Verizon's Mobile Data Beta Opportunity

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  1. pc747

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    BingeOn, Music Freedom, are some of the data free programs offered by T-Mobile. We knew it was a matter of time before the big 2 (Verizon and At&t) came up with their own money making program to bring in customers with data as the bait. Verizon is offering such a program that is currently in the works.

    Yes this is a business and Verizon's product is the largest LTE data across the nation. What better way to make more money than to get businesses like Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services to buy up data that Verizon can then "give" to their customers. Streaming services win because it can be used as a form of advertisement to bring in new subscribers. Verizon wins because they are getting money.

    What do you feel about what Verizon is going to do with their version of "sponsored data"?

    Sources: You can now sign up to get free “sponsored data” on Verizon
    Verizon Mobile Data Beta Opportunity
     
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    I will sign up when music streaming is added. I am not much of a movie / TV watcher....but listen to a lot of music. I hope they eventually add some music apps to the list.
     
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    Sorry I had to edit the OP and title as sponsored data was not the title Verizon was using.
     
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    Remember when they needed to throttle users to "manage" their networks? Now they are adding to the congestion? VZW is too much. ;)
     
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    They need you unlimited data hogs to slow down your usage to make way for them to make more money. :p

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    They'll have to pry my UDP from my cold dead fingers. Muwahahaha!

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    What does net neutrality have to say about this? LMAO
     
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    they aren't offering them better bandwidth, just letting them pay for the data instead of the customer right?

    I'm right there with ya

    rofl I can't stop laughing at this. BRB while I go torrent the entire collection of star wars and marvel movies on my phone.
     
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    Why does the link to sign up take me to "betabound"? VZW isn't handling the sign up process themselves?

    And I agree on the type of content. If they added Play Music, I could decrease my data package drastically.
     
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    Glad I still have my unlimited. 50gigs so far with no tethering and I still have 10 days.

    :cool: deal with it!
     
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    That's kind of a distinction without a difference when you are talking limited data plans - they're selling bandwidth/access which is essentially the same thing as a guaranteed speed.

    For the record, I think the whole NN debate has been horribly misguided.
     
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    I disagree, it's selling free bandwidth, not increased bandwidth or "priority" bandwidth.

    There's a huge difference between priority and free.

    Though I do agree then entire NN has gone down the wrong path.