When the Verizon Wireless Share Everything data plans were announced the top bucket you could buy was shown to be 10GB.
Since then there was some confusion as to the most amount of data that could be bought up front per month before the added overage charge of $15 per gigabyte.
In fact, larger amounts of data are available with 12GB for $110 a month, 14GB for $120 a month, 16GB for $130 a month, 18 GB for $140 a month and 20GB for $150 a month. The website shows if you already have a plan you can add "Add 2GB for $10 by logging in to My Verizon"
In order to buy amount higher than 2GB over the original amount up to 20GB, you have to arrange with customer service to buy that allotment as part of the monthly data plan, Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney told ComputerWorld.
Many sources are now calling these secret plans. The plans have been there since June, you just had to ask for them.
The confusion comes about because AT&T will start offering shared data on August 23. In the AT&T shared data plan it cost $200 a month for 20 GB of data which is $50 more than the AT&T plan.
Where the Share everything plans were first made available we showed how users could keep their unlimited plans by buying an unsbusidized smartphone . For for super-connected individuals or data hogs(teenagers) that keeping the unlimited data is the cheapest way to go. Couples may also wan to keep their unlimited data plans.
Unfortunately, any new device offered by Verizon Wireless will not be subsidized if you want to keep your unlimited data plan. Say for instance you want to buy a Samsung Galaxy S III, today, you will have to pay full price for it. Even if you want to buy a Droid RAZR HD when it comes out, soon, the same rule applies. There were a few lucky Verizon customers who were able to preorder the Samsung Galaxy S III before its release date and keep unlimited plans before Share Everything started on June 28.