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Verizon Announces Share Everything Plans, Starting at $50 for 1GB of Data and Unlimited Talk/Text

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Here they are, folks, shared data plans or as Verizon is referring to them – Share Everything Plans. They just came across the wire and are definitely an interesting approach to wireless plans. This new plan structure will debut on June 28. Let’s try to talk through exactly what we have here. 

Verizon is offering unlimited minutes and texting and then adding on set amounts of data at an account level. The fees start with a monthly access fee which is basically where you choose the amount of data that you think your family will use:  1GB for $50, 2GB for $60, 4GB for $70, 6GB for $80, 8GB for $90, and 10GB for $100. Then, you start adding on devices (up to 10) which each come with their own fee:  smartphones for $40 each, feature phones for $30, Jetpacks/USB dongles/Notebooks/Netbooks for $20, and tablets for $10.

For example, if your family has 2 smartphone lines and 1 feature phone ($40 per smartphone and $30 for the feature phone) and you want 6GB of data shared between all of you, add on $80 to the $110 for the devices and your bill is roughly $190 (or a tad more with fees and taxes). If you have a 4G LTE tablet, you can add that to the account for $10. You can also add a hotspot plan on for free (or they are simply included), but just remember, that it pulls from that 6GB of data that you are all sharing.

Here is an an example of what my current plan looks like – 2 smartphones and 1 feature phone on a 700 minute plan with 2 unlimited data packages. We pay $10 per line ($30 total) plus $30 for each unlimited data package and $80 for the 700 minute plan. My bill is roughly $170 each month.

If you go over your data limit, you pay $15 per 1GB. If you need more than 10GB per month to start, you can add on an additional 2GB for $10.

As you can tell, and probably could have guessed long ago, this is a monumental switch off of caring about minutes and texting and focusing everything on data. The minutes and texting are never a worry with these plans since they are unlimited, but you now have to start monitoring how much data your family is using. There is no longer an unlimited option at all and the highest amount of data you can buy per month is 10GB for $100 (unless you add more for an additional $10). If you have the full 10 devices attached to an account, that gives you 1GB per device per month, which as you can imagine, is not a lot.

*We broke this whole situation down into a “basics” type of post that you may want to check out.

*Don’t forget, there are ways to keep your unlimited data plan.

*Be sure to vote in our poll and tell us if these new plans would save your money or cost you more.

*We now have info on corporate employee discounts here.

Here is Verizon’s site that details everything.

VERIZON WIRELESS UNVEILS NEW SHARE EVERYTHING PLANS FOR BASIC PHONES, SMARTPHONES, TABLETS AND MORE

Share Data with up to 10 Verizon Wireless Devices; Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Messages and Mobile Hotspot Included in All Smartphone Plans

 BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless today announced Share Everything Plans that will forever change the way customers purchase wireless services.  Share Everything Plans include unlimited voice minutes, unlimited text, video and picture messaging and a single data allowance for up to 10 Verizon Wireless devices.  In addition, the Mobile Hotspot service on all the devices is included in the Share Everything Plans at no additional charge.  The groundbreaking Share Everything Plans debut on June 28 and will be available to new, as well as existing, customers who may wish to move to the new plans.

“Customers asked, and today Verizon Wireless delivered an industry first,” said Tami Erwin, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless.  “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.”

How Share Everything Plans Work

To get started on a Share Everything Plan, customers first select the devices they want on their accounts.  The next step is to choose a plan that includes unlimited minutes, unlimited messages and a shared data allowance that begins at 1 GB for $50.  Customers adding a tablet on their Share Everything Plans can do so for an additional $10, with no long-term contract requirement. The following matrix shows pricing for an account with several different devices, such as a smartphone, a tablet and a basic phone, billed to the same individual.

Step 1

Step 2

Monthly Line Access

(per device)

Shared

Minutes

Shared

Messages

Shared

Data

Monthly Account Access

(shared with up to   10 devices)

Smartphones – $40Basic Phone -30Jetpacks/USBs/Notebooks/Netbooks – $20Tablets – $10

Unlimited

Unlimited

1 GB

$50

Unlimited

Unlimited

2 GB

$60

Unlimited

Unlimited

4 GB

$70

Unlimited

Unlimited

6 GB

$80

Unlimited

Unlimited

8 GB

$90

Unlimited

Unlimited

10 GB

$100

There are separate plans for accounts with only basic phones, or data only devices such as USB modems or Jetpack Mobile Hotspots at www.verizonwireless.com/ShareEverything.

