AT&T announced on Friday that it will offer FaceTime over Cellular at no additional cost to customers who are subscribed to a Mobile Share plan, says a report in Engadget. Customers who stay on a grandfathered unlimited plan or a tiered plan will be limited to using FaceTime over a WiFi connection. AT&T's released the following statement to the media:
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 will be available on August 23 and will let customers buy a bucket of data that can be shared among multiple devices. AT&T will charge customers a flat fee for their data allotment and an additional charge for each device they add to a plan. Customers with an iPhone and iPad on the lowest plan of 1 GB will pay $95 plus taxes each month ($40 for 1 GB of data, $45 for their iPhone and $10 for their iPad).