Is T-Mobile Right? Is 'Data Stash' Really Cooler Than 'Rollover'?
T-Mobile had another one of its "Uncarrier" events this week, during which it announced a fancy new feature; starting in January, users can save any unused data and transfer it to the following month. Additionally, users who have at least a 3GB data plan for their phone (or 1GB for tablets) will bank 10GB of free data to celebrate the introduction of the plan.
T-Mobile is calling this new feature "Data Stash," although you might be tempted to call it "rollover" data; in fact, you might wonder why T-Mobile didn't go for that more natural terminology. But as CNET points out, the company can't use the word "rollover." AT&T actually owns the rights to the term, from when the now-absorbed Cingular introduced the concept of rollover minutes. (An AT&T spokesperson said they "own equity in rollover.")
In typical T-Mobile fashion, CEO John Legere was prepared with a searing retort for anyone who introduced the rollover vs. stash debate. "'Stash' is cooler," he claims. "'Rollover' is such a 1980s term." That's clearly a burn, since everyone knows 90's nostalgia is currently the rage.
This leads us to the very amusing question: Which is cooler, rollover or stash? Please vote below to help us put an end to this dispute.
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