Verizon Wireless announced new Share Everything Plans Tuesday morning that will change the way customers purchase wireless services. Share Everything Plans include unlimited voice minutes and 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 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,” Tami Erwin, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless, said. “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 1GB for $50. Customers adding a tablet on their Share Everything Plans can do so for an additional $10 with no long-term contract requirement.
There are separate plans for accounts with only basic phones or data-only devices, such as USB modems or mobile hotspots, here.
“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 said. “Share Everything Plans are the outcome of that research. They cover every device Verizon Wireless offers, from basic phones to smartphones ... Share Everything Plans represent a tremendous shift in how customers think about wireless service.”
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 online tool, available here.