A while back thanks to a screenshot taken, it seems that AT&T could be interested in charging their customers for using Apple’s FaceTime feature over their cellular network. Well the good news is that as it turns out, AT&T will not be charging you for FaceTime usage, although the catch is that you will be required to be on the carrier’s new MobileShare data plans. The MobileShare data plans will be launching on the 23rd of August and will basically allow users to share their data quota over a variety of devices. While this might save you from getting an additional plan, there are charges for monthly data allotment and per-device charge, so depending on what kind of user you are, this may or may not be a good thing. According to the official statement released by AT&T:

“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.”

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