Apple iOS 6 is coming this fall and with it users will be able to FaceTime anytime. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that FaceTime video calls will be available over 3G and 4G wireless connections, not just Wi-Fi.
AT&T also announced that it will offer FaceTime over Cellular as an added benefit on their new Mobile data share plans. It will not be available for those using any other plan.
Users who opt for one of the carrier’s shared data plans, however, will have to give up their unlimited data plan. Thus in order to take advantage of the FaceTime cellular capabilities on AT&T users will need to move towards a tiered plan.
Is this just a means for AT&T to inforce tiered data plans or is FaceTime cellular service worth giving up unlimited data? Only time will tell.
AT&T New Shared Data Plans
These are tiered data plans, in which the price varies by how much data the user expects to transfer each month. Unlimited voice and texts are included.