T-Mobile’s Un-carrier 8.0 move is Data Stash, will carry your unused high-speed data each month

DataStash

John Legere teamed up with Yahoo!’s David Pogue this morning to reveal Un-carrier 8.0, which is officially known as Data Stash.

Data Stash is basically rollover data, letting you carry your unused 4G LTE data from one month into another. Data saved in your stash will be available for up to a year, and there’s no limit to the amount of megabytes that your Data Stash can hold. The offering will be available to all post-paid Simple Choice customers with a 3GB smartphone plan or 1GB tablet plan. That includes individuals, families and businesses.

T-Mobile’s Data Stash will launch in January 2015, and to celebrate its arrival, every customer that’s eligible for Data Stash will receive 10GB of 4G LTE data in their stash for free.

In addition to announcing Data Stash, T-Mobile today gave us an update on its 4G LTE network progress. T-Mo says that its LTE footprint now covers 260 million Americans and that its Wideband LTE service is available in 121 metro areas.

T-Mobile also recently deployed its 700MHz service in Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Minneapolis and Washington D.C. to boost in-building coverage in those areas. Looking ahead, T-Mo plans to reach 300 million people with its LTE coverage in 2015. So there’s T-Mobile’s latest Un-carrier move.

Now that it’s official, what do you think?

Source: T-Mobile

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  • shadlom

    Finally, something to be excited about.

  • jay_max

    It’s an interesting move, but has been done before. I’m frankly more interested in seeing updated coverage maps. TMO’s maps are out of date.

    • besweeet

      I’ve found their map to be rather recent, even for the 2G to LTE areas.

      • jay_max

        It is decent, but I’ve found a number of new LTE areas in Washington that aren’t reflected on the map, some seemingly as long as two months past. Sensorly and RootMetrics only go so far in terms of accuracy.

        • besweeet

          I agree that there are areas that aren’t being shown on the map, but I wonder if those areas aren’t fully built-out or tested yet in regard to upgrades.

  • Chris Hilbert

    Again, sucks it’s only the 3GB+ plan. The people on 1 GB or 2.5 GB are sometimes the ones that get bit by shortages.

    • Rdaex

      This is the only way to make it revenue positive. Get the extra 10$/mo out of the people on those plans, to make up for the people on the 5GB dropping 10$

    • taxandspend

      Yes, big snooze for me. We have the 4 lines for $100 promo with 2.5GB/line. I am grandfathered with the $20 unlimited, but it would be nice for the other 3 lines who never come close.

    • neospade44

      In T-Mobile’s defense, that 1 GB and 2.5 GB are free in the 1st place.

      • AG

        Exactly.

      • Chris Hilbert

        Don’t disagree. I’m loving service. I just have 4 x 2.5 GB plan who I’d prefer to not have to police.

      • Chris Hilbert

        Don’t disagree. I’m loving service. I just have 4 x 2.5 GB plan who I’d prefer to not have to police.

    • neospade44

      In T-Mobile’s defense, that 1 GB and 2.5 GB are free in the 1st place.

    • John Doe

      Well you don’t pay anything for that data and there are no overages either. What more do you want?!

  • AnotherAndroidKid

    Don’t much care here. Last week’s upgrade to 2xunlimited meant my wife came off 3GB for less money. Like everyone else, it is about improved coverage. Although we are seeing things improve in the areas we go. Even if not up to par yet.

  • Justin

    I thought Houston is also one of the cities with 700MHz service but it was not mentioned. My service sucks in my apartment.

    • tmolover31

      I don’t know if Houston is one of the cities, but even if it is, you need to have a compatible device. Right now, very few devices from T-Mobile support the 700MHz frequency.

      • Justin

        I am using Note 4 so it is compatible. I am using Cellspot but if my internet is down during heavy rains or thunderstorm, I get no coverage. I am stuck. Cellspot is not the permanent solution but cellspot works great when internet is available.

    • 2cents

      get a FREE cell spot router or signal booster and your problem will be solved! I did last month and now my service is great at home!

    • Jay J. Blanco

      It was spotted in Houston. They are still testing I guess

  • besweeet

    This doesn’t apply to their base $50 [before throttling] plan, which is a
    little disappointing. Glad the unthrottled unlimited plan isn’t gone
    yet.

    • Justin Cookston

      because the 1GB you get for the $50 plan is included. we’ll rollover the data you pay extra for, and the unlimited high speed plans are here to stay!

      • besweeet

        By saying it’s “included,” you’re still technically paying for that 1GB?

        • John Long

          No you are not paying for it.
          You will still pay $50.00 if you remove data altogether.

        • Justin Cookston

          would that not be what the word “included” means? lol

          for $50 a simple choice plan includes:

          unlimited talk, unlimited text (w/international text msging), 1GB high speed overage free data (w/music freedom), and simple choice goes global (take your service with you when you travel, unlimited data and text usage at no extra cost, free wifi calls back to the US, ever other call 0.20 cents per minute flat rate). and of course no contracts.

        • besweeet

          Then this should also be able to apply to your original comment: “because the 3GB you get for the $60 plan is included.” In which case, the 1GB plan should get data stash as well.

        • Justin Cookston

          the 3GB is a $10 feature. we do not have a $60 plan on post paid. yes $50 +$10 =$60, but how you are billed for the $50 which includes what was stated above. what you are billed for the 3GB is $10.

          it’s extra that customer’s pay and it’s the extra which qualifies for the data stash. if a person doesn’t want to pay extra then they will have the 1GB single line account or 2.5 on the 4 for $100 family plan only, but they will get music freedom on those lines and pay $10 to $40 less on the month.

          again it’s those customer’s who pay extra for data who are being targeted for this uncarrier move. past uncarrier moves have targeted international traveling customers for instance, but that doesn’t mean every $50 simple choice customer is ever going to text message from the US to another country or travel there to boot. however should you ever need to travel or communicate internationally that $50 plan already has you covered at no extra cost to you.

          does that make since? i think you’re asking a very relevant question though besweeet (dig the name btw), and i think it’s worth looking into for 1GB customer’s to maybe have a data stash that starts with maybe a 0GB balance instead of the 10GB?

        • besweeet

          I see now, though T-Mobile’s individual line plan page doesn’t make it seem as though the increased high-speed data allotments are just $10/$20/$30 upgrades.

        • Justin Cookston

          you are correct, but i would still advise to post a tweet on our CEOs twitter page. he reads, responds, and often executes with customer’s requests. i honestly think it is worth asking for 1GB customers to have a data stash, but with the compromise that it would start with a 0GB balance. this way you would be able to stash your data just like the upgraded data customers at no extra cost.

          i can’t tell you it would happen, but can tell you that you will be heard and considered.

        • besweeet

          Tweet sent.

          I honestly think that they’ll add it to 1GB users. Only makes sense.

  • J.J.

    a bit unfortunate that it only covers 3gb folks which is probably not the majority but nice anyway!

    • Get_at_Me

      upgrade your data plan to 3GB

      • MastarPete

        FYI, there are 5 and 7gb plans

        • brody

          7gb is pointless, might as well get the unlimited with 5gbs smhs for the same price

        • MastarPete

          agreed, I only mentioned those because the way Cam’s summary is written makes it sound like the 3gb plan was the only one to get rollover.

      • MastarPete

        FYI, there are 5 and 7gb plans

      • J.J.

        i personally am on unlimited with the wife on 3gb and the last two kid lines are at 1gb. most months the 1 gb lines come close so it would have been nice to have a buffer without paying another $10, but it will be nice for my 3gb line.

    • Get_at_Me

      upgrade your data plan to 3GB

    • guest

      The point of a business is to make money, plus a company is goin to give more rewards to their customers who are paying out more a month.

      • J.J.

        very true, i think the business model is great like i said. its just does not benefit me on 2 of my 4 lines. im glad they are making theses moves, but most common folk would be a little disappointed if the had a chance to be given free money but was ineligible….human nature lol

  • DDLAR

    This will be very nice for me. I have a data plan for my two tablets. But, I really only use mobile data a few months out of each year (when I’m travelling). The rest of the time I use WiFi. Data Stash will enable me to use as much mobile data as I want when I need it.

    • John Doe

      Get Match Data for $10 the best plan out there!!!

  • YABD

    Verizon customers need wifi to use their smartphones and we tmobile customers use the strong data network! !!!!!!

  • neospade44

    David Pogue seemed very offended in the interview when John Legere mentioned David watched porn. It was meant to be funny, but did make him uneasy.

    • frankinnoho

      Guilty conscience perhaps

    • shadlom

      Haha i noticed he didn’t even chuckle lol.

      • neospade44

        About the only time David crossed his arms and distanced himself.

    • Verizonthunder

      People that either interview or ask John Legere questions tend to be more PC with sensitivity level on high.

  • neospade44

    David Pogue seemed very offended in the interview when John Legere mentioned David watched porn. It was meant to be funny, but did make him uneasy.

  • Ag

    this article should be revised just a little to detail the “minimum requirement” is 3GB for Simple Choice voice plans and 1GB for Tablet plans. It’s just a little misleading. I thought it was just the 3GB or 1GB plan that qualified.

  • Ag

    this article should be revised just a little to detail the “minimum requirement” is 3GB for Simple Choice voice plans and 1GB for Tablet plans. It’s just a little misleading. I thought it was just the 3GB or 1GB plan that qualified.

    • neospade44

      …or just add the word “paid” (…unused paid high-speed data…)

      • AG

        Very true. just like on tmobile’s website.

    • John Doe

      Wow I love how people complain about most littlest things. Like Really???

  • vinnyjr

    10 mb free to put in my Tablet data savings to start off the New Year. Thank You T-Mobile, Thank You John Legere. T-Mobile is the best Carrier in the USA.

    • terryjohnson16

      10GB. Not 10MB.

      • tmolover31

        Yeah, why would 10MB of free data be enough to attract customers? That is only about the size of two 4-minute mp3 downloads.

        • tmolover31

          I mean downloads of two 4-minute songs in mp3 format.

  • terryjohnson16

    So people that have the matched tablet data with 5GB for $10, will get 15GB of free tablet data in January for $10? If that’s true, that would be nice. There is no way I could use 15GB of tablet data each money. Let the good data roll.

    • thaphoenix2

      Match your phone data plans are not eligible

      • terryjohnson16

        are you sure?

        • Ag

          It’s true.

    • John Doe

      No lol it doesnt work for match data.

  • vrm

    coverage updates –

    http://newsroom.t-mobile.com/issues-insights-blog/uncarrier-8-blog.htm

    260 million pops covered as of today. Geographic LTE coverage will double in 2015.

  • Dennis

    Kind of unimpressed considering this is 3 uncarriers in a row this didn’t really impact unlimited data plans…

    • Justin Cookston

      that’s incorrect. uncarrier 6.0 was music freedom, so all unlimited data customer’s got unradio for free.

      • Dennis

        No, those with grandfathered plans (the majority of unlimited data users) didn’t get this. Plus that’s a $4 value over $10 for the plan upgrade.

        • brody

          Your grandfathered data plans also most likely don’t support hotspot.

        • Dennis

          3Gb… Which is more than enough for your users.

        • Ordeith

          Mine did, until it didn’t. I was able (and allowed) to tether via USB way back in 2006 – and it kept working with each new phone all the way up until 2012. Then T-Mobile changed.

        • Justin Cookston

          yes and those customers are paying $10 less for a total of $20 for UTL data and 3GB SMHS. so if you are in on the $30 UTL plan you got unradio for free.

        • eanfoso

          Don’t forget that also you get 5GB of hot spot

    • John Long

      You get UNLIMITED!!!
      What do you want TMO to do for you?

      Perhaps pay you to be a customer?

  • William Burr Winans

    Honestly I’m thinking WHY NOT GIVE EVERYONE UNLIMITED DATA?!!!!!

    • neospade44

      They’d then go broke and we’d have to get crappy Sprint.

      • William Burr Winans

        Your point? Most customers don’t use more than 5 gigabytes of data a month

        • neospade44

          Source? Besides as much as I’d like the request you made, unlimited data for all, it’s not a reality. The company has to make a buck somewhere.

        • eanfoso

          They already do! You just have to pay 30$ for it per month

        • TechHog

          It’s not about usage. Just think for a second. If everyone had unlimited high-speed data, that means everyone moves down to the $50 plan. That means that ARPU would plummet, so they’d lose millions, if not billions. 20% of the customers are on unlimited. That means that over $200 million per month would be lost just from them. That’s over $2.4 billion per year, and that’s not counting the losses from people on 3GB and 5GB plans. The truth is that customer-friendly and bottom-line-friendly aren’t the same thing.

        • BOHICA

          Unlimited data across the board is a defacto foray into the ISP business. While service speeds on LTE are generally great now, if everyone had unlimited data and began to simply tether their home networks as their primary method of internet connectivity, quality of service would definitely be impacted.

    • Ordeith

      Look at all the PR they would lose after that initial euphoric wave. No more ability to manipulate bit buckets to find creative ways of taking customers money while getting quarterly attention with each new scheme? Why give that up?

