Verizon training documents reportedly tease shared data plans

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| January 30, 2012

Verizon shared data plan training materials

We've heard Verizon say that it's working on shared data plans on a couple of times in the past, with CEO Lowell McAdam saying last month that 2012 could finally be the year that we see such an offering unveiled. If a new leak is to be believed, those plans may not be far off. A screenshot sent to Engadget this morning purportedly shows that training documents for a new version of Verizon's own account management software a new section labeled as "account level data plans." Included in this new section are references to an account level data allowance charge along with a charge of $9.99 per line.

Verizon's not the only operator that's got shared data plans in the works, as AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega has said that his carrier also plans to intro a shared data offering. Of course, just like Verizon, we've yet to see any type of plan actually made available, though de la Vega did promise earlier this month that AT&T's shared data plans are still coming. Which carrier will be the first to market with shared data is still up in the air, but whichever it is, it's good to see the plans finally on the horizon, especially as smartphone use continues to grow. Any of you think you'd sign up for a shared data plan?

Via Engadget