Verizon Looking Into Family Data Plans
There are family plans for minutes, meaning the old school talking on the cell phone, so a transition to family data plans makes sense, as Shammo admitted:
"We had individual minutes for individual users. Then we eventually got to what we call family share where everyone in the family shares the same minutes.The thing is, shared minutes don't require much monitoring because most carriers have Friends and Family or other sorts of programs that don't count against your minutes. There no way you can do that with data, so there might be a little jostling among the family as people suck up a joint data bucket.
"I think it's safe to assume that at some point you are going to have mega-plans (for data) and people are going to share that mega-plan based on the number of devices within their family. That's just a logical progression."
Still, if the price were attractive enough, it might sell well. One thing about the offering though: it's probable that Verizon will grandfather in those who currently have unlimited data, meaning those who currently have it will be able to keep it, as long as they don't switch data plans (at least, that's the assumption and hope). It's obvious that switching to the family data plan would eliminate that aspect.