    • Well, minutes rolling over preceded unlimited minutes. The excuse was similar, lest customers ditch their landlines and use their mobile phones as their main phone. The excuse now is that customers will ditch their home ISP and use their mobile phones as their ISP. Why not then? Why not now?

    • g2a5b0e

      Why not just give a million dollars to everyone while they’re at it? I’m amazed at how many of you don’t understand the difference between a business & a charity. Tell all your friends & acquaintances that they have unlimited access to all of your stuff & watch what happens.

  • Dee KTee

    So JUST TO CONFIRM, The Data Match (5GB) customers will be getting the 10GB to start Data Stash @ the beginning of January? Is it automatic? Or, will we have to call in a request to add the feature? Were these questions even asked by David Pogue?

  • TheCudder

    If this includes Wi-Fi sharing, that is aweseome. Lucky for me I have a legacy 5GB plan where it’s either/or for phone/wifi data use. Plus with my Rhapsody Premiere plan covers my streaming so it doesn’t hit my monthly alotment, so I should be able to save up 1-2GB per month for roll over — nice stash to have for the ocassional vacation when I tend to use Wi-Fi sharing or higher data.

    • Matt_reader

      If you’re a legacy customer you might not be on a Simple Choice plan, which this require. You might want to double check that.

  • JiGSaW525

    Booo, my parents have the 1GB Plan…

    Sign up for a postpaid Simple Choice Plan with 4G LTE data for your phone (minimum 3GB 4G LTE data) or tablet (minimum 1GB 4G LTE data).

    • Jigsaw2

      solution: upgrade them to 3GB.

      • Jay J. Blanco

        On my grandfathered plan 10 dollars I get 3GB

    • TheCudder

      So do my parents, and they never come close to 1GB each month — so what would be the benefit of roll over data? Let’s face it, anyone that’s been surviving on a 1GB data plan clearly does’t need the data stash. Besides, the 1GB is given to customers at no charge.

      • JiGSaW525

        My father is borderline 1GB-1.5GB, my mother is barely using her data though. If they can pool theirs together that would work also. Oh well.

      • keeb

        having 1gb rollover would have been beneficial for my parents.. some months they use like 200MB, some months they go over. I have no idea what they’re doing but i end up buying an extra gig for 10 bucks those months..

  • John Doe

    Why would you expect this to cover the $50 plan? T-Mobile already does enough as it is. People need to stop being so cheap and see the true value of everything T-Mobile has.

    • neospade44

      What he said.

    • shadlom

      This , they forget 50 is just for unlimited talk and text and then tmo gives some data with that. If that plan was included then people would be piling up more and more data for free. Tmo is a business not a charity lol.

  • Sal-Luis

    Did John say T-mobile is upgrading 2g locations to 4g? Earlier this year, T-mobile said they were upgrading 2g locations to 4g LTE. Lol I guess money is tight.

    • TheCudder

      The plan was always to upgrade 2G locations to AT LEAST 4G (HSPA).

      • John

        no the plan has always been to upgrade the edge sites to 4G LTE.

        • Sal-luis

          Exactly. There was an article about it but it’s watever. I’m just glad that they working on it.

    • TechHog

      Or things take time. What is it with you people thinking that network upgrades just happen overnight? They’ve already started a long time ago, and progress is very fast.

      • Sal-luis

        I wasn’t complaining, I wanted to double check. I know things like this takes time. I’m actually glad tmo is working on it.

    • John

      He probable meant LTE when he said 4G. You do know that LTE is true 4G. If you go to howard forums and go to the T-Mobile forum there;s a thread with call 2G to 4G upgrade tracker. All the edge updrades repoted by members have been edge to LTE upgrades. For instance a family member of mine has the LUMIA 925 and when they power on the phone the screen says T-Mobile 4G LTE.

    • James Kozak

      they are. the area I am at is starting to get lte

  • Jon

    Does this apply to mobile mobile broadband plans?

    • Yes, but not if you have the “match your phone” data plan.

  • jonah

    This would be great if it works for tethering.

    • ChristianMcC

      It does, if you’re on a limited high speed plan.

    • PLTM

      It does work for Tethering. It just doesn’t apply to people who already have unlimited 4G LTE plan with the 5GB of Mobile Hotspot.

      From Tmobile website:

      Does it apply to tethering?

      Yes, you can use your total data allowance (paid data bucket + Data Stash) for tethering. For the Unlimited 4G LTE plan, which includes 5GB of Smartphone Mobile HotSpot data, the 5GB does not roll month to month.

      • Brian Richards

        Well that’s annoying.

      • Adrayven

        Question is, does it apply to Data Matching plan thats $10/mo? I have 3 GB Smartphone plan and that give’s me 3 GB on my $10 matching plan.. does that roll over?

        • Moss

          No the tablet matching data plan is not included in this

    • jonah

      Too bad I have the unlimited plan.

      • Matt

        So do I. I won’t give it up either. My unlimited is on MetroPCS but same difference.

  • J.J.

    david had a bit of a burn mentioning on live tv he does not get tmo service in his house. I bet johns heart skipped a beat. but im very pleased at the upgrades in service so far. keep it up tmo!!!

  • Brad

    wooooooooooooooooooow!

  • eight7four

    For 3 gig plans and up? I have a 1 gig plan and use half of that every month. Even on the go. Wifi is everywhere. Wish they’d store that for when i need it……

    • Jason

      But clearly you don’t need it, as you just explained…

      • eight7four

        I travel sometimes. There’s no wifi when you’re sitting shot gun in a moving car.

        • Ordeith

          Usually there’s no T-Mobile coverage either.

    • Mr. Brown

      John Legere said “no asterisks” – how is that NOT an asterisk? Bogus.

      • Austin

        He said its for the data you buy… 1GB plan is free

        • Mr. Brown

          Ahhh yes. That’s not an asterisk… that’s fine print. Big f’ing difference.

        • eight7four

          Technically you do BUY it. the site lists individual 1GB plans that COME WITH unlimited talk text. So you pay for the data, and everything else is free.

        • John Long

          Nope you are not:

          Why are plans under 3GB of 4G LTE data excluded?

          Our Simple Choice plan starts at $50
          with up to 1GB of 4G LTE data included at no extra cost, which is ideal
          for customers with below average data consumption. Customers who are
          average data users, or whose data usage fluctuates, can buy additional
          4G LTE data at $10 more a month for 2GB increments. Data Stash is
          designed to ensure that all that extra 4G LTE data you pay for doesn’t
          go wasted if unuse

        • eight7four

          So then why not change the wording on the site to “Unlimited Talk and Text WITH 1GB data” instead of the other way around? I’m BUYING DATA the way it’s worded and GETTING unlimited talk and text.

        • Mr. Brown

          And yes, I do pay for that 1GB. It’s not an itemized charge, but it’s part of the plan that I pay U.S. currency for.

        • no2apple

          No you dont. You are using the FREE data that tmo gave you bcoz your too damn cheap to buy data,,,

        • gorilla

          Nothing is free…we pay for the 1GB data along with the unlimited minutes and text.

    • Devon Warren

      Pay $10 for the 3GB plan just next month and you’ll have a 12GB extra stash all year.

      • John Long

        WRONG:

        Do I lose the stash if I change my plan?

        If you change the amount of 4G LTE
        data on your plan within 3-21GB, you will not lose any stashed data. For
        example, if you have 5GB of 4G LTE data on your Simple Choice plan and
        you move up to 7GB or down to 3GB you will not lose your Data Stash.
        However, if you change from say 5GB to Unlimited 4G LTE or to 1GB, your
        stashed data will not be saved.

        • Devon Warren

          Thanks, that wasn’t very clear in the announcement. Oh well, 1GB if enough for me.

  • Ag

    Just an FYI Match Data for Tablets does not qualify for a data Stash. You’re welcome.

    • john bones

      BOOOOOO

    • terryjohnson16

      dang

    • no2apple

      What ??. Will they get that 10GB atleast ??

  • Doug

    I don’t like how John avoided well sidetracked his response to speeds slowing down as more customers are added to the network.

  • trife

    Meh.

    • Matt

      Precisely! Meh!

  • Paul

    Not a bad move, especially with data. It reminds me of back when Cingular allowed you to rollover your minutes.

    I have unlimited data but I’m sure others will dig it.

  • Chris

    I wonder if this works for the hotspot feature as well?

    • Ordeith

      No.

  • JBLmobileG1

    I wish they would have aloud this for all plans that have Smart Mobile Hotspot. I don’t use the mobile hotspot much..but when I do it would be nice to have it when needed…. like when on Vacation or trip.

  • Jay J. Blanco

    Awesome 700mhz is live. T-Mobile is moving so fast with network upgrades. Verizon still using 2013 maps in there commericals

  • Johhny83

    People: stop being so cheap. We want T-Mobile to stay around for a long while that means T-Mobile needs to have reasonable profit to purchase more licenses, expand, etc. I think the plans are fairly generous compared to other carriers..

  • JoeDaniel

    Awesome, love it, since I don’t use unlimited data… since I’m always on wi-fi 3GB is enough for me, now I don’t have to worry about losing it… love T-Mobile!!

  • Jay J. Blanco

    Somebody map the 700mhz lte in Colorado with a tablet lol !!!!!

    • Terry

      I wish I could. I have a SS GSIII. No luck for me. but glad to see it is close

  • Sean

    I live in the DC area (specifically Vienna, VA) and own a Galaxy Note 4. Do I need to wait for some kind of firmware update to take advantage of the 700 MHz spectrum or is my phone already able to pick it up, now that the spectrum is officially live?

    • Rob O’Connell

      if it’s band 12 (which I think the new 700Mhz spectrum is), then note 4 supports it now ;-)

    • William Kestle

      Your phone is already able to pick it up! Just dial *#0011# to see what data LTE band your connecting to and how wide it is. Or *#2263# to force it to band 12 LTE only, and see if your phone picks it up :)

      • Sean

        You’re right! Thanks so much for the tip! http://Imgur.com/cKW7QCi

      • Sean

        Thanks for the heads up! Band 12 LTE is most certainly alive and well in my area! http://imgur [dot] com/cKW7QCi

        • William Kestle

          Glad I could help! Pretty good snr too :) do you know how close the cell site is?

        • Sean

          I don’t… :(

      • 21stNow

        Thanks. An upvote alone just won’t do!

  • guest

    so the people with a plan of 2.5 data plan dont qualify?

    • TheVorlon

      Nope. We’re all screwed.

  • Kyjeepbear

    I just can’t believe I still have to pay taxes on my plan. :(

  • colonelcasey

    What’s this in the FAQ about Data Stash coming soon for prepaid plans?

    • Q: Why doesn’t this apply to prepaid customers?
      A: We are looking to bring this feature to prepaid customers soon. Stay tuned!

      • 21stNow

        I’m sure that it won’t include us on the $30 plan, though. My money’s on that it will be restricted to prepaid plans $60 or higher.

        • You might be right, I’m afraid.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    How do I stash my unlimited data? :{

    • Fabian Cortez

      Really?

    • They already are. ;-)

    • John Long

      You don’t use the data you already paid for and TMobile will let you use your already paid data after the month expire’s! How uncarrier is that considering carrier’s already did or have that!

  • That’s so un-uncarrier to restrict yet another uncarrier move to post-paid customers only. Pre-paid customers pay the same, but are treated as second-class customers. Quite disappointed.

    • TheVorlon

      Most post-paid accounts don’t qualify either.

    • sldkfjslkdfsidouf

      duh! they are second-class

    • John Long

      Because you are not a customer!
      You can jump ship whenever you want

      • Since TMUS has no contracts, any customer can jump ship whenever they want.

        • tranceformer978

          Since TMUS has no contracts, why not just become a post-paid customer?

        • Because the $30 plan (100min, 5GB) is not available post-paid.

        • John Long

          So you are cheap and want T-mobile to pay you for using the service? stop whining

        • Wise Cracker

          What did you ever do or pay before you had that prepaid??

        • The $60 plan. I wanted more data and don’t talk that much. And, if I do, that’s what the Hangouts Dialer is for.

        • MS

          So, then you just basically confirmed that you have a better deal regardless of any “uncarrier” promos

        • Then you get your perks and the post-paid gets theirs. Why you complain too much?
          We post-paid, would love to have that $30 plan (I personally signed up my brother to that) but obviously we can’t. But we don’t run around on why is TMO doing this and that. Oy vey!

      • John need Jane

        Ummm what’s your definition of customer because regardless if he is paying postpaid or prepaid he would definitely be considered a customer. TMobile training teach ya that?
        Anytime you buy or compensate someone for an item, service, etc. you become a customer.

    • dm33

      Agreed. Tmobile prepaid seems the worst deal of the major carriers for prepaid. Verizon has 3 month roll over data for prepaid.

      Tmobile prepaid $50 for 1GB
      Tmobile prepaid $60/mo for 3GB. No rollover

      Verizon $45 for 0.5GB. Can add 0.5 for $5 making it $50 for 1GB. Same as Tmo but best coverage.
      Can add 3GB instead that rolls over for 3 months for $20 making it a much better deal in most cases.

    • gto5830

      I agree with Augustine. Preaid pay the same fore the same, but are auable to rool over.