“When developing these plans, we first asked customers what they wanted in a wireless service plan.  We also looked at the technology and how customers were using it to manage their lives.  And last, we took into consideration the evolution of the technology and how customers would use wireless in the future,” Erwin added.  “Share Everything Plans are the outcome of that research.  They cover every device Verizon Wireless offers, from basic phones to smartphones, from tablets to Jetpacks and more.  Share Everything Plans represent a tremendous shift in how customers think about wireless service.”

Switch to a Share Everything Plan

Customers are free to keep their existing plans, but there is no fee or contract extension to move to the new Share Everything Plans.  To help customers determine the best Share Everything Plan option, Verizon Wireless has created an easy to use online tool at www.verizonwireless.com/ShareEverything. 

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

  • Joshyz73

    I pay about $150 a month after taxes and fees for 2 smartphones, one on unlimited data, the other on 2GB, 250 text messages on one phone, 1000 on the other, and 550 shared minutes (it’s a loyalty plan, and we never come close to hitting that). BEFORE taxes and fees on the new plans, I’d be paying $160 if I went with 6GB shared, or $150 if I went with 4GB shared. Only going to cost me more. I guess it’s full retail for phones from now on.

  • MikeCiggy

    This is not even bad for those complaining. A plan with 3 Galaxy Nexus’ rite now costs $110 for unlimited text and 700 minutes. Then $30 each for 2gb each. That’s $200.

    Now it’s $80 for the same 3 phones and $40 each for access. And that’s still 2gb each only difference is being able to share data that is or is not used.

    My plan will happily be going up $10 so we can get those 2 extra shared gigs. I use Pandora religiously and never really go over 2.5gb so that’s perfect.

    • EC8CH

      for anyone who doesn’t need unlimited talk and text this is beyond bad

      • MikeCiggy

        I was just reading through comments and I am now understanding some people are upset about being charged for unlimited talk and text when they wont use it. But as Kellen wrote and I also believe carriers will all start to focus on data use it self and much less on talk and text pricing.

    • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

      And by “…not even bad for those complaining…” you mean “not even bad for me”. Good for you for not using much data, but not everybody uses their devices the same way that you do.

      • MikeCiggy

        I’m curious how you consume so much data. I consider my self a power use constantly on my phone using it for the web, music. The only thing I will not do is download files I save that for when im home and place them on the phone after downloading. Not to mention when your home if you have a wifi network you should be using it instead of your phones data.

        This post is meant with the most respect. I truly am interested in how other use large amounts of data.

        • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

          You answered the question yourself. Download files… I very frequently download roms, among other things. Like I said, different people utilize their devices differently. Personally, I have a 3 year old and a 4 month old… It’s not easy for me to sit down at my laptop or desktop at this point in my life. My best bet to be able to do some of the things that I would normally do on my machines is to do it on my phone while on the move. The vast majority of my computing is done on my phone at this point in my life.

          • MikeCiggy

            The only advice I have for that. Is when I download ROM’s or files to my phone if you can’t sit at the laptop is connect your phone to your Wifi network when you decide to download files. Since your running roms you know turning on wifi is one button click.

            I was once on unlimited data and then moved to my own account where I had to get 2gb because it’s all I could afford at the time. The way I made up for loss of data is every time i’m home I connect to wifi no matter if I’m downloading or not. It saves data and actually saves battery.

          • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

            Your advice is assuming that I’m always in my house… I’m not. With two kids who have two very different needs I’m all over the place. Not to mention I’m at work a large chunk of the day, where my wifi access is limited.
            I fully understand what you’re suggesting, and that’s what I’d be doing if it were feasable (its what I used to do, pre-kids). But right now if I want to be able to do the stuff that I want to do I have to do it when I can, I can’t really afford to wait until I get home and then wait for a moment when neither kid needs my attention.

        • Detonation

          I stream music all day at work where there is no WiFi, which is 100-200 megabytes a day. And I know people that take the bus to/from work that stream netflix during the ride which adds up real fast.

          I know I could put music locally on my phone to cut down on streaming, but why should I have to change my ways just because Verizon wants to be greedy?

        • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

          Not so sure so a “power user” is one who uses their phone for web and music a lot and doesn’t download files, etc.

        • PC_Tool

          Pandora at work.

