As expected, Verizon launched its new Share Everything plans today. The plans feature unlimited voice minutes, unlimited text messaging, and various data allotments.

Current subscribers will be able to hold on to their legacy plans (for the time being). But new customers will be forced to choose from one of these new shared options…

The new plans work with both individual and family accounts, and start at $100 (for smartphone users). That includes unlimited talk, text and 2GB of data.

From there, the plan goes up by $10 depending on how much data you need. $110 will get you 4GB, $120 gets you 6GB, and so on, all the way up to $140 for 10GB.

For one person, this might seem ridiculous. You used to be able to get unlimited everything, including data, for under $100. And at some wireless providers, you still can.

But where Verizon’s Share Everything plans really shine are accounts with multiple users. At minimum, one could have 5 smartphones, sharing 2GB of data, for as low as $260. Obviously that’s not very much data to go around, but some folks don’t need it.

At any rate, like it or not, these plans are here to stay. And if history is any indication, we can expect to see AT&T and other carriers follow suit with similar offerings.

If you want to check out the new plans for yourself, you can get the full rundown over at Verizon.com.

[TheVerge]

  • I don’t understand Talking and Texting is free but my data is capped at 2gigs. Will Texting and Talking now use our data minutes. Will someone please post an article or break it down for us.

  • molsboywonder

    I just want to share my 3GB iPhone plane with my iPad. C’mon AT&T is that too much to ask?

  • Talk and Text is completely separate from Data. Data is sold by usage in GB talk and text will not use up your data unless it is through some sort of app that uses Voice over IP (internet such as skype) or a instant messaging service for messaging

  • Your pricing is way off in your article.

    $220 for 2GB
    $230 for 4GB
    $240 for 6GB
    $250 for 8GB
    $260 for 10GB

    • Matthew Agostino

      That is false. Smartphones are $40 for unlimited talk and text.
      Data costs the following:
      $50- 1gb
      $60- 2gb
      $70- 4gb
      $80- 6gb
      $90- 8gb

      So compared to how the plans used to be before after unlimited. This is a few dollars cheaper. I had 650 mins $90, plus unlimited text for $20, plus $30 for 2gb. That’s $140 plus tax. Compared to now that would be $100 plus tax.

  • This plan is great when you have a big family plan. I have 6 lines and a wifi card, I’m saving over 75 bucks a month (that adds up over a year) by switching to there 10gb plan

  • 2008crna

    Hell I just switched plans, from 1400 anytime min, 1000 texts, 2 gb fee for 2 iPhones was $169 before taxes. Went to unlimited Talk/text + 4 GB shared data for 2 iPhones is $150 before taxes. Saved nearly $20 a month with more data to go around and the ability to tether my phone without worrying about the “tether fee”. For once a wireless provider’s pricing model change is a win for the consumer.