Verizon: No extra charge for iPhone’s FaceTime over Cellular on any data plan

Verizon Wireless, owner of America’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network covering more than 75 percent of the U.S. population, today announced it will offer iPhone 5 on its 4G LTE network beginning Fri., Sept. 21 at 8 a.m. (EDT). Customers will be able to pre-order iPhone 5 online beginning Fri., Sept. 14 at 3 a.m. (EDT) at iPhone 5 will be available starting at $199.99 for the 16 GB model, $299.99 for the 32 GB model and $399.99 for the 64 GB model with a new two-year customer agreement.

iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing-fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology – all while delivering even better battery life. iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features, including the all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography and turn-by-turn navigation; Facebook® integration; Passbook organization; and even more Siri features and languages.

“Customers come to Verizon Wireless for a premier wireless experience, and iPhone 5 combined with our 4G LTE network is an outstanding combination,” said Dan Mead, Verizon Wireless CEO, in the press release. “The availability of our 4G LTE network means customers get the reliability they value and the technology they need, regardless of where they roam on our network.”

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is currently in more markets than all other U.S. wireless providers’ 4G LTE networks combined. The company continues its roll-out of 4G LTE and has committed to introducing the service in 400 markets by year-end.

Customers purchasing iPhone 5 will also want to purchase a Share Everything Plan beginning at $40 monthly access and $50 monthly account access that includes unlimited voice, unlimited text, picture and video messaging, and a data plan that can be shared with up to 10 devices on a single account. And, customers wanting to use FaceTime on their iPhone 5 can do so using any Verizon Wireless data plan allowance.

Global Ready

Verizon Wireless iPhone 5 customers can stay connected in over 220 countries for voice and over 205 for data, with 140 offering 3G speeds. Global service at Verizon Wireless carries 24-hour customer service from trained Verizon Wireless U.S. based employees. More information on Verizon Wireless Global Plans is available at” target=”_new”>

iPhone 5 will be available at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide and online at beginning Fri., Sept. 21. Additional details will be available at

Source: Verizon Wireless


  1. I notice they conveniently leave out what a crappy amount of data those 10 devices can all share. If I remember it was something like 1 GB. Not even enough for 1 device, let alone 10. These are not feature phones. 10 iOS devices could blow through 1 GB in less then 1 min. Of course they don’t mind you doing Face Time on this plan, you’d go through your 1 GB with one Face Time call.

  2. They have lots of data levels. (re the above). Something like $180 for two phones sharing 10gb data unlimited text and voice.

    Suck it AT&T. I can’t leave you fast enough. It’s MY DATA. Don’t go telling me what I can and can’t do with it.

  3. Of course Verizon doesn’t mind if you use Facetime over cellular, they actually have a network that can handle it and their LTE network is far more robust and built out.

    AT&T on the other hand can barely handle the traffic on their crippled, broke down POS network. Dropped calls, poor speeds and crappy service all around. Yeah having simultaneous voice and data on GSM is so important when you can’t keep a call connected.

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