reply to rradina
Re: Larger carriers losing prepaid phone sales to smallr players
said by rradina:IMO: The way rollover minutes are handled is a rip-off. Since they are issued based on the fact that you paid for x minutes but did not use all of them (my voice minutes are "use them that month or lose them" - ie: No Rollover), there should be an option to exchange them for a free month of voice. There might be a pro-rata exchange rate (such as exchanging 2800 minutes for one month where you do not pay for your 1400 minutes and do not get rollover credit for unused time that month). This is basically how Airline Frequent Flier credits work. I can use the credits to pay for my flight but that flight does not get FF credits.
I never use the 1400 voice minutes I have and more of my rollover minutes have expired than I use every month. I have over 12,000 rollover minutes and the only reason it isn't double that is because they expire.
Those are interesting suggestions. However, since they benefit consumers, it would cost AT&T. There's also the situation with metered voice disappearing. Carriers seem happy to offer unlimited voice thereby rendering rollover voice minutes useless. I can remember when wireless unlimited anything was heresy because cell providers could never be expected to let everyone talk all they want. They didn't have the capacity. I suppose it's possible that technology now offers that capability but my nose thinks the air doesn't quite smell right. Data is the new voice.