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Verizon pulls the covers off of the Verizon Video service

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Verizon pulls the covers off of the Verizon Video service
Many of you may have noticed a new application appear on your Verizon Android device by the name of Verizon Video that is a monthly streaming service bringing more than 250 TV shows directly to the palm of your hands.

Verizon Wireless has formally pulled the covers off of the streaming service that will burn a hole in your pocket to the tune of $10 per month (or $3 for a 24 hour trial). It is similar to other on-demand streaming services such the ones available on Sprint and T-Mobile smartphones.  

For those of you interested in this monthly service, right now you can get a free preview of Verizon Video. There is content from ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, ESPN, CNBC, Animal Planet, Comedy Central, Disney Channel and more.

Any type of streaming such as Verizon Video is sure to be a data hog, so be sure to be careful if you aren’t grandfathered into an unlimited plan and are tied down to a 2GB cap. If you have already checked out Verizon Video or plan to sometime in the near future then tell us what you think in the comments below.

source: Android Central  

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posted on 22 Aug 2011, 09:04

1. redleg6 (Posts: 25; Member since: 14 May 2011)

Got to have Gingerbread to work it. So waiting for the Dinc update even more now.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 09:33 1

2. Chakra (Posts: 135; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)

I have to admit, that's pretty slick of Verizon, to offer a streaming service AFTER, implementing tiered data plans.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 10:01 1

3. quakan (Posts: 1398; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

I feel like if you pay $10/month for that service, then they shouldn't count that against your data. Like you said though, very slick of Verizon.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 11:35 1

4. Sly (unregistered)

This is really REALLY sly.


"Enjoy unlimited, on demand access ..."

I say:


Oh ... wait ...


"A data package is required, and the download and use of Verizon Video incurs data usage and will be billed according to the customer’s data package."

I say:


posted on 22 Aug 2011, 19:39

7. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)

i see what you're saying, but how do you not have unlimited data??

i have met so many that are completely shocked by not getting unlimited data if they sign up now. how did you miss them going to tiered two months ago.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 09:43

8. Sly (unregistered)

It is not a matter of if you have unlimited data or not.

The second word of the ad is "unlimited". I have "unlimited" access to programming. I can therefore watch any and as much programming as I want.

Oh wait ...

You can't ... it is really tied to your data plan once you read the fine print.

Only in America is "unlimited" ... capped.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 12:58

5. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

Capitalism at its finest

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