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  • Leaked Verizon Training Materials Show Shared Data Plans



    Consumers can share minutes, but leaked Verizon employee training materials show the same convenience could soon be extended to data plans for cell phone users.

    Family plans already allow cellphone users to share an allotment of minutes, but despite talk by all of the big three about shared data plans, the option still isnít available to consumers. The Verizon training materials, leaked by Engadget, show how far the company has come in implementing shared data plans.

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    We've been told that training material for an update to the outfit's internal account management application includes screenshots (one of which you can see above) that show a new section labeled "account level data plans." The new section apparently shows an account level charge for data allowance and a 9.99 charge per line. ó Engadget
    The new data plans operate in the same fashion current voice family plans operate (even thought itís all data, but thatís another rant for another time). Consumers on a shared data plan are given a finite data allowance and additional phones that feed off that allowance can be added for $9.99

    When these plans become public it will be interesting to see how theyíre priced and tiered. A family of four smartphones will run through a few GB of data pretty quick depending on how active each member is. Look forward to the Verizon and the other carriers to rape and pillage your wallets.

    Source: Engadget [via MacRumors]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Leaked Verizon Training Materials Show Shared Data Plans started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. sandsjh's Avatar
      sandsjh -
      I don't see "training materials". I see a few buttons and drop downs, but HOW do you call that "training materials"? No bullets, discussion, or statements in this screenshot?
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by sandsjh View Post
      I don't see "training materials". I see a few buttons and drop downs, but HOW do you call that "training materials"? No bullets, discussion, or statements in this screenshot?
      Maybe If you worked there you would understand it. But a trusted tech news source can obviously understand the chaos and have simplified it for us simpletons.
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Quote Originally Posted by sandsjh View Post
      I don't see "training materials". I see a few buttons and drop downs, but HOW do you call that "training materials"? No bullets, discussion, or statements in this screenshot?
      It looks like in the bottom right quadrant there's a column labeled "data." If you look in that column, the dummy accounts (I assume dummy accounts) each have a data plan displayed as "D1 - $9..."

      Maybe that's why the picture is there??

      Either way, I like the idea. My wife and I together don't use more than 3 GB of data. I'd rather pay $40 for a shared 3GB plan than us pay $25 each for 2 GB of data.
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Quote Originally Posted by lceberg1 View Post
      You can get this excellent tweak for free from the Cydia app store.
      Wrong thread??
    1. dykzebr's Avatar
      dykzebr -
      I don't see this benefiting me having 3 lines with unlimited data.
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      I love the last sentence lol