Data is Not Data is Not Data on Verizon’s New Shared Data Plans


To preface this post, I’ll start by saying that I think Verizon’s shared data plans is a step in the right direction and makes it more affordable for consumers to connect to the Internet in the post-PC era since unlimited data plans ended. Rather than paying for entirely separate and expensive data plans for each […]

Verizon Now Training Employees on Shared Family Data Plans


According to a leaked screenshot to Engadget, Verizon Wireless may be getting ready to deploy its family shared data plans soon. The carrier had promised the feature would be coming this year, and now it looks like employees are seeing the feature in their online training material. It appears that sharing data would cost $9.99 […]

AT&T Still Working on Shared Data Plans


After announcing its intentions on providing customers with a simple billing method to share the same mobile broadband data plan with multiple devices at last year’s All Things D conference, AT&T Mobility head Ralph de la Vega says that shared data plans are still in the works. In an interview with All Things Digital at […]

Verizon: Family Data Plans Coming in 2012

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Though Verizon Wireless executives have hinted about family data plans, or shared data plans, in the past, CEO Lowell McAdam has finally gone on record to give the initiative a launch timeline sometime in 2012. Under family data plans, users with multiple data-hungry devices–including tablets, embedded computers and notebooks, netbooks, USB modems, MiFi and mobile […]

Verizon Hints at Shared Data Plans


Verizon Wireless may be close to implementing a family or shared data plan, doing for data plans what wireless carriers are now doing for family voice minutes. Essentially, it is speculated that Verizon Wireless will soon offer a bucket of data, where consumers can choose on which device(s) they would want to consume that monthly […]

After Unlimited Data Era, Will AT&T’s Shared Data Plans Be Fair?


At the All Things D conference, AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega announced that the company will eventually move to a shared data plan, otherwise known as a family data plan. Last June, right before the iPhone 4 launched, the carrier had terminated unlimited smartphone data plans. While it still grandfathered in existing customers to […]