AT&T Chicago store (interior 001)

Wednesday, AT&T promised to give folks on its shared plans rollover data. Beginning January 25, the more than 50 million of its Mobile Share Value customers will be able to carry over any unused cellular data allotment to the next month.

Any unused, shareable plan data in a given month gets rolled over to the next, as long as family members are on the same Mobile Share Value plan.

T-Mobile back in December launched a similar data rollover feature called Data Stash.

Your unused data carried over from the previous month is available to be used within the next month. The way it works, customers will use their plan allotment first before their Rollover Data kicks in.

While the announcement gives customers greater flexibility in data usage, especially in terms of avoiding overage fees, any unused rollover data does not carry over, cautioned the firm.

In other words, you can roll over unused data for only one month and that’s notably different from T-Mobile’s rollover data which expires after twelve months.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDM7bKB1TZg

Additionally, not only does unused rollover data expire after one billing period, but also with any plan change or when a group or account is terminated.

”Unused Additional data resulting from data overage is not included,” clarifies the fine print. Mobile Share and Mobile Share Data-only plans are excluded from this promotion.

The carrier provides the following example:

If you have four lines and have a 15GB AT&T Mobile Share Value Plan and only use 10GB in a given month, you’ll roll over 5GB and have a total of 20GB available to use within the next month. If you were to only use 10GB in the second month, you’ll again roll over 5GB and have a total of 20GB available the next month.

Customers can check out their rollover data at any time through the myAT&T app or at the carrier’s website. Available rollover
data will start appearing on customers’ statement beginning January 25, 2015.

The feature will roll out to all Mobile Share Value plan customers automatically and at no additional charge to people who are on one of AT&T’s Mobile Share Value plans.

Plan details are available at att.com/rolloverdata.

[AT&T]

  • Cheap A$&s why do they have to be so cheap?? lol if they want to try to be competitive, at least allow it for all data plans.

  • Montgomery Tyler

    starting to hate At&t 😕

    • For me it’s always been a love hate relationship.

      • Montgomery Tyler

        that’s why I’m still with At&t, love and hate thing. If they get wifi calling then there is no need to switch.

      • GzyOnline

        nDeed, bitter-sweet

  • BEDU

    Mobile Share is excluded 🙁 the promotion isint that great anyway.

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      it is Mobile share IS included…

      • GzyOnline

        Mobile Share & Mobile Share ‘Value’ are 2 different set of plans.. I know, I’ve had both!

  • iamzaidan

    If you have four lines and have a 15GB AT&T Mobile Share Value Plan and only use 10GB in a given month, you’ll roll over 5GB and have a total of 20GB available to use within the next month.
    —>If you were to only use 10GB in the second month, you’ll again roll over 5GB and have a total of 20GB available the next month.<—

    Correct me if im wrong…but y can u only roll over 5gb when u have 10gb left?

    • Fanboy 

      AT&T will use your monthly data first, and then your rollover data. You lose your rollover data after 1 month. Therefore in this example, you have 20GB (15GB monthly + 5GB rollover). So the 10GB used were taken out of the 15GB monthly data. The month ended, you lose your 5GB rollover data, BUT since you only used 10/15GB you rolled over another 5GB for the next month again.

      • iamzaidan

        That explains it…thanks 🙂

    • Jason B

      That’s how I understand it. Nice when you have a data heavy month, but bad if that occurs two or more times in a row.

  • john diaz

    funny how they decided to do this now.

    • ReanimationXP

      They’re not really doing anything. Anybody who’s been with ATT for a while is still grandfathered with unlimited. They’re just giving SOME flexibility back, but when it expires a month later who cares. Will only help in very few scenarios.

  • Rowan09

    They started roll over and now this joke.

  • Glenn DolFan Baptista

    I have 30 GBs a month so regardless I’m good #DoubleTheData

  • singhay559

    Fuc u att

  • Bugs Bunnay

    Hello our loyal AT$T customers. Unfortunately, today we will be doing what T-Mobile is doing… Except we won’t be doing all of it. Yep, we are going to half ass it and just give you only 1 month of roll over. Statistics show that we’ll still be able to reap in enough money to wipe our butts, but we gotta think a little more conservative on how much of it we use.

    • GzyOnline

      half-assed for sure!.. just wait a while, they’ll change it to 12 months soon.. they’re always following in t-mo’s bold footsteps!
      -A Happy AT&T Customer

  • blu

    Pointless.

    Luckily I have grandfathered unlimited, but my wife has 200 mb plan and once in a while goes over it. Having rollover data like our minutes do would have been great, and they still would make plenty of profit off us.
    Why is it so hard for them to do the right thing?

  • h4nd0fg0d

    Hate ’em! Always have.