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Verizon adds 500MB Share Everything tier

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Verizon adds 500MB Share Everything tier
With the Motorola Moto X introduction hogging the news on Thursday, Verizon slipped in some word about a new tier for its Share Everything plan. The new tier gives users 500MB of data each month for $40. That undercuts the previous low end of $50 monthly for 1GB of data. The plan gives users unlimited talk and text and then the amount of data that the customer contracts for. Besides paying for the amount of data you want to use each month, each smartphone costs $40 and each tablet costs $10.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Verizon's plan remains the most expensive with T-Mobile on the other end of the spectrum. For 500MB of data a month with unlimited talk and text, Verizon's $80 price is $30 a month more expensive than T-Mobile's price. Over the course of a 24 month contract, that works out to $720 more for Verizon's plan. Even taking into account that you are paying full price for your handset, T-Mobile's price still works out cheaper.

A comparison of the cheapest rates for the four major U.S. carriers

A comparison of the cheapest rates for the four major U.S. carriers

source: WSJ, TheVerge via AndroidCentral

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posted on 02 Aug 2013, 03:14 1

1. MobileLyfe (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)

But in order to get that great low rate on T-mobile you have to buy a phone outright or pay more monthly to have a phone on their network. Still works out to $10 less than Verizon (for a top tier phone). Personally would pay the extra $10 for VZWs network coverage and internet speed ( on the rare occasion i'm not on wifi)

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 05:36

4. btbotimtim (Posts: 255; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

sounds like you are not paying anything when you buy a top tier phone from verizon. Californians pay 200 + tax on retail =250 for iphone 5 from verizon.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 09:01 3

9. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3782; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Yes, but if you look at the total prices indicated on the chart, that fact is taken into account. T-Mobile is cheaper.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 04:20 1

2. chack_fu (Posts: 46; Member since: 19 Jan 2009)

Sorry phone arena, there has always been a $40 plan. 300mb of data and only 1 smartphone allowed on it and no data devices. My guess is they just up'd the data allowance on a plan that already existed!

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 04:28 2

3. Twashbush (Posts: 47; Member since: 08 Jun 2011)

When they wise up and bring unlimited data to the share everything plan at a price within $20 of my currrent bill. I would let go of my grandfathered unlimited plan with 5 lines, but my account uses an avg. of 40-80gb of data a month so unlimited is a must.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 05:59 3

6. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

I can't fathom being restricted to Minibytes, I have one line with unlimited data and I hit 93.47 Gigabytes (95,713.280 Minibytes) in my previous billing cycle. Oh the poor dears who are restricted and limited, my heart bleeds for them!!

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 05:52 3

5. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

What does one do with Megabytes, seems so archaic?

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 07:42 1

7. kanagadeepan (Posts: 975; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

OMG... How the whole family is going to finish that never ending 500MB 4G LTE FREE data within a month??? /s

FYKI two years back, I used almost 650MB data every month using EDGE and GPRS...

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 08:54 2

8. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)

They have always had this plan, it wasn't advertised but I've been able to put customers on it since about a month after they launched their share everything plans.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 09:17 1

10. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

After being unlimited I just can't go back. If you're sharing 500MB with others on your plan and not hitting your cap, I'm not even sure you really need a smartphone. :-/

posted on 03 Aug 2013, 11:54

11. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

Thank You, Verizon, for being so generous!!!

posted on 03 Aug 2013, 21:22

12. suneeboy (Posts: 201; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)

Can't see how people are still willing to pay more than $50-$70 a month for cell phone service and sign a 2 year contract.

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