Verizon's 'Share Everything' Plans Arrive June 28
Verizon Wireless today announced new Share Everything plans. These are the first plans that allow Verizon customers to share voice, messaging, and data plans between multiple devices, including smartphones, feature phones, tablets, laptop dongles, and mobile hotspots. The basic plan requires a line access fee per device, which costs $40 per month for a smartphone, $30 per month for a feature phone, $20 for a laptop, and $10 for a tablet. These plans include unlimited voice minutes and unlimited messaging (text, picture, video). Once these devices are added to an account, shared data (up to 10 devices) starts at $50 per month for 1GB. Other data options include $60 for 2GB, $70 for 4GB, $80 for 6GB, $90 for 8GB, and $100 for 10GB. Verizon's mobile hotspot feature is included in the plan for no extra charge. The plans will be available to new and existing customers starting June 28.
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Hmmm. Comparsion Shopping..
So, what is the game changer here, DATA
The availibility and the bottom line cost.
I am sure VZW is poised to position this as, "you really don't need as much data as you think you might if you utilize you home WiFi netowrk and publicly available hot spots".
I am not one to try to "power a households needs off my smartphone" but I use things like navigation, streaming internet radio, and streaming video on top of reading news and pulling emails while completely out of reach of my hom...
1. The majority (not all) consumers do not need nearly as much data as they think. Many people want unlimited just because it is unlimited and they don't ever go over 2GB. ...
These plans are not for everyone
2 Smartphones - Currently on a 700 min share plan, unlimited texting, both with unlimited data (use less than 4GB total), 4G tablet with 2GB plan, use about 1.5GB)
New plan: 2 Smartphones, 6GB data, 4G tablet
1 Feature phone - 900 minute talk and text plan, no data
New plan: $30
2 Smartphones, 2 feature phones, 1 MBB, 1 4G tablet: 2000 minutes, unlimited text, 2GB data on smartphones (one uses almost 2GB, the other only half a gig, none on feature phones, 5GB ...
1st, Example 2,
If you read Verizon online Share everything brochure you cannot enroll in the $30 unlimited talk and text without also adding at least the $50 data package. And I would imagine it would take a few...
$70 (1400 Shared Minutes)
Smartphone - $9.99 Access + $30 Unlimited Data + $10 Text
Basic Phone - $9.99 Access
Basic Phone - $9.99 Access
* I averag...
AT&T please DON'T follow!
Isn't that like breaking up with Doctor Doom to date Darth Vader?
I wonder if they will use employee discounts?
I have an unlimited data plan on my account. Do I need to change it?
You're not required to move to Share Everything but if you do, unlimited data will not be retained on your line. As a Verizon Wireless customer you have choices when you upgrade at discounted pricing. You can choose from a standalone data package starting at $30 for 2GB or a Share Everything Plan. If keeping unlimited is important to you, you can choose to upgrade and pay full retail price for the phone.
So, I'm wondering what happens if I use my discount to do an alternate upgrade? I keep my device on my line...
I went into a coughing fit when I read that. Better start saving my pennies...
I am going to save money.........
In my case I am paying the following now:
89.99 Unlimited Talk and Text
30.00 Data (4GB)
What I will pay with the new plan
40.00 Unlimited Talk and Text
60.00 Data (4GB Including mobile hotspot)
Now in my book this is a 19.99 savings but I can step up and get more if I like. Talking with my friends and co-workers these new plans will save them money. Plus I am not paying any additional if I use my phone as a mobile hotspot. Most are paying way to much attention to the data pricing when it is actually saving them money.
The plan I was considering:
Basic phone (I work outside)
450 minutes $40 (only used 20 to 50 minutes a month)
no text or data on phone
5GB mobile hotspot $50
A few things that nobody has said
1. These plans are for new customers you do not have to move from your curent plan unless you want to.
2. If you want to keep your unlimited data you can it just becomes a month to month and you buy your phone full retail.
3. A current customer can upgrade or add a new line in their current pricing level with out going to family share data.
4. It stands to reason that if you want the company to subsidize the price of your phone you need to play by the current rules of the company.
5. You are no longer paying for hotspot it is included in the data plan.
$30 or $40?
"shared data (up to 10 devices) starts at $50 per month for 1GB"
Maybe I am readign this wrong, I'll check back in a few hours.
Pics/vids to send and receive as well as streaming has just gotten a lot more expensive for a family.
WTF?! I really hope Verizon doesn't manage to pull a fast one over anyone's eyes with these bullshit prices. I was really hoping that VZW would capable of offering a valuable plan. This is not it. This is a joke.
theres some potential