VZW Announces Shared Data Plans – It’s Bending Over But For The Family!

Posted Jun 12, 2012 at 8:33 am in Threads > Opinions

Click here to see how badly Verizon will try to be screwing you and your family.

No Verizon!
(image courtesy of LifeHacker)

$50 for 1GB shared.
$60 for 2GB shared.
$70 for 4GB shared.
$80 for 6GB shared.
$90 for 8GB shared.
$100 for 10GB shared.

Didn’t unlimited data cost us $30 at a time when Verizon told us the upgrade to LTE would make data even cheaper? This is absolutely ridiculous!

If you’re looking to leave Verizon, here are some posts to help you read up on what your options are (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Personally, I’m taking 5 lines to T-Mobile, each having 2GB 4G data (unlimited 100kbps afterwards) for a total of $125/mo after taxes.

(btw, thx to Droid Life for pointing this out to me)

  • YellowDucati


    About $40 more than what I pay right now.

    I am liking the Android & Me post on going off contract.

    • redraider133

      I am going to look at that option when my contract ends next June. Hopefully T-mo will have used more of the spectrum that they got from at&t and go that route and be able to import and not have to be stuck with cdma phones.

  • redraider133

    I figured Verizon would screw customers but damn. This is only beneficial if you have a bunch of lines who do not use a lot of data. Wish they had an option for lower minutes+ unlimited texting and more data for same price as this or cheaper. $30 for a dumbphone? Come on Verizon that is just ridiculous.

    • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

      Exactly. The only benefit is if you have multiple devices with data and you don’t use a whole ton of it across the board.

      So it’s great for them, but it doesn’t really have any benefit to anyone who: uses a lot of data or doesn’t have but 1 or 2 devices. And the feature phone being $30 is ludicrous, I mean if smartphones are $40 then feature phones should only be charged $20 or less. But then again, I suppose they think feature phone users will text/talk more than use data so I guess that’s Verizon’s reasoning.

      I guess I will just keep buying off contract and keep my original agreement. I need to figure out how to do this since my wife is still on her family’s plan and she has unlimited data as well.

  • Hue Three of Five

    As some of you may know. I left Verizon a month ago. I am on StraightTalk with Nexus. Couldn’t be happier…and now I am “Feeling Richer”. Cell contracts should be made illegal.

  • doug

    4 smartphones, 1 dumb phone. This ‘new and improved’ plan that revolves around me, will cost me $80+ MORE per month and give me LESS

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      What plan do you have now? I have a fairly similar setup with 4 smartphones and 2 dumbphones and the new plan would cost me ~$30 less.

  • yankeesusa

    This is crazy. For some families this will work but for most it will not. I really hope sprint steps up their lte network and keep their prices competitive otherwise my only option is tmobile now that verizon is screwing every new customer that comes their way just because they have the biggest lte network.