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Verizon to Offer More NFL Games on Phones

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Jun 5, 2013, 7:41 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Verizon Wireless has expanded its content deal with the National Football League to include the rights to air more games. Verizon and the NFL already stream games to Verizon smartphones on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday evenings. Under the terms of the new agreement, games that are played Sunday afternoons will also be available over the air. Specifically, Verizon customers will be able to watch games that are offered in their home market on Sundays. The deal includes the playoffs and the Super Bowl. The NFL app requires a $5 monthly subscription fee and works on smartphones, but not tablets. According to the Wall Street Journal the NFL and Verizon are developing an app that will be available to smartphones on other carriers, but Verizon is reserving premium features, including expanded highlights and statistics, for subscribers on its own network. Verizon will pay the NFL $1 billion over four years for the rights to air football games.

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Jun 5, 2013, 7:48 AM


How is anyone suppose to watch football games, video, when Verizon offers such a measly amount of data???

Video does use more data than regular web browsing.
WSJ says watching 5 games per month = 1.9GB.
I left Verizon because the way they pieced together their services seemed like price gouging to me. If I was going to get a data plan, I was going to get something for my money other than good coverage. That's why I went to Sprint.

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