It’s all about data sharing. Will it save customers money? Don’t know yet.
It will likely save some money and cost others more. It’s advisable to look at your usage among all your devices and take a pencil to it.
We have seen many different kinds of data plans released in the last few years. This one is about data sharing. It sees that we are carrying multiple devices that all access wireless data networks and gives us a single plan for all our data needs rather than separate plans.
This makes sense. Will it be popular is the question.
This may be the direction the industry starts to head going forward. Actually this may be one of the ways. There will likely be several alternatives.
Five years ago when the first Apple iPhone came into the market and then Google Android, the carriers all jumped into the unlimited space. Customers loved unlimited.
Then after a year or so the carriers pulled back. Now unlimited is only available with Sprint Nextel and C Spire Wireless.
AT&T and Verizon started charging for usage. They did this at the time to make more money.
We didn’t have a wireless data capacity crisis at the time. Now we do.
We have seen and will continue to see changes in the way carriers charge for wireless data.
This will continue.
This Verizon plan lets a single user have one plan shared among all their devices like smart phones, tablet computers, laptops and whatever is coming next.
It also could allow families and friends and even businesses to have a shared plan.
The problem with this is it does not address the spectrum shortage which is a big, grey cloud looming over the wireless industry right now. This is a problem that needs to be solved and quickly before it impacts every smart phone and table user.
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