, etc. if you need it.

The other good thing is that the rollover data plan will be added to all Mobile Share Value plans, whereas T-Mobile’s Data Stash didn’t apply to its cheapest Simple Choice Plan.

“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,” explains Glenn Lurie, AT&T Mobility’s president and CEO. “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.”

To learn more about AT&T’s new “Un-carrier”-like plan, check out its full announcement at the source link below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.

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