Order off the Verizon menu and get up to 20GB shared data

Ever been to a restaurant with someone who orders special meals that aren’t on the menu?  Sometimes those meals are quite delicious, even if they are a tad pricey.  The same could be said about five shared data plans from Verizon that aren’t immediately obvious to customers.

Speaking to ComputerWorld this week, Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney indicated that consumers could potentially get up to 20GB of data.  Priced at $150 per month, it would be considerably cheaper than going over the 10GB plan by a few GBs.

The five “off the menu” plans:

  • 20GB for $150/month
  • 18GB for $140/month
  • 16GB for $130/month
  • 14GB for $120/month
  • 12GB for $110/month

If you think 20GB is something you’d never hit, consider this: An HD movie is around 2.5GB-3GB.  Watch one a week and you’re over 10GB.  Now, toss in a couple of other users in the pool and it escalates quickly.

That said, Verizon says subscribers “must arrange with customer service to get that allotment as part of a monthly plan”. As to how difficult that is remains unclear.

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