Redbox Instant by Verizon coming to iOS, Android, Xbox 360 on December 17th?
0. phoneArena 01 Dec 2012, 21:05 posted on
Rumored to cost less than Netflix at only $6 per month, Verizon is reportedly close to launching this Netflix competitor...
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1. jphillips63 (Posts: 140; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
THose on tiered data plans how is this going to effect them? Most movies are at least 4 gig and who in there right mind will blow thru 4 gig data at one time on those new plans?
5. networkdood (Posts: 5484; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
that is why I am sure most will use wifi - this will be great on my tablet, but I already have Netflix and sites such as series-cravings offer me a chance to watch TV for free and most movies can be seen somewhere online for free.
11. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
4 gig per movie? Wow really that's way higher than the real average of about 400 MB to stream a movie through Netflix on 4G LTE....
....or maybe you're thinking torrents of HD flicks.
12. jphillips63 (Posts: 140; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I just downloaded a movie onto my iPad thru iTunes and it was a 4.3 gig file so yea HD movies of high resolution uses a lot of band width. I've never streamed a movie so I can't say how much data that will use but to downloading one you purchase eats it up in a hurry, I'm just glad I've held onto my unlimited data package.
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7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5478; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
this has the potential to be a great service and i as a normal Redbox user will sign up for the $8 a month plan from day 1. obviously as stated here in this article this will only become as great as we help to make it, everything seems to be set up pretty well for us by Redbox & Verizon Wireless and it's not a huge investment to make on a monthly basis so let's do this thing and help it along quicker so we can enjoy it more sooner. the only thing i may have a problem with is their 5 device limit per plan.
9. Azure01 (Posts: 126; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I think it'll take at least a year or two before the masses even dare look at this over netflix.
10. suneeboy (Posts: 149; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)
It's about time someone stepped up to the plate. Netflix isn't worth the money anymore.
13. downphoenix (Posts: 2229; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
i will give it a try if they do a trial. But I kinda hope they dont lock it to just XBOX, because XBOX means paying for XBOX Live Gold which means I wont be able to do this on my TV easily because I refuse to pay for gold.