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  • AT&T to Allow FaceTime Over Cellular for Even More People


    AT&T has just announced today that they will begin being less strict on who can and cannot use iOS 6ís FaceTime over cellular feature. Just before today's announcement, AT&T limited FaceTime over cellular to people with the shared data plans.

    Now, AT&T states that within eight to ten weeks they will be rolling out the feature for any iOS 6 user with a tiered data plan and LTE capability at no charge:

    Quote Originally Posted by AT&T
    AT&T* today announced it will enable FaceTime over Cellular at no extra charge for iOS 6 customers with an LTE device on any tiered data plan. AT&T will also continue to offer FaceTime over Cellular to customers with any AT&T Mobile Share plan, as well as FaceTime over Wi-Fi, which has always been available for all customers. AT&T expects to roll out this functionality to customers over the next eight to ten weeks.
    It is a nice gesture from AT&T, but it unfortunately still leaves many people in the dark. Unlimited data users are not a part of the tiered data plan requirement, so they get no part of the action. Limiting the feature to LTE devices also means that the iPhone 5 is the only iPhone that can take advantage of the feature on AT&Tís network. The third-generation iPad and newer also have LTE capability, so it's expected that these devices too will be able to take advantage of AT&T's FaceTime over cellular.

    If youíre not on iOS 6 or you have a non-LTE iOS device, then it looks like youíll still have to rely on a jailbreak to get your FaceTime over cellular fix.

    Sources: AT&T via BusinessInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Announces That it Will Allow FaceTime Over Cellular Free for Some Users started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 32 Comments
    1. elementdog's Avatar
      elementdog -
      Quote Originally Posted by todomz View Post
      Whatifyou have unlimited data and the iPhone 5 with LTE?
      Quote Originally Posted by todomz View Post
      AT&T today announced it will enable FaceTime over Cellular at no extra charge for iOS 6 customers with an LTE device on any tiered data plan.

      in terms you can understand, tired means limited , so no you cannot get facetime over 3G, sucks. Maybe you should just get a tired data plan and stop hogging data, no wonder my 4G LTE is slow. thanks.....
    1. iPittsburgh's Avatar
      iPittsburgh -
      This is ********, ATT should give facetime over network to unlimted data users, how many of us are there?
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      I hate how att has started to tell me what I can and can't do on my phone! This is a move by att to force customers from unlimited data plans, and to upgrade your device so they have you under contact longer. Att is the communist provider.
    1. Digitalfeind's Avatar
      Digitalfeind -
      Quote Originally Posted by scroogelives View Post
      Really don't see what the issue is with allowing people to use it when they want! I can use FaceTime anywhere but chose to only use it at home where I have wifi available! Reason being I don't want everyone to hear my calls
      Do you make phone calls at home too?? Lol.
    1. RoloDiva13's Avatar
      RoloDiva13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by elementdog View Post
      in terms you can understand, tired means limited , so no you cannot get facetime over 3G, sucks. Maybe you should just get a tired data plan and stop hogging data, no wonder my 4G LTE is slow. thanks.....
      No offense, but if you're going to chide someone for not knowing what the word means, the least you can do is spell it correctly.
    1. itsjustlenny's Avatar
      itsjustlenny -
      Quote Originally Posted by coolemt View Post
      Actually saved more money switching to the 15gb shared data plan works great
      I paid $130 for my unlimited. When I checked my data usage and found out I never used more than 3gb I switched to tiered. Now my bill is about $99. And I've only gone over once and still only paid $110. I rather pay the extra $10 than be throttled. I still don't understand why people are holding on to unlimited.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      People are holding on to unlimited because its old stuff. People have no worries no matter what. AT&T wants it off because AT&T can be making more money off of you if you screw up and go over. Unlimited was a money killer for them with all those iPhones
    1. Carnage122896's Avatar
      Carnage122896 -
      Finally come on AT&T
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Have never used FaceTime and never will. I see no use for it in my case. However its a bummer for the people that want it and can't use it.
    1. drigo1178's Avatar
      drigo1178 -
      Quote Originally Posted by turdsmoka View Post
      I saved a lot of frustration switching to Verizon.
      yup and you still dont get talk and surf at the same time...whooptie effin dooo
    1. Breezy215's Avatar
      Breezy215 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ssjbrolly View Post
      Once jailbreak is out, I'll give 2 middle fingers to AT&T's CEO. I miss the jailbreak for having tweaks such as this, not to get free apps which I am not for, but features like FaceTime should not be limited because of greed when two other companies have it for everyone for free as part of their plan. I stayed with AT&T only because their networks allow being on the phone and the net at the same time. Or else I would have told them to shove it!
      That's the ONLY reason I stayed!
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      hopefully this applies to LTE on corp accounts as well...
      I'll post back re this in 8-10 weeks