updated 11:10 am EDT, Mon July 23, 2007
ATT Video Share Live
AT&T today announced that its Video Share video call service is now active across most of the US, running in any of the 160 cities where the carrier runs its faster 3G networks. The service offers one-way video with two-way voice calling to let subscribers share footage either of themselves or of their environment. As examples, AT&T says Video Share can be used to help show a product in a shop or give a distant family member a chance to see relatives in real-time. Either end of the conversation can serve the video if they both have supporting phones.
Initial handsets that work with Video Share include the Samsung A717 and A727 as well as LG's CU500v; customers will also be able to use the LG Trax when it ultimately reaches AT&T's catalog. Rates remain the same at $5 per month for 25 minutes of call time and $10 for a full hour; minutes are only charged to the sender and can be purchased separately for 35 cents per minute.