Virgin Mobile launches Android phone with data-friendly pricing

For the most part, getting a smart phone with a data plan is an expensive transaction which carries a hefty monthly fee for a set amount of data usage. Starting later this month however, cell phone shoppers can get an Android powered smart phone on Virgin Mobile with unlimited data starting at $25 a month.

The Beyond Talk plans from Virgin Mobile is the cheapest option we've seen for unlimited data with a voice plan, and when connected to a modern Android smart phone, it is a steal.

The Samsung Intercept was announced this week for Virgin Mobile, and will be available for $249, marking the first modern smart phone available for use with the company's Beyond Talk plan, an unlimited data plan that starts at $25 a month for 300 minutes and unlimited data. As far as service goes, Virgin Mobile operates on the Sprint network and you can check your coverage here.