Lebara Mobile Data Bank / Roll Over (Carry Over Unused Data to Next Month of Mobile Plan)

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Just got an SMS stating that Lebara introducing data carryforward. Enjoy..!

What is data banking?
Nobody likes wasting so why should your data be any different? Lebara plans now come with up to 200GB mobile data banking so you can keep your unused data each month.

How does data banking work?
If for example you get 36GB on your first month and at the end of the month you’ve only used 30GB. Instead of losing the remaining 6GB of mobile data, it will roll over to your bank where you can store it for as long as you continue your Lebara service. At the expiry of a subscriber’s plan, and if they have a data bank, they have a 48-hour grace period to purchase another eligible plan, otherwise, they lose their data bank balance.

How to check my Bank balance?
Through MyLebara:
It will be displayed on your account summary under your Monthly data inclusion


Existing Lebara subscribers received a 5GB bonus to their data bank.

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Comments

  • +9 votes

    What is data banking?

    Do you get interest for banking your data?

    • +11 votes

      Not even slightly correct.

      Data Rollover is when unused data from one month is 'rolled over' to the next month and used first before the normal monthly data. You can't store it for use later, you HAVE to use the previous month's data before your normal data for the month starts being used.

      Data Banking is when unused data from one month is added to a 'bank' with a limit (200GB in Lebara's case), and that bank will continue to fill up with the unused data from each month. If you use up all your data for a particular month, you'll start eating into your bank until the next billing cycle.

      For the past 5 years or so most providers have only had data rollover, but data banking is now the new trend and is becoming more and more popular, because it's great as a backup if your main internet goes down or if you have a power outage.

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          Hi, if you have a 30 day plan and if you do not consume all your data before your 30 day plan expires it will roll over to data bank. Now once your 30 day plan expires you will have 48 hours to recharge with another 30 day or long term to activate data bank. If you already have a long term plan and lets say you do not finish all your data for the current month it will roll over to data bank when this plan expires and the new month starts. Now in the second month if you consume your data before the expiry data you can use the data sitting in data bank. I hope this clarifies the point. Basically you need a plan on your account to keep data bank activated. There is no expiry for data bank as long as you have a plan on your account. Data will roll over to your bank where you can store it for as long as you continue your Lebara service. And you can store up to 200GB.

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          I'm aware that Aldi still calls theirs data rollover (unsure as of why, maybe they decided to keep the terminology the same?) however their service is still data banking since it goes into a pool of data that can be access later, as opposed to rolling over to the next month. Data banking is still technically the correct term.

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        Belong has had unlimited data banking for a while now.
        Recently, when I was moving to a new place and while waiting for my NBN to be set up, I've been putting to use the ~10GB accumulated in my data bank from my two basic 1GB/month mobile plans over the years.

        I absolutely support Belong's data banking with no limit or expiry date and it should the mandatory standard for telcos.
        Why must data quotas that we buy have an expiry date?! There are Coles fresh produce that last longer than these fake lifespans.
        In fact I believe the ACCC should go after telcos who practice this!

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    What does this mean if I have a 180 day plan ? and I have them stacked? If i had remaining data at the end of the month, and ran out of data the next month, would i be able to use it?

    • +1 vote

      I think so, that's the whole point.

    • +3 votes

      What does this mean if I have a 180 day plan ?

      It means you can use your remaining data after the 180 days as long as you pay for another 180 plan by the time the current one expires.

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        as long as you pay for another 180 plan by the time the current one expires.

        Which means you will get additional data allocated already since you are buying 'another 180 plan'.

        You couldn't even finish the 1st cycle of your 180 plan then for you to use your databank, you are required to recharge.

    • +1 vote

      Yes that is correct as long as you have a plan on your account.

  • +2 votes

    I can find there is also data gifting menu on My Lebara.

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      That's a kind of data share between Lebara phone numbers.

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        Good to know

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        I chatted with someone from Lebara the other day and this is what I worked out.

        Data gifting is instant from Person A to Person B (obviously both have to have a Lebara account). Yet to test it.

        I'll use a scenario to explain the data gifting.
        It's the 15th of the month. Person A has a 30GB p/m plan and only uses 10GB. This plan rolls over to their next month on the 26th. They've banked 20GB of data.
        Its now the 3rd day of the following month and Person B has run out of data. Person A data gifts 10GB of data to Person B. Person B has until the 26th (same day as Person A's account rolls over to next month) to use that 10GB.

  • +2 votes

    I'm with Lebara for my main number and it's so perfect for me because I mostly use amaysim/catchconnect/ovo simcards for data (and cashbacks).

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    Does Lebara has an app like Kogan so we can check the data easily on our mobile phones?

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    So tell us what's the cheapest way for us sim whores to get to this bandwagon?

    • +3 votes

      Woollies had 40 dollar sims for 8.88 recently… It was an absolute mess to activate though. I had to send pictures of the front and back of the sim card, packing and receipt.

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    That's great, more providers need to have data banking. Can't believe only Belong and now Lebara have it.

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      Aldi Mobile do it and have been for some time.

      Data rollover from T&C's

      All unused data allowance in your credit validity period (including any Data Add-ons) and any and all accumulated rollover data, may be rolled over indefinitely without expiry but only if an equal or higher priced eligible Value Pack is acquired within 24 hours of expiry of the previous Value Pack. Otherwise, unused data and accumulated rollover data are forfeited. A Value Pack's standard data allowance is consumed before any available rollover data.

      • +1 vote

        I assumed you only get to keep the rolled over data for a month and then resets?

