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Verizon Introduces Shared Data Plans For Business
After Introducing Shared Residential Plans Last June
by Karl Bode 08:45AM Friday Jan 11 2013
After launching shared data plans for consumers last June, Verizon is now offering the shared data option to business customers. According to a Verizon post to their website, the company's new Share Everything Plan provides businesses up to 25 lines of unlimited minutes, texts, picture and video messages with a shareable allowance of 30 GB ($225), 40 GB ($300) and 50 GB ($375). As with their residential counterparts, customers will also pay a fee depending on what kind of device they connect to the network. For companies with more than 25 lines, Verizon's Nationwide for Business Talk and Talk & Text share plans with data rates starting at $30 for 2 GB per smartphone or tablet and $50 for 5 GB per Jetpack or USB modem.

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LightS
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join:2005-12-17
Greenville, TX

Could be useful...

Could have it's place - we have some users that use next to no data, and some that use 3+gbps. Our mobile users don't use a lot, but more bandwidth (and hopefully a migration to LTE data cards soon) and more speed can be helped. I feel like we're currently wasting $$ on 2gb plans for some users when they don't use any...

but I don't have any details on this yet, but still, it may have its place.

Unlimited would, of course, be better..
NOVA_UAV_Guy
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Purcellville, VA
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Another Big Fail from Big Red

Karl,

Might I suggest an alternative text for the article?

"After launching shared data plans for consumers last June, Verizon has now also decided to 'stick it' to everyone else by offering their debacle to business customers. According the a Verizon post to their website, the company's new Share Everything Plan provides businesses up to 25 lines with less data for higher prices, bolstering their bottom line while continuing the Grand Verizon Tradition(TM) of asking customers to bend over and smile. For companies with more than 25 lines, Verizon's Nationwide for Business Talk and Talk & Text share plans provide equally poor value that's guaranteed to disappoint. When asked about the abysmal value and unrealistically low data caps provided by their plans, a Verizon company representative was quoted as saying, 'Heh, what are our suckers - err, subscribers, gonna do? We've got 'em by their short and curlies, and will keep 'em addicted by offering minimal phone subsidies to perpetually lock them into new 2 year contracts.' The representative declined to answer when asked if 'Big Red: Screw America!' was their new company motto."

88615298
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West Tenness

Re: Another Big Fail from Big Red

You do realize this is OPTIONAL. If businesses don't find this new pricing to make business sense they won't use it and Verizon will have to adjust. So really what's your issue?

wwalla

@comcast.net

Re: Another Big Fail from Big Red

it always starts as "OPTIONAL" and then verizon sees how much it can make and suck companies dry just like they have consumers. its not about customer or fo rthe cust it is about money plain and simple, They see how much money they make off people. Because people are DUMB!!!!!!
NOVA_UAV_Guy
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said by 88615298:

You do realize this is OPTIONAL.

Yes, I do realize it's optional.

I also realize that Verizon and AT&T have also both been screwing consumers for about a year now (or is it longer?) since they got rid of unlimited use options. Using the mythical "bandwidth hog" consumer (if any really do exist) as an excuse for policy and pricing changes that were implemented just to enhance their bottom line is at best an unethical practice.

My rant is oriented less toward the new offering, and more toward having particular business models thrust upon us in much the same manner as a rapist thrusts himself upon his prey by Verizon and AT&T.
Beans

join:2005-07-16
united state

Different

How is this any different than just adding on higher caps to the residentual class, and basically paying the same?
MyDogHsFleas
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Austin, TX
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Nothing new here

Companies like Verizon and AT&T have always negotiated deals like this with their large corporate customers. For example, at the Fortune 100 company I used to work for, mobile employees were provided with a Verizon smartphone or mobile hotspot device + feature phone, and data use came from a "shared pool" and was not individually billed to each line.

This sounds like a package for small businesses similar to the above, most likely with higher prices due to the lack of volume for the business account.