Verizon to Begin Beta Testing Sponsored Data Service FreeBee Data

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Verizon announced that it will begin a beta test for its new sponsored data service called FreeBee Data.  This service will allow Verizon customers to access content without using their data allotment.  We have seen T-Mobile do this with their BingOn and their Music service.  Verizon and it’s partners will help drive engagement with their content.  The beta will begin on January 19th and will only be available for post-paid customers.

FreeBee Data will allow customers to:

  • Participating brands and content providers to build smarter mobile marketing campaigns targeted to Verizon Wireless subscribers using either pay-per-click or pay-per-gigabyte pricing. FreeBee Data and FreeBee Data 360 are open to any content provider, including mobile advertisers and others who want to take their mobile-first experience to the next level.
  • Consumers to get great content from participating brands and content providers without using their data plans. For pay-per-click campaigns, the FreeBee Data icon (a “bee”) appears next to sponsored content to let Verizon Wireless subscribers know that, when they click on that content, they will not incur data charges. With FreeBee Data 360, businesses can sponsor some or all of their app or website.

I guess we will see if this is something users wants and hopefully more companies can sign on for customers to really be interested.

 

Source: Verizon

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