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Published June 12, 2012, 07:23 PM

Verizon ditching old plans for new Share Everything option

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Some big changes are ahead for you and your Verizon phone bill. As your family gets more and more tablets and smart-phones, there is news from Verizon today that changes everything. There is a new Share Everything plan that allows families to share data across multiple devices.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Some big changes are ahead for you and your Verizon phone bill. As your family gets more and more tablets and smart-phones, there is news from Verizon today that changes everything. There is a new Share Everything plan that allows families to share data across multiple devices.

The big news is you will no longer have to worry about voice and texting plans. Verizon is giving them the boot in exchange for shared data usage. Basically, bigger savings will come to those who add devices.

Karen Smith – Verizon Spokesman: “What you are going to able to do is share the data on the account and that is what customers have been telling us they would like to do; share data rather than attach a data plan to every device you have on the account.”

We caught up with Jeff, Seth and Zoe at Atomic Coffee in downtown Fargo. All three at the age where new devices are attractive, but only if it pays off come bill time.

Jeff Moss – Verizon User: “If I have the ability to use more data and more devices for the relatively the same price I am on board, but I have to look at the details of the plan.”

The changes will be especially attractive to those who have a tablet, which is growing in popularity until now the consumers have been reluctant to make tablets part of the data plan because of the cost.

Seth Wrovlewski – Verizon User: “A big thing if I was able to save money on multiple devices with one plan and I didn’t have to shell out the extra cash.”

Because it can become complicated, Verizon has set up a calculator, which enables you to input your devices and estimated usage to see what plan and dollar amount best fits your tech world.

Zoe Wergeland – Verizon User: “If they have parents that are willing to pay for it I guess, because people our age don't usually have that kind of disposable income.”

For some customers, like those who have a low-priced plan and fewer devices, it will mean paying more.

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