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Verizon Q2 Bullets: Sold 2.9 Million Android Phones, 2.7 Million iPhones, Mid-2013 Full LTE Rollout, Share Everything a Hit

 

Verizon announced their Q2 2012 earnings this morning, which included a 50-minute earnings call with CFO Fran “ShamWow” Shammo. We are about half way through it, but wanted to start up this post to share some of the bits of info that you may not find in the actual press release. We like numbers and future predictions and there are no better places to find them than during a quarterly earnings call. 

Opening remarks on Wireless:

  • Verizon sold 2.9 million “DROID” (yes, he said “DROID” and not Android) phones compared to 2.7 million iPhones. 2.5 million of the Android phones were 4G LTE capable.
  • 20% of 4G LTE device sales were new customers to Verizon.
  • Share Everything plans created to be an “optimal way to monetize increasing data usage.” They also want to “encourage device adoption and stimulate usage.”
  • Early feedback on Share Everything “has been great.” They are seeing wide variety of customers opt-in “including existing smartphone customers with unlimited data plans.”
  • 4G LTE network covers nearly 75% of entire U.S. population. More 4G LTE coverage than all competitors combined.
  • On track to have 4G LTE network the size of their 3G network by mid-2013.

Q and A:

  • On adoption of Share Everything: Tracking “ahead of where we thought we would be” for Share Everything. They are seeing “some” unlimited customers that are switching over from 3G.
  • On lower upgrade numbers:  “There is always that rumor mill out there with the new phone coming out in the 4th quarter. And so people may be waiting.” iPhone 5 reference? New Nexus? Who am I kidding, probably not a Nexus reference.
  • On Q3 and Q4 upgrades:  “I’m sure we are going to have plenty of new devices that come out between now and the holiday season.”

And that’s that.

  • Does it ever end?

    Share everything data plan as told to me on phone with verizon employee is saving people money that use a ton of talk minutes. I have 2 accounts….3 basic phones and 5 smartphones. It would cost me over 100 dollars more than I am spending to go to share everything. Are these people that are saving money figuring in taxes and any insurances? Plus the giving up the unlimited data? Combining my accounts or keeping them separate … still cost more. Plus I cannot wait to hear the whining that happens when all the data usage goes up from using the FREE mobilehotspot service with the Share everything plan.

    This is the worst idea VERIZON has ever had.

  • JazzoRenee

    Okay, of course ‘a lot of unlimited memebers” have to :opt-in” they have no choice after June 28th.
    Of course the Share will work out, there is no choice.

    I mean I’m a VZW customer and I can clearly see through the tape. They aren’t going to come on here saying no it all fail.

    Most of the people I saw were i fact buying Android.

  • Tyler Chappell

    So 2.7 million people likely locked themselves into 2 years of 3G service, lmao.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    I managed to keep my unlimited data plan for the next 2 years by preordering the Galaxy SIII. I upgraded from a 3G DroidX to the VZW 4G-LTE service. There is no comparison in up/down speeds and this phone with ICS is definitely some smokin’ shiznit. I love it.

    I just did two speed tests back to back to the server furthest from my location here in San Diego that the SpeedTest app offered me — Delta, BC ~1100 miles away. The closest servers all range from 55 Mbps – 45 Mbps DOWN and 25 Mbps – 20 Mbps UP which I more or less expected — but I was especially happy with the furthest distance results. It could always be faster but this definitely more than suits my needs.

    VZW 4G-LTE? Oh yeah — I am pleased.

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

    The larger problem is not people using their unlimited plan, its Verizon offering the unlimited plan to begin with. With the advancement of phone technology, apps, and the media focus of Android, they are unable to keep up with the usage. When i first got my OG, there was no netflix app, no skype, no video chatting, none of those features. The amount of data i could realistically use was fairly minimal. Once phones got better, video chatting, google voice and netflix/google play became popular/prominent, verizon realized they were loosing out allowing people to have unlimited plans. So they came up with tiered data, and then finally the shared plan.

    I have an unlimited plan and fully utilize my freedom with data. Everywork day i tend to watch an episode or two on my lunch break which is streamed from netflix, plus pandora, google music and youtube throughout the day.

    I think that people, especially, ocdtrekkie need to realize that it is not the fault of the customer for using an unlimited data that they pay for, but verizon’s fault for allowing that data. I am not going to limit myself because verizon cannot handle the amount of usage.

    • Lee McLaurin

      They aren’t “loosing” anything. Compared to other countries, who have speeds that put our business speeds to shame, we’re far behind. Furthermore, technology has advanced to the point to where everyting they do in order to be able to bring you that data is costing them less over time.

  • InyRules

    Happy for those that are saving money on the Share Everything plan, and slightly more happy (and envious ^_^) for those that got to keep their unlimited for $30 per month. I don’t blame people for wanting to hang on to it. It’s basically all you can eat on a fast network. I had unlimited on Sprint for 1.5 years and was just horrible to use.

    People complaining about others “hogging the network” don’t really know what that is. Verizon has a working 4G network, which means that 4G phones can actually use it. Which means they’re not using 3G. When I had my OG EVO on Sprint, EVERY SINGLE SMARTPHONE they sold had to use the 3G network because Wimax was in a handful of markets and was unreliable. And then came the iPhone launch with its flood of brand new customers on the 3G network. Now THAT’S a clog. I can’t speak for everyone on Sprint’s network in other locations, but in South FL, it just plain sucked.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=508087253 Bryan C. Runcie

    It’d sure be nice to have 4G here in Hastings, Nebraska. Starting to think my gut instinct was right. We’ll probably be the LAST & FINAL one to have 4G the way things are going…

  • Drummer62

    That’s awesome Verizon. Now, when are you going to update the Galaxy Nexus to Jelly Bean seeing as we are already behind the GSM version once again! Will we have to wait 5-6 months again or are you going to do us right and get it out much faster this time?? I, for one would like to know!

  • Allen Byrd

    I want an unlocked Moto Droid Nexus MAXX from the Google Play store to use on AT&T.
    Then again, I’ll have to wait for my Sprint contract to run out next December…
    But that’d still be my dream phone.

  • faber

    “Early feedback on Share Everything “has been great.” They are seeing
    wide variety of customers opt-in “including existing smartphone
    customers with unlimited data plans.”….lol, right.

