T-Mobile Un-Carrier 8.0: Unused Data Now Carries Over To Next Year

T-Mobile has announced a new feature at its Un-Carrier 8.0 event, allowing users to carry over unused data to the next month of their contract.

Simple Choice customers will be brought into the Data Stash program, allowing unlimited amounts of stored data to move over from month to month. The only caveat is after 12 months stored data will be wiped.

T-Mobile customers will have to be on a 4G LTE package over 3GB on smartphone or 1GB on tablet to receive the Data Stash. T-Mobile will auto-load the stash with 10GB of data, to interest users.

For users who rarely use data but tend to travel, this may be a great new tool, allowing the user to save data for a few months then spend all of the stash in a few weeks when travelling.

This is one of the many incentives to join T-Mobile and CEO John Legere claims this should bring Verizon Wireless and AT&T customers to T-Mobile.

Already, T-Mobile offer free international roaming, free music streaming services and a way to test drive T-Mobile devices before picking them up.

T-Mobile also offers the cheapest rates on contract, beating all three other U.S. wireless carriers.

The Pirate Bay Shutdown Has No Effect On Torrenting

The Rights Alliance managed to get the Swedish government to cut The Pirate Bay’s server room power, but it looks like the raid has absolutely no effect on torrenting numbers.

On Dec. 8, torrenting numbers were at 101 million, on Dec. 9 (when The Pirate Bay shutdown) numbers dropped to 98 million, dropping ever further between Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 to 95 million, but on Dec. 12 hit over 100 million.

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Dish Network and CBS Reach Deal After Week of Blackout

CBS pulled network programming from Dish Network last week, after the two companies could not reach an agreement on a new license.

2 million Dish subscribers lost most CBS channels and the network was planning to increase the scale of the blackout, to make sure Dish moved to an agreement.

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Sprint CFO Claims “Cut Your Bill In Half” Will Only Save 20 Percent

Sprint is starting a new promotional deal this week, targeting AT&T and Verizon Wireless customers who want to move to a Sprint contract and save a lot of money.

The original deal stated customers would be able to save 50 percent on a new contract at Sprint, simply by showing a member of staff the previous monthly contract.

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