Verizon to allow cellular FaceTime with any data plan

We already know AT&T’s unfortunate stance on FaceTime over cellular, as well as Sprint’s much better one – but until now, Verizon Wireless had kept mum on the issue. Yesterday, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 5 (among other things) and Verizon decided to announce its FaceTime over cellular plans today, one day later.

Fortunately, Verizon is keeping up with Sprint on this issue. Here’s the statement that the company sent to Mac Rumors:

[If] FaceTime works via cellular on any Apple device, it will work on any Verizon Wireless data plan with no special arrangements.

Currently, the iDevices that do support FaceTime over cellular include the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5, and the new iPad – which means that owners of the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2 are left out in the cold. Keep in mind that this device limitation was put into place by Apple and not your carrier.

Regardless of if you can FaceTime your friends on your device, it’s still a fantastic decision by Verizon to allow FaceTime on any data plan and not just the carrier’s Mobile Ripoff Share plans.

Are you excited to use FaceTime through your Verizon data plan?

[Mac Rumors]
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