With the advent of Verizon’s new Share Everything plans comes the end of the subsidized pricing era for tablets. According to a report out of TechCrunch, Verizon will no longer offer tablets such as the Motorola Xyboard and Samsung Galaxy Tab at a discounted rate when signing up for a data plan. The reasoning has everything to do with the the new plans that allow users to tie multiple Verizon devices to a single data allowance. For users with a smartphone activated on Verizon, a tablet can be added for only $10 dollars extra per month.
With less of a need for tablet-specific data contracts, the move makes sense from Verizon’s perspective. The carrier has yet to comment on the matter.