Posted above is Verizon Wireless’ TV commercial for their new Share Everything Plans, which go live tomorrow, June 28th. The Share Everything plan scheme is simple: you get unlimited talk, unlimited text, and then share data from a single pool between up to 10 devices. For example, you pay $40 per smartphone on the account for unlimited voice/text, then you pay an additional charge for however many gigabytes of data you would want to share between the devices (2GB – $60, 4GB – $70, 6GB – $80, 8GB – $90 and 10GB – $100). I’ve posted a chart below that can help you figure out how much it would cost your family to switch.
Big Red seems to be rather content calling it the “first plan of its kind.” For some, especially really talkative families, there’s an advantage to switching to the new plan, while others with past benefits, like unlimited data and the double data option, are a bit outraged. I don’t blame the latter group since Verizon isn’t very generous with the amount of data given in relation to rates with the new shared plans. We all know 4G LTE chews through data usage way more than 3G, yet the rates make more sense for last generation data technology. Which category do you fall under, satisfied or peeved?