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Which networks offer data rollover on Pay As You Go?

19th November 2019

Data Rollover

One of the best perks you can get from your network is data rollover, as this can help ensure you get better value from your mobile plan and that you aren’t paying for data you don’t use.

As the name suggests, it lets you roll over unused data from one month to the next. So if for example you have a 2GB allowance and only use 1GB, the next month you would have access to 3GB, thanks to your usual 2GB allowance being combined with the 1GB of leftover data.

However, on Pay As You Go there are only three networks that offer data rollover at the time of writing. Below we’ve highlighted which networks these are, and the exact terms and details of their data rollover offerings.

Vodafone

Vodafone offers a range of Big Value Bundles on Pay As You Go, each of which comes with an allowance of minutes, texts and data valid for 30 days.

If you purchase one of these then any minutes, texts and data that you don’t use from the bundle will be rolled over into the next 30 days. So it’s not just data rollover, it’s what Vodafone calls ‘Total Rollover’.

The rolled over allowances only roll over once though, so if you don’t use them during the next 30 days you’ll lose them. You also won’t be eligible to roll over your allowances if your bundle doesn’t automatically renew at the end of day 30 (which could happen if you cancel or don’t have enough credit in your account).

Vodafone Pay As You Go Bundles

Bundle

Allowances

£10 Big Value Bundle

250 mins

Unlimited texts

6GB data

£20 Big Value Bundle

1000 mins

Unlimited texts

20GB data

£30 Big Value Bundle

3000 mins

Unlimited texts

40GB data

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Additionally, your allowances won’t roll over if you renew your Big Value Bundle early or you switch to a different bundle.

EE

At the time of writing, EE offers data rollover with all of its 30-day Pay As You Go packs that include a data allowance of 100MB or more. As with Vodafone, your unused data is rolled over into the next month’s allowance so that you get a second chance to use it, but it’s only data that gets rolled over, not your minutes and texts.

Of course, as with Vodafone it only rolls over once, so you only have an extra 30 days to use it. To help you do that though, rolled over data will be used before any new data.

EE Pay As You Go Bundles

Bundle

Allowances

£5 Everything Pack

150MB data

100 mins

250 texts

£10 Everything Pack

1GB data

250 mins

Unlimited texts

£20 Everything Pack

4GB data

1500 mins

Unlimited texts

£25 Everything Pack

8GB data

2000 mins

Unlimited texts

£30 Everything Pack

20GB data

3000 mins

Unlimited texts

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Additionally, your allowances won’t roll over if you renew your Big Value Bundle early or you switch to a different bundle.

O2

O2 offers a number of automatically renewing ‘Big Bundles’ on Pay As You Go. With these, any unused data will roll over from one bundle to the next, assuming your bundle automatically renews and does so on the same day as your previous bundle expires. If you switch to a different bundle though then the data won’t roll over.

O2 Pay As You Go Bundles

Bundle

Allowances

Cost

2GB Big Bundle

500 mins

5000 texts

2GB data

£10

5GB Big Bundle

1000 mins

5000 texts

5GB data

£15

8GB Big Bundle

2000 mins

5000 texts

8GB data

£20

10GB Big Bundle

 

3000 mins

5000 texts

10GB data

£25

20GB Big Bundle

5000 mins

5000 texts

20GB data

£30
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O2 also puts a cap on how much data you can roll over. But the cap is set at double your normal data allowance, which is the most you can roll over on the networks listed above anyway (since you can only roll data over once, so it’s not possible to more than double your normal data allowance).

Note also that you have to buy your next pack within 7 days of the expiry of the original pack in order for your data to roll over.

Conclusion

Looking purely at the data rollover aspect of these Pay As You Go plans, there’s little to choose between them really, but Vodafone has the edge for letting you roll over minutes and texts as well as data.

For a closer look at Pay As You Go in general, check out our best Pay As You Go plans guide.

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