Verizon Wireless has been testing account level pricing in west coast test markets. It appears from this leaked internal memo revealed by Gadget University that those trials are now concluded and Verizon Wireless will be implementing account level pricing across the nation.
Although pricing overall won’t change, the way it is billed is. Now instead of looking at things line by line and assigning a billing rate, the account will be billed as a whole. This will make it easier for Verizon’s billing system and for those customers who just want to know what the total is.
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According to one of our Verizon ninjas, account level pricing will still allow customers who choose to, to see the entire statement line by line and call by call, but overall it will streamline the way Verizon Wireless bills it’s customers. As Matt at Gadget U points out it, account level pricing would make it easier to share just about everything between accounts including data.
As the data lanscape has changed over the past two years and more and more customers are focused on data over voice both Verizon Wireless and AT&T have been asked about shared buckets of data, which is naturally the next step in data billing.
As the document suggests, Verizon Wireless customers on family share plans will be automigrated to account level pricing beginning on August 22nd.