All of the major cell phone companies in the U.S. offer some kind of family plan that lets family members share a pool of voice call minutes. However, each smartphone requires its own data plan that usually costs about $30 per month. Reuters reports that Verizon Wireless is considering changing this status quo by offering a family plan for wireless data too.
Indications are that Verizon could roll out a family data plan sometime this summer. Pricing structure information was not disclosed. A pooled data plan could help Verizon maintain and attract customeres. If allowed, it may even help individual users who want, for example, both a smartphone and a tablet on a single pooled data plan.