T-Mobile To Let Customers Carry Over Unused Data

NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile is now letting customers carry over their unused cellular-data allotments for up to a year.

         U.S. wireless carriers have been pushing consumers into larger data plans, but they typically lose what they don't use at the end of their billing month. Under T-Mobile's plan announced Tuesday, customers would be able to stash what they don't use for the future. Customers will also get a one-time free allotment of 10 gigabytes when the program starts next month.

         The program is open only to customers on Simple Choice plans with at least 3 gigabytes for a smartphone or 1 gigabyte for a tablet.

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         Unlike other carriers, T-Mobile doesn't offer plans in which families can share a collective pool of data. Like T-Mobile's rollover approach, family data sharing give consumers more flexibility.


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