T-Mobile has announced that it will be the first carrier to stockpile unused mobile data allowance in a ‘Data Stash’ for its US customers to access at their discretion.
The free scheme will, instead of confiscating unused data at the end of each month, stockpile it for users to consume at a later date. Furthermore, the firm will fill each data stash with 10GB of mobile data for its launch.
John Legere, president and chief executive of T-Mobile, said: “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.
“That data is rightfully yours, 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.”
T-Mobile users on 4G plans will have access to their data stash as of January 2015.