Verizon Hikes Prices Under Guise Of Convenience
Verizon Wireless has finally come to the table with the so-called bucket data plan that customers have been clamoring for, in exchange for the convenience of using their monthly data allotment on up to 10 smartphones and tablets. First of all, the so-called Share Everything plans are confusing. Verizon will charge a "line access" fee of $10 per tablet and $40 per smartphone. Data is priced at $50 per month for up to 1 GB, a hefty increase from the $30 it currently charges for 2 GB monthly.
So, in exchange for the flexibility of using a single data plan across multiple smartphones and tablets, Verizon is instituting a major price hike. That is pretty much what just happened. And you know what the worst part is? Other carriers are champing at the bit to follow suit.