This means iPhone 4S customers with tiered plans will be able to make FaceTime calls over the AT&T cellular network. AT&T previously made FaceTime over Cellular available to customers with a Mobile Share plan and those with an LTE device on tiered plans.
Those with grandfathered unlimited plans on AT&T are out of luck. Meanwhile, Walmart’s StraightTalk plan now features unlimited everything for iPhone 5 for $45 a month (which uses AT&T’s network). Brad Chacos sums it up.
Straight Talk doesn’t offer 4G LTE capabilities whatsoever, though, and the “unlimited” data is only unlimited in name. Looking at the network’s Terms of Service, streaming video or excessive data and talk usage is prohibited and Straight Talk can unceremoniously dump you if you buck the system.
Unlimited just doesn’t mean what it used to mean. I switched to Verizon’s highly touted 4G LTE network for my iPhone. 4G? Hardly. Or, at least, sometimes. It’s fast when it’s fast. When it’s not, it’s dead slow, and anything but 4G.