AT&T has come in for no small amount of criticism for its network's ability to cope with avid iPhoners, both in dropped calls and tardy data, so we're not sure the carrier's latest news - that it has opened up VoIP support for the iPhone over 3G connections - is 100-percent good. Pushing network capacity to one side for the moment, the announcement means that - assuming Apple approves their software applications - companies like Skype will be free to enable 3G VoIP apps on the iPhone.
What's unclear from the press release (which you can read after the cut) is whether VoIP use will be included in the standard "unlimited" data package iPhone buyers sign up to. Given one of AT&T's arguments in the past has been that VoIP consumes significantly more network capacity and data than regular use, it's possible that they could look to squeeze more money out of subscribers for its use.
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