Verizon will allow FaceTime over Cellular for all rate plans

Verizon will allow FaceTime over Cellular for all rate plans
Last month, AT&T made it clear that its customers who want to use FaceTime over Cellular, a new feature available in iOS 6, will have to subscribe to a Mobile Share account. But Verizon  has decided to allow FaceTime over Cellular regardless of which Verizon plan is being used. The new feature will debut on September 19th when iOS 6 is released. Currently, both parties using FaceTime must be hooked up to a Wi-Fi connection.

Big Red made the announcement in a press release about its Share Everything Plan for the Apple iPhone 5. In the statement, Verizon said "customers wanting to use FaceTime on their iPhone 5 can do so using any Verizon Wireless data plan allowance." As for Sprint, the nation's third largest carrier will side with Verizon on this issue.

Somehow, we get the feeling that AT&T expected Verizon to join them in using FaceTime over Cellular as a way to convert more grandfathered unlimited accounts into shared data plans. Instead, the carrier is all by its lonesome on this issue which brings up a big question. How long will AT&T keep up this facade before giving in and joining the other two carriers?

source: AppleInsider

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1. alan_1230

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

The only carrier i can give a high five is too sprint and tmobile just because they have unlimited plans yes verizon and att have too but there plans are just way too pricy shame on them !

2. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

There's one big difference here though. Verizon forces people to be on their shared plans, while AT&T does not. AT&T said you must be on a shared plan to use Face Time, which is the same thing as Verizon. You're just forced onto a shared plan with Verizon so their can't be a choice of which plan to have.

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