Verizon to Offer FaceTime Over Cellular At No Additional Charge

Posted in Apple News, iPhone on 13/09/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


Following AT&T’s highly controversial (and blatantly anti-consumer) decision to force customers onto their new shared data plans in order to use FaceTime over Cellular, Verizon has announced that they will offer the feature to their users for free, no string attached.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

 Verizon Wireless is including use of Apple Inc.’s FaceTime video-calling feature over its cellular network on all of its data plans, as opposed to rival AT&T Inc. […] In contrast, AT&T is requiring subscribers to sign up for its data-sharing plans to use FaceTime over cellular. Sprint Nextel Corp. has said it wouldn’t place limits on FaceTime use.

Sprint confirmed a while back that they also have no plans to charge extra for the feature, leaving AT&T as the lone entity attempting to bully their customers over the feature. Shame, AT&T! Perhaps it’s time for AT&T users to join the call of arms and show AT&T that the consumer is the boss – not the carrier.


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.