AT&T & Verizon Are Working On Shared iPhone/iPad Data Plans

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Sick of juggling multiple data plans across your iPhone and iPad? That could soon be coming to an end, as US carriers stroke their chins and openly muse about shared data plans.

While many European carriers already allow their customers to share a single data allowance between multiple devices, in America, so far the best you can do is share minutes between multiple devices.

According to All Things D, though, both AT&T and Verizon are now saying that their companies are exploring the possibility of similar offerings.

From an end customer perspective, what this would mean is you could share your iPhone’s 2GB data plan with an iPad 3G for just a few bucks more a month. For most users, this would actually lead to a significant savings over the current paradigm, in which a 2GB data subscription must be purchased for both the iPhone and iPad, separately.

Can’t come soon enough as far as I’m concerned. But what do you think? Are your mobile data needs best served by a single 2GB data cap across all your iDevices, or will that just not be enough for you?