Reminder: Verizon’s Share Everything plans go live today

The era of shared data is upon us, for better or for worse. Today Verizon launched its Share Everything plans, new service options designed to make using multiple devices under the umbrella of a single payment as easy as signing your name on the dotted line. For smartphones, the plans start at $40 dollars for unlimited text and voice with 1GB of shared data going for $50/month. Additional devices can be added for various monthly fees, starting with tablets at $10/month.

The plans extend up to 10GB of data for $100/month and include nearly everything in between. Obviously, the pricing is not designed for those wishing to use only a single device, but grows in value given multiple lines and devices. A full breakdown can be found in the press release below.

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

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – 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 www.verizonwireless.com/ShareEverything.

“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 www.verizonwireless.com/ShareEverything.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicholas-Snowdeal/627272243 Nicholas Snowdeal

    Hope Verizon has the decency for a courtesy reach around while they’re screwing us with these rates and tiered data…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1617996281 Wes Loveday

    Yup no question about it, I’ll pay a MINIMUM of $20-50 more per month with this “plan”. We don’t need unlimited minutes, we don’t even use up the ones we have now! Unlimited txt has been the std for years. Those data plans starting at 1GB is just criminal. REALLY? ONE GB for the whole Family to start? At $50? They should be starting a 4GB. THAT is reasonable. I don’t, but could EASILY kill 1 GB in ONE day without even trying. Good for Verizon the whole 4G thing is a sham since it kills the battery in a couple of hours if you actually USE it! It’s like 1995 all over again with these rates.

  • Teddy_Ruxpin

    I could have re-signed this week before this happened, but I decided I didn’t want to give Verizon any more business. So long Big Red.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001139198113 Avina Guillermo

    all the other companies will soon follow, besides the pre pay plans. Pre pay plans you’re basically doing the same thing as paying full price for the phone up front and just paying the plan every month. I’ve seen pre pay phones cost as much as $299-$399 for the high end phones. Just not a good selection of phones as the contract ones. When all the cell companies sold “unlimited data” it was a scam. The phones back years ago were barely able to check email and websites were only words and maybe a few pictures when viewed
    from a phone. 5-10 years from now cell phones may not even need minutes, they may use strictly data as their primary source for everything from talking to texting to web surfing. Hold on to unlimited as long as you can.

  • TheTrueGMG

    Do we know if corporate discounts apply? If so I would be paying the same that I am now plus I get the free hotspot and If i actually start using my home wifi I may even save a few bucks

    • bob

      This is a joke. I intentionally didn’t upgrade my 3 secondary lines just because of this bull crap. I would have NEVER upgraded to a Nexus last year if I knew this was coming. I would’ve bought an unlocked version and gone to tmo for $45 a month. I already spend $200 a month on my plan and that’s for only one smartphone and 3 standard run of the mill LG’s. If I were to ad smart phones AND lose my unlimited data on my main line this plan would cost me around $450 a month. Ya that really makes me wanna upgrade. Screw you verizon! I’m gone as soon as I can figure out how without it costing a fortune in terms.

      Fondly: A 13 year customer.

    • NathanielCrawfordIII

      Employee/corporate discount is only taken off of the data plan selected. not off of the $40/line fee… which completely screws you… I was thinking it was off each line but its not… only off the 50/60/70/etc fee for the data selected

      • NathanielCrawfordIII

        I checked by signing up for the new plan online and hit the calculate button to analyze my discount…

        • TheTrueGMG

          Well that sucks… Luckily I just joined Verizon In January to get the GNEX so in 2 years when my contract is up hopefully they will have better plans.

  • NathanielCrawfordIII

    ..

  • disdis76

    Scammers.

  • GoogleIt!!!!

    F uuuu verizon. You were already screwing us all.. Now this. Sprint, I’m coming back home. Bake some cookies.

  • veccster

    It will cost me $10 more but gives me unlimited minutes (though I have never gone over 700):
    I have 2 smartphones…here is my plan:

    Current Plan:
    $50 = 700 shared minutes
    $30 = unlimited data phone 1
    $10 = message plan phone 1
    $30 = 2g data plan phone 2
    $10 = message plan phone 2
    TOTAL = $130

    New Plan:
    $60 = unlimited minutes and messages
    $40 = smartphone 1
    $40 = smartphone 2
    TOTAL = $140

    • glennj

      It costs you $10 more and you get unlimited minutes (which you don’t need), but lose unlimited data. Instead, you are paying $10 more to share the limited 2Gigs between your two phones, where one phone was unlimited data before and the other had 2 gigs for itself to use. If your combined data use goes over 2 gigs, you will pay steep overage costs. Looks like a bad deal to me.

