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Disney+ Streaming Service Faces Test When Verizon Freebies End

  • Customers will have to pay more each month or drop the service
  • Second season of ‘Mandalorian’ arrives as subscriptions expire

Walt Disney Co.’s new streaming service gets its first big test of subscriber loyalty next month, when a free trial with Verizon Communications Inc. starts to expire.

Beginning Nov. 12, many of Verizon’s Disney+ customers will face a choice. They can starting paying $7 a month for the service, they can upgrade to $80- or $90-a-month wireless plans that include Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu at no additional cost, or they can cancel Disney+ altogether.