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Share Everything plans arriving June 28 on Verizon, unlimited talk and text plus 2GB data for $100 a month

0. phoneArena 12 Jun 2012, 07:54 posted on

Verizon kept its word to introduce its new shared data plans in the summer, and they are indeed arriving June 28, so hopefully you took advantage of that Galaxy S III preorder, because when the handset actually launches, you might have to pay full price for keeping your grandfathered unlimited plan...

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posted on 12 Jun 2012, 09:02

26. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

As far as avg customer between 1-2 gigs a month id like to see where verzon is pulling this from. I work for a very busy verizon location and avg customer since 4g has come into play uses more like 5 gigs a month. especially with all the new apps that have launched that require heavy data use like the slingbox app that now comes preintalled on some phones.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 14:21

82. millkim3 (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 May 2012)

Educate your customers to jump on WiFi when they can! I sell for Verizon and am a VERY heavy user of my phone. But I connect to WiFi whenever its avalible and am easily able to stay under 2 GB a month; usually well under 1 GB.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 18:44

102. ApphoIe (banned) (Posts: 78; Member since: 31 May 2012)

No offense, but at this point I will be educating them on the awesomeness of AT&T. Free mobile to mobile on any network, rollover minutes, better phone selection...

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 09:04 1

27. droid4all (Posts: 17; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)

It's not all that over priced, it really just depends on how much data you are using. I am on Wifi half the time, most restaurants, stores, gyms, coffee shops, schools, etc.. have it at no additional charge. So the only time I use my 3G is when I am in my car using Ford Sync (Pandora and Google Music). Even with that, I average about 2GB a month. Even my other line is doing about the same. So we are using 4GB a month. We use about 1,000 of our 1400 min, and about 20,000 text messages combined.

People need to start being more smart and using more resources to get value out of their plans.

So to each it's own, what doesn't work for 1 person isn't a total fail to everyone else.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:17 1

51. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Gooduck using your wifi first off unless you live in a major city there is no free wifi spots anywhere. Second half the free wifi you think your getting tracks everything you do. example if your in a mall it sends everything your doing on your phone to the mall so you can start getting spam. Third i hope im near you when your on wifi cause i can easily access your pics and website and passwords from my phone while you are on yours. very simple apps for this. . If your saying we should be smart and start using more wifi then vzw should lower there plans or I might as well switch to tmobile pay half the price and use the same wifi. doesnt that make sense since tmobile lets you have unlimited callin while on wifi for liek 40 a month,. hmmm who is the smart one now buddy lol

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 14:23

83. millkim3 (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 May 2012)

And people like you are the only good reason to not get on WiFi.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 09:11

29. steven252000 (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Feb 2010)

I have a question......For those who "pre ordered" the SGIII through Verizon and had unlimited plan and completed the process and kept that plan are they gonna take that away too? I am sure they will and if so I am gonna go with the Maxx and hold on to my plan a little longer.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:21

54. jbjr43 (Posts: 50; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

I can't speak for certain but both the confirmation and email (I printed out when I ordered mine on June 6th) clearly state "Unlimited Email & Web for Smartphones (personal email) $29.99".
If they try to pull any crap I will return the thing and pay VZW a visit, bringing Hell with me.
I had the Galaxy Nexus and it had terrible reception problems so I traded it for the Rezound (which is actually a very good device).
I am hopeful the GS III isn't plagued by the same reception issues as the GNex...

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:55 1

59. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

if you preordered it and signed on for a plan at the time, then they have to honor that plan.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:11

62. hepresearch (unregistered)

Even if they don't honor that plan with the upgrade, you can always revolt and return the thing within the 30-day window, and get them to restore everything to the way it was before, I would think... unless they are going to be evil and deny you restoration of prior conditions, but that would be really evil...

