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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.

  • Pegleg

    We currently have 2 smart phones on unlimited data and one basic phone on a shared 700 minute plan and 250 shared texts and receive a 15% monthly access discount for which we pay $155.63/mo. Under the new structure we would pay $160.00/mo for 1GB shared data before taxes and before our discount. We average .119GB/mo. so unlimited does us no good. Bottom line is where will the discount be applied to see if we would pay more.

  • http://twitter.com/foreverinour steve wid 2 the does

    for our plan it should save us a decent amount of money. i dont use data much so it helps me out a lot. for people who uses lots of data it obviously doesnt. im not sure if the average user uses around 1gb a month. or if that depends on their network performance.

  • Pegleg

    Since discounts previously were applied to the voice part of the plan, and now voice is not a separate part of the plan, how will discounts be applied?

  • tempco

    I pay 325 right now. Under the share it would be 280

  • http://twitter.com/youngfellainc Youngfella

    Does this mean that “Basic Phones” will be $30 each if someone switched to this plan?

  • dk81

    Greedy bastards

  • Firelight

    What about tethering?

    • ERIFNOMI

      It’s included.

  • CuriousG

    think you missed part of the quote… “When developing these plans, we first asked customers what they wanted in a wireless service plan, then we completely ignored it.”

  • tweebee

    I have 3 smartphones and 2 basic phones on my current plan, which I’m paying about $195 currently. With the new plan it’s $230 with just basic 1GB data to share for 3 smartphones. That’s $35 more than what I’m currently paying. I wouldn’t mind paying more if it was unlimited data or something better in tiered, but 1GB for 3 phones is just crap!! The day I am forced into this plan will be the day I am leaving Big Red!

  • steve0617

    Kellex, your title is misleading. It’s actually $90 for 1 gig of data and unlimited talk/text, not $50. You aren’t mentioning the $40 per smartphone ‘monthly line access.’

  • http://twitter.com/CBarrows CBarrows

    For those mentioning discounts – it’s going to be interesting to see how discounts work. This plan could save me money – but could cost me more – depending on how discounts work. I also don’t like the idea of paying more money for less, but need to see more details in regards to discounts before I can really judge how it affects me.

  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    Interesting, quite a bit pricier than I was expecting even for Verizon.

    Comparing it to my current (grandfathered) T-Mobile family voice plan with add-on data plans, currently we pay a total of $130 (before taxes and BS fees) for 4 lines including 3 data plans.

    On a current T-Mobile (subsidized – trying to compare apples to apples as much as possible) plan we’d be looking at about $160 (which is more than we pay now including taxes and BS fees)

    Looking at AT&T (comparing apples to apples would want to have LTE as an option) it would be about $170

    On these new VZW plans we’d pay $210 to share a single 2GB data pool (which I think we could do but would be pushing it)

    It gets really sad If you compare it to the current VZW plans we would be looking at about $180 for four lines and three 2GB data plans, paying less for a total of 6GB of data.

    These new plans don’t even make sense if you have a tablet you want to add on, you could get a smartphone and a tablet and have them both share a 2GB data pool for $110, compared to $100 for two 2GB plans under the current plan structure.

    I guess you could say VZW doesn’t fail to disappoint in delivering disappointment.

  • EvanTheGamer

    $50 is an f’n outrage! I’m starting to rethink staying with Verizon and going elsewhere. Seriously, WTF?!

  • Rodys Gonzalez

    THE WAY I SEE; BYE, BYE UPGRADES!;;.. 5PHONES; AM KEEPING MY UNLIMITED DATA,, 11GB ON MY OWN ALONE!;.. LOL

    • PC_Tool

      THAT’S SO AWESOME. ISN’T IT GREAT WHEN YOU WALK INTO A ROOM AND START SHOUTING AND SUDDENLY EVERYONE PAYS ATTENTION TO YOU?

      I really gotta know though – what’s with the semi-colons and periods after exclamation marks? Is this some new-fangled emoji or something?

      • Aires_OFFICIAL

        HOW;; DO;;

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        • PC_Tool

          So sue me. I’m a fan of Loud Howard…

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          (The +1 on the OP’s post? That’d be me.)

          Oh, and disqus blows.

          PSPS: Don’t bring BN here….*please*…BN blows worse than Disqus….

