Verizon offering shared data plans up to 20GB for $150 in stores and over the phone (update: online too)

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When AT&T announced its new "Mobile Share" plans a few weeks ago, it had at least one advantage over Verizon's Share Everything offering: AT&T offered the option to get up to 20GB of shared data every month, albeit at the high price of $200 per month, plus a charge for each device on the plan. But as it turns out Verizon isn't abandoning the those who might use a large number of devices, or consume an exception amount of data — according to ComputerWorld, there are five additional data tiers that aren't publicized on the company's website.

Continuing up from Verizon's 10GB / $100 offering, the plans increase in 2GB / $10 increments — all the way up to $150 for 20GB of data every month. A Verizon spokesperson said that the company is keeping those high-capacity plans off the website to keep things simple, with customers signing up for extra data over the phone or in stores. As most customers use less than 2GB of data every month, there is some logic behind this — though it would certainly be easier if Verizon just de-emphasized the options on its site while still making them available for the data-hungry. We've reached out to Verizon to confirm, but it sounds like these options are available now for those interested.

Update: Verizon has confirmed the plans and pricing with us. A spokesperson also let us know that it's possible to order the plan online during checkout. If you select a phone and order a shared data plan, scrolling beyond the default options will show you everything from the 12GB $110 plan to the 20GB one for $150.

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