John Legere can’t stop himself from doing three things: Having T-Mobile Un-Carrier events, taking pot shots at other wireless carriers, and announcing some feature that seems to benefit customers. For Un-Carrier 8, which took the form of an Interview with Yahoo Tech’s David Pogue, it’s Data Rollover… I mean Data Stash.
Data Stash rolls out in January 2015. Customers will be given up to 10GB of LTE data they can use anytime throughout the year. If you don’t use it, it’ll rollover until the next month. The same applies to your monthly data. Anything unused will rollover and you’ll have 1 year to use that data. The data is also counted monthly. That doesn’t mean if you rollover data in October, you’ll have two months to use it. The data not used in October will expire in the end of October of the next year. Each month’s data is treated separately. If a customer uses their LTE allotment, with no available Data Stash, they will be throttled to slower speeds.
Postpaid Simple Choice customers with 3GB or more of Smartphone LTE data or 1GB or more of tablet data will be automatically enrolled with no need to opt-in.
T-Mobile also addressed their wireless network. Their network has gone from no LTE to covering 260 million customers in two years. As of this week, the carrier has activated wideband LTE in 121 metro markets. This included a claim of 100Mbps service in New York City. It’s also now deploying 700MHz band 12 spectrum alongside its AWS and PCS LTE Networks.
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