AT&T (Sort Of) Won't Charge for FaceTime Over Cellular
AT&T today confirmed that it will not levy a separate charge for iPhone users who wish to conduct FaceTime calls over cellular networks once iOS 6 is widely available. However, FaceTime over AT&T's cellular network will only be available to customers using a Mobile Share plan. AT&T said, "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." AT&T's Mobile Share plans go into effect next week. They offer unlimited voice minutes and messaging, and various different buckets of data that can be shared between multiple devices. The Mobile Share plans are best for families and small groups, and not individuals.
RingPlus To Offer Free Phone Service
RingPlus today announced a new mobile phone service plan that is ad-supported, but completely free to the customer. The ads take the form of ringback tones, which RingPlus customers hear on outbound voice calls, after dialing but before the other party picks up.
AT&T Tweaks Mobile Share Value Data Buckets
AT&T today adjusted the monthly data allotments available in its Mobile Share Value plans. The least-expensive plan costs $20 per month and includes 300MB.
AT&T's Mobile Share Advantage Plans Drop Overages
AT&T today announced new service plans for multiple lines that do away with overage charges. The Mobile Share Advantage program includes unlimited talk and text in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, rollover data, sharable data, mobile hotspot, and unlimited texting to more than 120 other countries.
Republic Wireless to Refund Customers for Unused Data
Republic Wireless today announced Republic Refund plans, which will reimburse customers for unused cellular data each month. The company is offering a range of new plans with varying data buckets.
just something else to be worried about
stick to wifi folks