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The wireless carrier expects the momentum to continue into 2015, but it will have to reckon with the costs of its Data Stash program.
The prepaid carrier gives customers unlimited access to high-speed data, but with a few caveats.
Both carriers have similar programs that allow customers to carry unused data from one month to the next, but it's not as simple as it sounds. This is how these rollover data plans really work.
The Simply Prepaid plan puts T-Mobile in direct competition with its own prepaid arm, MetroPCS, which may actually still provide a better value for some.
It's still a long way from overtaking AT&T and Verizon, but the brash carrier chalks up another strong quarter of customer additions.
Federal Communications Commission's decision to clarify what it means by "reasonable" rates for wireless data roaming could result in stronger wireless competition.
The wireless carrier will focus first on rural and suburban areas. "We've come a long way with this," says CTO Neville Ray.
The Uncarrier 8 campaign kicks off with Data Stash, a program that lets you keep what you haven't used. Says CEO John Legere: "If you buy data, it's yours."