So the iPhone 5 was announced earlier morning with a September 21st rollout for most carriers, and it did sound a little bit underwhelming by Apple’s standards. Verizon will be one of the carriers offering the iPhone 5, and they also mentioned that iPhone 5 owners on Verizon Wireless will be able to take advantage of FaceTime calls over a cellular connection (meaning, without the use of Wi-Fi) without taking into consideration the kind of data plan you have. Needless to say, it is a no-brainer to figure out that one of those “unlimited” data plans or one with a high bandwidth cap will be more ideal than the rest.
As for its bitter rival AT&T, AT&T’s plan will limit the feature to folks who subscribe to the Mobile Share data plan only. I guess FaceTime use will be one of the marketing points that US carriers take into consideration when it comes to data plans, although it remains to be seen how many people would carry out conversations in FaceTime compared to a regular phone call.
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