      • Among other Uncarrier moves that are exclusive to post-paid customers.

    • mattdistro
    • So why don’t you become a post-paid customer if you think they’re the same? Thus taking advantage of this?

    • Wise Cracker

      Prepaid and post are nearly the exact same price and service….. Why don’t you pay your deposit and switch to postpaid?? Why don’t YOU take advantage of these great offers!?

      • See below. And, what deposit? AFAIK, TMUS has no deposits for pre-paid customers.

        • Wise Cracker

          What is it you want Auggie? Unlimited everything for……$10 per month? Free? Pay you $10/month? What would make you happy? I am sure All the carriers are competing for only your business…

    • monkeybutts

      Also T-mobile doesn’t offer any of their big release phones to their prepaid customers, no preordering. Have to buy from somewhere else if you want the newest phone.

      • 21stNow

        I don’t think that I understand your comment. If you buy your phone from somewhere else, do you receive the phone before launch day at T-Mobile?

      • Yes, TMUS has no monopoly on big-release phones. Your point being?

  • SirMakoto

    so i’m being “force migrated” to the “select simple choice” plan from my classic grandfathered plan, my new plan next month will be unlimited talk and text, 3 lines with 3gb each, 1 line with no data, so does this mean i’ll be automatically enrolled into this data stash thing?

    • 21stNow

      When did you get your notice of your force migration? I got one that said that I would be migrated in October and I haven’t been migrated yet (not that I’m complaining).

      • SirMakoto

        i got the notice less than a week ago. i’m not actually being force migrated, instead i called into retention and was offered the reduced plan, mentioned above, i believe only people like me will get this discount. new plan will be $50 base for 2 lines of unlimited talk n text, $5 add a line (2 extra lines, 4 total), $10 for 3gb (3 lines, 4th line no data), my bill would come out to be $90 before tax, this is $5 cheaper than what i’m currently paying. i believe most, if not all, will be force migrated by the end of this year.

        • steveb944

          The 3 data lines should be eligible, BUT considering you’re already getting a deep discount you may be excluded. Gotta contact them.

  • Andrew N Jensen

    This was the most useless uncarrier event ever.

    • John Long

      If you say so…

    • TheVorlon

      Pretty much.

    • shadlom

      To you.

    • Fabian Cortez

      How? It handles a customer pain point.

      • Johan

        A pain point of what? If a customer is using below 3gbs constantly what makes you think they are going to need the additional data later?

        First off I don’t think it’s pain point at all but then why isn’t it targeted towards 3gb or less because those are the people that would benefit the most?

        I have unlimited so its negligible to myself at the moment but idk rehashing old ideas and changing it to a different feature doesn’t seem uncarrier. Uncarrier would of been all data packs besides unlimited maybe but it still an old gimmick already used.

        I thought TMobile was trying to make things easier.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Un-carrier has always been about pain points. AT&T realized this pain point when they released rollover minutes.

          No one’s life is static. Everything is rather dynamic. Maybe a few months, a customer would use little to no data. Then one month that same user would use more than their 3 GB of high speed would allow. Well that rollover data would solve that pain point versus the customer wishing they had extra data and instead went off to purchase an extra data pack, or worse, overages from the other carriers.

          T-Mobile is a corporation that has to make money and apease their shareholders. There’s no real financial incentive to extend this to the base tier.

          This has definitely made things easier, especially when they’re giving people 10 GB at the beginning of the year.

  • TMoRSA

    In picking through this on the in-store side the big thing that people are going to freak about hasn’t been mentioned yet as far as I can tell: MCSA accounts don’t qualify. So if you have a discounted plan because you work for some company or organization it doesn’t look like you’ll qualify for Stash. No surprise really when earlier this year they tried to get rid of MCSA accounts altogether.

    • James

      Really? So, my gov/corp discount will disqualify me from this data rollover? Wow, that stinks. :(

      • TMoRSA

        Government, yes. Corp discounted plans, no. That’s the info we have in-store so far.

        • James

          Great. Thank you kindly! I’m gov, so hopefully it allows.

        • TMoRSA

          You should be good. Government plans are specifically mentioned as qualifying even while it says that MCSA accounts don’t.

        • steveb944

          Are there any other limitations for government accounts? I just got my discount after a few months of fighting T-Mobile for it, so I have yet to reap the benefits.

    • John Long

      So you get a discount and you want one on top of it? WOW

      • TMoRSA

        Yeah. I’m sympathetic to that. I’m not saying they’ll freak justifiably, just that they’ll freak. To me if you’re already getting a discount and need more data then, ya know, buy it with the money you’re already saving with the discount.

      • Hez Little

        How would rollover data be a discount?

        Way to be a dumb Richard dancing in your Dung hat

        • John Long

          hez Little brains?

        • Hez Little

          Yes you hez little brain
          You can’t answer the question?

        • John Long

          Get a life

        • Hez Little

          Get a different job if TMobile isn’t paying the bills, you think visiting a blog site going to help you?
          If you can’t tell the difference between a discount and a perk your probably not a good rep anyways.

  • Raiterio Patterson

    This is useless to me since I have grandfathered unlimited data plan, but for others that don’t have that…do the Schmoney dance

    • John Long

      Be happy with your plan :)

      • Raiterio Patterson

        Oh, I’m very happy with my plan I was just making a statement

    • Fabian Cortez

      Un-carrier events are meant to ease customer pain points.

  • Raiterio Patterson

    How many metro areas are there total?

  • Jack Lewis

    Thus doesn’t apply to me as my data is unlimited

  • People that complains, complains too much. You give them this, they complain that, you give them that, they complain this.
    It’s like a $10 buffet, they load up three plates of food and they only eat one of the plate, then they complain why it’s $10. Ugh!

    • John Long

      The only way to satisfy those people is if TMO will pay them for using the service…

    • Mozart

      Or it could be that TMobile really killed any steam that UnCarrier had. All it takes for me is to go 10 miles north to be reminded why TMobile can be worse than Sprint…

      People eat plates at buffets? With all that food you’d assume they just eat the food…

      • My bad, but I’m sure with your intelligence, you get the point.

        • Mozart

          Well I am Mozart

      • Glad I Left CA

        Ya know what? It’s called capitalism, man. If you don’t like something, go with someone else. Take your money to the place that works for you. The last thing T-Mobile wants is an unhappy customer. They are bending over backwards for everyone. They have created a CUSTOMER REVOLUTION in wireless! I don’t see VZ or ATT doing anything even remotely CLOSE to this. Anything they’ve done is because they’ve been forced to. T-Mo is KILLING them right now, because people get it.

        Viva la Revolution

        • Mozart

          Revolution? Using old ideas rehashing it as if it was your idea? Man thank goodness your part of this revolution and not part of the more important ones that have happened….

        • Glad I Left CA

          Did you think of that one all by yourself? GOOD FOR YOU!

          Old ideas? Free international data? Free texting from airplanes? Wi-Fi calling? Free streaming music? Payments for phones with zero interest? Free data for tablets? Death of contracts? Paying ETFs? etc etc etc

          Old ideas? Rehashing?

          This IS a revolution! A consumer revolution!

        • Try Again

          I repeat rehashing, each one you stated above has been done by others besides airplane texting and streaming music…

        • Glad I Left CA

          If they are “old” and “rehashing”, then why is T-Mobile adding 10M customers a year right now? Why are the big 3 bleeding subs like no ones business?

          I’m done feeding the trolls. Go somewhere else for food.

        • LMAO

          TMobile adding 10mill in which year? Sprint is losing customers but Att and Verizon reported growth! …. Whoever feed you those lines is a troll….

    • eanfoso

      Well said! T mobile has already done way more than enough, but hey you can’t please all the cheap people man

  • Mirad77

    Maybe time to give uncarrier a break?

    • James Kozak

      why it’s there brand.

      • Mirad77

        Their brand?

  • Bori

    So, has anyone seen B12 in DC or Cleveland?

    • Tim

      It’s active in north do. Montgomery county Maryland to be more specific.

    • Sean

      I did, just now on my Note 4!

  • nutmac

    My family plan has 4 lines, all with 1GB with two promos: (1) 4 lines for $100 with 10GB and (2) Refer-a-Friend unlimited data on the primary line good for 12 months.

    Can I switch any of the lines to 3GB and (1) get 10GB data stash available to me once the promo ends and (2) bill stays at current level until the promo ends?

    • John Long

      No.
      All your lines are part of the 4 line promo. once you remove one it changes you plan.

      • PHL

        You should be able to add 2GB to the 2.5GB allotment on just one of the four lines. At that point, I imagine that that line would be eligible for data stash.

        I wonder what happens to the stash if you buy additional data for one month and then drop back to the original amount. Does your stash disappear when you no longer have a $10/month add-an?

        • John Long

          This is not the case.

        • John Long

          Do I lose the stash if I change my plan?

          If you change the amount of 4G LTE
          data on your plan within 3-21GB, you will not lose any stashed data. For
          example, if you have 5GB of 4G LTE data on your Simple Choice plan and
          you move up to 7GB or down to 3GB you will not lose your Data Stash.
          However, if you change from say 5GB to Unlimited 4G LTE or to 1GB, your
          stashed data will not be saved.

    • Chris

      On the 4 for $100, you can upgrade the 2.5GB lines to 4.5GB ($10/mo/line) and get the rollover data, unlimited will stay unlimited. I think you should get the 10GB stash as a current customer.

  • max

    If you call tmobile and ask them ask the loyalty deparment if they have offers if you already have an account and had them for a couple months they can give you a loyalty plan

    • Red5

      There are no loyalty plans. There are only monthly discounts for three or six months. If you don’t know, don’t spread it is. Source= I’m a coach in Retention

  • Aurizen

    This is good, I wanted phone discounts or something, thats my pain point.

    • John Long

      TMO is not in the business of selling phones… Its a side business and not part of the uncarrier

      • Aurizen

        Makes sense, this Data Stash rocks! what will they think of next.

    • max

      I pay 25 dollars for unlimted text and text and 20 dollars for unlimited 4g lte 45.00 a month yay

    • eanfoso

      Get them from amazon, I never buy mobiles from t mobile they’re priced really high

    • Glad I Left CA

      Do you guys understand that you’re paying the SAME PRICE at VZ, ATT, Sprint, and everywhere else? T-Mobile is just intellectually honest enough to tell you up front.

      At the other big carriers, you get a subsidized phone, but you’re paying for it in the price of your contract. MAKE NO MISTAKE, you’re paying the same or MORE if you get a subsidized phone.

      Sibsidization = SCAM!

      • Aurizen

        I’m not asking for Subsidization I’m asking for discounts. Products can have discounts or some kind of intensive for loyal customers for discounts. Not Subsidization

  • LuvMusic

    Meh……I have an unlimited, uncapped high speed data plan, so, no benefit for me. I would have like to have seen the Data Stash concept extended to the international roaming feature. Having a stash of high speed data while roaming internationally would have been cool!

    • John Long

      Yeah and TMO should pay you to be a customer too…

      • LuvMusic

        And your point is?

        • ImWithHim

          He doesn’t have a point. Really slow day at his store, no customers bolting to the store after another groundbreaking uncarrier announcement

    • Chris

      That doesn’t make sense though. You already get a free 128 kbps internationally. And trust me it’s enough to be able to communicate back to your love ones. I was able to stay connected to IM and send my wife text messages when I was on a business trip. So if you apply the same concept of data stash to international plans. You want to buy the international data plans that is pretty expensive, so you can “stash” when you have a trip in a few months?

      • Not for me. Messages would often time out and navigation was close to impossible. 128Kbps is so slow in fact that other apps would time out or just crash waiting for the data.

        • Chris

          I didn’t need to use navigation. It’s a business trip. I was right across the office I need to be in. But apps didn’t time out on me. I was even able to use facebook just fine – including uploading some pics (granted they took longer). I would understand why navigation would crash. But other apps I was able to use just fine.

          Then again, data stash doesn’t make sense for the free data you are getting. Unless the original poster pays for the international data plans months prior to the trip, the idea doesn’t make sense.

        • It was a business trip for me too, but I had to travel between a couple of cities. Not knowing even where to start, it was quite handy to figure out which train to take as soon as I stepped off the airplane. I relied on navigation badly, so when it’d hiccup, it was a major pain.

        • Mike Alexander

          I will say I just came back from a 6 day trip to Cancun, Mexico and the data worked great. We basically used our phones like we were back home. Texting, web surfing, Swarm Check-Ins, it all just worked. One of the reasons why I switched to TM and I’m glad I did.

      • LuvMusic

        That would work too. If I could buy high speed data and stash it over a year versus a week, that would be helpful for me. I’m in Europe 6-8 times a year, generally 2-3 weeks each trip.

        BTW, I agree that the existing plan works well, just sometimes I feel the need for speed.

    • nutmac

      Well, T-Mobile did recently lowered the price of unlimited family plan by $40. Sucks to be on individual plan, however.

  • your name

    It only applies to 3GB smartphone plans.

    Not 1GB, not 5GB, just 3GB.

    Ridiculous.

    • nutmac

      No.

