Buying extra data and timeline for use

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I bought an extra GB of data and didn't know that it would disappear when my new billing cycle started over . Only used 512 mb . You think that it would carry over to next month
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Tom Haynes

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Goran, Mobile Master

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No carrier in Canada currently rolls over data postpaid. Prepaid you buy minutes and data and it doesn't expire.
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The prepaid data is quite a bit more expensive at purchase, since it doesn't "evaporate". Built in to every carrier's business plan is that a certain percentage of minutes and data purchased are never used so they can shade a little on the price.
Considering the prices we pay in Canada, you can be sure they are not shading anything on the price for any reason.
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What did the text message for your shock free data options say when you bought more data?
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Yes be mindful of your billing cycle with postpaid. Anything you buy expires when your billing cycle ends.