Verizon Unveils "Share Everything" Family Data Plans for Mobile Devices
June 12, 2012 8:33 AM
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Plans start at $40/month per smartphone for unlimited voice/text plus $50 for shared data
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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RE: Represents what customers want?
6/12/2012 11:02:37 AM
Based on what I actually use this plan is a wash for me. It's almost the exact same price as I pay now except I get unlimited minutes. My wife doesn't use much data, maybe 500MB/month on the high side. So for 2 people the 6GB plan gives me over 5GB of data. Not a bad deal at all but not really saving any money.
However when my daughter gets a smartphone sometime next year? I would only be looking at her access charge as it's unlikely I'd have to increase data. At that point it becomes a much better deal. If you're a family of 4 or 5? The savings could really stack up. Plus, this includes tethering, which is normally an extra $30 per phone. If you count that into the mix it really saves some money.
Also, their old plans aren't going away. So if you're a single line on Verizon then you'd keep using it. No big loss. The only thing going away is unlimited on contract renewals. If you have a single line you can buy an unsubsidized device and keep your unlimited data.
RE: Represents what customers want?
6/12/2012 1:45:38 PM
Well, it gives you a lot more data and now you can talk and text all you want without caring about usage.
Oh, and I just checked their website. You can have TEN devices sharing this pool. With the cost of adding a tablet at $10, I see a huge push toward adding them in the future. Why settle for Wifi-only if you can get one that runs on LTE and just use it occasionally on their network?
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