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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.

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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16 months ago
And this is why we need net neutrality.
Rating: 48 Votes
16 months ago
that sounds awesome.
good thing they restricted the quality so they can then offer you to pay more for better quality.

Rating: 46 Votes
16 months ago
I think we are being had. They are simply charging more for what we should have had in the first place.
Rating: 41 Votes
16 months ago
So the unlimited plan wasn't unlimited, but now you can purchase an unlimited Unlimited plan?
Rating: 39 Votes
16 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.
Rating: 15 Votes
16 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.
Rating: 14 Votes
16 months ago
"With $10/month payment per line, Verizon customers can stream video at the maximum quality" - sure - this until folks taking them up on their offer and stream 1-2TB of data
Rating: 11 Votes
16 months ago
It's 2017... how are they still coming up with new schemes for data plans?

This shouldn't be that difficult. Bits are bits. Let me use them.

Imagine if voice plans in the old days were done like this:

"You have 600 minutes a month... but only a portion of them can be used during mornings... and another portion can only be used for calls longer than 5 minutes... and another portion can only be used for ordering take-out food..."

Dang... now that I think about it... remember the "free calls after 9pm" nonsense?

I guess everything comes back around.

Rating: 10 Votes
16 months ago

Free Market will correct itself.

Where's the laugh button when you need one.

The problem with that is that there really aren't any other companies to switch too. Basically they all charge the same amount.
Rating: 10 Votes
16 months ago
It's like charging for oxygen. What next? Faster charge time or extended battery life for $10 more a month? Like the Tesla car range?
Rating: 6 Votes

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