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:33

65. steven252000 (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Feb 2010)

Well see....some have called CS and been told both yes you will be able to keep your unlimited and some have been told no. Some say that the reason for the July ship date is to make sure it was after the June 28th plan changes. That your new contract does not go into affect until you actually activate the new phone and since you will be activating after June 28th you will be made to go with a new plan. I too got the email with confirmation of my order that shows I still have my 29.99 unlimited plan but this is Verizon so who knows what they may try.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 18:15

99. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)

well they better not play me... and take my unlimited data VRZ.. or i will go Android on you..

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 09:13 2

30. danwatson (Posts: 117; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)

Figure this, whatever your data use is now, it will be more than double next year. Sign up for a 2 year contract and Verizon has stuck it to you big time. You may only be sharing 2GB now, but I guarantee you will need 5GB or more by 2013. Everything is moving to streaming and the carriers know this and are trying to trap us in to restrictive plans they know we will have to increase while they still can. If they don't offer unlimited data, don't sign (unless you have plenty of spare cash) a contract

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 09:14 1

31. Jango_Fred (Posts: 58; Member since: 17 Dec 2008)

Current bill, $170 for 5 lines, 1 smartphone, 4 feature phones, 1400 minutes, unlimited txt and unlimited data.

New Bill, $210 for 5 lines, 1 smartphone and 4 feature phones, unlimited talk and text, 1 GB of data.

Monthly minute usage.... about 100 minutes peak

Looks like I'll be going back to a feature phone

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 09:38

40. LostInTheRed (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 2012)

Even doing that will bring you up to $190.

There are going to be a lot of exsisting customers who are going to be mad. With new customers, I can see where this may seem like a good deal. It seems (as a sales rep) a lot of people are looking for unlimited.

Ex. Current 5 lines Unlimited T&T first two lines $150+$50 per add = $300. Make three smart phones add $90 for a grand total of $390.

New 5 lines Unlimited T&T with 3 smart and shared 6GB = $80 for data + $120 for smart + $60 for basic = $260.

That's a savings of $130/month or $1560/year.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:20 1

52. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I am a sales rep and maybe sell one unlimted mins for every 1000 phones. most people dont talk on there phones anymore.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:20

53. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Good example is sprint forces u to have unlimited mins and i get a lot of people every week coming to me saying but i dont need nor want unlimted so they sign with me instead this will make customers go elsewere

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 09:24

33. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

They basically screwed the individual account owners and gave those "early adopters" to tiered data plans a pat on the back.

Offering 4GB deals for $30 while us late bloomers are paying $50 for 1GB. The nerve....

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 09:25

34. gameday78 (Posts: 48; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

Anyone else read this and go huh...or what? The average customer is going to very confused..

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 09:29

36. goatah (Posts: 6; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)

Anyone know how corporate discounts will be figured? Or will they be terminated?

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 09:35

39. Jango_Fred (Posts: 58; Member since: 17 Dec 2008)


Mobile Hotspot is included in new data pricing

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 09:54 1

41. kabukijoe (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)

I love how Verizon does all this stuff to screw over their customers and rather than ditching Verizon they'll just bitch for a while and eventually bite the bullet or sigh and go back to a basic phone. I know the typical mentality is "Oh but they're the best" but it's really getting to the point of not even being practical anymore... I mean sure a Corvette is better than a Camaro or Cruz but you don't see everyone going out and buying Corvettes do you?

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:41

42. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Ive found better article and full pdf not this one which is half a pdf. Thsi is going to make everyones plans sky rockets except for a few people who have smart phones and dont use the data. Think about it Me and my wife have a smart phone with 700 mins unlimite text and 4 gig of data each. I barley use my phone and avg 3 gigs a month. she avgs about 2.5 and again we barley use them. Now we are paying 160 before tax. Switching to the new plan will cost me 170. sure i get unlimted talk but were lucky we use a combine 100 a month now. I dont need nor want unlimted talk. And i plan on adding my kids with in the yr. Now it would be $10 a line each so total bill would be 180 on new plan its 30 extra each for a basic phone my bill would then be 230. if i get two smart phone for them its 40 each on old plan makin it 240 total and give the kids each 2 gigs to use. On the new plan its 40 each sharing the data so id have to raise my data plan and the total will be 280 this is a outrage and ripoff no more add a line for grandma or the ten yr old with an emergency phone thanks verizon

