Verizon creates new $10 monthly charge to remove video throttling | Ars Technica. I am embarrassed to admit that I was a Verizon customer for a long time. The company is the highest cost service out there, and its latest boondoggle is proof. When T-Mobile started the cause Verizon to lose customers with true unlimited service for less money, I switched, and have been a happy T-Mobile customer ever since. Then, Verizon decided to try to compete, and started touting unlimited plans for just a little more money. Then, Verizon started throttling video feeds which made unlimited seem more like "unlimited, but lousy" video streaming. Now, Verizon graciously offers its customers to stop throttling if they pay $10 a month per phone. Seriously, are consumers that dumb? If you are still a Verizon customer, I suggest you check the facts, and compare the other phone services. Jeez.