Thirsty for data: Why family data plans make senseCNET's Seamus Byrne drinks too much water while explaining how family data plans can make life easier.
[MUSIC] I'm Seamus Byrne from CNET. And if your family is thirsty for data, this video is for you. I'm going to explain the difference between a typical setup where every devising you have such as own a data plan and you want your family plans and have they could save you money. Data, these days, really is a lot like water. You never want to live without it. Everybody in the modern world absolutely needs it. In a typical setup, you might have four family members each with their own glass of Of data. Now some might be slightly larger than others, but in the end what you get is what you get. Here we have a boring dad. He's all business, it's just a little bit of email, a little bit of documents, a few attachments. Look, it's gonna be an easy month for dad, no problem. Mom, she's a designer, she works with a lot photos She's posting a lot of images to her colleagues and social. And looking at a lot of image galleries, but look she's gonna be fine, really, in the end of the month. And then we have their two daughters. They are all over social all day. They're playing games. They're on YouTube. This really isn't gonna last. [MUSIC] And that's it, it's over, they're done, they're out, done, it's only halfway through the month. What are they gonna do? Look, there's data right here. They're not allowed to have it. That's in a separate part of the whole account. If they want more water, they can't have any of this. If you want more, then under a standard setup, you have to buy yourself a new bottle of data, and you can't share this data with anybody else. You top yourself up, And even if you didn't need all of the data, then that's just bad luck. And that was a $10 bottle of data. Switch to a new family plan and suddenly you have one big jug of data to pull from. Dad takes his little sips. Mom has enough to get her through the month. And the kids can keep topping up all month long. It is one jug, one price. Just pick the right sized jug to suit your family. To sum up, check your monthly bills right now and see how much you're paying all up for your data, and whether a family plan might suit well to get that delicious data where it's needed most. To find out more news, reviews, and how tos, don't forget to check out cnet.com. [MUSIC]