Can someone tell me what is the best plan for 3 phones needing text and data sharing
It all depends on your needs. For example how much data do you need?
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If you're looking at the higher-tier smartphone category, there's not a ton of choice in plans. You get the SharePlus plans, which are $60 per line and then you add however much data you need between them all. That's a minimum of $200/mo. It may be more practical, though, to get more budget-friendly phones like the Moto G which don't have a minimum plan requirement. Then you can get whichever plans you like.
Shareplus plans are your best bet, you'll save money on the data vs. buying individual plans.
If you have 3 lines, (let's assume 2xiPhone 5s & 1x GS3), cost per line:
2 x $60
+ probably need at least 2GB of data ($30) = $200.
All phones would also have unlimited nationwide calling & texting, if you buy the phones outright its $40 per line vs. $50/60. If all 3 are mid-value phones & $50 per month, the math vs. Individual plans:
$180 total cost on Shareplus (same data as above)
3 x $60 plan with 500MB & 1000 minutes <--- less data and not unlimited calling