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:47 1

43. Schuler28 (Posts: 26; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

T-mobile is pretty good, if you go over your data allowance they don't charge you, you just get slower speeds. Fathers day special comming up,all 4G smartphones are free
Friday and Saturday the phones are, HTC One S, Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Radar 4G, HTC T-mobile Mytouch 4G, LG Doubleplay, Nokia Lumnia 710, Samsung Exhibit 2 4G, and etc. There also going to be the first carrier with the Samsung Galaxy S3.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:56 1

45. Snap123 (Posts: 33; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

And this is why more and more people are heading towards prepaid

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:22 1

55. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I work for verizon and think im switching to tmobile

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:47

56. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Best comparison i just put together for old plan vs new plan.

Think about it you have three lines now want to add grandma its an extra 30 a month for a basic line. or to make more sense.

mom and dad 2 smart phones 2 gigs avg and 3 kids with basic phones. fam avgs 400 mins a month like most people who dont use mins anymore. and need unlimited text for kids.

old plan / new plan

$60 plan 700 / $70 4 gigs

$30 txt unl / Dad $40

Dad $30 data 2 gigs / Mom $40

Mom $30 data 2 gigs / Child $30

Child $10 / Child $30

Child $10 /Child $30

Child $10/

Total / Total

$180 / $240

Where is the benifit

And worse if the kids one day want smart phones

old plan / new plan

$30 extra times three = $90 / still $ 10 more each times 3 = $30

Adds 2 gigs of data each / Extra 6 gigs of data so you dont go over $30

New total / New total

$270 / $300

What this shows is this only saves you money if you have 6 or more lines with smart phones. other wise old plan is way cheaper in every case

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:50

57. hepresearch (unregistered)

Unless you are using a pair of basic phones on a 700 minute plan with no data, or using 2GB or less on a single phone line, your prices will go up when you upgrade next. Now, some folks who are super-heavy users will probably go the other way, and see some reduction to their equivalent plan pricing, but this is a temporary illusion. Someone here commented on another post earlier, maybe last month, that Verizon would never allow mobile to go the route of the IP dumb-pipe... this is not just a step in that direction, but rather a wild leap. Concepts such as 'mobile-to-mobile' and 'nights and weekends' are only found in one of the remaining plans, and only when dealing with basic phones alone (which will become less and less prevalent as folks rely more on their devices and go to unlimited minutes, or as they switch to smartphones which have ONLY unlimited-minute plans), making the simplicity much closer to that required to take the final step... folding voice minutes and text into just more data which must remain under the cap. For those of you who say this will not spread to other carriers... just wait until Verizon rakes in the dough. Customers who are in the middle-ground, the average mainstream data consuming family with three or more mobiles (minimum two smartphones) and a tablet or netbook needing 4GB to 8 GB per month, will bear the brunt of the pricing increase. Those families who fold other services into their Verizon mobile data plan, say by dropping home phone lines, cable, or wired internet, may yet save some money since those services are more expensive even than the mobile end of things, but the mobile pricing is higher than it used to be in response. All of the other carriers will eventually follow suit... sooner rather than later, I would add. By adjusting its rates this way, Verizon has lifted a ceiling off of current rates for the mobile industry, and other competitors will be able to follow suit without looking any worse, or more disposable, than Verizon.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:09

60. crysiswarmonger (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

I have 4 4g LTE smart phones and I get 4gb a month per phone. That is 16gb of data total, will the numbers in this new world be double for LTE like ones I have?

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:10 1

61. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

This s**t is confusing, and doesn't really save any money whatsoever the more lines you add on. Granted, you get a much higher minutes value than before, but the benefit of the current plan was that it was easy and cheaper to compartmentalized. The cost for adding basic phones (which suck so much at data they are hardly ever used for it) should be much lower.

I see what the point is here. It's to psychologically narrow the gap between the cost of smartphones and basic phones.