  • ozo012

    I’d like to slap this punk@$$ SOB with a sham-wow

  • El Big CHRIS

    I can see how some people may benefit. My mother and sisters barely used their VZ connection because 3g is really slow in their area on their i*hones. But now that my sister has a GNex she uses it more and my mother recently discovered youtube so shes consuming more data. She asked me if we could save more $ and I said no because we pay ~$165 p/m for 4 lines unlimited data/text and 1400 mins. We get the $20% on 4 lines of data plus 26% from my employer. Even if we pay full price on the bill if we switched to tier data we would actually pay ~$10. So I wont let go of my unlimited. And I do use ~30 gigs per month :)

  • Paul Hounshell

    When we went in to order the SIII just before the cutoff, the rep did an admirable job trying to get us to switch over. His argument?

    “If you switch off of your unlimited to a shared plan of 4 GB (our shared average use over the last 3 months), it’ll only cost you an extra $20 per month”

    o.O

    • Greyhame

      Wow, just WOW.

    • Jack Holt

      Just think of the savings that this extra $20 dollars a month paid to verizon will get you! Instead of using the $20 dollars for gas, food or other necessities you can rest assured that Verizon will be using that extra $20 a month you spend with your best interests in mind!

    • Lee McLaurin

      When I paid cash for my SGS3 last week, the guy tried to convince me I was going to lose my unlimited data. I just looked at him as if I was about to slap him, and he rang me up without saying another word.

  • EC8CH

    Wish I could think of an optimal way to monetize increased VZW douchebaggery.

  • trixnkix637

    Insulting someone because they get what they pay for and use what they pay for? @ocdtrekkie:disqus you’re not a luddite.. Just an oddball. I pay for unlimited, I use as much of it as I want. That’s the point. You want to be limited, so you pay to be limited. Don’t insult others for “clogging pipes” when you pay to have your pipes clogged in the first place. I hear Sprint has a great unlimited pipe plan you should look into. What a maroon.

  • LTE4G

    1 Year huh? Mid 2012 now, to mid 2013, and they are going to what cover 10x the land or better? Sure some of it does not require a lot of towers, but we still don’t have it here pop 80~+K yet many towns much smaller get it, heck Montana gets it… so what gives…

    • Greyhame

      I find your name ironic. ;)

  • John Burke

    2.5M Androids were LTE
    How many iPhones were LTE? Oh wait

  • Destroythanet

    I have to admit, I’m surprised they’re still selling that many iPhones, considering how frankly outdated it is.

    • Tyler Chappell

      Because the majority of American consumers are ignorant and materialistic.

  • sgtguthrie

    Share Everything plans created to be an “optimal way to monetize increasing data usage.”

    Yet they pitch it as giving the customers what they want… Effin snakes! Wtf :-

  • Droidzilla

    2.7 million people paid full price for an outdated, 3G phone. I guess there’s more than one born every minute.

  • CoCoCalypso

    Geez. You people are so hostile. Good for you if you saved money with the new plans. Good for you if you’re still unlimited.

    Can we just enjoy how they sold 200,000 more ANDROID phones than i*hones. Those are number we always like to see.

    • Guest

      It’s more fun to rag on Verizon though! :D

    • Bionicman

      i agree its great that people are starting to realize the awesomeness that is android and how much better a smartphone it is than an iphone. and i just played with a galaxy s3 yesterday and holy features. that phone can do a lot of neat things!

    • ocdtrekkie

      Yup, I earn a massive pile of downvotes simply for disagreeing with people’s unfounded hatred.

      • PC_Tool

        Yes, of course. That’s it. It has nothing to do with you getting on a high horse and telling everyone to use less data.

        Personally, I’m pleased as punch that you get to save money on this plan. I’d probably even vote it up since it seems to be so rare an occurrence on these forums.

        But that’s not all you are doing, is it?

        If you’re pulling 20 GB on it, you deserve to pay more, because you’re
        clogging up the pipes for the rest of us. By all means, I cannot WAIT
        until you have to learn to limit your data use because you actually have
        to pay for it.

        See, it’s the whole, “You’re not paying enough while clogging my tubes!” BS that is getting you down-voted.

        I pay for unlimited 4G. While I have wifi at work, it is company wifi, not mine. I’ll use the 4G i *pay* for to play Pandora….and you can take your BS about how I need to learn to use less data and shove it, thankyouverymuch.

        I suppose I could also pay Comcast @ home for internet to use on my phone as well…but that just seems silly, now doesn’t it?

        If you are paying too much, or your “pipes are clogged”, I would take that up with those providing you those pipes and charging you for that data. It is *not* the fault of Verizon’s customers, regardless of how much data they use.

        • Greyhame

          This! PC_Tool is 100% correct.

        • ocdtrekkie

          Oh, PC_Tool made it here. Is there anywhere you don’t troll? I need a different corner of the Internet.

          • Greyhame

            Truth can hurt, eh? All you’ve done is incite flames. That, good sir, is the definition of a troll.

          • PC_Tool

            Hmm…

            I attempted to explain your down votes…

            In response: You insult me.

            …and *I* am the troll in this scenario? Try again.

          • ocdtrekkie

            Cellular low cap data SHOULD NOT be a home internet service. Wireless internet is for places you need to be wireless. Which is why Comcast is incredibly far cheaper per GB.

            Verizon use at home and out = probably more than paying Comcast at home, and Verizon when you’re out.

            And Disqus needs an ignore feature, unless I just haven’t found it yet.

          • PC_Tool

            You’re right on both counts.

            I should not pay VZW for home internet. I should pay it for Data I use…on my phone. I should also, conversely, only pay Comcast for the data I use on my home-computing devices, not the data I use on my phone.

            …and we should all be able to ignore your posts. this article alone would be infinitely more manageable.

  • Todd

    Share everything would cost me $50 more a month. 2 smartphones, 3 feature phones on family share. You get bit by the feature phones since they charge $30 each, I’m guessing for the unlimited talk that I don’t need. So i had to lock contracts on my 2 smartphones before 6/28 rollout.

  • Joe

    Yet Verizon’s stock is down by 2.31% as right now.

    • Phil

      Down by 2.61% now according to Google.

      • NexusPhan69

        Down by 2.55% according to Google Now. All I had to do was ask.

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

    Hate to break it to people, but not everyone is on their phones 24/7 watching movies or listening to music. So for a lot of those people the share everything plan actually makes sense. For everyone else enjoy your unlimited plans and be happy you still have it.

