Owning a smartphone on Verizon Wireless has never been cheap, but it’s about to get a whole lot more expensive for many iPhone owners. The nation’s No.1 wireless carrier earned made a lot of people happy when it confirmed that FaceTime over cellular connections will be free with all existing smartphone data plans, meaning that users with grandfathered unlimited data plans won’t have to switch to a new shared data plan in order to use FaceTime over cellular. If they hope to use FaceTime while on the go with a new iPhone 5, however, they’re looking at spending $649 or more for their new smartphones. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



PreviousApple Will Make At Least $100 Million From New iPhone 5 Dock Cables NextNew research shows over 50% of Android devices worldwide are vulnerable to malware, hackers

Get Briefed Every Day!

Subscribe to my daily newsletter featuring current events and the top stories in technology, media, and marketing.