Verizon to Lift Video Streaming Restrictions for Unlimited Plans With Extra $10/Month Payment

Verizon in August limited video quality on all of its unlimited data plans to a maximum of 720p on smartphones, but starting in November, the carrier is allowing customers to pay an additional $10 per month for higher-quality video streaming, reports CNET.

With $10/month payment per line, Verizon customers can stream video at the maximum quality available on any VZW device, up to 4K, removing all video restrictions.

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Verizon currently limits customers who subscribe to its entry-level Go Unlimited plan to 480p, while customers who have the Beyond Unlimited plan have access to 720p streaming on smartphones and 1080p streaming on connected tablets.

Go Unlimited starts at $75 per month for a single line, and the plan includes unlimited LTE data that may be throttled during times of network congestion, 480p video streaming, and 600kb/s mobile hotspot streaming.

Beyond Unlimited starts at $85 for a single line and includes unlimited LTE data that's not throttled during times of network congestion until 22GB has been used, 720p video streaming, and 15GB of LTE mobile hotspot access.

Verizon plans to make the new $10 video add-on available to customers on November 3.

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Top Rated Comments

Razeus Avatar
88 months ago
And this is why we need net neutrality.
Score: 48 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BJMRamage Avatar
88 months ago
that sounds awesome.
good thing they restricted the quality so they can then offer you to pay more for better quality.

Superb!
;)
Score: 46 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleFan360 Avatar
88 months ago
I think we are being had. They are simply charging more for what we should have had in the first place.
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FrankieTDouglas Avatar
88 months ago
So the unlimited plan wasn't unlimited, but now you can purchase an unlimited Unlimited plan?
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redgreenski Avatar
88 months ago
I don’t trust Verizon. They will find a way to say that you are still using too much data and limit connection speeds.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mi7chy Avatar
88 months ago
As a Verizon customer it sounds like fraud to up charge grandfathered unlimited data customers $20, throttle down video streaming then charge an additional $10 to undo the throttling.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)