Performance can be a little shaky, however. There is a noticeable delay in video streaming, even with 3G. We calculated a delay of about half a second. Also, video quality is dependant on the quality of the camera. The resulting video on the recipient's end was shaky, choppy, blurry, and pixelated. The sound quality was pretty good, however; it came through loud and clear.
A more significant problem arose when we couldn't always get the Video Share option to show up during a call. We believe this happens when we attempt to make a call when the 3G network wasn't available. Even though 3G is available in over 160 markets in the country, sometimes it's not always possible to get that high-speed connection, which is a good thing to keep in mind if you're considering 3G services like Video Share.
A brief interview with an AT&T representative revealed that the company does plan to integrate two-way video calling in the future, plus it hopes to have the video stream over to a Web site or television set as well. If AT&T manages to upgrade the Video Share service as it suggests, and if 3G becomes more widespread, we definitely see it as a wonderful feature that's worth the extra money. Until then, however, the AT&T Video Share service is only for first-adopters and those who don't mind giving new technology a try.