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Verizon Won't Charge for FaceTime Over Cellular

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Sep 12, 2012, 7:18 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Verizon Wireless today said that users of iOS 6 devices will be able to use the FaceTime feature over Verizon's cellular network without paying extra for it. The feature will be available to the iPhone 5 and other Apple devices as a part of their monthly data allotment. The service can also be used by those who have grandfathered unlimited data plans with no extra penalty or cost. Like Verizon, Sprint will allow iPhone owners to use FaceTime over cellular without charging extra for it. Verizon and Sprint's policies are in direct contrast with AT&T's, which requires users to pay for a more expensive Mobile Share plan to access the feature.

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Sep 12, 2012, 8:39 PM

Should not be a surprise

Just VZW doing the right thing by the customer the way they always do.
Could you post the phone number for the VZW you deal with? I must be calling the wrong VZW. 1-800-922-0204?

Sep 12, 2012, 8:17 PM

Holy Christ Batman......

😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳
Is something wrong with Verizon, they are the most greediest cell phone companies. I figured Verizon model would be like AT&T were if you have Share Data you could facetime free. But GRANDFATHER UNLIMITED PLANS GET TO USE FACETIME FOR FREE!!! Are you sure that is not a typo?

This would be wonderful news Verizon had LTE unlimited data 2Gb of 3G data!!! Which will never happen
When I saw those 3 words : "Verizon won't Charge", the exact same thing came to my mind!! 😲 😲 😲 😲 😲
Yeah, not gonna happen.

Unless you pay full retail price for the phone, you will not have the option of keeping your unlimited data plan for the iPhone 5. Ever since VZW introduced the Share Everything plans, they said that unless you pay full reta...

Sep 12, 2012, 9:57 PM

LTE net neutrality rules

Isn't Verizon required to allow FaceTime over cell because of the net neutrality rules on placed on thier 700 MHz spectrum (LTE)? After all VZW did just pay $1.25M for blocking "tethering" apps. Could all of this be the reason for behind the "cold turkey" switch to Share Everything?
Yes, the FCC is making them allow FaceTime over cellular. Verizon isn't doing it out of the kindness of their heart.
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