• Verizon wants advertisers to pay for 'free data' websites

    Daniel Cooper
    Daniel Cooper

    Nobody likes paying for mobile data, which is why Verizon is hoping that advertisers will foot the bill for us. The network (that owns Engadget's parent company) is testing FreeBee, a service that'll let companies pay for our downloads. If a business, say, wants you to get its latest app or watch a movie trailer, they'll ensure you can do so without it costing you a penny. The service could, on paper, let firms comp you 30 minutes of mobile streaming or check out a data-heavy website in exchange for some love.