      What customer plans are eligible for Data Stash?
      – Simple Choice customer paying for extra 4G LTE data
      – Voice customers: 3GB‐21GB of 4GLTE data
      – Mobile Internet Plans of 1GB – 21GB data
      – Hearing and Impaired Data‐Only Plans of 1GB‐21GB
      – Simple Choice No Credit Check, 3GB – 21GB of 4G LTE data
      – B2B customers review plan eligibility

      What customer plans are not eligible for Data Stash?
      – Prepaid plans – coming soon
      – Unlimited 4G LTE Plan
      – Promotional offer: 4 lines for $100 with 10GB of 4G LTE data
      – Simple Choice plan with 1GB of 4G LTE data
      – Simple Starter Plans ($40 and $45)
      – Promotional offer: Mobile Internet Match Your Data plan for $10

      • lemketron

        What about the family plans, like the 4 x 2.5GB for $100/mo plan? OK, they probably don’t qualify since they’re not 3GB but what if two lines were upgraded to 4.5GB? Does the “only 3GB plans” imply that you have to have a specific 3GB plan (and isn’t that the base amount which was upgraded to 4.5GB through the current promo)?

        • terryjohnson16

          Doesn’t include the 4 lines for $100.

        • Kingcharming

          That was my question, as that drops us into the “Simple Choice customer paying for extra 4G LTE data” club, despite being on the 4×2.5gb group.

        • Austin

          Yes, we, being on the 4.5 do get Data Stash because its simple choice over 3GB, and it’s the same price as the 3GB plan

        • Kingcharming

          Awesome! Seems the only logical thing to do.

        • nutmac

          I am on 4×2.5GB currently and sadly, none of the promos are eligible.

          I wish I can “soft upgrade” to 3GB plan now, so I can lock in 10GB Data Stash.

    • shadlom

      Just not 1 gb which is free, which is why.

  • Dee KTee

    ***I asked this question on Twitter: @JohnLegere @TMobileHelp @TMobile Questing, will DataMatch (5GB) customers be taking advantage of Data Stash?

    ***I RECEIVED THIS RESPONSE:
    @HitzNY No. If you use large amounts of data on your tablet, Data Stash is a better option for you! You can roll unused high speed… 1/3

    @HitzNY …data from month to month on tablet data plans with 1-21GB of high speed data. Let us know if we can be of further help!… 2/3

  • Cam Fas

    What about your tethering data

    • John Long

      From TMO:

      Does it apply to tethering?

      Yes, you can use your total data
      allowance (paid data bucket + Data Stash) for tethering. For the
      Unlimited 4G LTE plan, which includes 5GB of Smartphone Mobile HotSpot
      data, the 5GB does not roll month to month.

  • Joe

    Why are so many people not happy about the fact that it only applies to 3GB or more. If t-mobile would make it for everyone than they would probably lose money and then all of the network upgrades would stop and 700mhz deployment would stop and then they will suck again. Don’t expect there to be anymore amazing un-carrier announcements. And btw I also cant take advantage of the data stash I have the 4 for $100.

    • John Long

      Well said!

      • Nostradaumisssis

        Missed a spot on the front left window ;)

        • John Long

          Got bitten by mosquitoes?

        • Mosquitoe

          Nah my TMobile coverage doesn’t work in the backwoods so I stay where the coverage is

        • John Long

          Stay there :)

    • Dakota

      People are waiting for Tmobile to pay them to use its service. Its another freebie.. Im sure people with 3gb plans who sometimes use part of that data are happy

      • No. It’s that John always talks about “trickery in the industry” and this just feels a bit like that. I’m halfway through the half hour interview and not once has John mentioned “only available to our 3 GB subscribers and up”. If he’d have just said that in his opening line I (along with many others) wouldn’t be feeling disappointment right now.

  • Terry

    And if I am not mistaken, the 1GB comes with the phone automatically on Certain plans. The point of #8 is if you pay extra for extra data, you should be able to keep it.

    • shadlom

      This

  • Bori

    All I wanted for Christmas was some reliable LTE LOL. But heck, what can one do, but wait. Glad T-mobile is still trying to make itself attractive, despite that some are not happy with the new announcement, but than again, they can’t go around pleasing every single customer, so some of y’all will just have to get over it.

    • Chris

      I’m ok with the new announcement. That only means one thing. There will be an Uncarrier 9.0 :) hehe. They can’t announce everything at once. They would want to keep everyone excited for new things.

      • Bori

        I am too, although it doesn’t apply to me. I am sure there are plenty of folks who can benefit from this, those that are complaining though, just need to get over it.

  • monkeybutts

    This is nice for the tablet plan for unlimited users already I guess. Granted you have to be willing to pay for tablet use as well.

  • Michael Mayer

    I’d love it IF, I repeat IF, all plans were eligible. I have a Simple Starter $45/mo plan (40+5) that gives me 2GB per month. It would be HUGE if I could roll-over my UNUSED monthly data too.
    But, UNFORTUNATELY, it requires a minimum 3GB plan to qualify and for THAT HIGHER PRICE, you’re really hardly getting any more data than you’de get from another carrier.

    Looked great…….UNTIL I READ THE LIMITATIONS
    UNTIL NOW. The “UNCARRIER” initiatives benefitted ALL customers.

    • Michael Ceriello

      That last point isn’t really true. The Music Freedom, for one thing, definitely didn’t impact the Simple Starter plans. That was my main reason for switching back to Simple Choice.

    • Dakota

      I get 3gb of ATT LTE from straight talk for that same $45 price & likely a lot fewer fees. They did the 3gb minimum cuz otherwise it would encourage many to get lower priced plans

    • randomnerd_number38

      The Uncarrier moves have ALWAYS been DESIGNED to benefit people that signed up for SIMPLE CHOICE plans. If you want DATA STASH, you can SIGN UP FOR IT. You’re keeping YOURSELF within limitations by choosing Simple STARTER instead of Simple CHOICE.

      ALSO, using all CAPS to emphasis certain WORDS is ANNOYING as HELL.

      • CAPS LOCK, YEAAAAH!

        BUT CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL!

  • Kendrick Vargas

    I’ve never liked rollover plans. People tend to stick to habitual usage. You either constantly use too much, or use too little. Barring emergency / unusual usage, such as a vacation or something along those lines. Rollover always seemed like more of a gimmick to me than anything else. Back in the day it was minutes, now that phones aren’t really phones anymore (and minutes are a given), I guess data makes more sense.

    And then you need to have at least paid extra data to accumulate it, adding to the idea that if you’re not using it, you likely won’t later on.

    • Anon

      It’s an interesting point. I have to say, unlike minutes, Data usage is guaranteed exponential moving forward, and unlimited. You can only use so many minutes a month (43,200 in a 30 day month). I would imagine data usage averages will be double in a year what they are today.

      • Kendrick Vargas

        You have a good point, however even then, your saved data will only help you so much if your usage doubles constantly. You’ll still likely need to up your plan at some point.

    • 21stNow

      You are right. While I do like this as a marketing scheme more than some of the other marketing schemes in the cellular service industry, this only benefits customers whose regular usage is on the cusp of their plan allotment on a regular basis and the people in the situations that you mentioned. I constantly carry around 5,000 rollover minutes on my AT&T account because I never talk anywhere near 550 minutes in a month. Rollover minutes has no real benefit for me.

    • Fabian Cortez

      But they’re giving you 10 GB to start to alleviate your main concern.

      Would that drive someone to use even more data? That’s up to the individual.

  • So after some fine tuning, and reading more it’s not like what it appears to be now, look at the fine print. You still have to ‘pay to play’ They are basically making $10 off of you if you didn’t have the 3GB data before!

    *Sign up for a postpaid Simple Choice Plan with 4G LTE data for your phone (minimum 3GB 4G LTE data) or tablet (minimum 1GB 4G LTE data).

    • IDFWY

      So uncarrier. But people may not see a extra $10 more on their bill a big issue

      • Jrunner

        Also, from a revenue standpoint, very smart if they can make more money per customer. Sad that with my 1GB plan I’m not affected, but still is a great deal for the money, and as they finish the 2G to LTE rollout on band 2 can only be better (hey, let’s face it, I just want to listen to music as I drive down the highway anyway). And still a much cheaper/better deal than anything verizon/ATT are offering with their tiny data budget plans that gouge if you go over. Would be great someday to give a tradein discount next fall though to get a band 12 capable phone however.

    • nutmac

      I personally think larger number of customers on 5GB would be downgrading to 3GB instead.

  • Goat

    Is nothing changed for unlimited data plan holders?

    • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

      Nope, you still get to whine.

      • John Long

        Well said!

        • Mosquitoes

          Is your store this slow? Maybe if you clean the storefront windows for the fifth time a customer will come in?

        • John Long

          Hi Randall got bitten?

        • Dirty Window

          Cumon one more time, if you wash the windows they will come!

        • John Long

          No worries, we love randall and thank him for sending TMO more customers

    • Dee KTee

      LMAO! What else are you looking for? YOU HAVE UNLIMITED!!!!

      • gorilla

        We can stash unlimited data and have unlimited data forever!

        • J

          muah zillions zillions bytes of data

      • Goat

        Was kinda hoping it would add a small amount of data to the bucket too for the rest of my family..Yes, I guess I’m whining right now :P

  • skywalkr2

    Now if only I ever had any usused data!!!

    • Joe

      Yeah thats the whole thing! That’s why this the dumbest uncarrier idea yet.

    • Hooty

      Now uncarrier would be automatic billing by usage and then adjusting plan month by month by usage. But Johnny would have a hard time selling that to shareholders

  • Dakota

    From what I read on the website, it sounds like this may only be a 12 month promotion and not an ongoing feature. At some point, Tmobile is gonna take away their gifts or raise rates again

    • Islndsol

      Not true…the un carrier moves are permanent structural changes. The 12 months are the period of rollover. So any data over a year old will expire but but will continue to build monthly

      • John Long

        Correct!

  • gorilla

    I think this is a great Uncarrier move by T-Mobile. Last few hasn’t been all that exciting.

  • Bklynman.

    I have a hot spot service,for 7gigs,plus 3 gigs for my phone,does that mean come Jan.I will have 10 gigs,on each plan? Or just the 10 on cell line?.

    • patt

      10 gig bonus til you use it.

  • hristopelov

    FOR US ON UNLIMITHED.. CAN WE HAVE OUR 3GB TETHER ROLLOVER?

    • John Long

      Does it apply to tethering?
      Yes, you can use your total data
      allowance (paid data bucket + Data Stash) for tethering.

      For the Unlimited 4G LTE plan, which includes 5GB of Smartphone Mobile HotSpot
      data, the 5GB does not roll month to month.

      • Mike Palomba

        That would be nice. Because as of right now I don’t really see a benefit for us unlimited users

        • Jane Long

          John Long just gonna tell you to stfu and pay your bill. John doesn’t care if you get any benefit from uncarrier.

        • Mike Palomba

          He does care if we benefit from uncarrier events and honestly with all the perks T-Mobile already offers im satisfied.

        • John Long

          Nice to meet you Jane and say hello to randall

  • Austin

    Why would you expect the data plan that is free to roll? it’s for the people who PAY for extra high-speed data. chill down, everybody.

    • Jrunner

      Besides, those of us with the 1GB plan could be still trying to creep along with only 500 MB. Was generous enough when they doubled that (and I still have 5x as much high speed data- and slow data forever after that as someone on the low end AT&T plan).

  • emcdonald75

    T-Mobile still needs a LTE roaming agreement with AT&T until they can build out further. I thought a roaming agreement would be announced before the end of the year. I like T-Mobile but here in Mississippi, they are large areas of no coverage in relatively popular cities and towns, like Natchez, McComb and Waynesboro. T-Mobile should try to purchase C-Spire or buy the 700MHz A-Block spectrum from them. T-Mobile appears to only be expanding coverage where they have A-Block spectrum. They are converting 2G to LTE where 2G coverage already exists. This is good but there are large areas without A-Block spectrum ownership, and in some areas, Channel 51 interference still exists.

    • 21stNow

      AT&T wouldn’t go for it and I don’t blame them. AT&T isn’t going to provide something to T-Mobile that would bring the T-Mobile’s service in line with what AT&T provides while T-Mobile charges its customers less money. If AT&T charged T-Mobile enough money to make it more palatable, then T-Mobile would have to charge its customers more.

      Overall, customers have to choose the carrier that is best for them. Coverage has to be considered along with price. In my opinion, coverage is more important than price is but everyone doesn’t agree with me there.

      • dontsh00tmesanta

        For lots of people T-Mobile coverage is more than enough for the people who want coverage and never enjoy it get the big 2. Like me I’m in Cali why do I care that with att I could get LTE in small town kansas

        • Ordeith

          Because even in California T-Mobile only gives you decent coverage in parts of four major metro areas, where ATT is available throughout all metro areas in California and also the places in between. With ATT you can drive from San Diego to Sacramento and stream music the whole way; There is not a chance with T-Mobile.

        • If driving that route frequently is important to you, then TMUS is not a good choice. For those who disagree, TMUS just might be the best choice.

