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.
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
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]