If your family can’t agree on anything, a mobile data sharing plan on a two-year contract may not be the best idea. Virgin Mobile USA will now let you part company quickly if need be with its latest offering: contract-free 4G family data sharing plans, now available at Walmart. You can go month-to-month for $65 with two lines sharing 4GB or up to $115 with four lines and 12GB total of LTE data. The latter plan works out to a tempting $28.75 per month per person, with each member getting a 3GB share per month, provided nobody pigs out on data. T-Mobile offers its own no-contract family plan, though members are each assigned a fixed amount of data rather than sharing a pool of it. The possible negative to the Virgin plan is that you’ll be on Sprint’s mobile network, which is far and away the slowest in the US.
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