T-Mobile, as part of its Un-carrier 8.0 initiative, today announced its latest feature, Data Stash. In essence, it’s a rollover account that lets users collect any unused data into a bucket that can be used within a year.
“Can you imagine your gas station siphoning unused gas from your car each month? The US wireless industry is even worse…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.”
The best part of today’s news is that it’s good for all new and existing customers whether on a single line or shared plan. Yes, business plans can get in on the love, too. The only catch is that you must purchase extra high-speed data for the smartphone or tablet; the free data doesn’t count.
And, as if that weren’t cool enough, T-Mobile is filling every Data Stash with 10GB to start. No cost, no obligation, it’s free data for every line on plans.
Today also sees T-Mobile detailing some milestones and new announcements in regards to the data network.
- First, T-Mobile continues to grow its LTE footprint and now reaches more people than ever before − 260 million Americans coast to coast, expanding to reach an additional 10 million people in just the last 60 days.
- Second, on the heels of upgrading T-Mobile’s network to its ultra-fast Wideband LTE in New York, the Un-carrier now reaches 121 metropolitan areas across the country with Wideband LTE, giving customers more capacity and up to a 50 percent boost in speeds. Already, T-Mobile customers in the NYC metro area have reported download speeds in excess of an unprecedented 100 Mbps.
- Finally, T-Mobile announced that it has deployed its newly acquired 700Mhz spectrum in Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. boosting network reach, improving in-building coverage and extending coverage well beyond major population centers.
Data Stash is slated to take effect in January 2015.