          • Aires_OFFICIAL

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          • PC_Tool

            You know a site’s gotten bad when it’s too trolled/flamed even for me. ;-)

            Well, hello, anyway. (it was probably my reaction to seeing a BN user that triggered my misunderstanding…I got so used to the trolling there I associate it. Not your fault.)

            Thanks for the gorilla, but honestly, I’m trying to cut back…

            (The binary thing was novel…was…) :P

          • Aires_OFFICIAL

            I just can’t get on Droid Life with Disqus at all. In fact I’m Disqusted.

            I’ll probably randomly reply to some of your posts just to keep in touch, I’ll keep an eye on what you write. ;)

          • PC_Tool

            Did you set up your Disqus account with your Betanews login? This causes no end of problems…I did the same thing.

            Had to “reset your password” in Disqus account management, go through the entire email authentication rigamorole, and now, finally, I can access the account without having to log into BN first…

            If that’s the problem you’re having, give it a try and let me know. Seems about the only way to make them full-fledges disqus accounts..

            (Why anyone would actually want that….well.)

            Keep in touch, but I’ve got two eyes on me already. I’d look a bit odd with a third.

            Edit: You’re being followed. (Click my avatar, you can follow users in the disqus control panel.)

  • PABNJ

    Huh, since when has Tony Soprano become the new CEO for Verizon Wireless.

  • OminousVyse

    I have an unlimited data plan on my account. Do I need to change it?
    Starting June 28th……
    You’re not required to move to Share Everything but if you do, unlimited data will not be retained on your line. As a Verizon Wireless customer you have choices when you upgrade at discounted pricing. You can choose from a standalone data package starting at $30 for 2GB or a Share Everything Plan. If keeping unlimited is important to you, you can choose to upgrade and pay full retail price for the phone.

  • http://profiles.google.com/cvananden Chris VanAnden

    One thing I’m curious about with this “shared” feature. How will discounts work? I’m sure some of us (I know I do) have a discount on lines through employers. Will they take it off the entire bill now instead of just the main account?

  • Bionicman

    i have 4 phones total (3 smartphones, 1 feature phone). unlimited for 2 out of 3 smartphones and no data on the 1 feature phone. i pay about $220 now. if i were to sign up to this new plan it would be 40+40+40+30+90 (8GB data) so that’ll be $240. The only difference is my feature phone would now have data and my 3rd smartphone will have a bigger data cap (currently 2GB). nope not worth it, at least not right now…

    • Bionic

      then drop down the data? do you actually use all of the 8gb?

      • Tony Allen

        Dropping down the data makes for a worse and worse deal. Why isn’t 1Gb of shared data $10? It’s not like 1Gb is really all that much, especially between multiple devices. Mathematically it makes sense. $10 per Gb would be a way more reasonable option.

      • Bionicman

        right now i use over 2GB (currently on unlimimted data) and my wife uses over 1GB (also unlimimted). my 3rd smartphone (iphone 4s) hits close to 2GB as well. soooooo i can definitely see myself getting to 8GB in a month.

  • Bionic

    Honestly this isnt that bad. I actually stand to save $10-$15 a month using this new structure. The only people i see bitching about this is people who download a lot of illegal movies or use their phone as a tether.

    • Tony Allen

      I don’t download movies at all, nor do I tether. and I’m against this.

      • Bionic

        im “against” this as well, of course I want my unlimited data, but there is simply nothing i can do to change that. Every cell phone company is gonna do this, so im keeping the best signal i can get, which is verizon.

    • Artistan

      Or if you use you’re phone for Google Music streaming, Netflix, Hulu and everything else that is data intensive. I’ve used 1GB data within 4 days and I don’t tether nor download illegal movies on my phone,

      • http://twitter.com/CBarrows CBarrows

        Agreed – I’ve found it really useful to use Google Music while I use Endomondo Pro to run. In doing so, I’m using a ton of data, but I’m using my phone for an intended purpose for my use.

        In cutting to wifi only (only using GPS for the running – and music on board my phone) I can certainly cut down on data use – but it’s a shame the variety of running playlists I’ve made will no longer be useful once I’m forced onto this new plan.

      • Bionic

        netflix i could see, but you would have to stream A TON of music for like 8 hours a day 5 days a week to make that big of an impact on your data. My wife listens to her pandora for 6 hours a day a work on her iphone and even she was only at 1.5GB for the month last month.

        • Artistan

          Depends on what bit rate your music collection is, The majority of my music uploaded to Google Music is 320kbps. Your talking 4-8MB per song.

