reply to Jon Geb
Re: Why do people even use facetime? Yes, Tango is a great alternative to Facetime, but don't assume it's immune to these fees. Carriers block VoIP services all the time. Go to Dubai, one of the best-connected cities in that part of the world, and try to use most VoIP services. You'll find that both carriers, who happen to provide both wireless and wired Internet, block VoIP in order to protect their international calling profits. And South Korea just announced that wireless carriers can also impose such blocks. Spanish carriers also do it, I believe, as do all carriers in Lebanon. A few years ago, Belize Telemedia, the country's incumbent telco, was caught doing the same thing. And finally, Ethiopia is actually making using VoIP a criminal offense.
This stuff happens all the time. It just hasn't happened here...yet.
·AT&T DSL Service
·Verizon Online DSL
Isurf.... As we see similar on may point I however believe the US ( North America) model will be to NOT block VOIP at all, BUT to charge you up the ying yang to use it, which will only drive customers back to there traditional services, Hence the data caps. This allows the duopoly to safe face in front of US regulators and say.." see at least we allow it unlike other places on the earth who block it!"
Realy who would buy a carriers overpriced bucket of Mins if they could have unlimited data and make call using google voice to there hearts discretion. Thats one of the top 3 reasons IMHO they killed off Unlimited data and /or throttle you to dial up speeds.