It would seem it’s been in the works for while that Verizon as well as AT&T would some time around mid 2012 introduce shared data plans. And thanks to our friends over at PhoneArena, a tipster shared what looks like a well along screen capture of a data usage calculator. It looks like Verizon will offer families the opportunity to go online and decide whether or not a shared family data plan is the right way to go. We’d assume as long as the respective carrier is selling enough hardware, and if possible get some subscribers still on old legacy unlimited plans on board, the new shared plans could be significantly discounted. We’ve still yet to see any specific pricing as the screen shot doesn’t confirm anything, however, stay tuned. We’re sure once Vz trains all of their employees and decides on an appropriate time to launch, we’ll be seeing it soon enough. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.