Halifax-based wireless carrier Eastlink announced on Wednesday it now offers Rollover Data plans. This means any unused data in one month is added to your following month, allowing you to bank more data.
“We are excited to bring customers our latest innovation,” said CEO Deborah Shaffner in a statement. “We have always taken a customer-first approach by listening to our customers. Rollover Data delivers on what our customers want – it’s simple and is great value for money.”
Eastlink says Rollover Data can be shared with anyone in the family on one of the company’s mobile plans. The limit of Rollover Data is up to the amount of data that is included in your monthly plan. So if you have an 8GB plan, you can roll over up to 8GB of data, which happens at the end of each billing cycle.
There is no expiry with Eastlink’s roll over data. Rollover Data plans are shareable as you can add a family member for $40 per line.
Eastlink’s Rollover Data plans include LTE data, unlimited Canada-wide minutes and SMS/MMS, voicemail, call display, conference calling and call waiting. The plans for Rollover Data are as follows:
Extra data is billed at $0.10/MB, or $1 for 10MB or $10/100MB or $100/1GB. Long distance calls to the U.S. are billed at $0.65 per minute.
These plans are available on a contract with a smartphone or for bring your own device.
Eastlink joins Fizz in Quebec (owned by Videotron) as adding roll over data as a feature for customers. It’s unclear if Rogers, Telus or Bell will ever offer this feature to customers.