A Family Plan for Wireless Data? Verizon is Giving it Serious Consideration

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.

Verizon eyes family data plans

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.