        • Ordeith

          That route was one example. It’s really when travelling -anywhere- that T-Mobile falls apart.

        • I travel for personal reasons about 300mls a month to a few destinations. There is indeed one dark spot where there is no bar at all even for GSM, but mostly there’s an useable signal. There is one destination though that half the route is 2G only, which is why I eagerly wait for the fulfilment of the promise to upgrade such patches to LTE. Yet, for the price I pay and at the frequency of interrupted service, TMUS suits me well.

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          Exactly

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          Thats why there’s still 4 majors

        • 21stNow

          My comment addressed emcdonald75, who is in Mississippi and seems to spend a lot of time in areas with poor T-Mobile coverage. If you live, work and play in areas where T-Mobile has good coverage, you have more choices than someone who lives in a different place.

        • emcdonald75

          Honestly, I really don’t have poor coverage. The only times I have poor coverage is when I have to travel for work. But my home, work office and parent’s home have good LTE coverage. I have friends that won’t join because of poor coverage in their areas, so they get tired of me bragging about T-Mobile. Lol When I do travel for work, I do not want to be somewhere and I cannot make a phone call or text, so that’s why I want reliable roaming until T-Mobile builds the network out further. That’s all I am saying. The cost savings and personal home coverage is great. I also wish T-Mobile updates their coverage map for many areas here that have LTE coverage, but still show 2G on the coverage map on their website.

        • KingCobra

          I’m wondering when they’re going to update the maps too. LTE coverage has expanded quite a bit these past several months with the Band 2 rollout. I’m guessing they’re waiting for it to be mostly complete before updating the maps. Plus they still sell some flagships like the HTC One M8 without Band 2 LTE capability.

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          My comment was to you

      • Most of my destinations have decent TMUS coverage, except for one, which is not a frequent destination anyway. To me, it’s the right coverage for the right price. Were I traveling salesman, I’d go with ATT, since I, as a passport holder, refuse to become a prisoner in the CDMA Gulag.

    • I think @johnlegere has made it pretty clear that adding towers isn’t their priority. They know they can’t be everything to everyone, so they’re focusing on their strengths.

  • I’m comfortable with the 2 for $100 Unlimited for the 24 months so far but damn, this is good news for people that barely use their data

    • maximus1901

      It’s not for 24 months. It’s forever

      • I heard it was till 2 years from now

        • steveb944

          It’s forever. Only the 4 for $100 is limited.

    • Justin Cookston

      that 2 for $100 is forever. it has no end date.

  • Chris

    That’s awesome for low data users. It won’t entice me to downgrade from my unlimited plan but this makes a lot of sense. Now, it sure would be nice if I could roll over unused hotspot data.

    • If your average usage is below 3 or 5GB and you only have unlimited data just in case, then you could rely on your stash for those cases and save between $10 and $20 a month.

  • CJ

    Question i have the old $70 unLimited plan with 3 gigs of hotspot, does the 3gigs of hotspot roll over, also I have a tablet on the $10 plan 5 gigs of hotspot, would that roll over, would I get the 10 gig bucket

    • maximus1901

      No

      • Cj

        On t Moblie.com it made it sound like we get something

        • John Long

          Where exactly? the FAQ is very clear…

    • Goat

      I don’t believe so. We are still classified as unlimited, so I don’t believe we’re eligible on this. Are you getting the “Data plan near limit” notice on My-TMobile as well?

    • jacky

      its for people with simple choice plan only.

  • Nick

    No love for prepaid :(

    • Goat

      Soon! They pan to add it with Prepaid’s too :)

      • Nick

        Hopefully! I would love to be able to roll over the extra 2.5 gigs I don’t use out of the 5 I have

    • KingCobra

      Nope. T-Mobile wants more of the valuable postpaid users.

      • Why are they valuable when prepaid users pay the same for the same service?

        • czaplin

          You don’t pay taxes. They do.

        • The taxes are not paid to TMUS, but to the state. How’s that valuable to TMUS?

        • czaplin

          With postpaid T-Mobile does not pay taxes for you. With prepaid – yes.

        • That’s not true. The taxes do not apply to prepaid customers.

          It’s clear by now that you cannot defend the stated superior value of postpaid customers. F for fail.

        • czaplin

          I am on prepaid myself to avoid paying extra $$$. Prepaid has taxes too, they are included in price. So carriers make less money on prepaid vs postpaid.

        • Nick

          $30 for 5gb (nobody cares that it only has 100 minutes) isn’t exactly the same as $70 for 5gb

        • That’s one of the prepaid plans. There’s also the same $70 for 5GB prepaid. So, pray tell, why is $70 postpaid more valuable than $70 prepaid?

      • Nick

        Lol yeah they’re not really making money off me with $30 a month

  • mingkee

    How about MBB users?
    This will be great to rollover unused data for the time I need it (domestic traveling or home internet is down).

  • Joseph

    Big question… Does this work for the tethering limit?

    • dontsh00tmesanta

      I wish

  • anthony

    I would like to see 10GB for four line to use which ever way you want rather than 2.5GB pero line.

  • kgraham182

    Verizon and Ma Bell don’t have anything to worry about, there
    coverage speaks for itself. Rollover data is a gimick just like rollover
    minutes with CIngular. I thought everyone chose T-Mobile for it truely
    unlimited data plan. When I had Cingular i had over thousands in
    rollover minutes. If you can managing to stay under 3 GB a month, you
    will never need this. Nice try T-Mobile.

    By the way I have T-Mobile, I know a lot of people say the service is good which it is. But the coverage is horrible, why you think they promote wifi calling so much. If I want to wifi call someone, I use skype.

    • taron19119

      End of 2015 t-mobile will be light years butter

      • Rodman

        The To Infinity and Beyond Spread…

    • RLB63

      Allows you to use the same number for people to get a hold of you. Also for contacting people not on Skype.

    • KingCobra

      The declining profits of VZ/T beg to differ. They’ve been feeling the heat from T-Mobile’s price war. Overpaying like crazy for used iPhones to keep their iPhone users during the 6 launch and all those double data promos have hurt their bottom lines. They’ve warned investors of lower profits this quarter as a result. Sacrificing their profits to keep users from defecting to T-Mobile.

      • Stone Cold

        So true that and the new ETF changes.

    • philyew

      They promote wifi calling because until recently they didn’t have any low frequency bandwidth to help with in-building signal strength. Wifi calling isn’t much of an answer to coverage issues in rural and fringe suburban areas.

      Legere indicated today that there is a surprisingly low number of customers on the unlimited plans – around 25%, if I recall correctly.

      Rollover data is an attractive option if you’ve ever been throttled for going over your allowance. I recently started out setting up a new phone using wifi, but the signal failed over to the mobile network and I burned through 2.5GB overnight, leaving me facing almost a full month of throttling.

      I’m spending too much time now wrestling with a crappy DSL pipe for some services and I’m beginning to see consistently better performance for things like Youtube from TM, where my usage varies from month-to-month. Having more flexibility from rollover data will help if my ISP continues to mess with streaming services.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    Only thing I have ever gotten out the Un Carrier moves was to be able to add tablet data match for $10. I am glad they are helping other folks without the unlimited. For me it’s just been well nothing.

  • EmeryE100

    This is great news for me. With the new 10MHZ bandwidth LTE in Newark, Ohio, I just upgraded by data plan to the 3GB plan. Having the unused data roll over and the free 10 GB to start is fantastic! Thanks to John and the rest of the folks at T-Mobile.

  • Mystery Man

    Can someone explain if this applies to the 2.5GB plan or does that count as 1GB in T-Mobiles eyes?
    The 2015 promotional plan

    • neospade44

      Free data isn’t part of this. You have to pay for your data (3GB and more) in order to take advantage of this.

    • Justin Cookston

      for any line you upgrade to the $10 4.5 GB would get in on the data stash. the data stash starts with a 10GB in reserve and any extra data you don’t use it gets moved to the stash and can be used anytime in 2015

  • Jay Holm

    Anyone know when T-Mobile’s Q4 results will be out? Sprint needs to be left behind!!! It really shouldn’t take another quarter.

    • KingCobra

      Legere guaranteed in another interview that T-Mobile would pass Sprint this year. I’m ready to see myself. The results should be in around mid January.

      • Jay Holm

        Good! Sprint deserves to be in the same position T-Mobile was 3-4yrs ago!

      • philyew

        I was thinking he would be announcing that today, but I guess he needs to wait for the Sprint results to be announced as well.

  • Joshua Miller

    Ok so I have the unlimited data with 5gb of hotspot will the hotspot data rollover too? If so then that’s pretty cool. I don’t use it often but when I do it’d be nice to have more than 5gb

    • John Long

      From TMO:
      Does it apply to tethering?

      For the
      Unlimited 4G LTE plan, which includes 5GB of Smartphone Mobile HotSpot
      data, the 5GB does not roll month to month.

      • Trysta

        what about limited data plans? (aka the 3gb plan)

        • Bklynman

          Yes it does you have have a 3gig data plan for you to use this.

        • Trysta

          Sweet! In that case this deal sounds perfect for me.

      • Bklynman

        Does this apply to MBB service to? I have 7 gig hotspot service with them,dos this apply also to my hot spot service too? Thanks.

  • UMA_Fan

    It’s funny because Verizon and Att essentially screwed themselves out of making rollover data economically justifiable with all their recent double their data promotions

    These guys thrive on billing people data overages. Tmobile timed this move perfectly because Verizon and Att have been too busy responding to tmobiles moves this past year adding rollover data to everything else would be a wrench for them financially..

  • Alex Pilaia

    Why Exclude the Simple Choice Customers who have the basic 1GB plan, if Tmo says there data empire is unlimited and ppl can stream how they please? What about the families that took advantage of the 4 lines/$100 with 2.5 GB per line promotional offer? Why segregate against them?? This Uncarrier 8 was a good move, but should apply to ALL SIMPLE CHOICE PLANS…

    • KingCobra

      It’s to help upsell the more expensive data plans. T-Mobile is trying to increase revenue.

      • Ex-Sprint emoloyee

        Duh… What is it with so many clueless people not getting that these moves should at least benefit both the consumer and T-Mobile and not just the consumer. People at T-Mobile have to make money for its employees, shareholders and the community they serve. It isn’t in business just to give free shite our. WTF, do people not get this?

        • KingCobra

          Yes I know, that’s the point I was trying to make to the guy who asked. People want LTE everywhere, it costs money to build it.

        • Ex-Sprint employee

          I was affirming the intelligent and reasonable perspective you shared with the simple minds of this world we live in. Sorry if that did not translate. You are a wise and kind king, my apologies for any misunderstanding.

        • KingCobra

          You are forgiven. Carry on.

        • Fabian Cortez

          You two lol

        • Stone Cold

          I understand it all. They are still the best value for my money.

        • NorCalOffspring

          Unfortunately, we live in a narcissistic society that wants instant gratification and free hand outs 24/7

        • Stone Cold

          So true

      • Mike

        The upgrades T-Mobile network is making isn’t free so I can understand them offering data rollover only on the more expensive plans.

      • NorCalOffspring

        Yes. T-Mobile is trying to increase revenue while adding value to more expensive plans. How often do any of the other 3 carriers make moves like that?

    • shadlom

      Because they are not paying for data lol.

      • John

        I was going to say the same thing shadlom.

    • hanfeedback

      Look, there plan here is obviously to encourage people to move up a level and pay an extra $10, would it be nice on the 4x$100 plan like Im on, sure. But Im also smart enough to know that Tmobile needs to make money otherwise TMobile won’t be around.

    • randomnerd_number38

      If you add the $10 data feature to any line on the “4 lines for 100 with 2.5gb data per line” promo plan, you get -both- 4.5GB/month until 2016 AND the rollover data. Just called and asked/added it on myself :)

      • philyew

        When I spoke to customer service about this and added the 3GB plan to one of my lines, I was told that the extra $10 secured only an additional 500MB (promotional 2.5GB increased to 3GB). It’s been on my account for a few months now and it states quite clearly on my bill and usage data that high speed data on that line is capped at 3GB. I’d check again with customer service, if I were you.

        • Alex Pilaia

          Wy would I pay the extra $10 to join this program? If I only use lets say 1.5GB max of my 2.5GB plan, why would I bump it up to 3GB??

        • philyew

          No reason, unless you have a genuine concern about being throttled from time to time.

          In my case, the line in question already had 3GB on it before I moved to the 4 lines/10GB promotion. Rather than reduce the limit on the line, I continued to pay $10 for the extra 500MB.

        • randomnerd_number38

          You need to get the promotional data feature added on. You should have 4.5gb for paying 10 bucks more on the promotional family plan. Just call customer service. Source: I just checked my account on the my Tmobile website.

          Edit: if you get a rep that tries to tell you no, have them remove the $10 for 3gb feature you currently have on that line. Then have them check if they can add the 4.5gb for 10 bucks.

        • philyew

          I’ve gone back to the help team through the Twitter account to ask why customers are getting different outcomes.

          They advised me originally that I’d only get the difference between 2.5 and 3GB for the additional $10. I then had the change made through normal customer service and it worked exactly how they described.

          Something’s not right somewhere.

