Earlier this year, Verizon announced that it will be switching to shared data plans and now the wireless carrier has unveiled the pricing for these data-centric plans. The pricing scheme is much different from traditional voice-driven plans and require you to start by choosing a data allotment and then adding your devices.
Data buckets, called Monthly Account Access fees, start at 1GB for $50 and climb up to 10GB for $100. Each allotment can be shared between ten devices and include unlimited calling and texts. Besides this monthly fee, Verizon is charging a per device Monthly Line Access fee. Customers will pay $40 for each smartphone, $30 for each basic phone, $20 for a Jetpack, USB modem or notebook/netbook and $10 for a tablet. An average family with two smartphones and a tablet will pay $140 for 1GB of data ($50 for the data/voice plan, $80 for two smartphones and $10 for the tablet). These plans will go into effect starting June 28th.
There is a pricing tool available online so you can check out the pricing before switching your plan.
[Via Verizon Wireless]