Data plans: Which one costs you less

Verizon Wireless has shaken up the familiar data plan with shared-data options, but is it the best deal for you? Not always
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Shared data can cost more or less depending on who you are

When Verizon Wireless announced its switch to shared-data plans, called Share Everything, the blogosphere erupted in complaints about this different approach to buying 3G and 4G service. You can have up to 10 devices per account, and you pay a monthly access fee per device, as well as a fee for the amount of shared gigabytes bought for all the devices.

I compared Verizon's prices to its old ones, as well as to its competitors, and found that some people will save but others will pay more. Here, I show the costs for nine scenarios, highlighting the best price in yellow.

Other InfoWorld articles show all the prices in one table and explore the often-cheaper option of a pay-as-you-go plan.

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