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Verizon's 'Share Everything' Plans Arrive June 28

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"shared data (up to 10 devices) starts at $50 per month for 1GB"

The Phoenix

Jun 12, 2012, 7:58 AM
WHAT!!!! Shocked

Maybe I am readign this wrong, I'll check back in a few hours.
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Slammer

Jun 12, 2012, 8:11 AM
You're not reading it wrong.

Pics/vids to send and receive as well as streaming has just gotten a lot more expensive for a family.

John B.
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The Phoenix

Jun 12, 2012, 8:30 AM
say you have three lines, we can compare:

  • at&t: $30 for 3gb x 3 lines = total $90/month with 3gb per line, not shared
  • verizon: $90 for 8gb shared on this plan,

  • but $50 for the first gb is unreal.
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    Ghosthendrikson

    Jun 12, 2012, 8:36 AM

    but $50 for the first gb is unreal.


    Exactly, I'm cool with these being the new Family Share plans. But this really screws over those of us who are still on a single line account.
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    dlmjr

    Jun 12, 2012, 11:08 AM
    My math says -- ATT = $90 for 9 gb Verision = $90 for 8 gb
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    dlmjr

    Jun 12, 2012, 11:25 AM
    Lets do a comparison: 5 smart phones

    ATT 5 line fm talk 700 (700 anytime, 700 roll over) $99.96
    Unlimited msg and unl mobile to ANY mobile 30.00
    5 3 gb data plans @30ea (15 gb data 150.00

    Total $279.96

    Vz

    5 lines @ $40 each $200
    10 gb data shared 100

    Total: $300

    If you knock down the data to 9.6 g for ATT, the price is $259.96

    Did I do that right?
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    MadFatMan

    Jun 12, 2012, 11:49 AM
    Sprint
    Everything Data Share 1500 $110
    additional line 19.99
    Feature phone data included
    Premium Data $10 (smartphone) UNLIMITED DATA
    Unlimited Anytime any Mobile INCLUDED
    Unlimited Navigation Included
    Unlimited Text, picture mail and video mail Included

    Five lines
    All Smart Phones $240.00 unlimited data on all lines that's less than $50 a month per smartphone and you can subtract $10 for each feature phone that is activated in place of a smart phone.

    Did I do that right?
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    Red_Minx

    Jun 13, 2012, 12:21 PM
    sure did lol
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    Ghosthendrikson

    Jun 12, 2012, 8:19 AM
    EXACTLY!

    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.
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    timvideo

    Jun 12, 2012, 8:43 AM
    The CFO of verizon did assure investors that customers would spend more money! The people that thought these family data plans would be truly beneficial to the consumer are idiots. They tack on a line access fee per device ranging from $10-$40, they lock you into a etf contract per device at $350 per smartphone, tablet, hotspot. With plans like this I will Gladly pay full retail price on my next phone! Twisted Evil
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    Jellz

    Jun 12, 2012, 8:49 AM
    The "per device access fee" is actually pretty good, considering it gives you unlimited talk and text. $40 for unlimited talk and text on a smartphone, $30 on a smartphone? Very fair.

    It's the data plans that are ridiculous. And I wonder what the overages look like....
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    Jellz

    Jun 12, 2012, 8:50 AM
    Paranoid
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    The Phoenix

    Jun 12, 2012, 9:06 AM
    That's what I was just wondering also...
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    eljeffe666

    Jun 12, 2012, 9:18 AM
    It is 15 per gig over.
    Or change the plan 10 for an additional 2 gigs.
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    timvideo

    Jun 12, 2012, 9:23 AM
    overages will probably be $20 per mb
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    acdc1a

    Jun 12, 2012, 9:31 AM
    Let's be fair? 5 unlimited lines at Metro on LTE (granted it's much slower) are $175 per month. That won't even get you started at Verizon based on these plans. Out of their damn minds!
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    Jellz

    Jun 12, 2012, 9:36 AM
    Comparing the major carriers to MetroPCS isn't exactly too fair, given the levels of service are drastically different. But you have a point, and my point was simply that the per-line access fees are fair (for unlimited talk and text, not for data) based on what they offer now.
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    acdc1a

    Jun 12, 2012, 10:11 AM
    The level of customer service is not there. As far as the phone service itself goes, voice is excellent. Data far exceeds 3G speeds but fall short of LTE service at Verizon. That said, speed is more than sufficient for phone use. There is no lag, no delay, and multi media services such as Youtube and Netflix work great.

    The industry insiders really should be fair to companies like Metro. There's only so much consumers are willing to take and I think Verizon may be pushing that limit.
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    Jarahawk

    Jun 12, 2012, 5:56 PM
    Except that there is no Metro PCS in the rural area where I live. I guess I should move or I am just out of luck.
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