Sprint Won't Charge Customers for FaceTime Over Cellular

While AT&T hasn't yet decided whether or not it will charge users for using Apple's FaceTime video-chat service over its cellular network, Sprint says it's customers can use the service free of charge.

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Reports the Wall Street Journal:
Sprint Nextel Corp., which still offers unlimited data to new and existing users on its network, said it has no plans to erect pricing barriers to FaceTime.

"We are committed to our unlimited data and that means not charging for data consumption based on the application," a spokeswoman said.
Sprint is the only iPhone carrier in the United States to still offer an unlimited data plan to new customers.

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Posted: 30 months ago

yeah cause it wont work with .2 mbps download speeds.


I'd rather put up with slow speeds on a consumer friendly network than an abusive carrier who might have a faster network but would rather nickel and dime me because of what app I use and not because I went over my data limit. Sticking it out with AT&T (if they decide to charge extra for 3G/4G FaceTime) is telling them that we want more fees based on what apps we use. And if they could decipher between Netflix/Hulu data, they'd charge us for that too.
Rating: 23 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago
yeah cause it wont work with .2 mbps download speeds.
Rating: 20 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago
So AT&T's statement gets front page news, but sprint's is on p̶a̶g̶e̶ ̶2̶
the iOS blog?
Rating: 15 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago
I love Sprint - I've had them since 4S came out and have never looked back.

They're an awesome company and I've never had problems with speed, contrary to what was posted above.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago
It's pathetically slow for us. I'm talking .1 to .2 on a good day.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago
I'm on iOS 6 beta 3 and it works fine for me on Sprint's 3G. .
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago
Sprint can barely provide data on their network. No surprise they would not charge for something that won't work for a majority of their customers.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

It's pathetically slow for us. I'm talking .1 to .2 on a good day.


Yeah, same :|
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

Awesome! Sprint Rules! AT&T is still bitter on losing TMO, So, they screw there customers for it. Also, AT&T CEO loses sleep every night on Apple. :apple:


What the hell did I just read?...
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago
Very positive and uplifting news, now if they could only make their network not suck.
Rating: 3 Votes

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