  • dukenilnil

    I am not a socialist… I don’t want to “share everything” Verizon

  • http://twitter.com/jheyneman James Heyneman

    Now what about that GSIII I preordered? The preorder says Unlimited data. If it shows up after the 28th, what the hell happens?

  • firedawg

    What are peoples opinions on winning the argument that I already “bought” the Galaxy S3 under the pretense I would have unlimited data still?

  • Jonathan Rose

    Can’t find if this was asked and answered but I am on a family plan now and if one line upgrades their phone, will it force everyone onto this plan? If my dad upgrades his phone, will I lose my unlimited since he would be forced into a family share, or would he have the options of just 2GB no share?

    • Tony Allen

      I believe so, yes.

  • http://profiles.google.com/cvananden Chris VanAnden

    Looks like I may have to switch from Verizon when I go to renew my contract…I’m in NYC, basically any provider is going to give me a good signal.

    Ridiculous that my bill will cost more for less. The only plus I see to this is you don’t need a separate data plan to add a tablet….but you lose so much data.

    • http://twitter.com/pcola_boy pcola_boy

      And that’s the advantage of being in a major metropolitan area. All carriers should give you a good signal.

  • Stewie

    What a load of useless horse$hit. Let’s make it more confusing as ever for the basic lemming out there, let alone those of us in the know.
    Greedy greedy greedy …

  • htruong

    so if we preorder the s3 before the the plan roll out will we be safe ?

  • http://www.twitter.com/slinky317 slinky317

    Ok, so for the people that are saying “OMG $90 for 1GB is ridiculous!” you need to be reminded that this is intended as a FAMILY PLAN.

    I currently am on a family plan with my wife. We both have smartphones with data plans, and we pay roughly $170 per month for unlimited data with 700 shared minutes. That’s after a 19% corporate discount I receive.

    We both try to use WiFi as much as possible, so I tend to use about 500mb-1gb of data per month and she only uses 100mb-300mb per month. So if I were to switch to this plan, I would probably get the 2gb for $60 plan. Add in the fees for our two smartphones, and we’re at $140, which $30 LESS than what we’re paying now. And that’s not even counting the 19% discount I’ll get with that as well. Even if we go over by 1gb, our monthly cost would still be less.

    Face it folks, this is a good deal for some people.

    • mustardhomie

      some folks… not all like myself unfortunately

    • Guest

      I am pretty sure after June 28th, everyone and not just families will be forced into those plans when buying new. The point is moot! :P

      • http://www.twitter.com/slinky317 slinky317

        Is that true though? I don’t see anywhere that Verizon would be forcing everyone into this plan. It’s called a “Share” plan, that would be like Verizon forcing everyone into family plans.

        • Tony Allen

          Share data, targeted at you having a smartphone and a tablet. This is probably a universal plan intended to simplify and streamline all accounts/services.

        • Guest

          I understood it as Tony Allen said. They are switching all plans to just that one type to streamline the process. Everything I have read has been pointing at that happening.

    • bkosh84

      I’m in the exact same boat Slink, but I did start pricing out other carriers about two weeks ago and found that Sprint is cheaper than Verizon regardless of the savings me and my wife would get.

      Like you said, good for some, bad for others..

      • http://www.twitter.com/slinky317 slinky317

        Sprint is definitely cheaper, but I’m not convinced their network is up to snuff. Maybe in a year or so when they hopefully build up their LTE foothold a little more I’ll consider switching.

        • bkosh84

          Yeah, we’ve talked extensively about what we should do with this coming up (our contract with VZW is up at the beginning of July) and we did our research on all the other three services and went in and talked to all of them and decided that even though Sprints network isn’t up to snuff with Verizons, we are trying to save money and they fit the bill for what we need right now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000586268256 Daniel Churco

    Here is the question. Why does Verizon change overages, instead of changing the plan that we would been based on what we use. Are they not screwing us enough, that they feel they need to charge $15 for 1gb, instead of moving us to the next plan for the one month that we go over, which is only $10 for 2gb more. Now with the shared plan, people could easily go over if more than one person stream a couple movies or something.

    • Detonation

      With that thought, why do companies even set plans – why not just pay for as much as you use? The reason is simply money. A lot people end up paying for minutes/data they don’t use (free money for Verizon) and other people will go over their limit (more money for Verizon).

