T-Mobile is quite possibly the best thing to happen to wireless in a long time. No, not because of a stellar pricing structure, or because of a massive network. They are fantastic simply because they have been going against the grain and having success with it, forcing the big dogs to play catch up in the process.
Just last month, T-Mobile began its “Data Stash” initiative, which allows for customers to keep their unused data for up to a year. In addition, T-Mobile throws in an additional 10GB of data into customers data stash (which much be used first before they can stash any more) to help prevent any throttling. AT&T’s Mobile Share Rollover is a bit more touchy, only allowing data to be kept for one month before it expires. The big difference here though is that AT&T’s rollover data is compatible with any current mobile share plan, while T-Mobile customers have to be on one of their Simple Choice data plans with 3GB of data or higher. While AT&T had actually already been planning a data rollover unveiling, it’s likely T-Mobile forced their hands to reveal it sooner than they may have wanted to.
One can only hope that this forces Verizon and Sprint to play catch up as well, and create even more competition in the wireless space.