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        Aldi Mobile has limits on the size of the data rollover.

        Our $15, $30 and $95 Data Packs allow you to rollover up to 30GB of data, our $65 Pack allows you to rollover up to 60GB of data. There is no data rollover on the $395 Data Pack

        Woolworth Mobile data banking is limited by 100GB.

        Belong is the only one that is unlimited in size and no time limit for it's data banking (at least for now)

    • +3 votes

      So do Aldi, woolworths and quite a few others providers. Think you're a bit behind :)

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    Will it continue to accumulate over months? EG: spare 1GB on Month1 + spare 2GB on Month2 = extra 3GB on Month3?

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      Yeah this is important coz I remember on Virgin mobile, there was a half baked idea - your unused data only rolled over for a month. If you didnt use it the next month, it was gone.

      Belong's and Aldi's data rollovers are much better compared to that. Not sure which way lebara does it though.

    • +1 vote

      Yes, it lasts as long as you continue your service.

      If for example you get 36GB on your first month and at the end of the month you’ve only used 30GB. Instead of losing the remaining 6GB of mobile data, it will rollover to your bank where you can store it for as long as you continue your Lebara service. At expiry of a subscriber’s plan, and if they have a data bank, they have a 48-hour grace period to purchase another eligible plan, otherwise they lose their data bank balance.

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        Thanks for the confirmation.

        Do note this caveat:

        Lebara plans now come with up to 200GB mobile data banking

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          200GB is pretty generous, unless your home internet goes down for a month or you're doing a long trip around Australia you'll never use 200GB of your rollover data anyway.

          I'm on a 10GB plan with a 100GB data bank on woolworths and I've never even dipped into my bank before, it's just good to know that it's there if i ever really need the extra data.

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      Yes it will accumulate up to 200GB and as long as you have a plan on your account

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    Thumb up for existing customers! My Data Bank has 8550.89MB already.

  • +1 vote

    If i remember correctly, I saw Lebara medium starter pack ($29.90) for $10 at Coles till 13-March

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    Seems like something I'd never use given that I change providers constantly in the rip off private system that the morons voted for.

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      LOL. Still agitating for a return to a government monopoly I see. I presume you're ecstatic with the NBN government monopoly performance? Don't worry, most of us grow out of socialist ideals as we get older. If not, you could always go live in the people's paradise of Venezuela or Cuba. 😁

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    I would swap to this right away but I'm on a 12 month jeenee plan currently, so the early termination cost would be crazy.

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    Just finished my monthly data to test this. Be aware that there is a lag time between data swapover. Approx 1 hour before u can use ur data bank.

  • +2 votes

    It a genius marketing plan that works for Lebara and the customer.
    Lebara win as you’ll ultimately want to stay with them longer as you have a reason to not leave.

    Customer wins as they also get to keep their extra data “banked.”

    It won’t be long until we see this with the big telcos.

  • +3 votes

    Very happy with this. Any new Lebara deals? Waiting for the $89 16gb plan again…..

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    Reckon Hayne's recommendations are covered here?

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    I really hope Kogan will follow. I love both Kogan and Lebara. Living in Sydney Vodafone works well.

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    I am slightly confused. I thought what they said was data goes to the bank. Then you have 1-2 days to buy something and then it gets activated? Something like that. So, it is not as straightforward as unused as simplied credited to be used later. You need to make additional transaction. I am on their 18 month pre-paid. So, i don't think this applies. Let me know if my understanding is incorrect.

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      Hi, if you have a 30 day plan and if you do not consume all your data before your 30 day plan expires it will roll over to data bank. Now once your 30 day plan expires you will have 48 hours to recharge with another 30 day or long term to activate data bank. If you already have a long term plan and lets say you do not finish all your data for the current month it will roll over to data bank when this plan expires and the new month starts. Now in the second month if you consume your data before the expiry data you can use the data sitting in data bank. I hope this clarifies the point. Basically you need a plan on your account to keep data bank activated.

  • -2 votes

    For Lebara's Small Plan with 12GB per month (144GB per year) which works out at $299 compared with Boost's $300 plan with all the extras and 300GB you get MORE THAN DOUBLE the data

    Kogan's 13GB/mth plan prepaid for 365 days is only $205.
    Thats almost $100 less than Lebara over 12 months and with an extra 1GB per month/ extra 12GB over 12 months
    https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/kogan-mobile-prepaid-voucher-co...

    THUMBS DOWN FOR LEBARA SMALL PLAN AS WELL !

    • +1 vote

      Current price of the small plan is $180 or $200 p.a. so your math is nonsense.

      • -2 votes

        "Small Plan"
        "$180 or $200"
        What on earth are you talking about?

        Undefined plans
        Undefined pricing

        Such nonsense indeed

        • +1 vote

          If you were going to work it out over a year, then look at Lebara's long term section instead of month to month. Small 12gb works out to be $200 for 360 days. Kogans 13gb p/m is $205.60, but Lebara has unlimited international calls to certain countries which is worth much much more than that 1gb.

  • +1 vote

    I ported to Lebara yesterday. I am a new customer to Lebara. I joined $80, 180 days 12GB plan.

    However, my account only shows 6GB. I called Lebara customer care.

    They said originally it has 6GB, so if I use 6GB then, bonus 6GB it will be added. Bonus 6GB will not go to DATA BANK.

    I need to use original 6GB first, and then I can use Bonus 6GB which will not move to data bank if I don't use.

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    Can someone confirm if you can Data Gift from Lebara to Lebara, would make a diff as to whether we get the 12 or 30 GB 180day plans, thanks :)

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