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Verizon plans to launch a mobile-video service by the end of this year, a move that would put even more traffic onto its already overburdened network. "We could have something out that would be the beginnings of an integrated offering in time for the holidays," Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam told The Wall Street Journal on Friday ( …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So glad

    So glad I'm dropping their sorry @ss this week. I've reported on here and many other sites (even their own!) that their 4G is a joke. I FINALLY have cable and will gladly spend whatever to break their contract!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Can anyone afford such a data plan because this will probably end all you can eat contracts, though on the other hand the chances.of being able to download anything while millions of others are doing the same.....

      A self policing service, high charges and impossible access. Perfect for not using it.

  2. Tom 35 Silver badge

    They have been trying to push Video to cell phones for years

    Only a few people will pay to watch TV on a 3" screen. Not me!

    "Obviously, most operators ... want to increase data use"

    It seems to me that most operators want to sell data that people don't use. They get their shorts in a knot when people use what they sell them.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Can the consumer afford it?

    Their "data plan" already costs $80/mo for a measly 10GB, and if you go over that before the end of the month they will be glad to charge you another $10 for EACH GB that you go over, or they will throttle your bandwidth for the next two months. They are not clear on what they mean by "video". IF it involves watching HD movies then the fourth movie in a single month could cost the consumer $35 just to watch it, being that an HD movie is typically 3.5GB.

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