AT&T has clarified that it will not be charging customers if they wish to use the FaceTime over Cellular feature of iOS 6 on their Apple devices. But certain conditions do apply. In order to make the most of Apple’s video calling service, subscribers are required to sign up for the all new Mobile Share plan.
Users who do not wish to give up on their existing grandfathered unlimited or tiered single-phone data plans in order to use the new feature of the iOS 6 platform, can continue to make FaceTime calls on Wi-Fi networks. MacRumors, who happened to come across this piece of information, reports that these new plans will be launched on August 23. They will be inclusive of unlimited text and talk.
“AT&T will offer FaceTime over Cellular as an added benefit of our new Mobile Share data plans, which were created to meet customers’ growing data needs at a great value. With Mobile Share, the more data you use, the more you save. FaceTime will continue to be available over Wi-Fi for all our customers,” reads the statement issued by AT&T.
The plans will allow customers to use the allotted data on various devices. Besides paying up a monthly cost as data charges, they are required to shell out an additional cost for every extra device they wish to add to the plan. The per-device charge could be anything between $10 and $45 and differs on the basis of the scheme and gadgets.
The aforementioned website also reveals that FaceTime over Cellular will be free of charge via Sprint. Verizon is yet to reveal what it has in store for smartphones running iOS 6.