  • Lucky Armpit

    Of course the Share Everything plan is “a hit”. It’s “a hit” to their cash flow, as in, “Holy crap, look at all this money flow in! We’re giving our customers less and charging them more! Muahahahaaa!!!”

  • Immolate

    I signed up for Share Everything. I had three phones with unlimited out of five, but nobody was using more than 2GB. I got 10GB of shared data and saved $28 a month. Now I don’t have to worry about phone minutes or managing friends and family, and my family doesn’t have to worry about whether it’s after 9pm or a weekend.

    • Guest

      Teach your family to use their connection. Google Chat, Skype, numerous other Chat and video programs. Calling and texting are a niche at this point.

      • Immolate

        A niche for whom? I spend six to eight hours a day on the phone, and now I’m not chained to my home office when I do it. My kids live to text. I’m going to change how we do things to avoid saving $28 a month?

  • Butters619

    This mandated feature is being selected by a lot of people! It must be popular!

    • Brainmatter

      Old Verizon customers can keep their plan exactly the same, EXCEPT for unlimited data. Many old customers are going to the new plans, and they do not have to. Even when you upgrade, you can keep your old plan.

  • Lawrence_Hart

    My guess is the customers who opt-in “including existing smartphone customers with unlimited data plans” did so without knowing the true ramifications.

    • duke69111

      That would be my guess.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jyonke15 Joseph Yonke

      Exactly. “Well I didn’t use that much data before (3G) and now I get unlimited minutes!? Sing me up for a new 4G phone!”

      I saw significant usage increases when I switched from 3G to 4G. On my Droid X I was consistently using 1-2 GB of Data but never over 2. With the GNEX, I’m hitting anywhere from 3-5 and the other 2 lines on my family plan saw the same types increase percentage, just slightly higher actual data consumption. I’m really hoping that by the time I need to upgrade, Verizon will have dumped this Share Everything crap.

  • http://twitter.com/dark_funk dark_funk

    Share Everything plans created to be an “optimal way to monetize increasing data usage.” Well, at least they aren’t trying to hide it.

  • http://twitter.com/morpheus282 William

    I saw an article this morning that said that the 2.5 M iPhones sold was more impressive than the 2.9 M Android sales. I’m still trying to understand their reasoning on that one.

    • ocdtrekkie

      Their logic is the multiple manufacturers bit. They don’t comprehend that the ecosystem is more important than the device manufacturer.

      • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

        Exactly, to people that care about Android, it’s the OS that matters, not specific OEM sales. None of us have ultimate, undying, obsessive love for any Android OEM – it’s all about the OS in general.

        • Gimp_Ninja

          If only the manufacturers realized this! Then they’d stop wasting time trying to “differentiate” their products with custom UIs.

          • http://twitter.com/morpheus282 William

            So this is like saying that because 1 M Ford pickup trucks were sold last year, and 10 M passenger cars were sold by five different manufacturers, the American public must prefer Ford pickups to any other conveyance. Sounds like someone’s been spending too much time with the crack pipe during statistics class.

          • Gimp_Ninja

            …What?

          • http://twitter.com/morpheus282 William

            I was trying to respond to the overall thread and it responded to your post instead, my mistake. What I was trying to say was that the logic used to say that 2.7 M iPhones sold is more impressive than 2.9 M Android phones is inherently flawed and that someone must have been high during their elementary stats class.

          • Gimp_Ninja

            Ah, well, carry on, then.

    • zepfloyd

      Actually I am impressed by it as well and I don’t even like the iPhone. The 4S is approaching a year old, has a tiny screen, a 2 year old design, and only runs on 3G and yet it still sells nearly as well as a bunch of better phones put together.

      • whozat451

        Its related to the “Oooh, its the latest Apple product and I must have it” syndrome.

    • Tyler Chappell

      It’s probably the typical lame response of “Oh, look at how many more Android devices are out in the wild compared to iphones, therefore iPhone sales must be more impressive even though they’re less!”
      Those moronic people look at it the wrong way. It’s not 2.9m Android phones vs 2.5m iPhones sold. It’s 2.5m iPhones sold vs 2.9m iPhones NOT sold, which is definitely less impressive than 2.9m Android phones sold vs 2.5m Android phones not sold.

  • duke69111

    I believe everything in the title except for Share Everything a Hit.

  • ocdtrekkie

    We haven’t had time to do it yet, but we plan to trade our family unlimited plan in for Share Everything before any of our contracts are up.

  • moelsen8

    douche nozzles

  • NorCalGuy

    By opt in they mean people who were forced to a new shared data plan when they bought a subsidized phone

    • ocdtrekkie

      No, they mean people like me, who actually benefit from the plan. Hate to break it to you, but it’s not as bad as the blogs make it out to be.

      • Kyle

        Ok. I use about 20 GB of data a month streaming youtube, netflix, and google music. Tell me how I can do that with shared data for only $30/MO

        • ocdtrekkie

          If you’re pulling 20 GB on it, you deserve to pay more, because you’re clogging up the pipes for the rest of us. By all means, I cannot WAIT until you have to learn to limit your data use because you actually have to pay for it.

          Our family stands to save $60 a month once we switch, and it will enable additional functionality on some of our devices we did not have.

          • Kyle

            I pay for unlimited data. I use unlimited data. I know I am in the top 1%, but that’s how I use my phone.

          • ocdtrekkie

            And I hope you lose your unlimited data, or get throttled until you actually have to pay for that much data. Nothing personal.

          • Kyle

            I understand. There was a month where I limited myself on my data and used wifi as much as i could. I used about 5GB. My wifi is very slow where I live and there are times I tether just to connect my laptop to the internet.

          • ocdtrekkie

            That’s all fine and good, and I’ve done as much myself. But not to stream Netflix. And in all fairness, we shouldn’t have unlimited data, with weird limits on what devices we can use it on and how.

            What we want, is exactly what Share Everything is. An open pipe, buy the data you use, and use it however you like, tethered or not, shared between devices.

            The only thing that would top Share Everything for me, is if they went fully like a utility. My ComEd bill gives me power by the kWh, and some weird fraction of a cent value for calculating that. Someday, I hope Internet is like that. Metered and charged by the megabyte, with no buckets at all.

          • http://twitter.com/krweby Ken Webster

            @ocdtrekkie:disqus So you say in one post that unlimited users are “clogging the pipes” of the intertub then here you say that limiting the amount of data you can use makes it open and go ahead, tether and stream. How is this diffrent from what unlimted users are doin now without paying more?

