One of the new features in iOS 6 is the use of FaceTime over cellular network. Previously it was only possible to use FaceTime calls using Wi-Fi connection. Verizon wants no limitations on FaceTime via a mobile connection as opposed to AT&T.
Verizon wants the release of iOS 6 not to restrict new functionality of Apple’s FaceTime which was introduced in 2010 by Steve Jobs on the iPhone 4. Up to now, it was only possible to use the program via a WiFi connection, which led the protocol to be used only sporadically.
The Wall Street Journal now reports that Verizon Wireless agreed Facetime over the wireless network wishes to provide on all its data plans but not unlimited data. Also, there will be no additional costs to the service associated with the use of FaceTime.
Verizon competitor AT&T, announced the same service to start offering as users switch to AT&T’s new data plans, While Sprint stated that they also will not charge for the service.
Although iOS 6 with a number of new features coming, including FaceTime for mobile networks, it remains dependent on the mobile network providers or some features like FaceTime on 3G can be used. Verizon LTE services used for a 700 MHz. spectrum. The question also remains on whether the functionality of other users are not too much affected by the use of the FaceTime application.