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.