        • tmorep

          I work for TMO. If you have the promo 4 lines for 100 with the 2.5 promo data, the 10 additional will give you 4.5 until January of 2016. You may still have the 3gb data plan for 10 on your line though. I would recommend checking on t-mobile.com > Plan > and then your particular line of service to be sure :)

        • tmobile supporter

          You should have been moved to the 4.5 gig if you are on the 4 for 100. Promo

        • philyew

          Do you happen to have any reference data supporting that which I could quote when talking to customer support?

        • Justin Cookston

          call us back and get us to put you on the 4.5 for $10 please.

        • philyew

          Thanks. I just finished a long Twitter conversation with the @Tmobilehelp team and it’s been fixed, with a reasonable courtesy credit added. I’m happy. Thanks to all who gave helpful advice.

    • philyew

      If I’m not mistaken, on a postpaid plan, it will cost you $50 for unlimited talk and text, even if you only want to use a basic phone with no data capability. Technically, therefore the basic Simple Choice plan and related promotions are not charging for the data allowance which is included.

    • Justin Cookston

      if you upgrade those lines to the 4.5GB promo that would then qualify you to get the data stash. this uncarrier move is targeted to customers who pay extra for data. included data does not qualify because you don’t pay extra for that.

  • Alex Pilaia

    It says directly from Tmobile.com:

    Starting with your January bill cycle, Data Stash will be available to all T-Mobile postpaid Simple Choice customers.

    Sign up for a postpaid Simple Choice Plan with 4G LTE data for your
    phone (minimum 3GB 4G LTE data) or tablet (minimum 1GB 4G LTE data).

    Does this mean that all ppl who already have Simple Choice will be a part of this Rollover program? And all NEW customers who want to take part will need 3GB or more plan of 4GLTE??

  • Alex Pilaia

    Also, what is stopping me from upgrading to 3GB, gaining the 10GB stash that they are offering, and cancelling the 3GB and going back to the default 1GB, while keeping the 10GB in the bank???

    • 94cruiser

      I think you will loose the stash as it’s not avail at the 1GB plan to begin with

      • kalel33

        “lose”

        • bob90210

          There’s nothing worse than a loose stash.

    • Aranoch

      The data stash would most likely disappear once switched to the 1GB plan.

    • philyew

      From their FAQ:

      Do I lose the stash if I change my plan?

      If you change the amount of 4G LTE data on your plan within 3-21GB, you will not lose any stashed data. For example, if you have 5GB of 4G LTE data on your Simple Choice plan and you move up to 7GB or down to 3GB you will not lose your Data Stash. However, if you change from say 5GB to Unlimited 4G LTE or to 1GB, your stashed data will not be saved.

    • tmobile supporter

      You will lose the data stash if you go back to 1gig of data

    • dosha

      Goes away if you do that lol, they are not stupid.

  • tony

    Typical of tmobile to not include rollover on the 1gb and 2.5gb promo. What are you scared of tmobile? I thought you were the true uncarrier. Gimmick to make people spend more money!

    • loopyduck

      The 2.5 GB promo plan IS the 1 GB plan. And yeah, this is for plans that people are paying more for b/c… companies need to make money. Right now, they still aren’t exactly raking it in.

      • tony

        I know it is the same plan, that is why I said promo. Don’t have an “uncarrier” event to “break customers free of their pain points” when it is just a plan to make more money. Raking it in or not. This is not uncarrier. This is exactly carrier with the restrictions to certain plans. If it was valid for all plans then they would have something.

    • philyew

      Technically, you’re not paying for the data on either variation of the basic Simple Choice plan. If each line had basic phones not using any data at all, they would still cost the same price.

      • dosha

        Tell him.

      • tony

        Lol, that’s right all data from tmobile is free! Dude, it is already added to the base plan price. You have had too much kool-aid for today.

        • philyew

          I’m talking about distinct differences in pricing attributable to the cost of data. With the exception of the Simple Choice Starter plans which are only available to single line accounts, there is no way to pay less than Simple Choice if you only want postpaid unlimited talk and text.

          For all multi-line accounts you can’t reduce the cost if you only need talk and text. Thus there is no separate premium for the data in either the 1GB or 2.5GB plans.

        • tony

          And what is your point? That has nothing to do with them not having roll over data across the board. Would it have really killed them to let people roll over their existing data left for the unused portion of their measly 1gb allotment? It isn’t like people would be taking them to the cleaners rolling over a few hundred megs a month. It would have made this offer look legit across the board. Instead, it looks like a gimmick to make more money. That is not what the whole “uncarrier” is about. I didn’t make the “uncarrier” branding, they did. Don’t you think they should stick to the whole meaning of it if it truly is to help customers pain points? I guess they only care about your pain point if you are not a base line plan. If you are on a base line plan, then enjoy the pain point of no rolling data. That is my point, plain and simple. This is not “uncarrier” when you add the restrictions to it.

        • philyew

          For me, Uncarrier is about a fairer consideration for the consumer in a market that is so heavily skewed in favor of the vendor, but I also recognize that TM are trying to use it to set a new level of market expectation with regard to profitability.

          While Verizon and AT&T have set investor expectations with quarter after quarter of margins in the region of 45-50%, TM have indicated that they anticipate their margins peaking around the 35-37% mark (still very high compared with other industries).

          In order to reach that point, as they are pitching way below it at the moment, they must maintain ARPU at a reasonable level. The trend with the Uncarrier process, however, has been to drive ARPU down. That’s good from a consumer perspective – up to a point. Unfortunately, TM are not competing with the market leaders in terms of market share and only just catching up with quality of product as a result of considerable investment, so there has to be a balance which keeps the other part of the equation, the market, reasonably happy as well with improved margins.

          They need to balance all these elements effectively in order to avoid running out of steam, which will throw everything back into the hands of VZW and AT&T. That’s why I understand why some of the changes aren’t applied across the board, even though I would personally benefit if they were.

    • bob90210

      What you whining about? The 1gb plans have the exact same data and cost the same as before. So what if T-Mobile gives more to people who pay more? If you want more, pay more.

      • tony

        I never whined about anything. I am just stating the obvious shortfall of mighty uncarrier tmobile playing games with people. They arent giving things free. They are tempting people to spend more. I already have the unlimited lte plan, how much more do you want me to pay?

        • JK90

          don’t be cheap…T-Mobile is a company that needs to profit. The plans are already a good deal compared to the competition. I guess you find average and dumb people online too..

        • tony

          Who is being cheap? I have the unlimited LTE on my account. All I am stating is this is more line profit 8.0 than it is uncarrier 8.0.

        • bob90210

          All of the uncarrier moves are designed T-Mobile’s profit.

        • tony

          DUH! My point exactly! I was just having this same argument with several Tmobile fanboys and could not get them to understand this.

        • yankeesusa

          If they didn’t try to continue making money they wouldn’t be doing as good as their doing now. They can’t give everything for free otherwise their LTE wouldn’t have expanded as much as it has now. Want more then pay more and it’s still lower than att and verizon and in most cases sprint.

        • bob90210

          Of course T-Mobile offers more to those who spend more. It’s in business to make money.

          I see what the problem is. You think “uncarrier” is real and not marketing BS. Ignore the “uncarrier” BS, buy the stuff you want if it’s a good value for you, and everyone is happy.

    • dosha

      You are already getting 1gb or 2.5 for free and you want it to roll over on top of that lol.

      • tony

        No one is getting 1gb free. It is included in your price. Your are dumb to think all the base data is “free”. Second, I don’t want anything to roll over. I am on unlimited. If John wants to play like he is the uncarrier and give free stuff to the consumer, don’t have so many carrier restrictions.

        • philyew

          However, with the exception of a single line TM account, there is no way to get just postpaid unlimited talk and text cheaper than through the Simple Choice plan. For all multi-line customers basic data isn’t any more expensive than using talk and text only.

        • dosha

          Dumb yourself, even if you decline data and ask them to remove it from your account, the price is still the same, conclusion it is free.

    • Justin Cookston

      answer is: no matter what you do you won’t please everybody.

      • tony

        Obviously! They alienated a massive amount of their customers. I am sure they are not pleased.

    • nutmac

      2.5GB promo, as well as refer-a-friend promo, are meant to spoil 1GB subscribers, enticing them to switch to 3GB plan once the promo expires.

    • PK

      Economics 101. The 1GB plan is what is used to get people in the door, then once they get throttled on that plan they will have data roll over to help them rationalize upgrading their plan for a few more bucks to the 3 or 5 GB plans, which in the end is what they want. With your thinking the company would lose money, if you were running the company would you want to lose money or make money?

      • tony

        My point was that this is not uncarrier since there are restrictions for a substantial amount of customer that would have to pay more to get the “cool data stash”. It is a gimmick to make people spend more money. Your response even confirmed what I said, so don’t argue about it cause I called a spade a spade.

        • randomnerd_number38

          Oh I’m sorry, I didn’t realize you were the ultimate authority on what is uncarrier. Personally, I think this is a nice new deal. I signed up for it right away. If the real-world benefit of having more data when I need it for a great price is a gimmick, then DAMN, I’ve been fooled! Worse, I’m even (gasp) -happy- about it.

          But its probably a lot more fun being bitter and angry, so you keep right on complaining about the big evil company wanting to make money with their horrible, insulting gimmicks.

  • landmarkcm

    Always! a catch I wish I hadn’t even seen this now. I am on the postpaid 45.00 simple choice (which the store didn’t even know abt) with 2.5 gb & of course that’s not included! I am on wifi mostly and it would be great to carry over my data, Then the agent on their fb tried to say 1gb is included in the 50.00 . That doesn’t even make sense either since this is for 3gigs & up.

    • landmarkcm

      Yup :( see my above post.

    • CRT24

      The 45.00 plan cuts you off at 2gb where you have no data at all….its not unlimited usage as is the 1gb included in the 50.00 plan. Of course this is meant to intice people to get paid data and if you use more than 1gb of high speed and don’t want to be throttled then you would need the 3gb anyway, so you are getting a bonus……if you dont even use a gig then why would you even need rollover?

      • landmarkcm

        Ya lol. It would be nice to rollover in other words whatever is left of my 2.5 gigs. Even if it’s only 500mb etc.. Sometimes I hardly use any, Sometimes I come close to using it all. But I shall surivive :)

  • JBLmobileG1

    Too bad they didn’t offer rollover data for the hotspot customers who have the Unlimited Data plans. I think doing this might actually help in getting people to go with the more expensive plans.

    • Mike

      be happy that you get any free hotspot. last time I checked no carrier offers unlimited data w/ 5gb of free hotspot .

      • NorCalOffspring

        Check at&t and Verizon again

        • Mike

          only included in shared plans and counts against your family data allowance and for non shared plans it cost $10 or $20 extra so yeah it’s not free like I said

        • NorCalOffspring

          Yes. It counts towards your shared data on the right plan, but at no extra cost. With that being said, it is still free on shared data plans simply because you’re not paying extra for using the service.

          I’m not trying to get into a debate over it. At the end of the day t-mobile is the only unlimited data carrier that provides 5GB of free hotspot data and I’m sure we can both agree to that :)

        • Mike

          So you rather spend $130 10gb of data with 2 lines that’s 5gb a line and if you use hotspot it uses up them 10gb or with t-mobile you can get 2 lines for $100 with unlimited data and 5gb of hotspot per line. On top of that if your not on a over priced shared plan you will have to pay for hotspot on Verizon & ATT

        • NorCalOffspring

          I’d rather pay what I’m paying for now. $110 per month(after employee discount) on at&t for 30GB of shared data between my smartphone and tablet. More than enough data for both devices and moderate hotspot usage (at no extra charge). :D

        • Angel romero

          Yet your in a website for t-mobile

        • troy

          Can you blame them? They are obviously jealous and envy tmobile. I don’t waste my time on other carriers news sites.

        • NorCalOffspring

          Yes. I love how competition lowered my at&t bill over the last couple years. Furthermore, I visit this website since they offer a lot of insight on t-mobile’s expanding coverage. I look forward to switching to t-mobile as soon as they launch service in my state. I’m not hating on t-mobile by any means.

        • The1AndOnlyKenobi

          Yet your still in this country illegally.

        • superg05

          20 bucks Adds Unlimited Nationwide 4G data on T-Mobile’s network. Includes up to 3 GB of Smartphone Mobile HotSpot (SMH) service.

        • philyew

          Does it still? I thought $20 now buys 5GB and you need the $30 data plan to get unlimited 4G with 5GB hotshot. Isn’t what you’re quoting the legacy plan that continued for existing customers when the price increase came in for new unlimited plan users?

        • NorCalOffspring

          No sh!t sherlock. Doesn’t do any good when t-mobile doesn’t offer service in my state!

        • Nate442a

          $110?? …a sucker is born every minute!

        • NorCalOffspring

          No. It’s a bargain considering T-Mobile doesn’t offer service in the town of 120,000 that I live in.

        • Chad Dalton

          I’m a huge T-Mobile fan, but i totally get this…you need coverage in order to operate.

