What is rollover data?
Rollover data is a feature available on some phone plans that lets you keep any unused data from one month and roll it into the next. In this way you don’t lose the data you paid for, making your plan more flexible. It’s like having a little extra data saved up for when you need it.
What are the types of rollover data?
Rollover data generally comes in two main types:
Monthly Rollover: Any unused data from your current billing cycle is carried over to the next. This means you can only use the leftover data within the next billing period.
Unlimited Rollover: Some providers offer unlimited rollover, allowing you to accumulate and keep rolling over your unused data for an extended period, beyond just the next month. This provides more flexibility over an extended timeframe.
The specific type of rollover data offered varies across mobile service providers, so it’s important to check the terms and conditions of your specific plan to understand how rollover data works for your subscription.
Which mobile plans feature rollover data?
All 2degrees plans that feature set amounts of data (not unlimited) allow you to rollover all your unused data, month to month, over a 12-month period.
One NZ’s prepay plans all feature a limit of 3.5GB per prepay period (28 days), which lasts up to 360 days.
Unused data on all of Orcon’s mobile plans rolls over to the next month, for up to 12 months.
Skinny’s 1.5GB and 3GB plans come with rollover data, which rolls over for up to 12 months.
All Spark’s plans that feature set amounts of data have a rollover limit of 3.5GB per prepay period (28 days), which lasts up to 365 days.
All Warehouse Mobile prepaid plans allow you to rollover all your unused data, month-to-month (28 days), over a 12-month period.
Cheapest phone plans: Canstar can help!
And this is where Canstar comes in. As part of our mission to inform Kiwi consumers of the best deals on the market, we’re constantly assessing mobile phone providers and their plans.
Our annual Most Satisfied Customers | Mobile Prepaid Plans and Mobile Monthly Plans Awards reward the mobile providers that offer the best products, value for money and customer service. In our most recent award, Skinny took out top honours for Prepaid Plans, while 2degrees won our Monthly Plans Award.
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This page was written by Canstar Content Producer, Caitlin Bingham. Caitlin is an experienced writer whose passion for creativity led her to study communication and journalism. She began her career freelancing as a content writer, before joining the Canstar team.