Verizon Share Everything data and voice plans now available

Share Everything

Yesterday was the day Verizon transitioned from its traditional voice and data plans to shared plans that let customers use a bucket of data with multiple devices. “We’re changing the way you buy wireless,” said Verizon’s director of marketing Steve Mesnick when speaking with the Star Tribune of Minneapolis.

The new Share Everything plans became available Thursday, June 28 for new customers and existing customers who want to switch. Customers can buy a bucket of data that includes unlimited calling and text messaging. Monthly data buckets start at 1GB for $50 and go up to 10GB for $100. Each smartphone added to a line will cost an additional $40 each month, while feature phones will cost $30. Customers can also add Jetbacks/USB modems for $20 per month and tablets for $10. A single customer with one smartphone and one tablet would pay $110 monthly for 2 GB of data, unlimited calling and unlimited messaging ($60 for the data, $40 for the smartphone and $10 for the tablet).

Though many decried the plans when they were announced earlier this month, Verizon spokesperson Brenda Rainey told Fierce Wireless that Verizon is “pleased with the response to the first day of availability.” She added that “the plans tap into pent up demand from customers who want to share their data allowance with all the devices on their accounts and we saw many customers who couldn’t wait to take advantage of the opportunity.”

You can read more about the Share Everything plans on Verizon’s website. If you’re a Verizon customer, jump into the comments and let us know what you think about these new plans.

[Via Verizon Wireless, Fierce Wireless and StarTribune]

  • http://twitter.com/AdidasNYR Carlos A Cabral

    This is a terrible deal

  • JeffD

    In my situation, I would end up paying substantially more per month. Sorry. Already paying way too much. Not switching voluntarily.

  • Taft

    I’m actually a Verizon agent and have some input on this.  While a lot of customers end up paying small amounts more than they are now (switching is voluntary if you are already on a family plan) they get to share a data pool which can benefit some customers greatly.  Somebody with a kid that uses 3 GBs of data while they use less than 1 GB themselves would benefit from something like this as they aren’t paying for unnecessary data that they don’t use.

    I saved a woman $100 on the first day the plan rolled out.  While some people would pay a small amount more if they were to switch, there are some people that desperately needed something like this.  Remember, with this, there is no worrying about overages with minutes or texting as well since all plans are unlimited for both.  If you are currently on a family plan with 700 or 1400 minutes, you get the added benefit of having unlimited (which makes the price jump seem a bit more fair).

  • KP

    Currently an AT&T customer on a family plan (5 phones).  Thought of switching to Verizon.  I worked out all of the numbers about a week ago, and the switch would have worked out to cost the same.  However, with this new plan that I would be forced into, my bill would be significantly larger than what I’m paying with AT&T.  I guess I’ll have to stay where I’m at. 

  • KP

    Currently an AT&T customer on a family plan (5 phones).  Thought of switching to Verizon.  I worked out all of the numbers about a week ago, and the switch would have worked out to cost the same.  However, with this new plan that I would be forced into, my bill would be significantly larger than what I’m paying with AT&T.  I guess I’ll have to stay where I’m at. 

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