      Fortunately, if you know you’re close to your limit, I believe you can call Verizon and get your plan upped to the next one during that cycle before you go over (and reduce it down later if desired). But yes that still doesn’t help after the fact.

  • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

    Unless you need unlimited voice, this plan is absolutely unnecessary. I am currently with a 700 shared minute plan, with unlimited text, unlimited data, and 4 smartphones. Let’s just say that I no longer have unlimited data, and only have the standard 2Gb data. My monthly fee will still be the same, slightly less than $240 a month.

    Switching to the new plan will cost me:

    4 smartphones x $40 = $160
    8Gb data = $90

    Right out of the box, I have to pay $10 more. Yes, I will get unlimited data, but last month, my whole family used 66 minutes only. Why would I want more than 700 minutes — I actually want less! I bet many people are like me, use very little voice minutes every month.

    Just in case you haven’t noticed, if you calculate the new fee for Kellex’s plan (assuming he only got 2Gb data instead of having unlimited data), he will end up paying $10 more also, exactly the same as what I will need to pay more if I switch. I have a feeling that this is what Verizon has been planning all the times — luring people with 700 minutes plan who are near their max minutes every month to switch to the new plan and pay more.

    • Andrew Grant

      If you call they offer a 550 minute plan

  • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

    While I agree with most of the comments, I think people are forgetting to look at it for people with multiple lines (especially if they don’t use data that much). For an individual, the new plans totally suck balls.

    The only people I can see this benefiting? Multiple smartphone lines of users that use up about 1-2 GB per device and also have tablets. If there is an account with 2 smartphones ($80), 1 tablet ($10), sharing 6 GB for $80, you’re paying around $170 plus taxes per month. And this also includes hotspot tethering, right? Which is usually $20 for 2 GB (I believe it’s additional though, so I would say the hotspot tethering is kind of a wash since it’s included but you don’t get extra GBs).

    Phone plans for families start at $70 for 700 minutes + $10 for the second line, $30 for 2 GB (so that’s $60 for two smartphones), $10 for 1000 texts (wow what a rip off, I didn’t know it was this bad until I looked at it, not sure if this is for all lines in family plan or for each line). Add a tablet and that’s another $30 for 2 GB. So that’s $180-190 (depending on if the 1000 texts is per line).

    I’m not defending Verizon, but the only way this is beneficial is if you don’t use that much data (face it, not many people don’t), but also if you have multiple accounts (especially tablet users).

    If they force this on everyone and not just accounts with multiple lines, that’s total bullshit. I feel that the only group it benefits (as described above) is a minority. Let’s hope everyone else doesn’t start doing this too.

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

    Ok, here’s a workaround people….All you have to do to keep unlimited data down the road, and still get upgraded prices, is designate one phone on your line (assumming you have a number of lines your account like I do), someone who doesn’t use a lot of data and let that line “take the hit” so to speak. The rest of your phones can remain on unlimited.

    Then when another line wants to upgrade, instead have the line already on the shared data plan order the phone and use the upgrade available. Once the phone comes in, just activate it on the unlimited data plan line of your choosing.

  • rakoskjc

    yes this sucks but everyone that is complaining with still stay a vzw customer and pay the bs fees. all carriers will rape you and take your money. Time for google to offer wireless services and take down att and vzw

  • http://dasalehaus.wordpress.com/ Enzy

    If I’m reading Verizon’s and AT&T’s pricing correctly, they’re both $90 minimum for 1 line. However, AT&T gives you 5x the data for that price.

  • Rich

    Sure am glad my grandfathered contract will end in a few months… And I sure as hell won’t be using VZW anymore with the plans and prices like this… there is no way, I would use them after this… I can just not have a phone and use a map like old times…

  • http://twitter.com/ThePhillipBee Phillip Bee

    I have been out of contract w/ VZN for 7 months. I renewed it to get my upgrade for the s3. Which Im grandfather into a 1 yr contract. After that 1 yr, I will be switching to a GSM carrier. I will have capped data, however no overage charges (at least as of now), no extra hidden fees, no more VZN BS in general, and any global phone that is the next big thing I will be able to get, unlock it and use it on that GSM carrier and not have to wait on VZN dictating my phone selection anymore and software updates !!

  • JWellington

    Damn. This is total rapage.