          • kixofmyg0t

            You are exactly right. I totally agree with you. We shouldnt have Unlimited data. In fact we should pay MORE for the data we use. I think we should pay $10 per megabyte, that way all these whippersnappers with their fancy “Galaxy” phones will stop clogging up the tubes so distinguished gentlemen like ourselvers can freely watch Matlock in peace.

            /s

          • GTIguy

            BS. You must work for Verizon or are trolling the sh!t out of us. Do you honestly think Verizon out of the kindness out of their raping hearts decided to save us all money by creating share everything plans? They are going to make a sh!t ton of money on overages. They encourage the sh!t out of you to consume data then put a limit on how much you can consume. Make no mistake, they ran metrics and found out that they can make more money with these plans.

            Verizon raped us for years charging insane amounts of money for talk and text when it cost them nothing to provide “minutes and texts” for us. Now that nobody is talking and texting any longer and data consumption is the future they needed to find out a way to rape the sh!t out of us again. And now there are Share Everything plans. Plain and simple Verizon found another way to rape their loyal customers that are no longer paying for unlimited talk and text.

          • ocdtrekkie

            DUH! No company is going to deliberately cause themselves to lose a ton of money. That’s why most customers get *ABOUT* the same bill, more or less, for the same coverage. Some of us get less, like me. I save $60 a month on Share Everything. Some people, will pay a bit more.

            Such is the case with a completely new pricing structure. It can’t perfectly mirror the old one.

          • ocdtrekkie

            They aren’t “RAISING” their prices, they’re “REARRANGING” their prices. It more or less averages out. My condolences if you happen to be on the wrong side of that adjustment, and have a slightly higher bill.

          • GTIguy

            Stop
            with the semantics. All they did was make it easier for uninformed people,
            such as you, to go over their data cap. I can’t wait until it happens to you.

            They advertise all types of apps that consume tons of data, are pushing data hungry 4G devices and now limiting data. You are blind.

          • ocdtrekkie

            I could blow over double my projected data use in OVERAGE, and still pay less than the old unlimited family plan. :)

          • Mack

            Stop trying to justify the fact that you made a poor decision. Do you really think you’re going to get the regulars on this site to agree with you when your views on Verizon’s new plans are already very unpopular?

          • ocdtrekkie

            What poor decision? And I haven’t actually made it yet, we haven’t gone and changed it over yet. I could still go either way, but the cost savings are pretty clear.

          • chilltech

            They charge $30 a month flat rate for a dumb phone… WHO uses internet on a dumb phone? That would mean, I would have to pay 20 dollars more for no reason!!!

          • ocdtrekkie

            That’s to cover the minutes/texts that are no longer metered… The reason dumbphones were $10/mo. on family before, was because they pulled from the shared pool of minutes you were paying for.

          • chilltech

            yea, so that doesn’t give them a reason to up it. is still pulling from a shared plan. The shared plan is unlimited. It doesn’t cost them much for the mins or texts, the point is the data is “over taxing” their network, which is bull if they are trying to stimulate data usage. What if I had unlimited minutes before, I still would have been charge only 10 dollars a month.

          • ocdtrekkie

            No, because you don’t technically have an “unlimited plan” with Share Everything.

            Old: Minutes/Unlimited Bucket + Phone Access ($10) + Data Bucket
            New: Phone Access ($30-40) + Data Bucket

            For example, a single dumphone, on Share Everything, with no data, is just the $30/mo.

          • chilltech

            Which is 20 dollars more than it is now. There was such a thing a unlimited with talk and text before this, and again with dumb phones it was still only 10 dollars.

          • ocdtrekkie

            You don’t understand. It was the Unlimited Talk Text PLUS the Dumbphone. Now, the Unlimited Talk and Text is INCLUDED in the dumbphone price. It’s not a separate charge. Technically, I think it even costs LESS.

            They combined TWO charges into ONE charge.

          • chilltech

            if its 30 dollars a month with a shared plan for a dumb phone, but I am only paying 10 dollars a month with my old plan for a dumb phone…. How do I not understand that pricing?

          • ocdtrekkie

            I can’t come up with a better way to explain it to you. You were paying more than $10 a month for usage of that phone on the old plan, you just aren’t looking at the whole picture.

          • ocdtrekkie

            Okay, lemme try this:

            Old family plan, 2000 minutes and unlimited texts = $150
            That means, if you have five phones, you’re paying $30/mo. for that per phone.
            THEN you add the $10 per phone access fee.
            Under the old plan, a dumbphone cost a minimum of $40/month on a family plan bill.

            Now it’s $30/mo. It’s actually less money per phone.

          • chilltech

            I don’t know about that, We are paying 3o a month for our unlimited data for both our smartphones,

          • ocdtrekkie

            I’m not talking about smartphone data right now. Different half of the discussion.

            Smartphones used to be: Your family minutes plan / number of devices + phone access fee + data plan.

            Now, they’re number of devices + amount of data.

          • ocdtrekkie

            The cost per device is significantly cheaper, the cost per GB of data is higher. The more devices you have and the less data you use, the more the new system saves you. If you use few devices and a lot of data, it generally costs more.

          • mcblue

            6 years ago you paid per minute and per text, unless you could afford unlimited, and had unlimited data. Now people talk and text less and phones are becoming small computers that use a lot of data, so now they are charging up the butt for data instead of talk and text. And people like you are dumb enough to think that it is benefiting you? That it is just an ADJUSTMENT? Dude you are dumber than a box of rocks, stop and take a look around. Ill buy my next phone from the play store, or a developer edition. Keeping my unlimited data and stickin it to the man!

          • ocdtrekkie

            Thankfully the Play Store doesn’t sell Verizon devices, so hopefully you’ll be off and away somewhere else soon enough.

            Price/GB will likely drop over time, as the number of GB people need goes up. They aren’t raising or lowering their prices with this change. I save money. Somebody else loses money. For Verizon, that evens out.

          • mcblue

            Don’t get me wrong dude, I get what you are saying. But, People used to unlimited data are used to unlimited. You cant stick them with a higher price tag for less and expect them to be happy. give it a year, maybe two, and most people will have forgotten about the unlimited option and be happy with the plan they get and the price they pay just the way of change.. Although, I would rather share unlimited data, like I have been, then be capped like the way the plans are now. My internet is plenty fast, I haven’t experienced any clogged up pipes like you are describing. This change or “Adjustment” is not for the better as far as the consumer is concerned, in the long run this is going to make Verizon a lot of money, and cost the consumer more. And i am not talking about share everything, I am talking about data caps in general.

