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2degrees spreads the love with launch of shared data option

Challenger mobile network 2degrees is slowly gaining market share with innovations like the introduction of rollover minutes on Pay Monthly plans, and today, it's launching a new feature allowing users to share data allowances between multiple devices.

Chief executive Eric Hertz says mobile data use on the 2degrees network has jumped by more than 200 percent in the past year, and Shared Data started from a simple principle: you should get what you pay for.

On account customers can now cover up to five mobile devices from one data plan, allocating their data to any smartphone, tablet, USB modem or gaming device that uses the 2degrees network.

“Data can also be shared with any other 2degrees customer – including Prepay customers – so your family,  friends or colleagues can use the same data quota without needing multiple, complex plans.”

Hertz says Shared Data will be free to all 2degrees Pay Monthly customers for the first six months, and anyone who joins will get 1GB of bonus data free every month for a year.