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  1. Phillip Swanson's Avatar



    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 isn’t 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. — Engadget
    The new data plans operate in the same fashion current voice family plans operate (even thought it’s all data, but that’s 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 they’re 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]
    2012-01-31 04:37 AM
  2. sandsjh's Avatar
    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?
    2012-01-31 06:06 AM
  3. Mrteacup's Avatar
    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.
    2012-01-31 06:15 AM
  4. AUZambo's Avatar
    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.
    2012-01-31 01:03 PM
  5. AUZambo's Avatar
    You can get this excellent tweak for free from the Cydia app store.
    Wrong thread??
    2012-01-31 04:34 PM
  6. dykzebr's Avatar
    I don't see this benefiting me having 3 lines with unlimited data.
    Extremly Happy Verizon iPhone User...

    iPhone 4 32gb CDMA JailBROKE!
    2012-01-31 10:39 PM
  7. *T*'s Avatar
    I love the last sentence lol
    2012-02-02 03:24 AM
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