          • ocdtrekkie

            The thing is, I’ve seen people complain about it, then asked them what they use, and how much they currently pay, and done the math for them, and shown them the price is exactly the same.

            In my case, I save $60 a month. That’s not making Verizon any extra money. Some people, yes, are paying more per month under the new scheme. It balances out better to make people pay less for less usage and more for more usage. If it roughly evens out, Verizon’s really not making much more, if any.

            This blog mostly contains people who are on the higher end of the data spectrum, so a lot of them feel shorted, by what in truth, was very slanted in their favor to begin with. People hate fair when they had an unfair advantage to begin with.

            minirant: Okay, that popup add that shows up while I’m writing a comment… makes me never want to visit this blog again. /minirant

          • drathos

            Price/GB is going up every time VZW announces new plans. They’ve gone from stupid to ridiculous. I hate to see what comes next.

          • ocdtrekkie

            But the price DIDN’T go up across the board. It went up for high data users, and down for low data users.

          • Caddy

            The prices DID go up. Hell…..it was like 2 weeks ago people were getting 4gb (double data) for like $30 a month. Now……the shared data plan one is only 1gb.

          • ocdtrekkie

            Not even for the same type of plan. 2GB plan is for an individual device, and the pricing is still the same. (Promotional pricing doesn’t count here, avoid your inner fanboy.)

            And we’re not talking about price/GB, we’re talking about OVERALL cost of connected devices. The data price went up at the same time as the usage price per device went WAY down. They balance out, to approximately the same cost.

          • drathos

            Price/GB went up for EVERYONE. It used to be $30/mo for 2GB (4 if you got the double promotion), now it’s $50/mo for 1GB. That’s a huge jump in $/GB and those are the lowest tiers.

          • faber

            wish i could like this twice.

          • chilltech

            Honestly, they are like any other ISP, I don’t see Time Warner capping my internet usage per moth and I pay around 40 bucks!! Verizon is trying to push an ISP type modem on people, Why would I get if there is a cap on data?!

          • ocdtrekkie

            No, LTE should NEVER be used as home internet. This is why I think that modem is very very dumb. The only excuse people would have for it, is if normal wired internet is unavailable in their area.

          • jmwinters

            You see them as an ISP (which is fine, even though they are a bit more than that), but you have to remember, Wireless tech is much more expensive then the cable running from Central Office to your home in the long run, it has to be upgraded every few years because of the demands of the people who want faster and better and management and security services have to be different because they are wireless and not hard wired (where with traditional cable services, once the cable plant is in place, they rarely need to upgrade it, just the behind the scenes CO equipment).

          • grand0

            @ocdtrekkie:disqus you are a sour old f**k arent you. you are preaching to the wrong choir. this site in particular attracts the attention of people who want the full potential from their devices, not only with data but with the software on their phones. i dont know how you can defend massive corporations who develop a “share everything” plan as a way to increase revenue. do you feel better because youre making the CEOs and CFOs of the wireless industries bonus checks larger, WAKE UP. this forum is full of informed people and no1 but you thinks these plans are good. i for one have unlimited data and use the hell out of it. im talking 20+ GB/month, streaming video/music. i even tether and torrent off of it. im glad you are locked down and i hope every unlimited user while it still lasts makes your experience unbearable. i live in a metropolitan area too maybe we use the same tower :)

          • ocdtrekkie

            Actually, I’m a 23-year-old System Administrator who’s vastly in favor of ensuring people who use little to no data get cheaper service. But congratulations on being a tool.

          • grand0

            get a flip phone dude or maybe an iphone. i prefer not to be pulled around by a bull ring. once my plans up ill move onto another carrier with unlimited data again so you wont have to worry about me anyways.

          • kixofmyg0t

            “23-year-old System Administrator”

            Of what? A WOW server?

            I agree with you that people who use “little” data(Idk why you said no data in there….why would they need to pay for data at all then? They’re not “clogging the tubes” as you would say). I think if you use less than 1GB then you should pay $10 for data. No overage charge but dont expect fast speed when you go over.

          • ocdtrekkie

            I haven’t played WoW in any appreciable capacity in a couple years, actually. I do keep an account, because it’s an easy way to hang out with my little brother who plays.

            I run about 60 VMs on 8 ESX hosts across 3 locations in 2 states. I also support about 100 desktops, and a few odd-and-end physical servers.

          • kixofmyg0t

            So what you’re REALLY saying is…YOU’RE the one who’s “clogging up the tubes” for the rest of us right?

          • ocdtrekkie

            I’m also hoping that now that AT&T is directly competing with Verizon on the new plan structure, we may see some competition on the lower end of the data spectrum. AT&T’s old 200 MB data plan was a great option for some people.

          • GTIguy

            Ha! Nice try. No system admin would use the terms you have used in your posts. What a liar. I would love to hear what type of system you admin. Probably the cash register at a gas station.

          • ocdtrekkie

            I really don’t need to prove my job to you, but I did comment elsewhere in this post roughly the number/type of systems I manage.

          • Stew

            Dude, he pays for it. He pays for UNLIMITED data. Verizon used to offer everyone UNLIMITED data.

          • moelsen8

            20 GB is pretty ridiculous. but it’s equally ridiculous to share 1, 2, 4, or even 10 for an entire family.

          • ocdtrekkie

            Our family uses about 6 GB. I can see a use case for bigger plans, but $10/GB isn’t actually a huge overage charge.

            (Not like the $260 for 124 MB charge we got on Verizon when my little brothers dumbphone without a data plan used some data. Share Everything will prevent nightmares like that for us as well.)

          • smoothy

            I’m surpassing 480 GB of data usage as of today’s statement. Not abusing, just using what I paid for to its fullest, legal, contract specified potential.

          • jmwinters

            I know you up-voted me for my reply earlier, and don’t take this the wrong way, but you have to have MASSIVE movie collection!

          • smoothy

            just picked up a new 1.5 TB HDD to keep up, and don’t worry I seed all my stuff :D

          • SomeDooD123

            Yes, it “clogs” the series of tubes the intertubes is. Idiot. Way to buy into that propaganda bs.

          • mog386

            Did you really just channel Ted Stevens in your comment?!

