AT&T makes it official: Rollover Data is here

AT&T makes it official: Rollover Data is here
As we exclusively told you earlier this morning, AT&T is following in the footsteps of T-Mobile by offering Rollover Data. It will be offered to all Mobile Share Value customers at no cost, and debuts on January 25th. Unlike T-Mobile's Data Stash, which lets customers employ unused data for up to 12 months, AT&T is requiring that its customers use their rollover data during the next month.

Everyone who shares data on a Mobile Share Value plan will have the ability to share in the use of the rollover data. AT&T customers will be able to view the amount of their unused data using the myAT&T app, or by visiting the carrier's website (att.com). Any rollover data that is not used the following month will expire. More than 50 million AT&T customers will qualify for Rollover Data.


With AT&T offering Rollover Data, the question becomes whether this will become an industry wide innovation that eventually makes it to all four major carriers. We also have to tip our hat to T-Mobile CEO John Legere. As we pointed out in our exclusive this morning, the executive made a list of predictions for 2015. One of his "calls" was that AT&T would offer its own version of Data Stash which it has now officially done.

source: AT&T

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37 Comments

1. Rager722

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Yasss! Thank you T-Mobile! I've been benefitting so much because of you making At&t change.

22. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

This is what competition does for a market. Think any of this would be happening if ATT (or SoftBank) had been able to acquire T-Mo? No way. #keept-moindependent

29. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Yep very true.

2. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Agree w roger. thanks t mo

3. gynorm

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Verizon would rather kill over before they offer roll over ANYTHING... Looks like I may have to jump ship!

18. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

You can argue Verizon already offers something similar on its Allset plans. You can purchase data add on packs that last or "roll over" for up to three months. I would not be surprised if Verizon were to truly start offering roll over data.

31. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

This is only on Prepaid plans and nothing else VZW offers.

43. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

VZW execs would rather take poison before they offer rollover data. Of course, if T-Mo is truly taking customers away from VZW, all bets are off. I suspect ATT has been feeling the competitive pressure from T-Mo more than VZW, which is why the half step of rolling over for just one month.

23. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I feel your pain, but never the less, they are the best especially if you travel.

42. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

ATT not the same company you knew back then, signal is not a problem no more, anyone who think Verizon got a big advantage in signal still live in 2006 when I had bad service with ATT

4. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I thought of this last year when I still worked for AT&T (authorized retailer). I should've pitched & copyrighted it.

5. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2128; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Verizon is next...yes sir!!!

24. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

i hope you are right. However, Verizon is not very flexible.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cool, I can use that package.

25. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You've got capped data? I'm surprised, you've been around here long enough I'd have thought you had grandfathered unlimited. I've got a buddy who still has AT&T unlimited, even with subsidizing phones. Lucky, Verizon grabs the unlimited away any changes you make. Got another friend who lost his because his wife upgraded and they didn't know. Suddenly all five unlimited data phones on his plan were sharing like 10gig or something. He was running out halfway through the month, had to bump up to a more expensive plan. (so, mission accomplished for Verizon)

28. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Grandfathered AT&T unlimited plans are not truly what most of us would call unlimited. They have a soft cap at roughly 5 GB after which time you get throttled to 2G.

30. Furbal unregistered

Yeap my family is on unlimited as well. Good ol' cingular days.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I left AT&T and went to sprint, just long enough in 2010 to lose it. I left to get the Evo 4G bro. Nice phone, but I regret losing my unlimited data. I'm now at 15 gigs per month, my home wifi thankfully is unlimited though.

44. Danalvi1981

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 02, 2010

Hey hit me up at Yefrenth@live.com if you have a chance thanks!

7. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

So if I rollover data from this month to next month and have to use it all next month how do I ever get another rollover? I guess it means that the first part of the data used in the next month is counted as rollover data then any I do not use after gets rolled over to the following month?

13. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

im just as confused

26. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Let's say got have a 10gb per month plan. At the end of the billing period, you've got 2gb left. Next month you've got the 10gb plus the rollover 2gb. The 2gb is used first, then once it's gone, you start on the 10gb. So, if you use 8gb again that month, you'll have 4gb left to roll over to the following month. If, however, for some reason you only use 1gb, the 10gb will roll over, and you lose the other 1gb rolled from the previous month. I'm assuming that's how it works, I haven't read the actual terms, since I don't have AT&T.

8. shinywindow unregistered

those greedy bastards!!!!

9. shinywindow unregistered

I say to hell with all the fat cat phone companies and also big oil! they are happy overcharging us for fuel and cell phone plans, and want to only slowly give the discounts back to the consumer! where are the regulators when you need them!!

17. Rydsmith unregistered

Getting voted out of office and being replaced by a party that believes in more free market by repealing significant portions of the Dodd-Frank Act that allow for these companies to continue to play wild and loose with little to no consequences while sucking the average American consumer financially dry.

19. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

If you think one party is better than the other, you sir, have been brain washed...

10. ezfidel

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

Smart by at&t to only give the next month to use up the roll over. U will try to hurry up and use up the roll over data before it expires and it'll get u use to using more data than your plan and before u know it you'll b calling them asking them to higher your monthly data dosage.

11. jasonmadura161

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

AT&T: "Hey guys, we're cool too.... look....guys.... guys....GUYS!!! LOOK.....We're still hip. We still know how to be cool.... guys can we be cool now?"

12. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

In the one year my wife and I have been with AT&T, they've 1) lowered our rates without any reduction in services, talk/text time, or data; 2) Increased our monthly data from 2 GB to 3 GB, without any increase in rates, and now 3) implemented data rollover effective 1/25. None of these were due to any complaints or pressure on our part - they just did it. In addition, none of these required a renewal of our two-year agreement. Currently, our Mobile Share Value plan costs us a little over $100 for the two of us, and that's with the additional cost of phone insurance on my wife's phone, which she insists she keep. Take that out of the equation, and our plan actually fairs pretty well compared to the prepaid plans, which run around $45-$50 per month for one line. It also includes the cost of the phone subsidy as well. I know that other customer's experiences vary, and that others have different opinions on AT&T. But so far I can't complain at all with the way AT&T has been treating us. Hooray competition!

14. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

ummmm ok.

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