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  (Source: technobuffalo.com)
Plans start at $40/month per smartphone for unlimited voice/text plus $50 for shared data

AT&T and Verizon Wireless have been talking up the idea of shared data family plans for months. Today, however, Verizon Wireless is finally taking the step of announcing its plans to the public.
 
Under the Share Everything Plan, owners of basic feature phones will pay a base "Monthly Line Access" rate of $30/month per device while smartphone users will pay $40/month per device. Adding USB wireless modems, notebooks, or netbooks will run you $20/month per device and adding a tablet will cost you just $10/month per device. From there, customers can add a minimum of 1GB of shared data between devices for an additional $50/month. The Share Everything Plan tops out at $100 for 10GB of shared data.
 
Under the Share Everything Plan, all lines have unlimited minutes and unlimited texting (standard/picture/video). So for a family that has three smartphones and wants to share 6GB of data, the total monthly service charges would be $200 ($40 access fee per smartphone and $80 for shared data) before any taxes and additional service charges.

 
"When developing these plans, we first asked customers what they wanted in a wireless service plan.  We also looked at the technology and how customers were using it to manage their lives.  And last, we took into consideration the evolution of the technology and how customers would use wireless in the future," Erwin added.  "Share Everything Plans are the outcome of that research.  They cover every device Verizon Wireless offers, from basic phones to smartphones, from tablets to Jetpacks and more.  Share Everything Plans represent a tremendous shift in how customers think about wireless service."  
 
The new Share Everything Plan from Verizon Wireless will be available starting June 28.


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lube?
By kleinma on 6/12/2012 10:00:17 AM , Rating: 2
Do these data plans come with lube since verizon is screwing anyone who gets these plans?

2GB single plan = $30
2x2GB Single Plan = $60
4GB Shared Plan = $70

A 10 dollar surcharge just to be able to share the data? Sounds like a deal!

With 4G and more and more bandwidth being needed, I think I am going to just have to buy phones at full retail going forward, and keep my unlimited data plan.




RE: lube?
By mcnabney on 6/12/2012 10:08:15 AM , Rating: 2
You don't pay the $30/mo individual data charges anymore, just the pooled data tier.

2 smartphone data charges go from $60 for 4GB to $70.
3 smartphone data charges go from $90 for 6GB to $80.
4 smartphone data charges go from $120 for 8GB to $90.

They are clearly pushing for accounts to move more devices to smartphones. Heck, I might get my dad one. He would have minimal usage so I wouldn't even need to up the data plan.


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