          Done. Far more than 2GB a month right there. Add any netflix at all and that 2GB suddenly seems laughable.

  • Liquidretro

    This raises my monthly plan by over $50 and that is without converting the one feature phone to a smart phone which we will probably do without taking into account taxes.. How does this effect business plans?

  • Mlarson6

    One of the biggest problems I see is having to track data use each month as a FAMILY and not just as an individual anymore. Verizon definitely designed this whole thing planning on families going over their limits each month and getting even more money. hate these stupid new plans…

    • King of Nynex

      I pity VZW customer service reps. I can only imagine the irate parents who will be calling when they find out that their kids racked up $2,000 phone bills watching seasons of “How I Met Your Mother.”

  • http://twitter.com/HereComesDaBoom Victor L.

    I’m sorry to hear that sir. Are you sure you want to close your account? Yes. Thank you very much. After 6 months they will reduce the price cause they will lose many customers (the ones that can add).

  • http://www.facebook.com/bgbarcus Brian Barcus

    The only way to come out ahead on this deal is to have a lot of phones that need modest amounts of data each.

    I have five smart phones and one tablet. One of the phones is on an unlimited talk plan, all five have unlimited data but only two of us use more than 1GB of data per month. Total monthly data usage across all six devices is roughly 8GB. The plan allows 2GB extra for $10 so I could have all six devices with 16GB for $340/month. My current bill is around $450/month.

    Depending on how much the extra fees cost I could save $100/month so this is worth serious consideration. Losing the unlimited data is a scary thing but my total usage has been pretty stable for the last year, and ICS allows devices to monitor their own data usage and prevent overages.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicholas.tyler88 Nick Bohl

    I have four lines on my account, with 1400 minutes unlimited text, and 3 data plans. I’m the only unlimited but i use 4-6 by myself, so say we go to 10, that way neither of my 2 other lines need to to sacrifice (have been on 2gb plans since day 1). This bring us to 100+40+40+40+30=250 before taxes.. Right now my bills is 260 AFTER! If we ever switch the fourth line to a smart phone, I’m looking at a 300 bill every month, and there’s no way way there will be enough data to go around… I’m leaving Verizon, end of discussion.

  • ilovetechnology

    You need to update the title of this article…the plans start at $90 for unlimited talk/text and 1GB smartphone data. When I saw $50 I thought “Hey, finally Verizon did something right!”. Silly me.

    • toosurreal01

      Agreed. You have to have at least 1 smartphone attached to the plan, so the minimum would be $90/mo.

  • dragonflyr

    the line access fee (for smartphones) went up to $40. THEN add the data/voice/text. I think the few people who are saying this is good are forgetting about the per line access fee (and god only knows what other fees). my 2 smartphone family plan just got more expensive. thanks vzw! i’ve been with you 12 years. this is what i get!???? And you’ve got the balls to say “this is what I asked for!!?” done. finished. next upgrade I am GONE. seriously .. just like cable tv/direct tv, this model is DYING.

  • http://twitter.com/BriCo84 Brian Cohen

    What does this mean for business accounts? I am on an account with 30 lines, all on smartphone, umlimited plans with pooled minutes.

  • zizzybaloobah

    Share everything = gimme all your money.

    I’m calculating what I’d pay under the new plan (I have 5 lines, 3 are smartphones). Total right now (before taxes & fees) is $10 than my current bill, and that’s with ONLY THE 1GB option. When I add 8GB data (which is lower than our average usage), I’d be paying over $60 more per month.

    It’s no so much the data charge that’s blowing up my bill as it is the per phone charges – I’m only paying $9.99 per line and in the new plan, it’s no less than $30.

    I don’t need to hotspots or any of that other crap. I don’t need unlimited minutes — right now we use significantly less than half of my plan’s shared 900 minutes.

    fail. Fail. FAIL.

  • Milkweed

    How do discounts through companies affect these plans?

    • cbkcc1

      i am assuming it is better now only IF the plans are right for you.
      you will get the full discount on the lead phone on the plan. so it will be the total minus your discount. now the other phones on the plan with their data don’t get that disocunt.

  • florious80

    As expected, Verizon has announced the “rip me off” plan. If i go with this new plan, i’m looking at an increase of $63 for a plan of 2 smart 2 feature phone. Oh and only 4GB shared. Sigh.