            The internet is not just a series of pipes that can be clogged up, because one person is pulling in a lot of data over time…It has to do with how many users are pulling in data at a specific moment. That is what effects speed at any given moment.

          • ocdtrekkie

            Please don’t treat me like I’m stupid. Um… duh.

            Okay, so, I live in a densely populated metropolitan area. Which means, the towers I’m connecting to are likely being fairly well taxed at any given time, considering the data rate I generally pull off them, compared to data rates when 4G was new and less popular.

            The Internet may not be just a series of tubes (although the metaphor isn’t entirely unsound), but a single tower is most definitely a valve. And I’d much rather not be sharing that valve with a bunch of people trying to use it for Netflix.

            If you’re racking up 20 GB of Netflix usage from watching it from 3 to 5 AM… more power to you, go right ahead.

          • Guest

            What is this new functionality?

          • ocdtrekkie

            Tethering (legitimately) is included under this plan. Additionally, your dumbphones on your family plan can now use data without a data plan of their own, and without earning you massive PER MEGABYTE charges.

          • Guest

            Do you really need Internet on a dumbphone though? I forgot about tethering though, that’s useful.

          • ocdtrekkie

            Member of my family accidentally spent 124 MB on a dumbphone.

            … $260 overage on our bill. Honestly, for those accidents alone, this feature is HUGE.

          • http://twitter.com/GRZLA Grizzly Atoms

            No one accidentally uses 124MB of data on a dumbphone. Do you know how many websites you’d have to go to in order to use that much data on a dumbphone? I’M NOT BUYING IT!

          • jmwinters

            Had the same thing happen to me, TWICE! and this was before Smartphones/Internet was really popular on Mobile devices.

          • Harbo99

            how are we “illegitimately” tethering. We pay for unlimited data from a company that “claims” that they do not block access to apps. I “legitimately” downloaded an available app for a phone that this company sold me. Verizon charges for VZ nav but we can use Google Maps, Verizon charges for Visual Voicemmail but we can use Google Voice, why when they try to charge me for Hotspot Tethering can we not use a free option?

          • ocdtrekkie

            To my understanding, Verizon considers (now considerED) that functionality in violation of their terms of service. Regardless, the point is, the stock feature is now Verizon approve on these plans. Which hopefully, as Unlimited data dies, will become the new standard.

            People should pay for the data they use, not for how they use it.

          • wpscompute

            I have a Family Share Plan 1400. I pay roughly $260 per month for my 5 phones (4 Droids and a dumb phone). If I am forced to switch, I can get 6 GB to share for $270, and Im not sure we will be able to live with in that.

          • http://twitter.com/GRZLA Grizzly Atoms

            Clogging the pipes? The invisible pipes in the sky? Are we connected via these pipes directly to satellites?

            Him using that much data doesn’t effect you unless you live in his area and are using the same towers. Unlimited data has the word unlimited in it, meaning we made a better choice than you and are likely paying less and worrying less. These family share plans are going to blow up in Verizon’s face when most of the nations privileged children start going over their shared data limit and mommy and daddy notice.

          • ocdtrekkie

            Metaphors won’t kill you, my friend. I understand how networking really works. /sigh

            Unlimited data makes no sense, it literally doesn’t. The real mistake carriers made was being dumb enough to offer something they couldn’t deliver.

          • http://twitter.com/GRZLA Grizzly Atoms

            Just stop, you clearly are the only one supporting your agenda. Quit trying to prove everyone else wrong and enjoy that 6gb you share with people. Just don’t force your thoughts/ideas on others, it is a bit annoying.

          • jmwinters

            Problem is everyone else is forcing their thoughts/ideas on him. I agree with him completely on his reasoning (I’m a fellow 24 year old Systems Administrator (with Unlimited, but maybe switching to save money) and i probably understand networking better than most people here but telling him to stop voicing his opinion when he is getting attacked on multiple fronts is not helping.

          • http://twitter.com/GRZLA Grizzly Atoms

            He isn’t doing a good job of defending himself, he is only digging himself deeper and looking more and more silly. I was trying to save him a little embarrassment. It is a fucking mobile phone plan, not a peace declaration, there is no need to take it this seriously.

          • Droidzilla

            They advertise phones as having a blazing fast LTE connexion, Netflix built in, and HDMI capabilities. Then, at the same time, shills like you complain that people actually use their phones as advertised. What the hell?

          • ocdtrekkie

            There’s a difference between using a feature and abusing a feature. MOST of the time you’re sitting down to watch Netflix, you’re probably near Wi-Fi anyhow.

          • Droidzilla

            How am I “abusing” a feature if I’m using it as intended? LTE is as fast as cable, and my RAZR came with Netflix and HDMI out (advertised features from Verizon, to boot). How is it abusive to use my stock device with the advertised, stock features?

          • PC_Tool

            “MOST of the time you’re sitting down to watch Netflix, you’re probably near Wi-Fi anyhow.”

            So now, according to you, we have to pay *two* people for the data we use on our phone?

            …and that doesn’t sound just the slightest bit odd to you?

          • Caddy

            Not every Wi-Fi is open for use. I work 8 hours a day doing computer aided drafting. I use my phone to stream music and I will stream Netflix. Im not watching movies or whatever, but I do listen to the audio from the documentaries. My works wi-fi is blocked to certain things like Netflix due to the fact we operate 100+ offices and share work over the internet. So…..non-work related use is not allowed. I generally use 10gb a month and pay $90. The shared data crap would be over $120!!! Won’t save me anything. just a way to fool people into giving them more money.

          • ocdtrekkie

            Before the change, people barely using data had to pay the same amount as people using an extremely large amount of data. Now, they’ve lowered the prices for people using little data, and raised the prices for people using more data.

            To be honest, you DESERVE to pay more for data, because you’re USING MORE. This move is an unprecedented benefit for probably 80% of folks or more, with the 20% of people who use a large amount of data being upset.

          • Sean Starnes

            Wut

            20GB / Month (30 Days) ~ .7 GB a day.
            (For me) Avg LTE speed 3MB/s
            .7GB * 1024MB = 716MB per day.
            716MB / 3MB = 238 seconds = 4 Minutes of downloading.
            The average youtube video is 4 minutes at 720p (2Mbps)
            — Somewhere around 50 MB.
            Netflix is about 400MB for one 30 minute show in SD and 1.4GB for a show in HD.
            The google music uses next to nothing so it is omitted.

