Verizon's new unlimited plans throttle video all the time

Posted August 24, 2017

For prepaid lovers, there's also a Prepaid Unlimited plan for $80 per month, with unlimited data, talk and text, DVD-quality streaming and free calling to Mexico and Canada.

Most people say that among the Big Four carriers in the US, Verizon has the best "unlimited plan", offering value for money as compared to the other three.

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The new plans will be effective almost right away, starting on August 23rd.

Verizon has announced that its unlimited plan is being split into three plans with more restrictions and throttling. Usually, most carriers throttle users after they reach a certain data cap, but Go Unlimited users will experience the "joy" of being slowed down every time there's a congestion in their area. That gets you "unlimited data" that may be throttled after 22GB of usage, 10GB of mobile hotspot at 4G LTE speeds, and HD video streaming that isn't restricted, meaning you can stream at 1080p resolution and above.

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The Beyond Unlimited plan limits phone streaming to 720p and tablets to 1080p. This morning, Verizon made some significant changes to its Unlimited plan that makes it more expensive and worse, and it's started throttling all smartphone video - on any plan, regardless of price - to 720p. At that time, Verizon was called out for throttling speeds even before the users hit 22GB level. No matter what Verizon plan you're on, video streaming will be limited starting tomorrow. If you fork out an extra $10 per month, you can subscribe to the Beyond Unlimited plan that bumps up the resolution to 720p on smartphones. Moreover, the company has always attempted to diversify its business model in fields like communications, technology, wireless industry, Internet of Things (IoT) and the media video and digital platform. Following industry trends, it unveiled a one-price unlimited data plan in February. The goal is to offer the most budget-conscious customers a lower price in return for service limits that help the carriers save bandwidth. You can still view HD videos when accessing Wi-Fi networks. That means you won't be able to stream 4K video on a laptop by tethering the laptop to a Verizon-connected smartphone, for example. To offset the change, the company added an additional 5 GB mobile hot spot data (now it's 10 GB total) at no additional charge. Back in late July, Verizon Wireless customers became alarmed when they noticed that their YouTube and Netflix streams were being capped at 10Mbps. The Business Unlimited plan, by the way, starts at 4 lines for $45 each and limits them to 480p video streaming.

Even if Pai was a supporter of net neutrality, regulations allow telecoms operators to introduce "reasonable network management" practices in order to ensure performance. Because most video is not yet offered in 4K, and most devices can not yet support 4K - conditions that are both changing rapidly, with new phones and new shows hitting the market every year. The FCC's current chairman, Ajit Pai, has proposed eliminating the rules.

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