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Verizon has been talking about its upcoming data share plans since for quite a while now, but later this month, the plans will finally launch. This morning, Verizon announced its new Share Everything plans, which will debut on June 28 and will include unlimited voice minutes and messaging as well as a single bucket of data that can be shared between up to 10 devices. Mobile hotspot support is also included in the Share Everything plans for no extra charge.

So how do the plans break down? Interested customers start by choosing the device they want to add to the Share Everything plan, each of which has a Monthly Line Access price. For example, smartphones cost $40 per month, basic phones are $30 per month and tablets are $10 per month. Then they can choose the amount of data that they want to share each month. The data buckets start at 1GB for $50 per month and can go up to 2GB, 4GB, 6GB, 8GB or 10GB, with the largest allotment priced at $100 per month.

Verizon also notes that there are different plan options for basic phones or data-only devices. Basic phones can choose from a 700 minutes plan with no included messages or data for $40 per month or a $70 plan that includes unlimited talk, text and 300MB of data. Meanwhile, data-only devices (like hotspots and tablets) can pick from a 4GB plan for $30 per month, 6GB for $40, 8GB for $50 or 10GB for $60, with Monthly Line Access pricing set at $20 for hotspots and USB sticks or $10 for tablets.  

Considering just how long we've been hearing that Verizon's shared data plans were coming soon, it's good to see that they're finally actually coming and to have all of the details of the new plans laid bare. The fact that Verizon has several different data buckets available with the Share Everything plans is welcome, but it'd be nice if there were at least a couple of options when it comes to voice minutes and messaging too. What do you all think of Verizon's Share Everything plans? Anyone planning on signing up once June 28 rolls around?

Verizon Wireless Share Everything plans

Verizon Wireless Unveils New Share Everything Plans For Basic Phones, Smartphones, Tablets And More

Share Data with up to 10 Verizon Wireless Devices; Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Messages and Mobile Hotspot Included in All Smartphone Plans

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June 12, 2012

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless today announced Share Everything Plans that will forever change the way customers purchase wireless services.  Share Everything Plans include unlimited voice minutes, unlimited text, video and picture messaging and a single data allowance for up to 10 Verizon Wireless devices.  In addition, the Mobile Hotspot service on all the devices is included in the Share Everything Plans at no additional charge.  The groundbreaking Share Everything Plans debut on June 28 and will be available to new, as well as existing, customers who may wish to move to the new plans. 

“Customers asked, and today Verizon Wireless delivered an industry first,” said Tami Erwin, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless.  “Share Everything Plans are the new standard for wireless service.  They are simple; customers no longer have to think about their voice and message plans, because both are unlimited.  Share Everything Plans are convenient; customers purchase one data plan and they share it with up to 10 mobile devices.  And, they are worry-free; customers can connect their 3G or 4G devices wherever and whenever they want on America’s most reliable network.”  

How Share Everything Plans Work

To get started on a Share Everything Plan, customers first select the devices they want on their accounts.  The next step is to choose a plan that includes unlimited minutes, unlimited messages and a shared data allowance that begins at 1 GB for $50.  Customers adding a tablet on their Share Everything Plans can do so for an additional $10, with no long-term contract requirement. The following matrix shows pricing for an account with several different devices, such as a smartphone, a tablet and a basic phone, billed to the same individual.

There are separate plans for accounts with only basic phones, or data only devices such as USB modems or Jetpack Mobile Hotspots at

“When developing these plans, we first asked customers what they wanted in a wireless service plan.  We also looked at the technology and how customers were using it to manage their lives.  And last, we took into consideration the evolution of the technology and how customers would use wireless in the future,” Erwin added.  “Share Everything Plans are the outcome of that research.  They cover every device Verizon Wireless offers, from basic phones to smartphones, from tablets to Jetpacks and more.  Share Everything Plans represent a tremendous shift in how customers think about wireless service.”  