            3 Youtube Videos + 1 Netflix tv show + general webbrowsing = the usage.

            This is completely justifiable.

            On a much different note, ‘clogging up the pipes’ is a term used when showing a lack of knowledge on how packets are transmitted and received. Besides, Verizon is rolling out 4G. The towers are BUILT to handle X amount of phone traffic per area.

            As for the savings to you and your family, kudos; but for the rest of us who actually use our phones to the cusp of the full potential, your argument is null and invalid.

          • jmwinters

            ‘clogging up the pipes’ is still a good way to make dumb people understand what the hell is going on, if you don’t like the response, please, do explain in a ‘user friendly’ response.

          • smoothy

            man… I used to use 9-12 GB a day on my DX just tethering and letting my laptop bit-torrent on the road. Thats right, 9-12 GB a DAY. I paid for unlimited data, and am using the services within my contract specified limits. Now I have a GS3 with about 37mbps download rate at my house… I’m already fapping about the INSANE amount of YOUR tubes i’ll be clogging up!!

          • ocdtrekkie

            Those of us who keep the internet working for you (SysAdmins) are all *crying* due to your post.

          • smoothy

            QQ

          • jmwinters

            And you must be the one who never emerges from the dark confines of your mothers basement.

          • smoothy

            upvote, you got me there!

      • hkklife

        Unless you’re a soccer mom, a grandparent or a luddite, then yes, they really are as bad as they appear to be.

        • ocdtrekkie

          I have two tablets and three smartphones. Not counting the four other phones and two other tablets in my immediate family. Please, call me a luddite again.

          • mog386

            You may not be a Luddite, but based upon your previous comment about it “clogging the pipes”. You don’t know enough about packet based networks.

          • ocdtrekkie

            You ever hear of a simple metaphor? No, I’m not going into a lecture about IP packets here. Doesn’t mean that’s the extent of my understanding of it. Trying to turn every sentence, phrase, or word someone says into an insult just makes you out to be a troll.

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

            But the internet is a series of tubes, not some big dump truck

          • bob

            ok, you’re a luddite

          • http://twitter.com/morpheus282 William

            You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

          • Droidzilla

            So, Verizon’s advice to us is that we purchase internet from someone else so that we can use WiFi. Got it.

            When’s Sprint rolling out LTE in my city, again?

          • ocdtrekkie

            The answer there is: Someday over the rainbow. If you like a tiny 4G coverage network, Sprint’s the way to go!

          • James

            when they finish rolling out WiMax. HA!!!

          • mustbepbs

            Woah internet tough guy.

          • kixofmyg0t

            Blackberries dont count as “Smartphones” there luddite.

          • ocdtrekkie

            Does the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 (I/O Edition), Droid Bionic, Droid 3, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Droid Charge, iPhone 4S, or iPad 2 count? (I admit, I’m shaky on those last two, not my personal devices there.)

          • Droidzilla

            Did you get a good employee discount?

          • ocdtrekkie

            /sigh. Only trolls can’t comprehend that some people actually have different opinions than them.

            Although, in fairness, we do qualify for discounts on accessories because we have a state employee in the family. I think it’s roughly the same discount for those items that employees get.

          • kixofmyg0t

            Galaxy Nexus-perhaps the “Smartest” of your list, yes.
            Nexus 7-well that doesnt have a cellular radio to “clog up the tubes” now does it?
            Bionic and D3-You got me there.
            Charge-is not a “Droid” branded phone. Please find it on droiddoes.com and get back to me.
            iPhone 4S and iPad 2-do not use as much data….or to put in terms you understand-they dont “clog up the tubes” as much as Android devices do.

            Nice list there luddite, now how about showing us what you REALLY have.

            Im thinking you have a Blackberry 8100 Pearl that you think is just the “bee’s knee’s”, I honestly believe someone close to you has iOS devices, but obviously those are too complicated for you.

          • will bartlett

            the charge was sold as the droid charge when it came out. so yes, it is a droid.

          • Mack

            I think you’re missing the point.

          • Stew

            The Charge started out as a DROID branded phone and stayed one for about 9-months to a year or so.

            And quit being so patronizing… you are the definition of a troll.

          • Stew

            The iPhone is more of a smartphone than the DROID Charge… Haha

          • ocdtrekkie

            That’s so true. It’s not mine. And I recommended against it’s purchase. Nobody listens to me. Here or at home. Which is sad, since I’m right. ;)

          • Stew

            Same here. I recommended the $99 iPhone 4 over it a few months ago. And the person decided on the Charge and now they hate it! I just laugh.

          • ocdtrekkie

            The Droid 3 was my choice when the Charge came out. Still 3G, but dual-core, better software, etc.

            My Droid 3 is still on my belt, despite having two newer smartphones. (Bionic and GNex). Though I only don’t use GNex because it’s not compatible with my network. :P

          • Stew

            Moto does make the best phones but I couldn’t turn down the openness of the G-Nex

          • ocdtrekkie

            I’m exceptionally excited about seeing what happens at Moto once the new Google VP in charge of Motorola gets his hands into things.

          • Stew

            I’d love to see big changes, especially and mainly in the bootloader situation. But it sounds like Moto is still gonna be a separate company of sorts… I hope I’m wrong but that’s what it looks like will happen. I really hope they do right with the RAZR HD. It could be really huge for them or just another phone for them.

          • ocdtrekkie

            They’re still separate, but a new CEO who is a Googler is in play. He might be more apt to push more Google stock mentality on Moto, even if they aren’t directly connected with the Android team.

          • Mack

            Don’t take this the wrong way but normally your comments kind of annoy me but at the moment, you sir are winning.

        • Matt

          What a pissing contest

        • Allen Byrd

          Calm down girls, you’re both pretty. :P

      • Jorge Guaman

        Really, If you go to the VZ forums you can find lots of complains from constumers saying that they were force to go into the Tear plans. They also complain that VZ didn’t do a lot of advertisment about the new plans. If it was not for this blog I would had nerver find out about it. For me I am paying the same amount of money as before but I kept my unlimited data plan thanks to Droid-life. The amount of data people consume is just going to increase with time, you might be fine right now but wait until you start going over your limit in a year or two.

      • http://twitter.com/BCleezy05 Brian C.

        What Verizon isn’t telling you is that they know that your data usage will increase esp. with 4G. So while 6GB may satisfy you now, you’ll need 12GBs later and that means more money for them

        • ocdtrekkie

          Or, I know exactly where my data usage does and will sit.

