reply to fiberguy
Re: It doesn't matter if they charge or do not charge....
said by fiberguy:Pot...meet kettle.
You people really need to knock the crap off and grow up. What other people do is up to them and who are you to judge? I'm sure if we stood back and took a look at your life there'd be plenty to judge about you. Got it? Don't worry about anything others are doing that doesn't affect you. And don't think your life is any more wholesome either. I seriously don't get the need to tear other people down.. I mean, does that make you feel better about your self? You should try to stop acting like you know every thing about everyone doing everything they do.
You see the fanaticism in cell phones all the time. iPhones have the advantage of being the only platform with iOS. They also have the disadvantage of being the only platform with iOS. So while you will have Android fans fight over Samsung vs. Motorola vs. HTC, there is only one iPhone. And those iPhone users are very loyal (as Verizon found out the hard way when they first rejected Apple.)
Now, Facetime is the standard video chat software for iPhone. Skype is an alternative but there are complaints about its features on Apple products. Now, what would happen if Apple decides to dump Skype, and any other video chat software, from iTunes? Unless you jailbreak, you are stuck with Facetime and if ATT or Verizon or Sprint want to charge extra, subscribers are stuck with either paying or dropping their iPhones (not very likely.)
Will people protest? Definitely. Will people switch? Not really. Will some pay the extra fee? Very likely.