T-Mobile continues to rock the wireless industry, as it today announced it’s latest “Un-carrier” move, Un-carrier 8.0: Data Stash – High-speed data you don’t use each month will automatically roll into a personal “Data Stash” so you can use it when you need it, for up to a year. Yes! Rollover data!
T-Mobile says Data Stash is included 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.
As another perk, T-Mobile says they will start every Data Stash with a FREE 10GB of 4G LTE data for every line in the family on qualifying plans.
“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.
“That data is rightfully yours,” added Legere. “And, we’re putting an end to this appalling industry practice today. With Data Stash, when you buy additional high-speed data, there’s no need to lose what you don’t use.”
Starting in January 2015, Data Stash will be automatically available at no extra charge to every T-Mobile customer – every individual, family and business – with a postpaid Simple Choice plan who has purchased additional 4G LTE data, 3GB or more for smartphones and 1 GB or more for tablets.
Once you’ve used up your free 10GB Data Stash, any unused high speed data − rounded up to the nearest megabyte – will start to roll into your Data Stash automatically every month. When you use up your monthly high-speed data allotment, you’ll automatically start tapping into your data stash.
For more information, visit the T-Mobile website.
The John Legere interview can be seen below. Note: Legere uses some NSFW language: