For families, sharing minutes and messages is probably the best way to save money. Almost every wireless provider now offers a plan like this. However, to our knowledge, not one wireless provider offers a plan for sharing data. No, we are not talking about sending emails and files, we are talking about multiple users sharing the same data plan.

Back in June, AT&T admitted that they were working on shared data plans for their customers. However, they refused to give out a date for the plan’s release. When Verizon’s CEO, Lowell McAdam, told the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, “I think in 2012 we will see it… Getting to one bill and getting to account-level pricing is our goal”, we could not help but get all happy inside. Within the next few months, families might gain the ability to purchase a large amount of minutes, messages, and data, and then add each member for a flat rate. Although Verizon’s prices will probably still remain relatively high, and the data limits will remain relatively small, shared data plans will definitely be bringing savings to families across America.

Would you sign-up for a shared data plan? Or do you prefer to have your own limit? Let us know in the comments below.