        • Dan Hesse

          Yeah there is no debate. You don’t understand the difference. Hey if you don’t feel stupid for having to get a data enabled tablet and pay more for it compared to the wifi only version and on top of that the monthly data access fee (it’s not free) for a shared bucket then more power to you. It’s a waste of money, no matter how you look at it. Come on. Don’t fool yourself, it’s sad.

        • NorCalOffspring

          Didn’t you get fired a few months ago?

        • Dan Hesse

          Can you say golden parachute NorCalinBreed? In any case, I gotcha with my comments perhaps that’s why your ill willed response.

        • NorCalOffspring

          Lol. How did you get me? How do I NOT understand the difference? You obviously have no clue what tablets can be used for. I use my tablet strictly for business purposes and bought it with gift cards I earned for exceeding sales goals. Go beat off to your Dan Hesse portrait hanging in your closet, SprintBoy

        • The1AndOnlyKenobi

          lmao, you talk like a ret@rd

        • Dan Hesse

          Me thinks she protest too much. Go smoke some more meth you dumb peckerwood.

        • The1AndOnlyKenobi

          No. He got promoted to customer.

        • yankeesusa

          I did, and they don’t. They take it from your shared data. Tmobile separates it and gives you 3gb for free every cycle.

        • Dylan Aarhus

          Ya they also charge knarly overages bro for every GB of data try again

    • Jay Holm

      I like that idea!

  • FILA

    I wonder if you have to sign up for this, or if it will just go in effect with qualifying plans

    • ChristianMcC

      It’s immediately effective.

      • FILA

        nice!

      • yankeesusa

        Not till January , but you don’t have to do anything as long as your’e on the right plan

  • Redunkulous

    Would this apply to my old 2gb $5 data plan ?

    • CRT24

      No

  • Hiro

    Except for the extremely heavy data users, they make the 3 and 5 GB plans almost more enticing than the unlimited plan with a lot of these moves, like this one. I remember when rollover minutes was huge and my family and I went crazy for that. haha

    • That is exactly WHY they are making these moves geared towards the plans that are NOT UNLIMITED.

    • Allen Enriquez

      Cingular was the shitzney, it should have stayed vs att crap.

  • Hiro

    I wonder if they’ll offer more extras for the $80 unlimited plan that would give people like myself on the $70 unlimited plan reason to pay the $10 extra, although I doubt it.

    • Austin

      Honestly, I was on the $70 unlimited, but after music freedom and now this, I dropped down to the 3GB plan (4.5 promotional on my plan) today.

      • benben

        Big mistake

        • Austin

          Why? Their throttled speeds aren’t that bad, (I know I’ve used family’s phones) and I don’t need unlimited anymore because I got it *FOR* music…

      • Johhny778a

        ditto.. big mistake.

  • landmarkcm

    What Tmobile actually really needs to do is lower there price on there FULL unlimited to be more in line with Sprint’s 60.00 all unlimited price. If only Sprint weren’t so terrible still. I will take my HSPA+ etc over them any day.

    • jacky

      there is an extra $25 service fee with sprint $60 unlimited data plan.

      • frequency8

        That’s not true. I just checked, the $25 fee is for their family share plans. The individual unlimited plans don’t have this fee.

        • jacky

          Dlrimt is bullshitting my friend swtiched from verizon to sprint 60 unlomited with his iphone 6 plus he got hit with $25 service fee and hes getting a lawyer to sue sprint for billing fraud.

        • jacky

          If sprint sales tells you he will waive activation fee if you joing sprint thay is also a lie
          Sprint mever waive activation fees
          Be careful.of sprint sales promises.

        • frequency8

          I thought we were talking about a $25 charge every month for each line you have for a plan. Yes, I know there is a $35 activation when there is a new plan. Whatever the case is, sprint’s unlimited data plan is $60 a month for smart phones and $50 a month for Iphones compared to T-mobile’s $80 a month. That’s quiet a bit cheaper even if their network can be slow.

    • MIKE

      sprint’s “unlimited” plan throttles you at 5GB?

    • KingCobra

      They don’t have to meet Sprint on such a low price because the network is terrible. If Sprint ever beefs up their network to compete then T-Mobile might give them a look.

      • emcdonald75

        I didn’t even think about Sprint because they do not have VoLTE, which would enable a phone to have simultaneous data and voice, at least for Sprint’s network anyway, and the 5-way/6-way conference calling. I hate CDMA’s limitations, which is why I was hoping that Sprint hurry and transition to an all LTE network.

    • yankeesusa

      They will never do that. They don’t have to compete with sprint since sprint is sinking their own ship.

  • This doesn’t effect those who have unlimited. You don’t need to carry over unlimited. With the deals they have, I don’t know why people would still have the 3GB plan. My 2nd line was on the 3GB data plan, I switched over to the new 2 for $100 and it’s saving me money

    • sidekicker89

      It does affect you if you have a Tablet with a data plan.

      • Allen Enriquez

        I barely am reading on this, if i may ask sidekicker89, so if i have match my data with tablet, recently I switch too with unlimited 2 for 100 so how would my price cost me on the tablet line starting jan.?

        • Justin Cookston

          match your data is $10 and up to 5GB of high speed. that does not expire or change unless you decide to change it.

        • Allen Enriquez

          Thanks so much Justin Cookston!

      • MarylandUSA

        Nor if you use a prepaid plan.

    • Bklynman

      What about people like me that doesn’t need a 2nd line of service? I just upgrade my data to 3gigs. No way will I paid $100. for 2 lines,that just doesn’t make sense.

      • Justin Cookston

        why not find a responsible friend who has or wants tmobile service and get on a plan together? for $50 + tax you’d have everything you have now, but cheaper and unlimited high speed data. the rate plan doesn’t expire either nor are there any contracts.

        however with your 3GB you just upgraded to you’ll get the data stash and it will have 10GB to start you off in your stash come jan 2015. so either way you’re winning.

      • Well, when I have 1 line only, I was paying $80 for unlimited everything + $30 month for the phone. So, it’s better for me. But it only saved me $10 bucks from the previous family plan I had

  • Rob

    700MHz in Colorado Springs? Shouldn’t these new and vital launches have their own article rather than a footnote?

    Sucks we have signal interference in Denver… Hopefully that gets cleared up soon so we can have 700 as well.

    • Cam Bunton

      There would have been, had I been around. I was visiting family. T-Mobile’s announcement came at a completely unexpected and – personally – the worst time possible. I’m trying to catch up on everything today.

      • Rob

        Awesome, thanks man.

    • Ryanide

      Yes, we finally have the 700MHz in Colorado Springs, about time too.
      We were being held back by Denver’s Channel 51 issues.
      I ran a speed test the other evening, and found 60Mbps here in Colorado Springs for the first time. Exciting.

      Hopefully, they will be ironed out soon for you too. I know that Denver’s 51 has formally informed the FCC of their intent to change channels to free up 51 for T-Mobile.

      • Rob

        60? I get like 6 in Denver right now… Its pretty bad. I think it’s the Nexus 6 radio though, I used to get 21 on hspa even on my M8.

        From what I heard it will be 6 to 12 months before the FCC will approve the move. We desperately need something though, when I have to rely on LTE in the apartment because the Comcast is out its not pleasant. Especially upstream which has capped under half a Meg before…

  • Zek

    Would be even sweeter if our tethering data would rollover as well.

    • matt

      tethering data on unlimited does not roll over.
      tethering data on 3gig phone and 1gig phone plans does roll over
      you can use your rollover data for tethering.

      • Kevin

        The 1gb plan does not rollover (unless it’s the 1gb tablet plan.)

  • PiCASSiMO

    COVERAGE. That’s all I want.

    All the uncarrier stuff is nice, don’t get me wrong. But when I’m travelling on the interstates from city to city, to Canada, I would like more than GPRS (G) and EDGE (2G) coverage where I can search for things on Google Maps or perhaps stream a song or two via Spotify.

    I keep coming back ever 3-6 months to T-Mobile’s coverage map and see the dark purple gaps between cities, that really haven’t improved in the past 2-years. I could in the interim be okay with 3G signal for the duration, but the G and 2G signals are not acceptable on major interstate in 2010, let alone in 2015.

    Instead, on T-Mobile’s maps I get: “It’s not 4G, but our Simple Choice plan still gives you unlimited web access. And great voice coverage with call clarity that’s better than AT&T’s.” Which is what a politician would answer when wants to avoid the question.

    Please, T-Mobile, I’m almost ready to jump ship to Cricket, get a little less on my account (10GB vs unlimited) and a little more on my wife’s (3GB vs 2GB), and still pay less (taxes included) and get much better coverage. It’s also sweetened up by getting a $100 credit per line, along with some cheap (back-up) phones in case our Nexus 4/5 are lost. Sure, I’ll be capped to 8 MBps but honestly, I don’t need anything faster to stream music and occasional YouTube video.

    I need commitments from T-Mobile, true commitments that by 2015Q1 or 2015Q2 they will have a certain percentage of interstates covered and by 2015Q4 they will have all of the interstates covered. I get talk all the time from T-Mobile representatives that it’s coming in 2013, or 2014, and 2015… but if there isn’t true accountability from T-Mobile for implementation, then it’s a lost customer regardless of the this and the future Uncarrier move.

    End of rant.

    • Luke

      Excellent point. But you do know that even once every GPRS or EDGE tower is upgraded, you’ll still see occasional EDGE while on the interstates. Their LTE signal doesn’t travel far and will cut out much faster than AT&T’s or Verizon’s. Of course I’d be wrong if they blanket your interstate with 700 mhz coverage.

      • PiCASSiMO

        The 700 mhz would be only great if I had phones that supported it. Again, that’s another investment that I don’t want to make for the sake of having a signal. Same applies for the WiFi Calling that I can’t do with our Nexus 4 and 5 phones (outside of using Google Hangouts calling feature).

        I mentioned earlier in my posts this year, we have a cottage in Michigan that is 300-yards off Interstate 196 and I can only make a call or text if I’m outside the wooden building. Otherwise, I’m screwed. Which tells you that regardless of the G or 2G signal we get, it doesn’t even help what T-Mobile states on their coverage map in our cottage area:

        “It’s not 4G, but our Simple Choice plan still gives you unlimited web access. And great voice coverage with call clarity that’s better than AT&T’s.”

        I’m sure that I’ll be able to talk just fine indoors at our cottage, as our family members have AT&T plans and no issues with their iPhones when texting or calling.

        • Will

          You don’t even have to go out in the country to experience EDGE. I live in the D.C. Metro and I have to walk up the block a few houses to get a signal. I accept it because once I get on the Metro (train) and go downtown, the signal is perfect. But it would be nice to not have to schedule calls with the family during business hours.

          The solution is not to tell people like me to go buy a newer phone that supports the 700 band or Wifi Callling. The solution to cell problems is to install more towers since the phone will jump to the tower with the stronger signal. I already have a nice OnePlus One that I plan on keeping for several years.

          And BTW, both AT&T and Verizon not only work inside my house, but inside a cinder-block basement/bunker underground.

          I really like T-Mobile’s philosophy. But it is embarrassing to tell people that I have to run down the block to make a call, especially since I am only 17 miles from downtown D.C. We can get FIOS but can’t get a decent T-Mobile signal in the neighborhood.

        • PiCASSiMO

          I’m with you. I don’t want to put on bandaids on something that T-Mobile should invest into.
          We still have a few dead zones (EDGE, G, and NO SERVICE) just north of O’Hare airport (NW Chicago) and it’s sad to see this pocket of crap service on the main streets that I drive on. My streamed Spotify pauses and eventually resumes as I get through these dead zones.
          If this was 2010, I could probably understand, but in 2015 it is unacceptable to have these dead-spots near one of the busiest airports in United States. It’s embarrassing, actually, when I have friends who are sitting in my car and the music pauses for a few seconds. It’s worse when there is a lot of traffic and then you are out for several minutes until you push through the dead-spot.

        • yankeesusa

          Well, most phones like in verizon’s case and att’s case will also not work once they improve their indoor signal also. It all depends on your case. In my case I get signal from all carriers except att which doesn’t penetrate indoors. After trying sprint,verizon and att I stuck with tmobile because it works where I live. Plus, most people replace their phone in 2 years. Currently the note 4,nexus 6 and I think the moto x 2014 support the 700mhz band, i also think the sony xperia phone also supports it. To me that’s not bad at all knowing that people get a new iphone every year.

        • PiCASSiMO

          We use our phones till they die. And even if they do, I find it difficult to pay for a phone that is more than $350-$400 (ie. Nexus 5 in 32GB form). It’s sad that Google didn’t bother to give the Nexus 5 a 2014 refresh, or perhaps they are waiting for 2015 for a 5″ version that will still be in the same price range compared to the (huge) $650 Nexus 6.

        • VG

          Unfortunately, I think the days of inexpensive Nexus devices are over (given the whopping price tags on the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 tablet). You’ll probably have to buy OnePlus phones, Moto X (when on sale) and maybe other manufacturer models in the future if you want a great phone in that $350-$400 price range.

