Back in August, Verizon deflated the hopes of unlimited data without any strings. They changed their unlimited plans into two different plans. However, both plans limited the type of video one was allowed to stream. The new plans were applied to Verizon customers and there was no way to change settings on the back end. However, like with anything, money changes their tune. Even if their previous claim was to reduce congestion.
For the stellar price of $10 a month, you can watch video at any quality your heart desires. Your only limitation is the support quality of your device. You can even stream at 4K if your device can support it. However, that is $10 per line that wants the handcuffs off. So, if you and the spouse want to watch Game of Thrones in 4K, but the kids can get the limits you set. That is $20 extra a month.
The new option will go live on November 3rd. However, the ability to streaming 4K content on a 5.9-inch screen is a bit overkill. There is something to be said for having that option, but the difference on a Galaxy S8 screen from 1080p to 4K is negligible. Then again, it is your American right to demand something, even if it doesn’t make sense.
What About The Others?
The Verge gave a comparison to what the other providers offer, but that will be subject to change. T-Mobile offers HD video, that starts at $80 a month. For a family of 4, it would be $50 per line. AT&T’s Unlimited Plus plan will run you $90 for one line or $50 for 4 lines. Sprint only allows streaming up to 1080p that begins at $60 for a single line. Anything higher than 1080, then it’s $10 extra per month.