by Joe White
March 21, 2012
Back in January, we told you Verizon was planning on launching shared data plans, and that we might even see such plans launch with the third-generaton iPad. Clearly, that didn't happen - but that doesn't mean Verizon isn't looking to let its iOS users share their cellular data between mobile devices. In fact, a recently uncovered screenshot appears to suggest that the carrier is almost ready to launch shared plans. The screenshot, as you can see above, shows how Verizon customers will be able to built-up their shared data plans. The capped website features an online calculator, which appears to help families in figuring out exactly how much data they'll consume during the billing month, through asking how many emails are sent, how many hours are spend surfing the Web, and whether any family members have a taste for online gaming. It looks like Verizon has the necessary infrastructure in place for its shared plans. Hopefully we'll hear about a launch date soon. Besides Verizon, it also looks like AT&T is moving towards shared plans. A couple of leaked screenshots claimed that AT&T customers will soon be able to share their cellular data between devices for a $9.99 monthly fee. Neither carrier has announced a release date, meaning we'll have to wait a little longer before we can sign-up for a shared data plan with Verizon or AT&T. As always, we'll keep you posted on the latest news - so check back with us.