Helio Charging to Access Free YouTube

youtube_mobile.jpgWhen we said you have nothing to lose when trying out the new YouTube Mobile on your cellphone, apparently that was a short-lived suggestion.

Engadget Mobile is reporting that Helio is now charging subscribers $5.99 per month to access YouTube (among other sites). This comes less than a week after YouTube released their mobile version that anyone can access for free, not just Verizon users.

This could be part of a disturbing trend, though on the face of it, it makes sense that carriers would try and make money off of video streaming over their networks.

Helio charging for access to YouTube Mobile, part of a bigger plan [Engadget Mobile]