Verizon, ATandT Family Data Plans Will Need Business Manager Attention
NEWS ANALYSIS: Group-sharing rate plans from Verizon Wireless and AT&T are attractive for families with a lot of mobile data devices, but they work for only the smallest businesses. But that doesn’t mean businesses don’t need to understand them.The current debate thats swirling around the new rate plans that put voice and data into a single family pool from which several people with devices can draw may be great for families. But that depends on the family, how many wireless devices that need access to the data plans that they have and how much they use those devices. For some families, these plans can save a lot of money, for others, not so much. But neither AT&Ts Mobile Share Plan nor Verizon Wireless Share Everything plan makes much sense for businesses of any real size. These plans have limits of up to 10 devices, and that means that either your company cant be very big, or youll have to start dividing your employees into sharing groupsa task that can be complex when you have employees come and go.
So while your employees are debating whether or not AT&T or Verizon Wireless has the best deal or whether theyll save money or not on their personal family sharing plans, chances are you wont care very much. Thats until those employees come to you with their spreadsheets, lists of devices and a load of pent-up frustration. At least, youre not personally invested.