Switch to a Share Everything Plan

Customers are free to keep their existing plans, but there is no fee or contract extension to move to the new Share Everything Plans.  To help customers determine the best Share Everything Plan option, Verizon Wireless has created an easy to use online tool at  

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at

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fr0mthewest verizon shared data plans are a product created by verizon marketing to make consumers fluster, make verizon viral and use the service anyway. #theonepercentknowhowtomakemoney
Naader Karimi It sucks
Tyler Kirchman no one talks on the phone anymore verizon. we dont need unlimited minutes.
Tiki E HAHAHAHAHA. Let us have a data pay as you go. $10 per gig period.
Jeff Hammond Let the raping begin! You guys let this happen. Verizon just takes and takes. Who cares if everyone has Verizon. They are paying for it. Talk and text people need to be on prepaid anyway. Let the masses flock to Sprint.
Brandon Moore This is going to save ppl money. What's some people don't realize is that they don't use fully unlimited data that might they might use 5 GB a month so this will save people money. my phone bill is dropping from $240 a month to 150 I don't see what people are griping about. If you think about it if you have three smart phone that's $90 alone in data now it's $40 each plus the data one time not 3or more times. the data is alot cheaper if you think about it.
Ed Horsley Im going to order up 2 of these. Sounds perfect!
Edwin Rodriguez @matt Baxter, it is going away, regardless of your Grandfathered status. I know it sucks, I will be one of the unfortunate many losing unlimited data, but they are gonna be pulling the rug from under all of us in a few short months
Jason Allen Lucas @joe i think you missed the concept of my post, i was not promoting att in the least bit, im not even an att customer ;). Im bringing light to the fact that consumers are being ripped off by these companies and no one seems to care, their more interested in what the new iphones going to do every six months. By definition the way the cell phone technology works no one should be paying what we pay, there are entite countries that dont even have "pstn" networks that rely on cell phones for all their communication needs and their cost are no where near ours..
William Smith How stupid this is when you can get 2 or 4 gigs for 30 dollars! That means 4 or 8 for 60! They trying to hit us hard!
Matt Baxter You get grandfathered into unlimited data if u had it before they took it away. That's how I still have unlimited data.
Angelo Bruno Wow...chris hanley ...I've never seen so much incorrect information in one post before
Brent Legendre They need to give customers under contract the right to leave if they are not happy with the new contract
Timothy Rutledge its another way cell phone providers are slowly dwindling down data plans and raising prices. Befor we know it we will be only be offered pay be the megabyte plans........
Edwin Rodriguez Sorry, Verizon folks. Everyone is losing unlimited data... You will be receiving your correspondence letter soon. Enjoy it now while you can
Kevin Kaufman disappointing
Chris Hanley if only verizon had 4G on long island...Btw on a side note regarding the unlimited data for 29.99. I have some info for you guys, so basically if you renew the contract before it goes into effect OR Let's say it goes into effect tomorrow. If you pay the full value of the phone and don't use your upgrade you will still have unlimited data, but you can also buy a refurb phone or a phone from a friend and still unlimited data. Like this so ppl can see!
Eric LeBlanc This is ridiculous. And what sucks is that they will all start doing this. I was going to switch back to AT&T but seems like they are headed in the same direction too. And these are the only two companies I actually get decent reception with! Sprint is a joke and I wouldn't dare rely on tmobile. Ugh! :(
Micca Koster I have unlimited data plan with Verizon now. I'm never going to upgrade with there ridiculous shared data prices
Treg Andrews The shared data prices I can deal with, I don't need unlimited minutes but the $40 a month per smart phone charge!? Crazy.
Juan Carlos Munoz 50 for 1gig is horrible
Dawn Thieme We don't even have 4G here yet, and I find these plans extremely atrocious. This will raise our phone bill of three phones by almost $50. May be time to start looking elsewhere.
Joe Yarger @Brandon Worley : IDIOT! Most of us have jobs too. Some pay a hell of alot more than yours (how else would we pay these bills) I use my phone all day for work. Whether it be mapping out a customer, sending emails, photos or faxes. I use about 10 gigs of data a month. It seems the more data dependent these phones get, the smaller the cap gets and the more it costs. We worked at getting good paying jobs, to get ahead in life, not pay a phone bill.