  • Sean Wood

    And now we watch Sprints cutomer base double over the next year….lol

    • Tony Allen

      No, now we watch Sprint soon to follow in similar footsteps, or go completely bankrupt, whichever happens first.

      I seriously LOL thinking about people who seriously believe that people will just go flocking to one of the worst networks in the country because of this. They will go prepaid on some sort of Sprint MVNO maybe, but they’re not going to pay for Sprint full-price.

      • Donnwon

        I’m headed to t-mobile prepaid. I can get unlimited talk text and data which is capped at 5gb for high speed and only spend 129 for 2 lines and not be locked into a contract, not to mention since its a bring your own phone deal I can buy whatever phone I want.

  • King of Nynex

    “They are simple; customers no longer have to think about their voice and message plans, because both are unlimited.”

    Google voice allows for built-in unlimited texting. And minutes are nothing to the carrier. Even years ago when I worked for AT&T Tech Support, they told us that we can throw thousands of minutes at unhappy customers because it costs the company basically nothing.

  • PC_Tool

    Wow.

    5 lines, all unlimited…

    Verizon is about to lose a $300+ a month customer here. This is bull.

    Time to check out Sprint and T-Mob again…

    • toosurreal01

      I’m in the same boat :(

    • bkosh84

      That’s what I did. Sprint is cheaper right now and we have unlimited data with Verizon still.. I am switching me and my wife in July when our contract is up to save money.

    • florious80

      They are grandfathered. As long as you don’t plan on upgrading with discounted phones, you won’t lose them.

      • PC_Tool

        “As long as you don’t plan on upgrading with discounted phones, you won’t lose them.”

        VZW doesn’t do non-subsidized pricing. Not a chance in hell I’ll be paying full price and *then* for a subsidized plan. That’s just as BS as these new plans are.

        I’ll likely be following bkosh84 when our contract is up.

        • florious80

          I agree with you that V is just going to make money anyways since we are still forced to pay for subsidized price, without any subsidy if we upgrade with full price phones. However, I think no matter which carrier you go (at least the major ones), none of them have a “non-subsidized” price for their plans. I guess the option is Sprint that currently still offers unlimited with subsidy. I would expect, though, that they would end that as well eventually. :(

  • Pokemomtez

    Dang…. My plan for 3 droids on 700 min and unlimited data is $160/mo…. For the same price PRE tax…. We get to share 1gb???? That’s just bad business. Better preorder that GS3

  • John

    For me this actually works out better for me. I have two smartphones currently, which both have their unlimited data plans. My wife uses maybe 200Mb a month, since she’s a stay at home mom, and uses the wifi. I listen to Pandora on the daily two hour commute, so I use roughly 2Gb per month. I’d get us the 4Gb plan, which when all is said an done will either be slightly cheaper, or just about the same.

    So, atleast for me, this is better than I thought it would be, and I’m not nearly as hard up to keep my unlimited data, since I barely use 2gb now, and 4 would be enough and then some.

    • toosurreal01

      Do you have a 4G phone now? If not expect that data usage to only go up.

  • Master O’Disaster

    Based on my rough calculations, my plan would be going up by at least $30/month (including taxes, etc.). That would be under the best circumstances: I tried to guess where VZW would apply my company’s employee discount of 21% to the new plan. If I don’t get all of the expected discounts on my services, my rate would only go up from there. :-(

  • bakdroid

    Time to switch to two cans and a string service.

  • Lucas Moller

    The best deal here seems to be the hotspot sharing (free) and the $10 tablets add-on (makes much less of a barrier to snagging a 4G tablet)

    • http://profiles.google.com/babybybusta Andrew Thompson

      This really makes me want to trade in my wifi xoom for a 4G one…

    • florious80

      I wouldn’t say hotspot free is a good deal. Keep in mind that the hotspot also eat away your shared data. They definitely want you to use it so you would exceed the limit.

  • http://profiles.google.com/babybybusta Andrew Thompson

    BUT! Can I put my CR-48 to this plan?

    • krisguy

      If you use your existing device to tether, yes. BTW, aren’t Chromebooks GSM? or are they Wi-Fi only?

  • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

    Wait… So a plan with 2 smartphones and 1GB shared data will be $130????

  • toosurreal01

    Right now i pay $195/mo for 5 smartphones with unlimited data (all 3G phones, not that it matters)

    So based on this I would need to pay $200 for the 5 smartphones just for the TALK/TEXT, then another $80 for 6GB of SHARED data?