        • mikel61101

          To give you an example I rarely went over 3.5 to 4 GBs monthly with my Droid 3. Once I got my 4g Razr Maxx I have used 8avg a month not doing anything different and for what its worth I still am in a 3G area! So I will keep unlimited data w/ VZW as long as possible and I work for At&t now use to be VZW till about 3months ago… lol

      • Apostrafee

        Well from what I have seen it has been 50/50…a lot of people are saving a lot of money but a lot aren’t at all.

        • ocdtrekkie

          From what I’ve seen, most people pay more or less the same. (Slightly more to slightly less than their current bill.)

          The extreme savings come for people who have a significant number of devices, but a modest amount of data usage.

        • ocdtrekkie

          From what I’ve seen, most people pay more or less the same. (Slightly more to slightly less than their current bill.)

          The extreme savings come for people who have a significant number of devices, but a modest amount of data usage. And those who have mobile hotspot.

      • Temp

        You are a Verizon employed troll

        • ocdtrekkie

          Of course, anyone who’s satisfied with their service MUST work for Verizon. It’s not like the $60/month savings might make me want to defend the new plan.

          • Temp

            Don’t complain when you switch to the new plan and end up paying more because your calculations were incorrect.

          • kixofmyg0t

            Im satisfied with my service, but that doesnt mean I want other people kicked off Unlimited and forced to pay more like you do.

      • jmwinters

        Completely agree with you. I am still on unlimited with my family share plan, however i am looking at switching to save money myself. (btw, Fellow Systems Admin here). Maybe its only System Admins who have to watch over networks and dumb users who really get the point?

        • ocdtrekkie

          Possibly. It’s also sysadmins who usually realize the value of spinning-platter hard drives and good old fashioned ethernet cable. :)

          • ocdtrekkie

            Honestly, I think we just understand the right tool for the right job.

          • jmwinters

            Your determination in this thread is admirable, I’m shaking my head just trying to comprehend the anger people have for an valid and sound opinion.

          • ocdtrekkie

            I should really give up, to be honest. :/ Disqus comment systems are like troll breeding grounds. You still get a little of it on Google+, but it’s manageable. Here it’s David and Goliath, and reason is the ant that both David and Goliath each stepped on.

        • MentatYP

          There’s a difference between not getting the point and disagreeing with it. I get his point: he’ll save money with Share Everything, and it all balances out with some people paying more. I just disagree with it. The fact that Verizon says Share Everything is an “optimal way to monetize increasing data usage” means they believe they’ll make more money on it than the current plans, which means things DON’T even out. This is so clearly a money grab that I’m shocked anybody could really say otherwise, even people who are personally saving money. The only people I’ve seen who are saving money are people outside the norm–people with 4-5 smartphones per family and/or multiple tablets and/or very heavy talkers/texters. 1-2 smartphone families are typically getting hosed unless they use very little data every month.

          Share Everything is a great idea. I’ve been calling for a shared pool of data for years. The pricing structure however clearly points to it being a money grab instead of something to benefit most users. I understand that they have broken up part of the unlimited minutes and unlimited texts cost into the per-phone access price. That makes perfect sense. More users = more minutes and texts used = more cost, so charge per phone. What doesn’t make sense is charging per phone to access a finite bucket of data. They’ve taken the worst aspects of the old unlimited plan and more current tiered data plans and combined them into one really nonsensical frankenstein of a plan.

      • Anthony_Armando

        Just wait for voice over lte to start and minutes go away. A one minute call will probably be about 1MB. Let’s say each phone. Is used for just 30 minutes a day on average

        • ocdtrekkie

          You’re assuming pricing and policy won’t adjust to that change. Either they’ll go full net neutrality, and just sell you data, and drop the flat fee for unlimited calls/texts, or they’ll just not count calls and texts towards your data limit.

          • chilltech

            Why would they not count it toward data? That could “Clog up the pipes” the same way streaming music can.

          • ocdtrekkie

            We’re talking about pricing, not your obsession with a randomly chosen casual phrase.

          • Anthony_Armando

            My Nexus 7 submitted my post prematurely. I have updated it via a computer with my complete thought.

          • ocdtrekkie

            Ah, understand. :) I think it honestly depends on how their fight with the FCC over net neutrality goes.

    • kretz7

      I thought the same thing…or they did so unknowingly.

      • droidftw

        It wasn’t unknowingly. When losing your unlimited Data Plan they inform you of the change. I pay LESS per month using the Share everything plan than I did with unlimted data plans.

        • Caddy

          Wow…..droidftw, either you a rep for Verizon or they provided vaseline when they talked you into giving up your unlimited. I currently pay $90 a month now and if I was “forced” into their shared bullcrap, my bill would be over $120 a month. Yeah…….saves me alot of money. The shared data is just a way to make it sound like they are giving you more at a cheaper price when in reality…….they are taking things away and raping us consumers.

          • droidftw

            Or the fact that I have 4 smartphones on the plan as well as 2 tablets. Only 2 of the phones had unlimited data before shared plans were released.

          • http://twitter.com/Wil_Payne Wil Payne

            The share everything plan really bends over people who only have one device, but for an account with 4 smartphones, a standard phone, and a tablet, we would save $40 a month and 2 of the phones are power users (the GNexes cause about 8-9 GB of the total 11 GB pool we could use). All of us are going over the account to see what we want to do, if anything.

          • droidftw

            I use 8GB of data a month on my Gnex. The other 3 smartphone users use around 1.5-2 GB’s. The tablets are used almost exclusively on WiFi but I have them on the plan just in case.

          • KT

            It also screws those with discounts by way of their employer. From what I understand, under share everything, you’d only get the discount off the phone access charge and not the data unlike the older plans.

          • iamme

            no…the discount comes off of the access fee….therefore there is little change from the current

          • iamme

            thats why you can keep what you have….you do not have to go to share everything if you dont want to…even if you upgrade

          • michael arazan

            Share Everything plans created to be an “optimal way to monetize increasing data usage.” They also want to “encourage device adoption and stimulate usage.”
            I’d like them to put that in their commercials for their new “share” data plans. The only real sharing is in your wallet, and they want you to “share” more

    • arturo_bandini

      Or who got swindled into it by a particularly persuasive customer service rep. Have you called customer service lately? They are pushing the shared plans HARD.