Joe Regep Att may be the biggest but they suck for getting phone signal. I've never once had issues with Verizon as I did when I had att.
Jason Allen Lucas I keep seeing these nonsense post about wireless provider prices, its really funny to see both sides of the argument. Companies like verizon are pretty much taking you all to the cleaners, i see conversations about the cost of data to them from people who "think" they know what their talking about, but in reality most verizon customers are being fleeced. Att offers a prepaid plan that eats verizon alive, and in reality as far as coverage verizon can talk all the crap they want but att is the biggest communications company period. Everyone pays there fees to att. Wake up people and learn a little bit about the technology instead of jumping ship every two years for a certain device...everyone in this country is overpaying for wireless tech period, sound familiar? "cough" "gas prices".... Until we stand up as a people these companies will continue to do these type of things.
Reese Woodson Who ever decides to switch to Sprint, good luck with that. Their 3G speeds are terribly slow, crappy WiMax, and no LTE network yet.
Matthew Dyer I wonder if my Dad will want this family data plan I just told him about it he doesn't have a smart-phone but he wants one my step-mom has the I-Phone 4S I think so I hope this help him? I'm glad I don't pay that I just want my talk and text thanks very much lol
Clifton H. Williams II They have lost their fucking mind.
Matt Cain I don't see why people are getting so mad. Our phones have become so important and are almost a requirement. Companies know this and they know we really have no choice but to pay what they want us to. Saying you're leaving or it's too expensive means nothing to anyone and it's just whining. If you really want things to change you'd have to stop making these little devices so important. We all know that isn't happening.
Brandon Worley Idiots this will save many people a lot og money not everyone sits in their phones all day. Some have jobs and 10gb for the whole plan is more than enough
Kent Masias Staying with T-mobile..this is crazy!
Jeremiah Allan Johnson It should be the same as what it is now 4gb for 30 bucks. They are just trying to rip people off more then they already do.
Joe Regep All other carriers have sorry data speed. You pay for the good speed.
Chaitan Sukhadia Was looking forward to it but not anymore, freaking expensive
Christian Araujo They're basically giving you unlimited talk & text but not what most people really want... Unlimited data. I will have to consider switching to Sprint or AT&T, Verizon new plans are simply outrageously expensive for what you get...
Jeff Lansberry I think VZW just gave their customer's the perfect invitation to move their business somewhere else. Makes you wonder; Virgin Mobile gives you 300 voice minuntes and unlimited text and data for $35 but VZW wants you to start at $55 and it's only 1GB. VZW has stopped caring about customers and only cares about lining their pockets.
Roger Schubert DeOliveira Here at tmobile we have unlimited shared data plans too, $40 for 2 lines, $60 for 3, etc
Jeremy Koenig Chris... I was thinking the same thing. For families and those with multiple devices, it has to be good. For those with just a phone, it sucks.
Chris Call I feel like most of the people here don't understand the new plans properly. For a lot of families with a couple smartphones it's going to save money. For mine? Well, Verizon sucks.
Teresa L Smith To expensive!!!!
Flako Ramirez Im on sprint already so i got nothing to worry about
Marcelo Chavez Definitely lost my business, I am currently saving to buy out my contract.
Ryan Michalowski $30 per month for a feature phone?! -_-
Michael Langley I can't believe I'm saying this, but the new plans are actually going to SAVE me about $80/month on 4 lines!
Michael Ducylowycz Hell NO!!! Why would I switch from an unlimited data plan for this?!?
Mark Mann Lost another customer
Shannon Hall All of you will complain and complain and you will still stay with them and pay their fees!
Krunal Darji This is disgusting. NOT going to renew my contract with them.
Duston Stone Way to expensive. Currently $29.99 for unlimited. I'll jump ship before i pay their prices.
Touya Akira oh god whatever happened to "unlimited" data plans?
Andrew Wallace 1GB. For $50a month.....that's outrageous! Going to t mobile. Verizon has gotten a little to big for their britches. I smell a new monopoly.
Carl Denaro They suck
Anthony Scott Pancurak Think they need to drop it by 20$ per plan
Abram Wenevermet Dennis Sprint is garbage
Fernando Xelo Sprint is expensive, for such mediocre data speeds.
Jeremy Koenig Wow, that is expensive!
Zachary Gearwar Absolutely Outrageous!!! Switching to Sprint this fall >:(

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