Data sharing. It’s a feature that can come in pretty handy if someone needs a little more data to use and you have plenty to use yourself. Family plans from many carriers offer some form of shared data from huge pool as opposed to having individual data buckets added on to each line like back in the day.(which was really just a few years ago)Virgin Mobile is trying things a little bit differently as their introducing their new Data Done Right plans for customers which begin to roll out as an available package starting tomorrow on January 17th.
Virgin’s Data Done Right offerings will consist of three different plans for families who are interested in sharing data across multiple lines of service. The plans start at a price of $65 a month, with 4GB of 3G/4G data to share between two active lines of service alongside unlimited talk and text. Bumping up to a monthly price of $90 will net you three active lines of service and the plan then comes with double the data at 8GB a month to share, and of course it still comes with unlimited talk and text. The last plan will cost $115 a month and it also comes with unlimited talk and text, and raises the data bucket to 12GB to split across four active lines of service. If you’re not already a Virgin mobile customer, setting up new lines will also tack on the cost of the activation kit which is $20 so make sure you tally that in.
Virgin is also sweetening the deal by giving users the WiFi hotspot feature on all lines for free if they’re on a multi-line data sharing plan. The niche with these Data Done Right plans is that customers will be able to manage the allotment of data for each line on the plan, and this can all be done from the handset, although it doesn’t have to be. This detail makes it so that the account holder can disperse the right amount of data to each line so everyone gets what they need. The idea here is to avoid overage fees from using data without knowing how much is left, or from running out because you weren’t sure who used what. Virgin Mobile will be making these plans compatible with only a handful of devices for now, which includes the LG Volt, LG Tribute, HTC Desire 510, and the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, with more compatible devices being added next month although there was no word on which devices those are.