Similar to the Not-So-Secret menu at In-N-Out, the nation’s largest carrier, Verizon Wireless, revealed to Computerworld that there are five additional shared data plans no one really knew about. Not posted on Verizon’s website, hardcore data users can specially request 12GB for $110 a month, 14GB for $120 a month, 16GB for $130 a month, 18GB for $140 a month, or 20GB for $150 a month. Of course, not moving away from its lower tiers, users also have to pay an additional $10 per tablet, $20 per hotspot/USB dongle/laptop, $30 per dumb phone, and $40 per smartphone each month. Lower tier data plans range from $50 a month for 1GB to $100 a month for 10GB, so it is certainly nice to know there is more data past 10GB if needed.
Verizon created quite a stir when it got rid of its previous data plan offerings and stuck with the Share Everything plans instead, costing those who do not consume that much data quite a bit more money. However, we are looking at you—readers, it actually looks to save heavy data consumers a bit of money.
AT&T’s mobile data sharing plans will be available August 23. They range from $45 a month for 1GB to $200 a month for 20GB, while users will also have to pay an additional $10 per tablet, $20 per hotspot/USB dongle/laptop, and $30 per dumb phone/smartphone.Verizon’s plans look a bit cheaper, but, at any rate, is anyone hopping on the shared data train? [Computerworld]
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