Verizon's New Family Data Plans Begin: It's Called the Share Everything Plan

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    Verizon's New Family Data Plans Begin: It's Called the Share Everything Plan


    The day has finally arrived folks. The "family data plans" that Verizon has teased for over a year are now in effect and will be available June 28th. Verizon just announced their "Share Everything" data plans. The basic summary of the plans is that users get Unlimited Minutes and Unlimited Texting, shared amongst multiple phones. Each tier of shared data is also shared with every phone. First, they charge $40 dollars per month for each smartphone that you add to the plan, or $30 dollars a month for each basic feature phone. Then you tack on the data plan. The beginning tier is 1GB for $50 dollars. The data allowance doubles for each tier and tacks on an additional $10 bucks, as you can see in the pic above, thus, 10GB of data shared with your whole family will run you $100 bucks a month plus however many phones you have.

    A good example is a family of three with three smart phones will cost $120 per month for the phones. Then if they pick the 6GB plan it will cost an extra $80 dollars per month, for a total of $200 for the family. Some of the extra details are that you can add up to 10 devices to this Share Everything plan. Also, mobile hotspots, tablets and other miscellaneous stuff will cost extra. For a complete breakdown, click the source link below.

    So, take a few minutes to do the math, and then sound off in the forums if these plans will tempt you away from your current plans...

    Thanks to all of our tipsters!

    Update: Just as an aside, and to add more clarity... from what I can tell data overages are still $15 per 300 MB over the limit. If you find info to the contrary please share in this thread while we investigate further. Also, these plans are not available until June 28th.

    Update 2: We have some additional information to add to this article, and it isn't pretty. First, we will preface this by saying that we received this information directly from a Verizon rep, but he could have explained it wrong or been improperly trained. However, if his information was accurate, then these new plans are what Verizon is migrating everyone too. The next time your contract is up and you try to sign up for a new one to get a subsidized phone, then your only option is to lose whatever plan you currently have and switch to one of these new ones. The only way to keep your current plan is to purchase an unsubsidized phone at full retail, and never sign up for a new contract.

    Interestingly, the Verizon rep we spoke to had only been handed these new plans this morning, so it is possible that he was not fully trained to explain things properly. If anyone in the forums can add more information to this, please do so in the thread.


    Source: Verizon Share Everything Data Plans Site and Verizon Plan Description

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    I'm still waiting for the "Share the Bill" plan. So far, no carrier has offered it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali View Post
    I'm still waiting for the "Share the Bill" plan. So far, no carrier has offered it.
    lol that's good.

    Surprisingly, My family would save money with this kind of set up... 4 smartphones and 1 jetpack.

    One thing I think most people are overlooking here is that Mobile Hotspot is included at no extra charge... one of the bigger reasons people root their phones in the first place is to share it's data without paying for it... new customers won't have as much of a reason to root if they're on this kind of plan (but most of us would anyway for many other reasons, including bloat)

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    This plan has some potential to be good. However, it's yet another way to chip away at our wallets while loading us down with more data-intensive crap and faster speeds to burn through the limited data allotments more severely.

    I'm really, really hoping I can come up with the money to get my GNex in the next week, but I got severely screwed over and it doesn't look likely.
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    Anyone else notice the substantial price hike?
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    Dang them all to heck!

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    Oh, yeah. I noticed the price hike. I've been noticing the price hikes with all of them lately. One of the main reasons I went off plans some time back. I just can't afford it anymore. I changed one of my plans recently and when the bill came, it was not what the rep told me. $10 more. So, again, leaving another carrier. I've wanted a smartphone for some time, but I won't go back to a plan to get one. I wish prepaid offered some of the nicer models. I might consider springing for a good phone if I could get pay as you go along with it.

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    I'm seeing a price hike ~$12.00. Currently I have 2 Droids with the second smartphone discount.
    Anyone know if the corporate discount applies to the Shared Data charge? I would assume so because right now I'm getting the discount on my Nationwide Talk Share 700 charge. Also, going to the 6GB plan would mean loosing my unlimited on both my lines. I added Sprint just to compare.

    line discount data discount texting discount insurance total tax
    access before tax
    VZW Nationwide Talk Share 700 with 17% corporate discount and Smartphone Secondary Credit $9.99
    the plan 50.00 -10.20 0.00 $39.80 $39.80
    nate 9.99 0.00 29.99 -5.10 5.00 5.18 $45.06 6.09 $51.15
    home 9.99 $9.99 5.79 $15.78
    amy 9.99 -9.99 29.99 10.00 0.00 $39.99 6.42 $46.41
    TOTAL DISCOUNT -25.29 $134.84 $153.14
    VZW Share Everything 6GB with 17% discount
    the plan 80.00 -13.60 $66.40 $66.40
    nate 40.00 -6.80 5.18 $38.38 6.09 $44.47
    home 9.99 $9.99 5.79 $15.78
    amy 40.00 0.00 $40.00 6.42 $46.42
    TOTAL DISCOUNT -20.40 $154.77 $173.07
    Sprint Nationwide Talk Share 700
    the plan 129.99 $129.99 $129.99
    nate 0.00 10.00 $10.00 6.09 $16.09
    home 9.99 $9.99 5.79 $15.78
    amy 0.00 10.00 $10.00 6.42 $16.42
    TOTAL DISCOUNT 0.00 $159.98 $178.28
    AT&T Everything Data Family 1500 (2 Lines)
    the plan 69.99 $69.99 $69.99
    nate 0.00 50.00 30.00 $80.00 6.09 $86.09
    home 9.99 $9.99 5.79 $15.78
    amy 0.00 20.00 $20.00 6.42 $26.42
    TOTAL DISCOUNT 0.00 $179.98 $198.28

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    Cali -- if you have an AT&T phone that takes the right size, for $15 you can get a sim card from Straight Talk and migrate. $45/month unlimited access is good.
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