  • bkosh84

    So I did an account analysis on MyVerizon and figured I have used <2GB in the past six months between me and my wife and we have Unlimited and we pay $180 a month for both smartphone lines…

    With this new share everything plan, me and my wife would get the 2gb plan and that would have us paying around $160 a month, so I guess technically we'd be saving twenty dollars from what we were paying, but what happens if my wife does more on her smartphone one month and we go over? 15 more bucks for overages so then it will shoot us back up to what we were paying before…

    It sounds like the more phones (Smartphone or Featurephone) you have on the plan, the more screwed your getting than you were before, this plan really caters to people with 1 or 2 on a plan from what I can tell..

    • Guest

      No, it doesn’t even do that for a single phone. If you are still on Unlim, it’s ~$90, but one device + $50 for 1GB is also $90. So it’s $90 minus the Unlim plus 1GB. You are getting screwed hard right there. There is simply no way to save money over Unlim with this new plan.

    • dragonflyr

      i have an unlimited 2 line plan … there is just no way this saves money .. unless you use no data. basically .. this is a smoke and mirrors way of upping the data fees through the per line charges. btw .. a 1 phone plan is getting screwed hard. all in all, i see no savings in this at all. unless, again, you opt for the 2 gig bucket. it’s ALL about the data!

      • bkosh84

        Well considering I only used an average of 1.54gb of data in the past six months between me AND my wife yes, we would be saving, but then again I use wifi when I’m at home and work because it’s more reliable than 3g. It all depends how you use data I suppose…

  • Clifford Gadd

    How will this affect business accounts?

  • http://www.goosio.com/ Adam Siekmann

    With 5 Smartphones and 2 Tablets on my current plan and only using 7GB a month between them, this new plan would save almost 100$ a month off my current bill.. It may not be unlimited but the savings is worth it for me at the moment.

    • mustbepbs

      5 smartphones? Jeez. Are you one of those people who has 7 lines for themselves for the upgrade options?

      • http://www.goosio.com/ Adam Siekmann

        No, unlike some people we actually use the family plan for the family.

        • PC_Tool

          Yep. We actually had my Mother and my wife’s Mother on ours for a good while until our children got old enough for devices of their own…it *was* just cheaper at the time.

          …no longer.

        • mustbepbs

          Big family. Hate to pay your bill :X

          • PC_Tool

            5 smartphones? Hsuband and wife, parents/grandparents.

            Done and then some.

            It’s not really that hard….

            I’ve got to wonder why there are so many folks out there apparently completely estranged from the rest of their family…

          • mustbepbs

            It’s not that people are estranged from their families, it’s that people usually don’t share bills with family members, especially if they’re married. Seems odd.

          • PC_Tool

            Didn’t seem at all odd to us, I guess. The “moms” needed cell-phones and instead of having them get their own plans, we offered them slots in ours. All they paid was $10+data.

            Saved ‘em a bunch.

            Wouldn’t work at all now. Would actually be cheaper to have them buy their own plans…

    • PC_Tool

      Your current bill is over $410???

      (7 monthly access is $220 + data @ 8GB is $90 = $310, and you’d be saving $100 a month…meaning you pay at *least* $410 a month now.)

      (Had to fix my math a few times….oops)

      Monthly access for smartphones: $40 ea. (x5 = $200)
      Monthly access for Tablets: $10 ea. (x2 = $20)
      Data plan (8GB): $90.
      Total: $310 before taxes.

      • http://www.goosio.com/ Adam Siekmann

        Yes. After taxes and fees its like $419, with 5 Smart phones with unlimited data and 2 Tablets with 2GB each and 1400 minutes. I am the only person who really uses data on the plan and I don’t *really* need unlimited. This is just me, but I really can’t argue the new changes. In the future it may come back to bite me, but we shall see.

        • PC_Tool

          Ouch. I thought my plan was getting expensive @ around $200 after taxes.

          Still … getting the wife an SIII and then slowly dropping the lines as they go off-contract until we have none left.

          We;re done with VZW. Awesome network…absurd pricing.

          I’ll be happier with the GSM nexus devices anyway at this point.

  • thomas

    If you were to buy unlimited text and talk currently it would cost $90. Then if you add on data it costs an additional $30. This is for one phone. This plan would save you $20 a month.

  • br_hermon

    Another question I have, which I haven’t yet found the answer to on their site…
    What kind of charges are we looking at if we go over our data limit?

    *EDIT* Nevermind, the article was updated with that info.

  • LTB

    Page Plus Cellular – $55/month, unlimited talk/text, 2GB data. Bring your own Verizon compatible device. Good enough for the kids and grandma.