    WTF Verizon, this is the biggest bunch of bull I’ve seen, and it certainly not “focused around the customer”

  • interstellarmind

    Share Everything Plans represent a tremendous shift in how customers think about wireless “service.”

    Right, like how I will shift to AT&T or T-Mobile. You lost an already $200+ monthly bill customer, VZW, and for what?

    • bakdroid

      All you are doing is giving yourself a reprieve. Trust me, this is what the future of cell service holds for all.

      • Jarred Sutherland

        A move to prepaid is in my future, and after that when prepaid goes through the roof I’ll just switch back to a dumb phone. I can’t afford this nonsense.

    • http://www.facebook.com/is.user Stephen Lucas

      AT&T will probably follow Verizon’s lead, I think they High Five each other on any price gouging practice behind the scenes. Like dude Good One! My turn, HAH I 1 upped you and sprint and the others still suck enough that we won’t lose muhahahaha

  • br_hermon

    Ok so let me get this straight…
    Current Breakdown: Minutes + Line + Data + Texts + Various Charges = Final Bill
    New Breakdown: Line + Data + Various Charges = Final Bill

    Is that right? If so my current 2 line service breaks down to 70+((10+30+10+7.50) x 2) = 185
    (I have an old $10 texting plan)
    New breakdown: 40 (x2) + 70 + 7.50 (x2) = 165
    So… that’s it? Simple as that? Hmmm… I guess I’d save $20 but I’m still not sure about all this quite yet.

    • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

      the 7.50 (insurance?) would be per-line same as now. Plus, if you got into tiered during double data, your total data would be cut in half. Not a big deal if you never use said 4GB (or 8GB), but there it is. So, you’d save ~$13 /mo (lower taxes).

      • br_hermon

        The 7.50 is surcharges and taxes. Sorry shoulda been more clear. And if you check my math again, I did double up the 7.50 (per line) so it looks like I will in fact save $20 a month.

  • http://twitter.com/DaCatalyst Clayton Anderson

    My plan goes up $25+ tax just to keep doing what we are doing! Thanks for thinking of me Verizon. Kick rocks BAREFOOT and then go plank in traffic.

  • npomp

    I’m quickly reading through the details and looking at the plans and thinking to myself “hmm, that’s not so bad.”
    Then I realize they are charging you $40 just to have a smartphone!!! Hahahahah asshats

  • droid-razr-user

    as a business it makes sense for them to offer unlimited voice and text since if you’re an android user you’re most likely using google talk or some other IM instead of text messages, and you’re using your phone more to go online than to talk. For most users like us this sucks the big one. The only plus side I see to this is being able to add a tablet for $10. The problem is how many phones do you have in your account and how much data will you have available will most likely be less than it is now.

  • MrEnglish

    Petition time? Service change time? GFY Verizon time? Please choose an option and press #.

  • MrToTo83

    You can tell they want you to get smartphones. 10 more gets you one that shares the data. Kind of reminds me of the Altell SmartPack Plans in reverse.

  • Mario

    FU Verizon!

  • http://twitter.com/KFite13 Kevin Fite

    So I have 2 basic phones and 1 smartphone w/ unlimited data. I can’t figure out if I will be switched to this plan when upgrading one of the basic phones to another basic phone.

  • e_droid

    For my family and I these plans will not be worth it. Two ‘dumbphones’ and two smartphones on the plan, cheapest amount of mins, unlimited text & data = ~ $178/mo. The VZW site suggests we would need the $230 plan (with 2 – 5GBs data)…. FU VZW. Last contract ever with you.

  • King of Nynex

    Maybe it’s just early, but how is this “easy?” There’s numbers everywhere.

    • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

      rather than choose which plan minutes, individual or family, how much data per line, whether each line gets sms/mms at what amount, they simplified things: you have x # of phones, tablets, w/e at preset costs. now just choose how much data you want. They do have separate plans for “dumbphone only” accounts.

  • Mr. Wiggles

    What does this mean for those who preordered the SIII? I preordered from Best Buy. Also what if you’re the only one on a family plan upgrading?

    • e_droid

      We’ll be fine.

    • DroidBricker

      I read that you will not be forced to change if you preordered.

    • xbr360

      Are any of you really sure that those who preordered from BB will be able to keep their unlimited data? I know that those who preordered from verizon will be ok, including myself, because the contract that I signed still says unlimited data $29.99. I personally would be worried if I preorded from BB and didn’t sign a contract that said the same thing reguardless of what I had been told by a sales or customer service rep.

