Fierce Wireless is reporting that Verizon may start shared data plans for families starting next year.
Verizon CEO Lowell McAdams states:
…that customers who are dealing with four or five screens–smartphones, tablets and USB modems for laptops and the like–do not want to pay for all of those devices on separate bills, and neither does Verizon. “I think in 2012 we will see it,” McAdam said at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference. “We have been working on this for a couple of years. Getting to one bill and getting to account-level pricing is our goal.”
Of course this is great news for customers who are constantly around Wi-Fi and hardly use any data on their mobile devices. Also, with the ability to own several devices under one plan, it may spark increased hardware sales.