Let's say on the old plan everyone just wanted regular cell phones without any texting. The total cost would be 110 per month. Now, according to this bulls**t, the total cost would be 170 a month. I mean, he'll, as stupid as Sprints family plans are they still have a non data AND a non messaging plan level.

Now, if Verizon has the same levels of plans hidden up their sleeve for those who don't want smartphones, this will be okay. Probably. However, if they don't, this will go over like one of Taco's arguments.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:23

63. hepresearch (unregistered)

Ah, yes, that is something else it will do great, which I didn't think about until you mentioned it. The whole closing the gap between basic and smart devices... pushing people to smartphones with even more force of pricing. Staying with a basic mobile in this plan actually saves a customer less than it used to compared to the bottom-of-the-barrel smartphone plan. And with a $350 subsidy, smartphones were already acquisition-competitive on-contract with ordinary $175-subsidized basic devices... this just makes it more obvious that staying basic is still the cheapest, but just less rewarding for the same chunk of your money.

If they do as AT&T did, and make it so you won't know about a hidden plan if you don't ask (and you can't ask unless you are talking to a live person, and even then they are instructed to deflect and sweep-under-the-rug as much as possible), then it will be almost as bad as if they didn't exist for most folks... sort of like my parents trying to save their Nationwide 550 plan every time AT&T calls on them to switch to a 700 plan. As for "one of taco's arguments"... you mean taco, our favorite magically-illogically-thinking friend? LOL!

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:23

64. nycsumbag (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

Enough already with the pricing...dont you get it verizon is sticking it in slowly every year. They dont care that their customers are getting robbed...heck they dont care about their customers at all. Yeah they have 4g and its the fastest but their cutomers are paying through the nose just so they can download a photo in mere seconds. the average customer pays over a 100.00 per month for service. 100.00 per month????
1200.00 per year without the taxes and bulls**t, multiply that by 100million, wow thats a lot of money. Good to be a stock holder with vzw. bottom line is why would you pay that when their are so many other options. If you are not going to do anything stop complaining and enjoy the rim job. unless you live in a forest in the mountains there are tons of options, but until you take one of those options you will keep paying the evil empire. good luck

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:37

67. hepresearch (unregistered)

If you mean prepaid MVNO's like Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, Tracfone, etc... then you are right about not paying so much, but wrong about it being truly a good value. I don't know if people really realize this, but when an MVNO buys bandwidth and roaming abilities from the big dogs like AT&T or Verizon, or others who operate home networks, they are buying "low-priority bandwidth" because it is cheaper than buying normal priority bandwidth (which is automatically what you get as an actual home-network customer on AT&T or Verizon or whoever). However, using low-priority bandwidth, while a lot less expensive, means that in an emergency condition your call or text gets pushed to the back of the line for connection priority... every home-network customer, if they even get through at all, gets through before you do. Thus, in an emergency, customers of AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, US Cellular, Cricket (when not roaming on Sprint), etc... get through, if it can be connected at all, while MVNO subscribers (Boost, Virgin Mobile, Tracfone, etc...) are essentially GUARANTEED that their call or text will not even make it through the tower to the switchboard, as long as home-network users are still struggling to get through first. Either you get screwed by the big network guys, or you are nothing more than a fair-weather-only user on their network when nothing truly important is going on.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 15:14

88. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

you went right from VZW to MVNO while ignoring the plethora of options in between. You can go to sprint or Tmobile and save tons of money. I know area you live, i drove all around that area last year and was always on 3g/4g with Tmobile except when way out in the boonies.. There are other options that are cheaper.

