iPhone owners everywhere were thrilled when Apple announced the Facetime over 3G support that would be coming with iOS 6, only to have their dreams temporarily dashed when it came out that the feature would potentially face carrier restrictions, including potential additional charges for the feature.
Today, at&t CEO Randall Stephenson confirmed everybody’s worst fears, confirming that the feature would require additional charges on the at&t network. Its curious to me that this would be the case, seeing as other video calling applications, including the incredibly popular Skype, work fine over 3G and 4G with no additional charges.
Mr. Stephenson has said that it is too early to talk about specific pricing, and that more information will be available closer to iOS 6′s release this fall. It also remains to be seen whether other carriers, such as Verizon and Sprint, follow at&t’s lead and charge for the privilege.