Wireless carrier AT&T Inc on Wednesday announced that it has postponed the launch of its rollover data plan for some customers till next month. Meanwhile, smaller rival T-Mobile US Inc introduced its own plan on Wednesday.
AT&T said that from January 25 onwards its 50 million subscribers under Mobile Share Value plan will be able to move their unused data in a given month to the next month and start sharing that data across all their devices and accounts.
According to the officials, the plan will automatically get applied to both business and consumer accounts.
Unlike the plan of T-Mobile, which permits users to continue rolling their data up to one year, any unused rollover data on the plan of AT&T will not be transferable beyond a month.
When asked whether AT&T is playing catch up, Ralph de la Vega, the president and CEO of AT&T Mobility and Business Solutions, said, “It’s just the opposite. I think they took our rollover concept and we’re flattered that they decided to use it for data. We had plans to roll it out here at CES for a long time. We trademarked the name “Rollover Data” earlier in the year.”
AT&T’s new plan offers customers with exciting data plans. For instance, if the subscriber has four lines as well as a 15GB AT&T data under its Mobile Share Value Plan and has only used 10GB data in a given month, then the subscriber will roll over the extra 5GB data automatically and finally enjoy a total of 20GB data within the next month.