If you think about it, it’s pretty convoluted having a separate data plan for both your iPhone and iPad when you could just pay your carrier a lump sum and share a data allowance between the two. Verizon and AT&T certainly think so: they said as far back as June last year that they were investigating shared data plans.
Now, just a couple months before the iPad 3 is expected to debut, Engadget has gotten a tip that suggests that Verizon is getting ready to roll out shared data plans sometimes soon, allowing one account holder to share a data pool between multiple devices for just a $9.99 fee.
Not only would this suggest that Verizon might be looking into allowing a single user to share a data plan between his iPhone and iPad for less money overall, it also implies a new family data plan where family members can pool their data may also be incoming soon. Either way, good news for Verizon subscribers… and what Verizon does, AT&T will likely do next.