Wireless industry News » Verizon Wireless to launch shared data plans June 28
After months of hype, Verizon Wireless today rolled out details on new family share plans that allow up to 10 devices to share voice, messaging and now data allowances. The plans will be available beginning June 28.
The new plans include unlimited voice minutes and messaging, with price differentiation coming from which device is being used and the amount of data to be shared. Smartphones are priced at $40 per month; basic phones at $30; netbooks, laptops, wireless modems and hot spot devices at $20; and tablets at $10 per month.
Shared data packages begin at $50 per month for 1 gigabyte, escalating to $60 for 2 GB, $70 for 4 GB, $80 for 6 GB, $90 for 8 GB and $100 for 10 GB. Overage charges are priced at $15 per gigabyte, or customers can add 2 gigabyte bundles for $10. Customers using BlackBerry devices will also be charged $15 more per month per device for access to Research In Motion’s Enterprise Server or similar enterprise server offerings. Read the full article