Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan on C Spire Wireless Roll-Over Data Plan

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“This is similar to the AT&T roll over voice plan from a few years ago,” says Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan

Jeff KAGAN, Industry Analyst

“This is similar to the AT&T roll over voice plan from a few years ago.” Says Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan

C Spire Wireless has introduced the rollover concept for their wireless data plans according to FierceWireless, Nov. 26.

Industry analyst Jeff Kagan offers comment.

“This is a winning idea. AT&T first introduced this idea in 2007 for their voice minutes. AT&T had much success with this program and customers loved it. Now C Spire is using the same idea for their wireless data services in hopes to capture more market share. I expect they can find the same level of success,” says Wireless Analyst Jeff Kagan.

Regional wireless carrier C Spire Wireless is letting their customers keep their ununsed data from month to month in their data bucket.

“This will help customers who have an uneven level of data usage. Customers who have roughly the same data usage from month to month should choose the right size plan for them. However customers who use data heavily one month then lightly another month will benefit by not losing the data they don’t use on the light months,” says Telecom Analyst Kagan.

C Spire now has three new rollover data plans. These prices are for the data plan, not the device which is billed separately.

  • $40 per month for 2 GB.
  • $55 per month for 4GB.
  • $65 per month for 6 GB.

According to C Spire these rolling data plans let customers stop worrying about how much data they are using and just focus on using their device more.

“What’s interesting is C Spire is now becoming more competitive with their pricing plans. They seem to be going back to their previous ways of thinking about pricing. They used to be a leader in pricing. Now it looks like they may be moving back in that directions,” says Technology analyst Kagan.

“They introduced shared data plans earlier this year. It was late, but the right thing to do. Now they are tweaking their offerings and hope to attract more business. The wireless business has changed significantly in the last few years and C Spire seemed to lose their way for a while. Perhaps this means they are finding their way once again. Let’s hope so. These rollover plans seem to point in that direction,” says Tech analyst Kagan.

About Jeff Kagan

Jeff Kagan is an industry analyst, consultant, columnist, author, speaker and futurist. He shares his opinion and views in many different ways over 25 years. His goal is to help you better understand our changing world, technology, industry and competition.

He is regularly quoted hundreds of times every year by the media. He writes two weekly columns and a daily press release on companies, technologies, competition and the changing industry.

He offers comment on wireless, telecom, Internet, cable television, IPTV and other tech news stories.

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