If you people dont like VZW's new plans, then you always have the option of leaving. for 99% of you, another service will work just well if not even better for less money. People get scared to leave VZW because they have the best coverage and fill their heads with "what if" moments that never happen. Break free. As long as they have you in a mental lock, you will just keep bending over as they find new ways to charge you. That goes for any company.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 06:42

120. hepresearch (unregistered)

Well, remix, I couched it as an "if you mean this" kind of thing... they were mentioning how they feel gouged by VZW, AT&T, and others in general, and as Sprint and T-Mobile ARE competitive but still have prices that are not super-far below VZW and AT&T... prepaid, although you do not often get a lot of value unless you are with an all-you-can-eat plan on an MVNO like StraightTalk (via Tracfone) with an unlimited plan, tends to be less expensive... in contrast to T-Mobile being a little less expensive and Sprint being almost, but not quite, as expensive (and still having unlimited data... but we'll see how much longer that lasts). But, once again, I can show you why prepaid all-you-can-eat plans like you would find on StraightTalk, Virgin, or Boost are very cheap and still make tons of money - you get seriously shorted on the priority of your bandwidth and connections, which, if you think about it, is just a little rediculous!

btw... T-Mobile does not work at my house in the south end of town, though it does work in much of the area around us... unless you are referring to Glen Rock, Seven Valleys, Stewartstown, Delta, Jefferson, and Chodorus as the boonies (well, okay, they kind of are... =8-D), I have to say that most of the south end of the county is NOT covered by T-Mobile 3G or "4G" as of last summer... I had a family member who had a Samsung Gravity Smart then, and driving around made the lack of T-Mo 3G/4G obvious. T-Mobile has York and some surrounding places, like Red Lion and Dallastown, covered, along with the highway (I-83), but outside of that is pretty spotty until you get near Harrisburg or Baltimore. Hanover was one small, but notable, rare bubble of T-Mo 3G in the south end away from I-83.

Sprint is only slightly better in these parts... actually operating on Shentel towers, which were way behind until they got behind a network vision plan that graced us with some 1xEv-DO starting at the end of 2008 and WiMAX in York city in 2010, Sprint in our area works half-decent at my house, and has slightly better coverage than T-Mo around here in general. But, of course, VZW and AT&T take the cake out here... they are battling for customers hardcore in this county, and have been for a few years. VZW actually got LTE in the city of York this year, which made me laugh.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:38 2

68. nycsumbag (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

Sorry to break the bad news , but their is no savings in the new plan. Why would they put out new plans so customers could pay less than they are already????hahahahahha. They want everyone to go to smart phones because thats where the money is. They can rape everyone on the price of data, 30.00 for 2gigs hahahah what a ripoff... 2 gigs is nothing and if you use under that a month you should not have a smartphone. Data for a cell company is pure profit. Also that bulls**t about how much a company pays for a phone is a lie as well. Think about it , if a cell phone costs 625.00 for 1 then what does 100,000 of the cost...not 625.00 each i can bet you on that. Big cell companies buy hundreds of thousands of these phones at the least. Try not to choke on the kool-aid guys. hahahahaah

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:41 1

69. nycsumbag (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

Prepaid is for the elderly...im talking about sprint and tmobile. Compare the plans.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:54

70. johnriii (Posts: 238; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

while it's really easy to blame Verizon, we need to make some serious decisions. my wife and I share 700 mins, and we rarely go over 300 mins a month. data usage however, is another story. I, by myself, use approximately 12GB/month, mostly on Netflix and youtube. WE have gotten spoiled to being able to stream data whenever/wherever we wanted. Now Verizon (and the others, just wait), are gouging our pockets, counting on the fact that most of us dont' have the discipline to ease up on our data usage, and thus, they make a bigger boatload of money. moving to another carrier will relieve this temporarily, mark my words, all of the carriers will have similar plans by 2014 or sooner. I have 13 months to enjoy my unlimited data, and by George, I plan to!!!

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 13:01

71. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Okay, so I did some more research and called Verizon customer service. Big surprise, they haven't been trained on it yet.

The first thing I found is that there is a basic phones only plan which sounds like it's about at the level as current plans. Except phones cost the same on that as on the data share plans so the more lines you add the more you're paying over the current plan.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 13:08

72. arsenalfan411 (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

god damnit verizon!

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 13:13

75. bubba78 (Posts: 57; Member since: 23 May 2011)

These new family share data plans SUCK, at least for me.

I have 5 lines on my account (2 smartphones, 3 feature phones) sharing 1400 mins with unlimited calling to 10 numbers, and with unlimited text and unlimited data on the 2 smartphones. I have data blocked on my 3 feature phones because they do not need data.

