The two prepaid wireless carriers are offering a 1-gigabyte option for $5, and 2GB for $10.
The shared data plan, initially available to only four smartphones in Virgin's lineup, will allow individuals to customize on the fly how much data each member users.
Though the Kyocera Contact is inexpensive and easy to use, there are better, more reliable prepaid phones on this network and others.
Sprint Prepaid and Virgin Mobile are now offering an entry-level LG smartphone that runs the latest version of Android.
As the National Transportation Safety Board takes the lead role in investigating the crash of SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson says the space-tourism venture would still "love to finish what we started."
The space plane, designed for space tourism, crashed in California's Mojave Desert. One fatality and one major injury have been confirmed by Virgin Galactic.
Virgin's commercial passenger space flight venture is soon to begin a new round of test flights for spaceliner SpaceShipTwo.
In addition to launching a new Android smartphone, the no-contract carrier also gives customers a wider array of rate plan choices.
The entry level, prepaid version of Sprint's Kyocera Verve takes aim at texters on tight budgets.
Sprint and its prepaid brands will soon carry the low-cost HTC smartphone.