Following on from reports yesterday that AT&T was considering implementing an extra surcharge for using 3G data to make FaceTime calls, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has officially commented on the matter. When error messages appeared in Developer builds of iOS 6 for users trying to make a FaceTime call over 3G, suspicions were raised that AT&T could be placing a premium on cellular FaceTime usage. Now, TechCrunch reports that Stephenson commented on the issue when asked about it yesterday.
“I’ve heard the same rumor,” he said, insisting that for now, AT&T is focused on working with Apple to get the technology stabilized, so “it’s too early to talk about pricing.”
FYI, here is a list of some other iPhone carriers in the US, just in case you want to vote with your feet.
- Verizon, Sprint, Alaska Communications, GCI, Cellcom, Appalachian Wireless, nTelos, Cricket, Virgin Mobile, Bluegrass Cellular, Golden State Cellular, Matanuska Telephone Association, Nex-Tech Wireless, Pioneer Cellular and C-Spire.
In addition, T-Mobile doesn’t officially offer the iPhone, but you can use EDGE on the T-Mobile network if you have an unlocked compatible iPhone.