  • Mario

    I guess I will be paying full price in that Droid Razr HD

  • http://twitter.com/smittylinc Jamie Smith
  • Slide83

    Wow, I was hoping this would help me get my wife a smartphone, but this is crazy expensive.

    • noc007

      No this will help relieve you of money so they can stuff their coffers.

  • theguyoverthere

    May not be an entirely bad thing. With unlimited talk and text I can get rid of my home phone. It does suck they got rid of unlimited data though.

    • EC8CH

      your correct in that it’s not entirely bad

      sure it’s bad for the customers…. but it’s good for verizon

  • zizzybaloobah

    “When developing these plans, we first asked customers what they wanted in a wireless service plan” Oh really? Because everyone I know wants to keep UNLIMITED DATA in their wireless plan.

    • https://plus.google.com/110773438514346746273/ tjhrulz

      We should have a let everyone from droid-life keep their unlimited data petition

    • http://twitter.com/strifejester Justin Ellenbecker

      Except everyone you know is not even .5% of their total customer base.

      • michael arazan

        we need to get organized with all the android blogs/ forums with a petition.

  • cbkcc1

    obviously not right for everyone. but it basically comes out to $15 cheaper a month total with 2 basic phones, 2 smart phones, and a tablet.
    this gives unlimited talk, text, and virtually unlimited data (10GB) with free hotspots.
    this is a great thing if volume is your need. people that are complaining for one phone don’t need this, this is for LARGE GROUPS of phones.
    it is much better priced than i thought it would be and with the plan discount it is now discounting everything not just the lead phone.
    this also means the possibility of getting rid of your home phone completely.
    there is a calculator on the link.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      How is 10GB “virtually” unlimited data? Do you not understand the term “unlimited”? It is nowhere near unlimited, it doesn’t even begin to smack of unlimited. Good lord you people are insane.

      • cbkcc1

        if you are using more than 10GB a month, i suggest you learn to use free wi-fi or pay for a cable modem. i am a heavy user on the road and i barely crack 2GB. streaming netflix on your phone is not what it was meant for. buy a nice tv and get internet in your domicile.

        • Detonation

          Hmm, free unsecure slow Wifi, or blazing fast secure LTE? I pay for data so I can use it anywhere. If I wanted to use Wifi all the time, I would just get a dumbphone and an ipod touch/android equivalent.

          • cbkcc1

            i’m talking about if you are not able to utilize the discount here, if you can’t then keep your single line with your unlimited data.
            get with a group of your friends on VZW the, the more people on a plan the bigger savings. if you are a SINGLE person with UNLIMITED data already, then OBVIOUSLY don’t worry about these SHARED plans.

          • cbkcc1

            if you are a SINGLE user this doesn’t apply.
            if you have UNLIMITED data on your SINGLE plan this isn’t for you.

          • Detonation

            Actually I’m the only smartphone on a 4 line family plan. And one of those lines may be interested in a smartphone soon, which I’m worried is going to force the whole family plan onto this nonsense.

          • cbkcc1

            that is a gamble. you might be forced if you do not upgrade. i think there might not be as much of a benefit for just 2 smartphones depending on what you pay now.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Reedy/543185757 Daniel Reedy

        It’s people like you, and many others, why unlimited data is going away. If you’re using more than 10GB a data a month, you need to put your phone down and either spend more time with your family or get out the house every once in a while. I’m a pretty heavy user and I only use 3-4GB a month, and I have a grandfathered unlimited. 10GB of data is ALOT of data and if you’re going through that much in a month, then it’s people like you and many others that are causing the data tiers and shared data plans to come out.

        • Jarred Sutherland

          No it isn’t, Verizon wants to you keep thinking that though. Verizon had plans to do away with unlimited data the second they saw the smartphone boom take off, you’re a fool to think otherwise.

          10GB is nothing if you have a family of 5 all using smartphones. The future, as corporations see it is cloud based everything. Stream this, stream that, 10GB is the 640K of the mobile world on LTE (otherwise what is the point of having faster networks?).

          By the way, I get out plenty (100+ miles a week on my road bike enough for you?), spend plenty of time with my family and I am still able to use my phone quite a bit (I work, I stream Pandora, etc). But keep being a corporate shill, Verizon loves customers like you.

