Not once and not twice we discussed pros and cons of prepaid plans. Even though this option is generally cheaper than signing a contract, it’s often regarded as less attractive because when a carrier launches a new feature, in many cases customers on prepaid plans are left out. Not on AT&T, though. Having given Rollover Data to its postpaid subscribers earlier this year, the network will be offering the same option to its prepaid customers starting this Friday, but there is a catch.
GoPhone customers finally get rollover data
AT&T says that Rollover Data is a “thank you” gift to its GoPhone customers but only those who are on the $45 and $60 plans. Good news, however, is that will be available to both new and existing subscribers at no additional cost.
It works in exactly the same way as Rollover Data for postpaid subscribers – if at the end of a billing cycle a customer still has some data left, it can be transferred to the next month. For example, if you use only 3GB from your 4GB allotment, the remaining 1GB won’t disappear the way it used to, but will roll over to the next month so you will have 5GB of data total, all available at full 4G LTE speeds.
Where is the catch we mentioned before? Actually it’s more of an inconvenience than a catch. AT&T won’t let you accumulate data forever so you will have to keep tabs on your used and leftover gigs. Data will roll over for 30 days at the most and if you won’t use it up during that period, it will be lost for all eternity. Rollover Data will go live this Friday, May 15th and will be added to GoPhone $45 and $60 plans automatically.
Prepaid plans are great option for users who are on a tight budget and don’t want to devote two years of their life to one carrier. Now AT&T prepaid customers can get some of the perks postpaid subscribers are treated to. Just remember to keep track of the data you use or this whole rollover deal won’t serve you for anything.