News by Luke Jones on Wednesday December 17, 2014.
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T-Mobile has today launched a new service called Data Stash, something that it says makes it easier for customers to manage how much data they are using. At the Magenta Networks' Un-carrier 8.0 event today the carrier said it would remove the "infuriating wireless industry practice of confiscating data".Data Stash basically allows a user to save any unused data and let it roll over into a user specific Data Stash. This stash can be called on at any time over the period of a year, and to get the ball rolling T-Mobile said it will automatically fill every Data Stash with 10GB of free 4G LTE data for free. Check out the company's full press release below and hit the source for more information.
T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) today announced its next industry-rocking Un-carrier? move - eliminating the infuriating wireless industry practice of confiscating unused data you've already paid for. With Un-carrier 8.0, high-speed data you don't use each month automatically rolls into a personal Data Stash? so you can use it when you need it for up to a year. And, the best part is that Data Stash is included at no extra charge for every single new and existing T-Mobile customer - individual, family or business - on an eligible postpaid Simple Choice plan who buys extra high-speed data for their smartphone or tablet. In addition, T-Mobile announced they will start every Data Stash with a whopping 10 GB of 4G LTE data - for free. That's 10 GB of free data for every line in the family on a qualifying plan. And on top of that, the Un-carrier announced several major new milestones in the build-out of its Data Strong? network. "Can you imagine your gas station siphoning unused gas from your car each month? The US wireless industry is even worse," said John Legere, president and CEO for T-Mobile. "Americans have been gamed by the carriers into buying huge data plans - all to avoid getting screwed with overage penalties. Only to find out they bought more than they need which is then confiscated by the carrier. For the consumer it's lose, lose. "That data is rightfully yours," added Legere. "And, we're putting an end to this appalling industry practice today. With Data Stash, when you buy additional high-speed data, there's no need to lose what you don't use." With T-Mobile's Data Stash - the first such program from a national wireless provider - you don't have to worry about buying extra high-speed data you'll never use - or not having that data when you need it most. You've paid for it. Now you can use it when you need it for up to a full year. Starting in January 2015, Data Stash will be automatically available at no extra charge to every T-Mobile customer - every individual, family and business - with a postpaid Simple Choice plan who has purchased additional 4G LTE data, 3GB or more for smartphones and 1 GB or more for tablets. And, you'll start out with a Free Data Stash with up to 10 GB of 4G LTE data. Once you've used up that Free Data Stash, any unused high speed data - rounded up to the nearest megabyte - will start to roll into your Data Stash automatically every month. And there's no limit to how much data you can collect in your Data Stash. When you need extra high-speed data, you'll automatically start tapping into your data deposits. Now, when you pay extra for 4G LTE data, you won't lose data you don't use. Businesses face the same challenges when it comes to the data guessing game - just multiplied by the number of employees they have. Think it's hard choosing how much data to buy for you and your family? Try figuring out how much to buy for you and your 50 employees. More than a third of U.S. businesses on shared data plans have been hit by punitive overage penalties, and others resort to buying more data than they need - all just to avoid budget-busting overage penalties at the end of the month. "Like every Un-carrier move we make, Data Stash also came from listening to customers," added Legere. "This year on Twitter, customers asked the carriers to create a program to roll data forward more than 40,000 times. So this isn't rocket science. It's just that we seem to be the only company in this industry that cares enough to listen. That's fine by me."source: T-Mobile
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