Optus Investigating Data Sharing Plans

When you've got a smartphone, a tablet and a laptop, getting each of them connected to the net can be an expensive proposition. You could solve it with a mobile hotspot, but that's a one-size fits most proposition. Optus has seen the issue and has revealed that it's investigating the possibility of data sharing plans for users.

Data sharing or "family plans" as many US carriers label them, traditionally allow for multiple devices to use a bucket of data on the one account, under the same bill or plan.

Kevin Russell, CEO of Optus, told Gizmodo this week that while it's a problem worth looking at, but it's not one that will be dealt with immediately.

"Optus recognises that data sharing needs addressing. It will become a big issue by the first-half of 2014. Domestic bill shock is a bigger concern in the short-term, however, hence the MyPlan changeover," Kevin told us.

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