  • http://twitter.com/savagejeep SavageJeep

    B O H I C A ! !

  • Shawn Maloney

    if you do the math and compare it is really not as bad as everyone is making it out to be. You already pay a fee for your smartphone, plus minutes, plus txt, plus data etc etc. It was more itemized. I currently have a family plan with 2 smartphones (with mild data usage) and 3 basic phones for kids. Under this new plan, I can share data with the kids (which they have none now), get unlimited minutes/txt and end up paying about the same, but get more.

    • dragonflyr

      are you factoring in the $170 just for line access on these phones? ($80 for the smartphones and 90 for basic). THEN add data.

    • Tony Allen

      I don’t pay a fee for my smartphone. I pay $10+$30 for unlimited data, which is the equivalent to what they want for just me having a line with my smartphone on the family share plan. Two of the people on our account have regular phones, and have no need/interest in having a smartphone. One other account is identical to mine, except they have 4Gb from the double-your-data promotion when upgrading to a 4G LTE device.

  • Markuz

    This is BS!! 40$ +50$ + TAX and stupid additional charges = almost 100$ or more for 1GB of data? Makes no sense! Like always Big Evil Red screwing people over any way they can. Switch to another company is that best way to go! Verizon Service Sucks!!

    • dragonflyr

      agreed. for a single phone/line plan it is a terrible deal.

      • krisguy

        It’s not a single phone plan. This replaces family plans, min. 2 devices required per the VZW PR.

  • schmaltzy

    If I have an eligible upgrade available on my account right now and preorder the SG3, even thought it doesn’t ship till July 7th, will I still be able to keep my unlimited plan?

    • toosurreal01

      Word on the street is yes since the “contract” gets agreed to as soon as you pre-order the phone.

      • schmaltzy

        FYI….

        Please hold for a Verizon Wireless sales representative to assist you with your order. Thank you for your patience.You are now chatting with ‘Noah’Ryan: I have a question about preordering the GS3.Noah: No problem what question do you have?Ryan: Well, I am wondering if I preorder the GS3 now, even though it doesn’t ship till July, will I be forced into the new, more expensive, shared plans that don’t start till June 28th?Noah: No you will not if you have a plan with us already.Ryan: But after June 28th, if I were to upgrade, would I be forced into the shared paln?Ryan: *planNoah: You are not forced in to the pricing of new plans.Ryan: True. But if I want to get the GS3, at the discounted upgrade price AFTER June 28th, do I have to switch to the new plans….?Noah: If you are upgrading before that time so you are safe your only waiting for your device to ship not place your order.

        • schmaltzy

          Sorry, that didn’t post as nice as it originally looked. But I chatted with VZW support. He said if I preorder BEFORE June 28th, then I am “safe” to stay on my unlimited plan.

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

    So here is my setup 4 smartphones, 1 feature, 1 tablet and 1 jetpack. I also have the home phone adapter thing not sure what that will run. So 160+30+10+20 10GB is more than enough so 200+100 leaving me at $320 for all devices compared to the $400 I pay now. I know some people are going to end up paying more and are going to cry about losing unlimited data. I currently worry more about going over the smaller cap on my tablet since I use that for movies and such even at the overage I get over 6GB before I reach the same bill amount. This will be much nicer than using my jetpack when the tablet data is getting close and all of that hassle. Last month for example we used 8GB total on all of my devices. At this rate though I might as well get my dad a smartphone for 10 bucks extra he gets some cool stuff like navigation and all the things android brings. I am actually looking forward to getting everything consolidated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.sebeny John Sebeny

    this is why I switched to StraightTalk w/my unlocked GNex

  • http://twitter.com/74md Steve

    I find it very hard to believe that Verizon’s operating/maintenance costs for 3g/4g are high enough to warrant this pricing model. They always say that we’re paying more for data because of the cost it takes for them to operate the infrastructure but I don’t buy it. What happened to net neutrality? It’s the god damn internet 1GB of traffic means nothing in the scope of things. $50 my ass

    • EDNYLaw

      They’re not, last year Verizon posted a 2.8 BILLION dollar profit. Their lines about the necessity of fees to ensure quality and keep up with network traffic are BS. The bottom line is… well the bottom line. Shareholder happiness and corporate greed are what motivate the pricing structures, not Verizon’s benevolence.

  • TheWenger

    Wireless carriers are becoming like the big oil companies. It was said here first.