Rumors: Verizon leak hints at shared data plans; Sprint plans to offer TEP coverage for iPhone

Verizon is set to announce shared family data plans for smartphone and tablet users.

PhoneArena obtained a leaked screenshot (above) that indicated Verizon plans to launch its shared family data plans soon. The service will allow customers to pay one data fee for the entire family and all their devices.

As seen in the screenshot, family data usage is calculable for e-mail, web surfing, and other data tasks extending to 30 GB and beyond. Pricing and other details are not revealed in the leak, but it seems like Verizon is just weeks away from debuting the new system. Now let’s hope fair rates launch with the carrier’s upcoming strategy.

In related carrier news, Sprint plans to offer its Total Equipment Protection coverage for the iPhone.

More information is available below.

SprintFeed received a tip that iPhone users who decided against AppleCare+ may have a second option through the carrier’s alternative insurance program.

Sprint device owners can currently pay an $8 monthly premium for TEP insurance that covers whether a device is lost, stolen, or damaged. It is unknown if the iPhone will tote a different fee, but 9to5Mac will update once official word from Sprint is released.

In the meantime, iPhone users still have a 30-day window from their original purchase date to take full advantage of AppleCare+.

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