    • KingCobra

      What you’re asking has already been promised, committed to, and actively being worked on. T-Mobile announced that all current 2G (and GPRS) areas of their footprint will be upgraded to LTE by late summer 2015. So I’m not sure why people keep complaining about something that they’ve already said they’re in the process of addressing. If that’s too long to wait then head over to Cricket now.

      • PiCASSiMO

        Citation please…

        • philyew

          Legere said the following in the announcement yesterday:

          ““Secondly, where we previously had 2G or EDGE speeds, we’re migrating that to 4G. By mid-next year, all of that will be 4G. By the end of 2015, we’ll cover 300 million POPS.”

        • PiCASSiMO

          That’s a good start, thank you Phil. Since I’m not going to be travelling to Michigan and Canada till the summer 2015, I’m most likely going to hold off switching to Cricket. Hopefully by then we’ll see in the spring time all the interstate 2G/EDGE towers populate with 4G signal.

        • philyew

          Someone may want to correct me, but a lot of those cell sites, if not a majority, are going to get LTE only on the PCS (1900MHz) band, which means you will need the right device to be able to pick it up. It will work on your Nexus 5, assuming it’s the North American version, but I don’t think it will on the Nexus 4.

        • Mr Paul

          Another good point to remember. It’s the same thing as with T-Mobile’s low frequencies. Where it will even be deployed, people will need the very very few band 12 devices that are out. T-Mobile’s CEO and CTO are professional politicians and they’re BSing everybody.

        • philyew

          In fairness, they have said that all new devices in 2015 will support these bands. Also one of the key motivations behind the Jump program is to allow the least painful path for customers needing to upgrade devices to take advantage of the evolving network environment.

          It’s a bit harsh to condemn the company for making real improvements to its network which have to depend on technologies and bands that weren’t previously available.

    • VG

      Couldn’t you move one of your lines to Cricket and try it out? Or would you not be able to re-port that line back to T-Mobile’s old Value Plan in case you didn’t like it?

      I feel your pain. I have one of my lines on AT&T Go Phone prepaid while the rest of the family is on the T-Mobile Simple Choice Family Plan. Yes, in total we are collectively paying more per month, but I needed to have service on our family trips outside the city. If and when the coverage improves, I’ll jump back. Until then, we are a two-carrier family.

      • PiCASSiMO

        That’s the thing… once I leave the Value Plan, it’s gone for ever. We never needed the unlimited minutes and text. Averaged around 400-minutes per month and another 75-100 texts combined for 2-lines. This push for everyone to pay for unlimited minutes and text is just a waste. Wished that there were still options in the Simple Choice for minutes and text, aside from the data.

        • prisoner223

          In the future I suspect unlimited text will be a feature with every conceivable plan and offer combination from every carrier, major and minor. By now everyone knows that text messages are 100% free riders on the networks that cost the carriers absolutely nothing to send.

          As much as the carriers don’t want it to happen, I think the days of them making billions off nothing is over. I wonder what the text messaging profits of today look like compared to, say, six years ago..

    • VG

      Another option: GoPhone now has a mobile hotspot device (about $100). Get the $25 monthly plan (costs $22.50 if you use Calling Mart for refills during their monthly 10% off sales) for 1.5GB 4G LTE data. Hopefully, WiFi Calling on your Nexus devices is enabled soon with Android 5.0 and you can route your phones through the hotspot device when traveling. 1.5GB should be plenty for voice calls and occasional music, Google Maps, etc. Keep your T-Mobile plan.

      I think Verizon has a similar solution called JetPack. Yes, you’ll pay a little more per month, but you keep your T-Mobile plan and get coverage on the interstate and out in the rural areas when needed.

      • eanfoso

        That’s just too much man, one shouldn’t have to do that, switching to cricket was the best decision made really

    • bob90210

      Why are you giving money to T-Mobile for service if T-Mobile is not give you any service in return? T-Mobile does not work for you then you should switch carriers. That’s your “Simple Choice” plan.

    • eanfoso

      I’ve already made the switch, but hopefully they do improve the coverage, I might come back

  • alex

    i am on unlimited $70 plan, with $10 5gb tablet plan ..
    does the tablet data roll over as well?

  • peharri

    This marks the point the Un-carrier events jumped the shark. It’s up there with the infamous Apple Stevenote where Jobs announced an iPod spec bump, some stereo speakers with an amplifier, and iPod socks. (Yes, that really happened.)

    Here’s what I hope’s on John’s TODO list for next year:

    – Upgrades to the lines between towers, not just the radios. Until recently I had to work in an area where we might get 3G or EDGE access, but actual throughput was measured in bytes per minute. I’m not kidding, I measured it. There must be a minimum quality of service implemented network wide.
    – A more open network, especially with VoIP, given this can be implemented as part of the voice over LTE migration. Being able to open a web browser and make and receive calls from a webpage when I have poor coverage inside a building would be wonderful and is entirely practical today. Google already does it.
    – Encourage builders of feature phones to modernize them just a little. Wifi calling and support for major contact list providers (ie “Sync contacts with Google account, online, over Wifi”) would be great and wouldn’t negate the advantages lower spec, higher reliability, devices like that have. And it’d mean that T-Mobile phones can share a common feature set.
    – Data limits are a problem. The music service allowances and drop back to EDGE speeds are good, but it’s getting complicated again and the limitations seem increasingly out of step. Why is it still 200M/1G/3G/5G? Why have EDGE the slower speed, it’s almost unusable? I’d like to see bold changes here: As an example, I’d make the lower “You ran out of high speed data” speed 256kbps, which is fine for web browsing (and audio streaming.) I’d make that free with all accounts. And I’d make one add-on available: 50Gb of high speed data. (And Tethering should simply share your data, it shouldn’t be some “special” add-on. Simplification is good.)

    • bob90210

      You have way too much time on your hands if you remember Apple keynotes.

      • derp

        Or a good memory but whatever makes you feel better inside

        • bob90210

          I have tried to remember useless things that happened years ago but I realized that it takes too much time and is utterly useless.

    • TheFonz

      The phrase and the people that say “jumped the shark” are lame and passé? Get out much? You know it’s almost 2015 right whinner? If I was a dork, I would say your use of the phrase is “jumping the shark”!

      • TheFonz

        That said your points #2 and #3 are legitamtely good ideas. You should be so cliche though. T-Mobile can play all its cards. But the hand they are playing is still pretty good. Give them some credit, they are doing a phenomenal job.

    • g

      #1 – T-Mobile is moving all 2G/Edge towers to 4G or 4G LTE by mid of 2015. That answers your first one. (It will greatly increase your speed & coverage “between” towers). Considering how fast they are doing this proves how impatient you are.

      #2 – It sounds like you are some-what familiar with the tech world, so stop being lazy, open the phone dialer, and make a Wi-Fi call. The other guys do not even have that available (let alone free). You are asking for a software upgrade when they are a service company. Send that complaint to the phone manufactures.

      Lastly, you are also complaining about not being charged overages. You purchased a data bucket (probably too cheap to have unlimited), used that bucket, and now want faster speeds after you go over? Do you realize how ridiculous that sounds? Go into a store, go online (computer or from your phone), or call 611 to have it increased and stop complaining.

      By the way, hotspot/tethering is included on all data bucket plans and does in fact share your same data. If you have a grandfathered unlimited plan (depending on which one you have), you may have a separate add-on which can be increased or changed.

      • peharri

        I think you’ve misunderstood #1. #1 has nothing to do with radio speeds. I’m talking about the physical links between the towers and the network. If I’m consistently getting speeds of bytes per minute in a strong signal 3G area, it’s not the radio link that’s the problem.

        I’m not sure what definition of “lazy” you’re talking about for #2. It sounds, to me, like you think open, port-unblocked, Wifi is ubiquitous. It isn’t. As for your other comments on the subject: Sprint and Google do, actually, provide this already (Sprint have teamed up with Google to allow your mobile number to be a Google Voice/Talk number), and as I said before, most of the work is already being done anyway (LTE means a move to VoIP.)

        On your “lastly” comment, I can’t even fathom how your complaint remotely resembles a thing I’ve said.

        I asked for three reasonable things: T-Mobile to fix a major problem with their network, T-Mobile to introduce a very obvious feature that’s now easy to do thanks to LTE, and suggesting T-Mobile pick data tiers and speeds that more match 2015.

        Insulting someone for suggesting those three seems absurd. Do you work for AT&T or something? It’s the only reason I can think of why someone would want T-Mobile to avoid improvement.

        • Mr Paul

          No, he’s just regurgitating Legere’s generic excuse for when anyone tries to bring up harsh realities about problems with T-Mobile’s entire network like you did. You’ll have to excuse him, he has a meeting to have a 3-some with Legere and Ray.

      • Mr Paul

        1.) Lame excuse, try again. What about the 10,000 towers T-Mobile needs to build even after they upgrade their 2G network?

        2.) No need for Wi-Fi calls, I use a real network called AT&T and some people who like getting ripped off harder use another good network called Verizon. It’ll be a nice present next year, that 98% of us will never even need to use. We’ll have VoLTE and the same high frequencies as you do, in most markets by the end of next year. Things will be changing next year; we’ll how the talkers walk the walk.

        2b.) If a carrier offers LTE and 3G (be it EV-DO or HSPA+), they are offering a high speed network to consumers. There is no reason why they cannot cap (keyword cap; carriers are still doing this) at reasonably usable speeds like 512-1024kbps, or even standard 3G speeds, e.g. 1-3 megabits, I say at least 1 megabit is fair, 512kilobits is sane, anything lower is bs.

        Maybe you haven’t taken a look around the rest of the world, but our country is far behind, even in the more built up urban and suburban areas if the “we have t3h most lands” excuse comes to mind.

        If carriers are going to be big a bold and shout about their LTE, they sure as hell better consistently maintain at least 3G speeds to everyone, at all times.

    • nutmac

      The truth of the matter is, T-Mobile is a great deal all around and really need one thing to get others to switch: coverage. Wi-Fi calling and free Wi-Fi router are nice gestures, but at the end of the day, folks want good coverage almost everywhere they go. (I also want better retail experience, but that is nowhere near as crucial as coverage.)

      All EDGE towers upgrading to LTE by mid-2015 would certainly help in that regard, as well as certain areas getting 700 MHz spectrum. But I suspect it will take at least few years before T-Mobile’s network will stop being the butt of AT&T and Verizon’s joke.

      To that end, while we all want more for less, T-Mobile can’t exactly give things away as much as it did in the past. Data Stash could be an interesting experiment to lure higher paying customers in.

      Many of us have 2.5GB for 4 lines promo and/or refer-a-friend promo. I strongly suspect many are getting spoiled by more data, and fairly significant percentage of those on “free” 1GB plan will switch to 3GB plan once the promo expires. That’s great for T-Mobile’s bottom line and folks will get a lot more out of it thanks to Data Stash.

      • Mr Paul

        Take a look at OpenSignal and RootMetrics. Zoom out to the view with the entire country. Look at what Sprint covers, look at what T-Mobile covers, NOW, all technologies (2G/3G/4G). Yes, Sprint has more overall coverage, primarily on the eastern portion of the country. T-Mobile has a LOT of tower building to do, thousands of boosters to install in between, and tons and tons of low frequencies to deploy, not all the even can do to restrictions. All this, not only to catch up with the big 2, but even surpass what even Sprint has. T-Mobile is NOT a good deal for people who want good coverage.

  • Justin Cookston

    all customers who have the 3GB data on a voice line or 1GB data on a tablet, yes!

  • philyew

    Thanks for the advice. I just finished a long Twitter conversation with the @Tmobilehelp team and it’s been fixed, with a reasonable courtesy credit added. I’m happy.

  • Mikey Donohue

    Does a family plan with 3 1GB lines count?

    • Bklynman

      I don’t think so,but you would be better off getting,the unlimited plan, then adding a 3rd line for $40.00 amonth. Don’t know how much you are paying now. Of you can get $100.00 a month plan for lines,with 10 gigs, equal 2 half per line. Hope this helps you.

  • country112

    Call me confused. Does this mean, for example, if you have a 10GB/month plan and you use only 5GB, the unused 5GB rolls over into the next month, you would have up to 15GB to use the next month?
    Or, does this only apply when you have to BUY EXTRA DATA to get through a month (which was only good for 7 days and if you didn’t use it up you lost it)? It says on their website “NOW WHEN YOU BUY EXTRA 4G LTE DATA, YOUR UNUSED DATA ROLLS TO THE NEXT MONTH”.
    Does the roll over data apply only to EXTRA purchased data or does it apply to the regular amount of data that you don’t use up????????????????

  • Mike Thaler

    What percentage of people have 3G of data per month on a line rather than the basic 1G?
    Our 4 lines all have just the 1G of data. It would be nice if at least some of that unused data rolled over. No really complaining, tho.

  • EvaUnitO2

    Does anyone know where I can view my Data Stash bank?

    • danny

      t mobile my account app. the icon is a door key with a pink tag with the t mobile symbol

  • Dylan

    That would be cool if the uncaring 9.0 event launched and all the hotspot data rolled over like data stash it would be hotspot stash

  • Dylan

    I meant uncarrier

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    weren’t they suppose to give the 10 GB upfront? Whatever happened to that? Or gets it?