          • arturo_bandini

            Yes, this is basically it. Everybody is saying “this isn’t so bad! I only use 1GB of data right now!” But Verizon is doing what we never suspect big corporations of doing…they’re actually thinking long term, and setting themselves up for the future. What pre-breakup AT&T was to land lines Verizon aspires to be for cellular.

            Data growth is exponential. If you sign a two year contract you’re probably going to be using a lot more data at the end of that contract than you are using now. And if this becomes the “new norm” then you’re probably going to be paying a lot more in five years to use A LOT more data.

          • arturo_bandini

            Yes, this is basically it. Everybody is saying “this isn’t so bad! I only use 1GB of data right now!” But Verizon is doing what we never suspect big corporations of doing…they’re actually thinking long term, and setting themselves up for the future. What pre-breakup AT&T was to land lines Verizon aspires to be for cellular.

            Data growth is exponential. If you sign a two year contract you’re probably going to be using a lot more data at the end of that contract than you are using now. And if this becomes the “new norm” then you’re probably going to be paying a lot more in five years to use A LOT more data.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Reedy/543185757 Daniel Reedy

            Dude, I’m a sales representative for a construction supply company. I drive 800-1000 miles a week for work, do corporate emails through my phone, link up via VPN clients through it, text messages, web browsing, etc…etc…etc…and I use only 3-4GB a month. This is where free WiFi comes into play. This is when you’re smart about your plan you have. I get out plenty myself, as do you apparently, but I still am able to use less data than you. If you have a family of 5 then MAYBE you should look at putting them on to different plans and different data tiers. Just because someone can look into the math and see that it works for them, doesn’t automatically means its gonna work for your dumbass. Learn how to use that WiFi widget on your phone. Learn how to do things without HAVING to have your phone or tablet around you 24/7/365. You can think I’m a corporate shill all you wanna and think that Verizon LOOOVEEESSS fools like me (as you so wonderfully put it) however, fact is that you’re a data hog and Verizon is getting people, like you, under wraps for taking up bandwidth and you don’t like it. Let’s go this route, how bout we get rid of data tiers and just start billing people exactly for all the data they use..X amount of dollars per GB of usage. I bet your ass will start learning how to consume less then.

      • cbkcc1

        this is ONLY a good idea if it helps you. if it doesn’t, keep your SINGLE phone on your UNLIMITED plan.

  • http://twitter.com/smittylinc Jamie Smith

    Look at the infographic for a clear picture of what pricing will be for you:
    http://solutions.vzwshop.com/shareeverything/pdf/verizon_share_everything_plan_details.pdf

    Or use the calculator to see how your current plan compares:
    http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/splash/shareEverythingCalculator.jsp

    • http://twitter.com/Jubmasterflex Jubby Salhi

      Thank you – Kellex really should feature this :D

    • Bamzilla

      No matter what, they recommend at least 8GB plan even if you select 0-2 haha

  • bp328i

    One of my five lines has an upgrade available on June 28th. I was going to get the SGlll but this makes me think it’s time to start moving my lines to T-Mobile or Sprint.

  • Detonation

    Wow that Share Everything Calculator is bad…My current plan is 1 smartphone, 3 basic phones and costs $170/mo after taxes and fees. The Calculator recommended me the 8GB shared plan (…with the 1 smartphone on my line) which is $220 before taxes and fees.

  • Murphy

    This only helps families, not individuals. Simply put.

    • EC8CH

      and only family’s that need unlimited talk and text

  • Story_Ninja22

    When Exactly does the mandate start. After June 28th are these the only plans moving forward?

  • http://twitter.com/crookedmarc Kyle Barker

    i don’t see how this saves me money…

  • ASDF

    How you could manage 1GB for 10 devices in one month is beyond me. I’m just glad they are allowing me to keep my plan already. My only worry is if someone on my family plan goes into these, that would in turn force me into it as well.

    • https://plus.google.com/110773438514346746273/ tjhrulz

      I have a feeling they may try this.

    • TheWenger

      I’m worried about this too.

    • Tony Allen

      I’m pretty sure this is exactly the ‘plan’. At which point in time, I will raise hell with Verizon until the remove me from the family share plan & let me keep my contract, or I walk away.

  • EC8CH

    Why are they forcing you into unlimited talk and text plans?

    That alone rules this out for my personal line as I currently need neither.

    This fails Verizon’s customers in so many ways.