Verizon’s shared family data plans coming soon according to leak

By on March 20, 2012 at 1:00 PM.

Verizon’s shared family data plans coming soon according to leak

A screenshot obtained by PhoneArena seems to confirm that Verizon is in the advanced stages of development for its long-awaited shared family data plans. Speaking during a UBS conference in December, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said the company may roll out shared data plans in 2012. Verizon CFO Fran Shammo in February also confirmed the company’s intentions to launch the new plans this year, stating, “You’ll see something launched midyear this year from us.” A family plan currently requires each smartphone user to subscribe to an individual data plan, however the carrier’s new plans will allow all family members to share a single pool of data similar to sharing voice minutes. The screen capture above reportedly shows a Verizon data calculator, which will help families figure out how much data they use and which plan might be appropriate. More →

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Verizon shared family data plans still on track for 2012

By on February 28, 2012 at 3:40 PM.

Verizon shared family data plans still on track for 2012

Families looking for a shared data option from Verizon Wireless can look forward to a new pooled data option finally launching later this year. In response to a question about shared data plans, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo confirmed the company’s intentions to launch the new plans this year, The Verge reported on Tuesday. “You’ll see something launched midyear this year from us,” he said. The carrier also revealed that out of roughly 108.7 million subscribers, only 5% of customers are using the company’s 4G LTE network. Verizon’s best selling smartphone is the iPhone, which is still just a 3G device. Shammo announced that the company doesn’t want to spend any more money on its 3G network, however, and it will instead focus solely on 4G LTE. The carrier has been running various promotions, such as double data and BOGO sales, to encourage customers to upgrade their old devices to new 4G LTE phones. More →

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