Verizon Wireless, a provider of 3G and 4G LTE networks, recently announced the launch of two new shareable data plans, with the aim of simplifying the process of data management for businesses.
Verizon is the first telecommunications network carrier to offer such shared data plans for businesses – Share Everything Plan for Small Business and Nationwide for Business Data Packages and Plans. While the former is for small businesses having accounts with a combination of less than 25 devices; the latter is for businesses having more than 25 devices.
Earlier in June 2012, Verizon introduced the Share Everything plan, which was a great success. The data sharing plan allowed groups and families to share data for up to 10 smartphones, tablets, and other Web-enabled devices by paying an additional monthly fee for every device. The latest Share Everything Plan particularly caters to small businesses having any combination of up to 25 devices. Analysts feel that the new business-centric plans from Verizon Wireless will be more popular among clients who have been demanding shared pool of data among workers.
Talking about the new shared data plans, Jack Gold, analyst at J. Gold Associates, said that businesses have long been implementing shared voice minutes, because it enables them to balance the usage among workers who use the devices a lot and those who use it less. The new plan by Verizon is serving as an extension of the same process, but with data. Analysts from Gartner feel that having a business-oriented shared data is a major breakthrough, which will enable companies to manage their expenses effectively. The trend is also gaining importance with more and more enterprises supporting tablets.
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The Share Everything Plan enables small businesses to enjoy unlimited messages, unlimited minutes, shareable data, and mobile hotspot/ mobile broadband connect, with the ability to connect up to 25 devices on payment of an additional monthly fee.
The combination of devices allowed for businesses in the Share Everything Plan are smartphones, tablets, connected devices, basic phones, Notebooks, USBs, Netbooks, and Jetpacks. There is also an option to choose the amount of shared data, up to a maximum of 50 GB, with unlimited messages and minutes.
The shareable data plans and packages are seamlessly compatible with any Nationwide for Talk and Text Share or Talk Plan. With this shared data plan for large businesses having more than 25 devices, Verizon offers the opportunity to share data across all lines, access corporate and personal e-mail, and have built-in mobile hot spot and mobile broadband connect .
Edited by Brooke Neuman