Jan 07 AT 10:51 AM Alex Wagner 5 Comments

AT&T Rollover Data launching on January 25

image AT&T announcing

Following AT&T’s hardware announcements yesterday, today it’s switching things up by making new rate plan news.

AT&T will launch Rollover Data on January 25, giving the feature for free to all Mobile Share Value plan customers. Once it goes live, you’ll be able to carry your unused data from one month into the next, giving you a larger data bucket if you need it.

If you do have Rollover Data, you’ll begin to tap into that reserve once you use up your regular monthly allotment. It’s also worth noting that any data that you do roll over will expire after one month or when you change your billing plan, including if you make any data amount changes. Finally, AT&T Rollover Data is shared by all lines on a Mobile Share Value plan.

AT&T’s Rollover Data comes hot on the heels of the debut of T-Mobile Data Stash, a similar offering that lets T-Mo Simple Choice customers carry over their unused megabytes. We’ve been asking for a Rollover Data-style feature for quite a while, so it’s nice to see some of the major U.S. carriers finally listening. Now we wait to see which others will follow suit.

Source: AT&T

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  • Dirty Budha

    ” It’s also worth noting that any data that you do roll over will expire after one month or when you change your billing plan, including if you make any data amount changes.”

    Seems like they are just trying to copy T-Mobile without completely copying them.

  • Skapheles

    What ever happened to Cingular roll-over minutes or was that only calling minutes?

    • Bart

      After ATT rebranded Cingular as ATT Mobile, and they started offering unlimited minutes, there was no need for rollover voice minutes. For a while, there was the “blue” network (ATT legacy) and the “orange” network (Cingular). Some of that (the Orange) got sold off to T-Mobile.

  • Bart

    As Dirty Budha noted, these rollover data plan allotments are different from the old voice-minutes rollover. The old voice-minutes would accumulate from month-to-month up to (I think it was) 12 months. However, the data-allotment rollover is accumulates only one prior month’s unused minutes. As explained by AT&T, say that on a 10 gig/month plan, you have 1 gig of unused data in January. That 1 gig will rollover to February. If in February you use only 8 gig, you will only carry over the 2 gigs of unused February allotment to March. The January carry-over is lost. On the other hand, say you used up all you 10 gigs in February but you didn’t use the extra 1 gig you had carried over–will you carry over anything into March? Short answer: NO.

    • Bart

      Sorry: In reference to data carry over: Not “minutes,” but data allotment.