Verizon customers recently noticed that their video streaming was being capped to 480p on services like Netflix even when they hadn’t reached their 22GB usage limit. This appears to have been the beginning of a bigger plan, with Verizon now confirming that all video streamed on its unlimited plans will be capped to 480p by default on smartphones and 720p or 1080p on tablets.
Back in February of this year, OpenSignal published its “State of Mobile Networks” results, which showed that Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile were tied for the top spot when it came to speed rankings.
Earlier today, a report surfaced that suggested that Verizon Wireless was throttling some video content, specifically from YouTube and Netflix.
T-Mobile is offering an attractive new promotion in an attempt to poach Verizon customers. If a VZW customer is willing to switch over to T-Mobile, the customers get to keep their iPhone that they bring from Verizon. Further, T-Mobile will clear all the balances against the device, regardless of the cost.
Another day, another company that has the means to launch a streaming TV service and plans to do just that.
Verizon Wireless launched an unlimited plan not too long ago, and now the company has decided that its prepaid customers should be able to download to (mostly) their heart’s content.
Six years after is removed all its unlimited data plans, Verizon today launched Verizon Unlimited offering unlimited text, talk, and LTE data for its subscribers. The new plan will set subscribers back by $80 for a single number with taxes and any device payments being extra.
Verizon and T-Mobile Tie for Top Spot in Speed Rankings in OpenSignal’s ‘State of Mobile Networks’ Report
OpenSignal today published their ‘State of Mobile Networks’ report for the United States which reveals that Verizon and T-Mobile have both tied to the first spot in terms of 4G speeds. The report also provides more insight into how the four major US operators have improved their 4G network coverage in recent times.