When a new wireless plan is introduced, most customers expect it to cost more, limit services or favor the carrier is some way. This one is different. At first glance, the potential savings from Verizon Wireless’s new Share Everything plan might not be obvious, especially if you still have unlimited data. But for many businesses, it can reduce wireless cost a lot – in some cases, up to 50% or more. It all depends on how your service is currently set up. Share Everything uses a whole new approach, very different from previous plans. It starts with a base rate per device, and then you choose the amount of data you want to share with up to 10 users/devices. Regardless of your choices, it includes unlimited talk minutes and text, picture and video messages. Mobile Hotspots are also included on all capable devices.
Unlimited Talk & Text
This approach eliminates costly overages on talk minutes and texts. It can also drastically reduce the amount of unused data you pay for, especially if you have 10 users/devices on the plan. If you have more than 10 users/devices, you can have multiple accounts. (Grudi Associates can help with outsourced account/invoice management.) Unlimited data is not available with the Share Everything plan, but the cost is considerably lower for what you use. Grudi Associates has found that it can save its business clients significant cost in most cases.
In the representative example below, a sample company account has 10 devices and utilizes 10GB of shared data (1GB/device/mo). The Verizon Wireless Share Everything plan saves more than $2000 per year over AT&T and more than $1900 over Sprint. Here are the details:
VERIZON WIRELESS SHARE EVERYTHING PLAN:
Device Cost = $270/mo.
- 5 Smartphones ($40/mo. each) = $200/mo.
- 1 Basic Phone ($30/mo. each) = $30/mo.
- 4 Tablets ($10/mo. Each) = $40/mo.
Shared Data Cost (10GB/mo.) = $100/mo.
Talk Minutes & Text (Unlimited) = $0
Total Monthly Cost = $370/mo. = $37/device/mo.
AT&T Wireless – Old Business Pooled plan:
- 5 Smartphones ($74.99/mo. each) Includes 3GB of data and 450 Minutes (no texting) = $374.95
- 1 Basic Phone (44.99/mo. each) Includes 450 Minutes (no texting) = $44.99
- 4 Tablets (30.00/mo. Each) Includes 3 GB of data = $120.00
Total of 2700 shared anytime minutes for $539.94/mo. = $53.99/device/mo.
Savings with Verizon Wireless Share Everything Plan = $169.94/mo. = $2039.28/yr.
Sprint – Business Advantage and Data:
- 5 Smartphones ($69.99/mo. each) Includes Unlimited data and 450 Minutes (no texting) = $349.95
- 1 Basic Phone (39.99/mo. each) Includes 450 Minutes (no texting) = $39.99
- 4 Tablets (34.99/mo. Each) Includes 3 GB of data = $139.96
Total of 2700 shared anytime minutes for $529.90/mo. = $52.99/device/mo.
Savings with Verizon Wireless Share Everything Plan = $159.90/mo. = $1918.80/yr.
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