For an extra $10 a month, Verizon will allow unlimited plan subscribers to stream video at 4K

For an extra $10 a month, Verizon will allow unlimited plan subscribers to stream video at 4K
When Verizon introduced its Unlimited plan back in February, it originally offered streaming video at 720p. But back in August, Verizon split its unlimited plan into three parts. The lower priced tier called Go Unlimited is priced at $75 a month for one line, and video is streamed at 480p (DVD quality) on smartphones. On tablets, video can be viewed at 720p. For $85 a month for one line, the Beyond Unlimited plan streams video at 720p HD on handsets and 1080p FHD on tablets.

If you want full resolution for your streaming videos on Verizon, pay an extra $10 a month to the nation's largest carrier starting on November 3rd, and your videos will be streamed at a resolution as high as 4K. This is offered on both consumer tiers, Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited. Verizon points out that very few smartphones are available with the capability to watch streaming video at 4K. As a result, if you don't own a handset with a 4K screen, the extra $10 will allow you to stream video at the highest resolution that your screen allows.

If your phone doesn't have a 4K resolution screen, you will have to decide whether it is worth it for you to spend the extra $10 a month. For example, let's say that your phone comes with a 1080 x 1920 resolution screen. If you subscribe to Go Unlimited, your videos will stream at 480p, and 720p on the Beyond Unlimited plan. Would it be worth it to pay $10 more for the videos to stream at 1080p? That will be a decision that you will have to make.

source: CNET

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17 Comments

1. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

LOL!!! And the Vz executives are thinking more money, more money, more money!!

17. tuminatr

Posts: 1123; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

For some perspective: T-Mobile Charges $10 for 1080P streaming and 4g hopspot ATT charges $30 per month for uncapped speed for browsing and video Sprint charges $10 per month for 1080p streaming you can complain about it but if that the way everyone charges, then it makes you look silly

2. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

No thanks!!!! Comcast charges me NOTHING! But I wouldn't want to stream 4K. Unless you have a expensive data plan. Save that for broadband.

5. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Comcast charges you $9.95 per month for 1080p HD, I don’t know what you’re talking about.

14. tuminatr

Posts: 1123; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Yep I pay for 1080p HD on Directv $9.95 per month. Plus T-Mobile doers the exact same thing

3. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Pointless on a phone screen, personally can't appreciate 4k without a large screen.

8. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

might as well stick to a 720p screen on your phone then.

4. tbacba

Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

"And for just $10 more per month, we'll make your unlimited plan unlimited!" Uh, I think I'll keep my grandfathered unlimited plan, thanks anyway Verizon.

9. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

For $10 more, we can roll over your unused unlimited data!!!

15. tuminatr

Posts: 1123; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

that sounds like a ATT promotion

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2188; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Unlimited isn’t needed for 90% of consumers. That is why I backed down to the $80, 20GB loyalty plan + 2GB bonus data per line. I get an 18% discount on the data, so the plan is $65.60 + $20 LA fee + $20 LA fee saves me $45/mo...Thank Goodness as I was going to sign up with Xfinity...

7. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

My area of los Angeles it sucks I have a beyond unlimited old plan . Get 1mbps or less with full bars 4G LTE in my house (I'm going to have to get wifi because this isn't working ) . Can't watch a YouTube vid on 360p without rebuffering every 10 seconds or load a simple web page . Pretty frustrating . So not paying 10 bucks for 4K when It doesn't even work good in my area . Ughh whyyyyy did I left T-Mobile T-Mobile got 50 mbps in my house and I could of watch HD VIDEOS at 1080 just fine with out it stopping every 5 seconds .

16. tuminatr

Posts: 1123; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Just curious where in LA do you live?

10. AceNJ

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

I just left verizon after 20 years. i got tired of the gUDP games and the video throttling was annoying; yes I know you can just use VPN but I don't want to bother. giving sprint a try in my area and ever so glad I did.

11. mcdanielvzw

Posts: 51; Member since: Nov 10, 2016

This is why I'm sticking with my grandfathered unlimited. Might cost $50 instead of $30 soon unless I can get another 2 year renewal out of it, still worth it.

12. tonyv13

Posts: 117; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

What kind of streaming are they referring to? Like Verizon channels? Or YouTube and Netflix streaming?

13. Brewski

Posts: 691; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

That's what I was wondering. If I open a YouTube video I can select the resolution so doesn't that defeat their little plan?

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