Finally acknowledging that it’s bizarre to require a separate data plan for each item you own, Verizon has just unveiled Share Everything — a suite of plans that allow you to share your data and minutes over multiple devices:
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.
The natural next evolution in the family plan, that combines smartphones, feature phones, and tablets onto a single plan. As a positive, mobile hotspots are included for free.
You can see the pricing structure breakdown above. You pay for each additional device as well as the plan itself, so a family of two smartphones, a dumbphone, and two iPads would be paying $130 a month in addition to the data charges.
With any luck, the other major carriers will follow suit, and we’ll see more plans like this in the near future.