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AT&T allowing Mobile Share Value plan customers to rollover data next month
AT&T has just announced that their 50 million customers on the company’s Mobile Share Value plan will be allowed to rollover data next month. The deal starts January 25th, and both new and existing customers can take advantage of this deal. What’s more, the Mobile Share Value plans already allow multiple users to share the same bundle of data, so data rolling over to the next month has the potential to rack up pretty quickly, especially if you’re part of a big family. One thing to keep in mind, though: data doesn’t rollover two months in a row. So if you roll over 1GB of data for next month and don’t tap into it at all, you lose that data at the end of the second month. While it seems like AT&T isn’t really helping us out too much, this is a nice step forward for the carrier industry.
AT&T Mobility’s CEO, Glenn Lurie, states:
We’re saying thanks to our more than 50 million plus Mobile Share Value subscribers.
AT&T didn’t just decide to do this on a whim, though. The carrier’s decision to bring back rollover data was obviously influenced by T-Mobile, with their recent Un-carrier announcement. Just a few weeks ago during their Un-carrier 8.0 event, T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced Data Stash, which is T-Mobile’s version of rollover data. Unlike AT&T, T-Mobile allows its users to rollover data for an entire year, rather than just month-to-month.
Are there any AT&T customers out there excited to take advantage of these changes on the Mobile Share Value plans?
[press]All Mobile Share Value customers get it automatically at no extra cost
The unused monthly plan data rolls forward for use within the next month
DALLAS, Jan. 7, 2015 – Today AT&T1 announced it’s bringing back its popular “Rollover” concept – but this time for data. Beginning January 25, all new and current AT&T Mobile Share Value customers will automatically receive the Rollover Data feature at no additional cost.2 Now, all Mobile Share Value customers will have their unused, shareable plan data in a given month roll over to be used within the next month. The best part is that it is simple and easy to track, and Rollover Data benefits the whole family or business – across all smartphones and devices on the same Mobile Share Value plan.
AT&T is making it easier for customers to do more with their data on their terms — all on the nation’s most reliable LTE network with the nation’s strongest LTE signal3. AT&T Mobile Share Value customers will be able to share the data that rolls over from the previous month, a big advantage for families and businesses.
“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.”
With shareable data rolled from the previous month, AT&T Mobile Share Value customers enjoy more freedom and ability to use their data on their terms across devices.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
- 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.
As an example:
If you have four lines and have a 15GB AT&T Mobile Share Value Plan and only use 10GB in a given month, you’ll roll over 5GB and have a total of 20GB available to use within the next month. If you were to only use 10GB in the second month, you’ll again roll over 5GB and have a total of 20GB available the next month. Bottom line: if you have unused plan data this month, it automatically rolls over to be used within the next month in case you need more than your plan’s allotment. This gives you that extra data to do the things you love across all your devices, like surfing the web, watching videos, listening to your favorite music or sending email.
AT&T Mobile Share Value customers will be able to view their Rollover Data balance on the myAT&T app or online at att.com.
AT&T customers can join the conversation by following #RolloverData to share the news and hear the latest about shareable Rollover Data.
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1AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
2Rollover Data only available w/ Mobile Share Value® plans. Unused data expires after one billing period or w/ any plan change. Rollover Data consumed last. Add’l restr. apply. Plan details at: http://att.com/rolloverdata
3Claims basis: Nationwide carriers’ LTE. Signal strength claim based ONLY on avg. LTE signal strength. LTE not avail. everywhere.
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