Just like AT&T offering to stream DirecTV to your mobile phone without counting towards your data cap, Verizon will now allow you to stream over 100 channels using the Verizon Fios mobile app directly to your mobile device, all without eating into your monthly data allowance. It also works with your DVR, as well as on-demand content. Considering this is the closest thing Verizon has to a DirecTV competitor, so it’s only a surprise that they didn’t roll out this blatant NN violation earlier.
Verizon is positioning this as added value to their smaller data packages, if unlimited data isn’t your cup of tea. They’re technically right, but this also makes Netflix, Hulu, and pretty much every other video streaming service significantly less valuable to customers on those capped data plans.
On the bright side, at least this data-free streaming is more attractive than Go90.