Current plan cost
$119.99 (1400 mins and unlimited text)
$59.98 ( 2 unlimited data packages)
$179.97 total before taxes and fees.

New plan
$80 (2 smartphones)
$90 (3 feature phones)
$70 (4 GB of data)
$240 total before taxes and fees.

That is $60.03 more than I am currently paying. Verizon must be F N crazy to think that they are doing me a favor by offering these new plans. I will NOT be renewing my contract if that is the best they can do.

I understand I will have unlimited minutes with the new plan but that is worthless to me, I don't never use all the minutes that I have now, lucky if we use 1000 minutes.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 15:26

89. Nico85 (Posts: 13; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)

With your current plan cost you are not adding the 3 additional lines. The $119.99 is for the first 2 lines, and the 3 additional lines cost $9.99 each. So your total before taxes and fees will be 209.95. Still $30 less than what you're paying now

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 13:37

76. Sydus1 (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)

Its really not too bad when you factor in the unlimited talk and text for all lines. Previously it would be 50 plus a data charge for the unlimited line.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 13:39 1

77. android1234 (Posts: 137; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)

I have no use for unlimited minutes. This plan makes my monthly $60 more. In spoke with verizon and they said that you can still keep your monthly plan. The $30 2Gb data would still be available, they are just getting rid of the unlimited plans. The 4gb data plans would still be grandfathered in, so this plan is not mandatory for whoever that does not want it. I am the only kine in my family plan that uses about 20gb/mo, so I'm going to upgrade now from my Gnex to Sammy GS3, not worth the phone change but I want to keep my unlimited. And then when I switch the phone I will just buy full price on ebay, which would be about 100-150 less than the retail price at verizon, and sell my old phone, at I'm not paying that much more, only 100-200 more buying retail which is like an upgrade anyway.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 13:42

78. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Wow, not worth it for my clan.
We have 2 iphones at 2GB/30.00 each, and my Android at 4GB/30.00, with unlimited messaging (20.00) and 1400 minutes of shared calling (99.98), and one regular phone at 9.99 (no data), for a total of ~220.00 before taxes and including my awesome 11.00 corporate discount.
With these new plans I would pay:
120.00 for 3 smartphones at 40.00 each.
30.00 for 1 non-smartphone (that did not use data before) at 30.00
80.00 for 6GB or 8GB for 90.00 (I am thinking my 4GB plans becomes 2GB on my next upgrade or when the contract runs out).
So, 120+30+80 is 230.00 or 240.00 for the 8GB shared.

So, it seems ok, as we would get unlimited calling, instead of 1400 minutes.
Except, 1400 minutes is more than plenty for us.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 13:58

79. Sanoj18 (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)

I have been considering switching from Sprint to Verizon when my contract is up in September. I share an account with my fiance so we just have two smartphones. I did a quick comparison where the bill would be the same and here is what I came up with.

Sprint $150/mo before taxes
-1500 Shared Minutes
-Unlimited Data and Texting

Verizon $150/mo before taxes
-Unlimited Minutes
-Unlimited Texting and 4GB shared data
-Mobile Hotspot Included

We have combined never used more than 2GB a month. However we live in Chicago where Sprint's 3G is super slow which may contribute to our low number. I'm guessing if we switched to Verizon and starting using 4G our numbers would go up but not by more than double.

Anyone have an thoughts? I've heard Verizon has much better coverage and data speeds than Sprint. Also Sprint doesn't even have 4G LTE yet and I'm not expecting it in Chicago within a year.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 14:44

85. millkim3 (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 May 2012)

In the new plan what you're looking for would break down to:
$70 for Talk/Text/4GB Data
$80 for both phones

Also check and see if the company that you work for offers any kind of employee discounts. Those discounts can vary from 8%-22% depending on the size and type of company you work for. (check out your wife's company too, maybe her's is better than yours!)

