Apparently, Verizon's master plan to move all of their customer's to the Share Everything Data Plans is ahead of schedule. According to Fran Shammo, while speaking at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, fully one third of all Verizon customers are already on VZW Share Everything Plans. Here's a quote with some of the details,
Basically, in less than a years time Verizon has already moved or added new customers to their Share Everything Data Pricing model. During the conference, Shammo also shared his perspective on T-Mobile's new Uncarrier Pricing Model. Here's another quote,As of the end of the first quarter of the year, Verizon had 30% of its 93.2 million retail post paid subscribers signed up for Share Everything. Shammo pointed out that as more customers sign up for the Verizon Share Everything Plan, they are adding more devices like tablets and mobile hotspots to their account. More devices means more data consumed, which means more revenue for Verizon.
Based upon this info, it looks like the Share Everything Plan is a huge success for the company (at least from their business perspective). They will likely push forward with it and are unlikely to follow T-Mobile's lead with any type of alternative data plans.Shammo did comment on T-Mobile's new plan that removes subsidized pricing from the purchase of new handsets. He noted that Verizon looked at an installment plan and in fact, did offer an installment plans for tablets in the fourth quarter of 2012. He also added that even if Verizon went to an unsubsidized plan for phone purchases, it would not change the price of the Share Everything service.