      • Krista Mikulski

        $15/GB is a steep overage charge? Well, I guess he could just call in and up his data for $10/2GB more. 95% of smartphone users don’t need unlimited data. Myself, my spouse, two 21 year olds and my mom together use 4.5GB, all on smartphones, With the amount of minutes we use, we’re going to save like $20/$30 per month. I’m ok with giving up all our unlimited data that we don’t even use.

        • glennj

          I would not be surprised if over time you regret that. There has been a trend to greater data use and lower voice minute use for many years now, and verizonwireless.com knows this. I know I could get by most months with a 2gb data limit, but it would worry me when streaming from TuneInRadio or watching video on Netflix, whether I was getting close to the limit. Its nice to have unlimited and I do and I don’t see any reason for me not to keep it.

          Verizon seems to be restructuring their plans towards people who need unlimited voice calling minutes and maybe that is a great idea, and a savings for people who use lots of voice minutes. I would say that over 95% of smartphone users don’t need unlimited voice minutes, but with 4GLTE you can go through 2gb of data pretty quickly, particularly on a shared data plan.

          For example, using Verizon’s own data usage estimator at verizonwireless.com/b2c/splash/datacalculatorPopup.jsp" rel="nofollow">https://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/splash/datacalculatorPopup.jsp if I use ONLY an hour a day of audio streaming and simultaneously use Google Navigate, that pretty much uses 2gb each month on my single phone (1.9gb). That doesn’t include visiting Phandroid.com at all. If I instead just watch a _single_ TV show every other night via Netflix, and use no other data at all, that by itself uses over 3gb a month. I can do all that and whatever more I might want to do for the $29.99 I pay for unlimited data and not worry about it at all. In my case, there is no incentive to change so i would lose unlimited data. My base plan cost would go up from its current $74.98/month to $100/month and I would be limited to 2gb data (or pay $110 for 4gb). Since I already have unlimited data and more minutes and SMS than I need, there is no benefit to me. The OP’s situation is similar, I guess your’s is not.

        • tom cordova

          Yeah, then there’s me, with my wife and 2 kids that consistently go over 10GB each month. Verizon doesn’t even HAVE a plan for me.

  • cyber75sax

    Glad I pre-ordered the GS3 2 weeks ago. Unlimited data for two more years. Screw you, Verizon.

  • Willie

    I’ll just buy the phones and keep my unlimited data plan from here on out

    • TalkingMoose

      I did the math. It will cost less for me to keep my unlimited plan and buy unsubsidized phones every two years than to switch to a new plan on contract. No brainer.

  • Host

    This is rediculas! All of the companies will do this at some point. All these years with Verizon and if I wanna keep my unlimited data I have to pay full price for a phone. Thanks Verizon how about dinner and a movie next time!

  • glennj

    I got a call from verizonwireless.com Sales a couple of days ago. I have a non-family plan for a single 3G Droid3 that I upgraded to on the last day Unlimited Data was available, last July I think. Had tried a Thunderbolt on 4G and restocked that, switching to the Droid3. Been pretty happy with the D3, except for Verizon and Motorola letting D3 owners down, but I digress.

    Verizon said that if I upgraded before the new plans went into effect today, the 28th of June, I could upgrade to a Galaxy Nexus 32gig for FREE and keep unlimited data, all for the cost of their $30 “fee” and an extension to make my contract with them last 2 years from then. Less than another full year on my current contract. I just had to upgrade to one of a few 4G phones, like the ReZound, Droid4, LG Spectrum, Razr (not maxx) or the Galaxy Nexus. I never want another non-Nexus Android device, so the choice was easy and the Nexus is on its way. I don’t actually have to even activate it, I can keep using my Droid3 for as long as I want to, and even switch back and forth between them.

    I figure, I’ll never upgrade on Verizon ever again, so I’ll keep my data plan as Unlimited and have 4G too. When my current phones get messed up, I will pay full retail or buy used.

    I pay $90/month for my one smartphone now for 450 minutes and 250 SMS messages neither of which I ever use up and I have unlimited (more or less) data, of which I usually use between 1 and 2 gigs, sometimes more. I would pay $40+$60 on the new family plan and be liable for Overage Charges (ludicrous expensive) if I went over 2 gigs. I don’t give a fahrt about unlimited texts and talk time. No-brainer to keep my old plan, right ?

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    I felt a disturbance in the force, after so many Verizon customers ripped up their renewal contracts. Cue Titanic violin

  • Alu Zeros

    if your an individual user with unlimited voice and txt, it’s a slamming deal, not only you that + mobile hotspot, and the plan is a lot cheaper… but the plan does screw people who don’t use a lot of minutes or txts

  • Don

    No bargain for the people with only 1 device.

  • maxnix

    I hope Sprint keeps unlimited data.

    VZW really tools their customers.