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Old 08-20-2007, 04:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Verizon's streaming policy

Hi ho!

Originally Posted by jjudson View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think I heard that Verizon's "unlimited" data plan isn't truly unlimited - that they do not allow streaming of any kind.

I may have read this in my wireless policy document.
Verizon's terms-of-service state that you can use up to 5gb of bandwidth a month without them looking crossways at you. How you use that bandwidth is entirely up to you, and that includes streaming. I used to stream XM radio to my Palm Treo 700p all the time using the Kinoma player, and I loved it mightily. Too bad the 700p is a steaming pile.

If you go over 5gb a month, the Verizon folks retain the right to cut you off, as they assume you're doing something naughty--like serving up torrents or something. I think they have trust issues. Can you blame them?

Meanwhile, I'm anxiously awaiting a streaming audio player for my 8830. If I understand correctly from all the searching I've done in BBF, one does not exist yet.

Hope this helps.

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