And thank you for realizing that unlimited data isn't life or death! :-D

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 13:59

80. vqc61 (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 May 2012)

Looks like this new plan is only good for families that talk and text a lot, and use very little data, which, I think, is the opposite of the way most families are nowadays.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 14:31

84. johnriii (Posts: 238; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

unlimited talk minutes and unlimited text really means nothing to anyone. who actually goes over their minutes on a regular basis? i share 700 with my wife, and we MAY hit 400 together on a heavy month. I think I may leave verizon next year just because!

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 15:04 1

87. Sprissy (Posts: 161; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

Let's see, I don't plan on sharing any minutes or data, as of right now I pay $109 a month for 900 minutes, unlimited text and unlimited data. According to my Verizon data app, as of today I have used 2.20 GB of data and I still have another day or so this month. So with that said, under the new plan I would pay $40 a month plus another $70 for 4 GB of data, total of $110 a month and have to give up my unlimited data. HELLO!!!!! What is the advantage for me?

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 15:43

90. RushFan2112 (Posts: 26; Member since: 16 Jun 2011)

Why would you want to get one of these shared plans? You are one person using one phone. These plans are for families that want to have a pool of data like their voice minutes.

Badly done on Verizon's part, though.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 19:39

104. Sprissy (Posts: 161; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

I don't want to but I don't like the fact that the only way I can keep my unlimited data when I upgrade is to pay full price for a phone. Guess that will be my only choice though.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 16:16

91. Windsponge (Posts: 92; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)

Wow, I went to Verizon and looked to see what it would cost to get what I have now
I ha e 5 phones, two with data unlimited. They recommended 6 gig and I would be
Paying 100.00 more before taxes and other charges. What a rip off. Won't be with them
When I switch phones. Very stupid company.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 17:35

97. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Looks like I am going unlocked again. I might jump ship during the holiday season or early 2013 anyway.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 18:28

100. glassonion (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

I think the headline here is wrong. The access fee is for each phone, so 2 phones (assuming smartphones, those are the data users) is $40 EACH. That's $80, plus the $60 for 2 GB data comes to $140. The main thing that doesn't work for me, and I suspect a LOT of Verizon users, is the forced unlimited voice. I only need 700 minutes (with unlimited messaging) for my 5 lines, so why do I need to upgrade to unlimited?

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 21:33

110. Snap123 (Posts: 33; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

The headline is right. The plan is called Share Everything and new individual customers will have to go under this plan after June 28 even if its just one person. So $40 access fee for one smartphone and $60 for unlimited talk, text, and 2GB data is $100.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 22:04

111. jjnbbills12 (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)

Not one account will be forced to move to these plans. Only when you upgrade at a discount. Now you can pay full price and if you end up not being happy.... Please go some place else and stop bitc$ing.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 23:05

112. marions (Posts: 13; Member since: 19 May 2012)

This is the last straw. Cell providers are already much too greedy and this is just icing on the cake. It's just bend over and screw you everytime something changes. I've had enough so its back to a landline for me, combined with a voip service such as google voice over a device like obi-110. Enough is enough. Screw you Verizon!!!!

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 23:25

113. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

Everything should've stayed the same price, just let you share it between devices! What a rip. But it is true that the more devices you have on your plan (family plans), the more money you save, provided you're responsible with your data allotment.

AT&T currently has roll-over minutes. I'm hoping they'll eventually offer roll-over data as well (I can dream,lol). At least I can safely assume that AT&T's shared plans will be slightly more favorable towards the consumer. Whatever Verizon does, AT&T always under cuts it. Verizon sells high-end phones for $300, while AT&T sells 90% of their high ends for $200 and a select few for $250.

The only thing I'm concerned about is that I have the A-List (Grandfathered) for our AT&T plan and don't want to lose it with shared plans. I use my cell to call about 8 or 9 land lines on a constant basis everyday for work. That A-List saves me over 1200 minutes each month. But if they offer unlimited minutes it won't matter.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 00:51

114. BattleBrat (Posts: 1455; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

My bill is $107 a month, unlimited data. I found a solution though, I am going to buy an upgrade from someone else.

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