Keep an eye on things to make sure the chatting, texting, and Face Time are actually for school.
When Face Time was announced, we all wondered if AT&T would let Apple (further) destroy their network by allowing the data-heavy service to be used over 3G.
I tried to have a good attitude about the whole thing—at first. It helps that texting is free, too, thanks to Whats App, which works anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection, even internationally.
And then there's that old-fangled standby, Skype.
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It was no surprise when Face Time was limited to Wi-Fi, though still disappointing.