Verizon Officially Launches Its Data Share Plan

If you’re a Verizon customer, Judgment Day will officially arrive on June 28th. As we had previously mentioned, Verizon had its sights set on introducing a new plan called the Data Share plan. In this plan, Verizon customers will have unlimited voice minutes, text messaging and shared data for up to 10 Verizon devices. Customers would first select the devices they want on their accounts. Then customers would choose a plan that includes unlimited minutes, unlimited messages and a shared data allowance that begins at 1GB for $50, 2GB for $60, 4GB for $70 and so on.Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Tami Erwin shares some insight on how important this new option is for customers:

“Share Everything Plans are the new standard for wireless service.  They are simple; customers no longer have to think about their voice and message plans, because both are unlimited.  Share Everything Plans are convenient; customers purchase one data plan and they share it with up to 10 mobile devices.  And, they are worry-free; customers can connect their 3G or 4G devices wherever and whenever they want on America’s most reliable network.”


Customers would also have the option of adding 3G/4G tablets to their Data Share plans for an additional $10, though there is no need to sign a contract or long-term commitment. In all reality, the Data Share plan isn’t too bad— especially for couples and families. But if you’re not fortunate enough to be on a family plan and ride solo, then there’s nothing like having the luxury and freedom of unlimited data for Verizon customers— so you may want to hold onto that coveted unlimited data plan for as long as you can.

source: Verizon Wireless PR

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  • This plan is not for me, way too much $$$.

  • mad hatter

    $40 per smartphone, per month access fee. Add that for a family of 4, plus don’t forget to add the cost of the shared data plan. The only way this is beneficial is if you have numerous devices, like 6-8 devices sharing data. You’re paying for unlimited calls/texts with that access fee, don’t think you’re getting anything free here.
    Instead of paying a bulk fee for a family talk/text plan and a price per phone for data you’re doing the EXACT opposite. Paying for a family data plan (horrible rates) and paying per device for talk/text.  Why would it be $10 for a tablet?  You don’t typically talk/text from one and if you do it’s using data to do it. 

    Just another way to stiphen progress and slow their network growth. Cell phones with all the features (like netflix) have killed their networks. All of the cell companies are paying millions of dollars to the telephone and cable companies to bring fiber to their towers so they have 100Mb Ethernet connections or above. Wouldn’t you slow progress to save money as well?  Cap folks data plans?

    Cell phone manufacturers giveth, and the cell service providers taketh away.  Laughing all the way to the bank.  Hey look, our new iphone software does facetime via 3g/4g!  Oh, sorry you can’t really use it because you’re on a very limited data plan.  But we stream Netflix; sorry you can’t use it.  Twitter integration, facebook integration, everything integrated into data from the web….sorry you can’t really use it.