Verizon Users Rejoice! You're (Eventually) Getting Family Plans for Your Data

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Verizon's nationwide coverage is formidable, but you know what isn't? Its data pricing plans. They're expensive and if you have multiple devices, you can't pool that data together. Until now, that is.

According to Fierce Wireless, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam made the proclamation at the UBS analyst conference, but stopped short of setting a time frame for such a change beyond a vague 2012 proclimation.

McAdam said that customers who are dealing with four or five screens—smartphones, tablets and USB modems for laptops and the like—do not want to pay for all of those devices on separate bills, and neither does Verizon. "I think in 2012 we will see it," McAdam said at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference. "We have been working on this for a couple of years. Getting to one bill and getting to account-level pricing is our goal."

Why yes, I will be getting in on a family plan with my parents and stealing all their data. [Fierce Wireless via GigaOm]