Verizon Details Shared Data Plans Slated to Launch June 28
Pricing starts at $50 per month for 1GB of shared data, along with unlimited talk and texting. If that's not enough, Verizon will also offer 2GB for $60, 4GB for $70, 6GB for $80, 8GB for $90, and 10GB for $100. Mobile Hotspot, currently an premium add-on, will be included with all Share Everything plans. Sounds like a killer deal, right? Not so fast.
There's also a monthly line access charge for each device, which breaks down as follows:
- Smartphones: $40/month
- Basic Phones: $30/month
- Jetpack/Netbooks/Notebooks/USBs: $20/month
- Tablets: $10/month
Let's say mom and pop both own a smartphone and little Johhny has a dumbphone and they decide the 4GB plan is right for them. The total monthly bill is $180 ($40 smartphone + $40 smartphone + $30 dumb phone + $70 for 4GB). That's not obscene, but it's not stellar, either. Where the Share Everything plans have more value is for individuals or families who want to add tablets, which run $10/month a pop.
As far as overages go, Verizon will charge $15 per 1GB. And if you need more than 10GB/month, Verizon says you can log in to your account and add 2GB for $10.
What are your thoughts on Verizon's Share Everything plans?