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Originally Posted by Breezy215 This is the first time in the 4 years I've been a loyal AT&T customer that I've seriously considered jumping ship & joining the "Big Red"......
08-22-2012, 02:56 PM #21
08-22-2012, 03:06 PM #22
AT&T's reasoning is simple: FaceTime interferes with regular phone services.
08-22-2012, 03:14 PM #23
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08-22-2012, 03:19 PM #24
08-22-2012, 03:32 PM #25
Would the connection be treated any differently if I make a VPN connection from my iPhone to my home network, in regard to AT&T looking for cellular FT calls? It's a data stream through the cellular, but ultimately out of my home network\ISP then, right? I use My3G for FT calls now. I'll have to test it with VPN connected with my neighbor. Might be able to slip under AT&T's radar when they start checking.
08-22-2012, 04:05 PM #26
ATNT is beginning to behave like apple , having so much restrictions. I am sure there are other providers which will allow Facetime over 3g without additional charges.
08-22-2012, 04:07 PM #27
I'm waiting for the new iPhone and hoping t-mobile gets the new iPhone and then bye bye AT&T! I've been wanting to switch to t-mobile for sometime but the iPhone is what stopped me."You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not"
08-22-2012, 04:49 PM #28
When company gets big this is what happens, they do not care about their customers. The only thing they care about is how to get that extra penny. Because a penny from every one of their customers means millions more in profit. My contract is up in September, going to switch my phone service not because of just this but for $90+/mo bill for 1 cellphone is just ridiculous.
08-22-2012, 04:54 PM #29
It's ironic that at&t is basically saying Facetime is an inferior Video Calling app, I wonder how Apple feels about that?
It's stupid that at&t would limit a singular Video Call app.
All they're doing is pissing longtime customers off.
Honestly we use Skype more than FT (which is apple's own fault) so functionally I don't care but idealogicly it annoys me that they're using a bogus argument to move people to the bad deal that shared data plans really are.
08-22-2012, 05:23 PM #30
I've never even used facetime...
08-22-2012, 05:35 PM #31
08-22-2012, 05:45 PM #32
At&t sucks im definitely switching to verizon after my plans up
08-22-2012, 05:46 PM #33
08-22-2012, 08:29 PM #34
Has anybody heard if the next gen iPhone 5 will finally support concurrent data and voice on Verizon? If they supported that and would let me have unlimited data, I'd move all my phones ove in a NY minute. I bet I could get them to concede the unlimited, I just have times when the concurrency is really nice for what I do. I could (and probably will) live without it though.
08-22-2012, 08:43 PM #35
08-22-2012, 10:27 PM #36
Honestly, this does not affect me at all (in regards to my iphone and or service), it does however...upset me. I have always been a fan of AT&T, and they have always treated me great...Besides that one time when they threatened to switch my plan (effectively taking away my grandfather status) without my consent, and automatically enroll me into a plan which they felt best suited my needs...I'm speaking of the Tethering debacle in case you're wondering. Well it all worked out, they never switched me, just tried to use scare tactics and bully me into something I didn't want or need. Not very nice, but I forgave them.
Anyways...As a loyal AT&T customer, who always defends (defended) AT&T when others would say how much they sucked and Verizon is awesome and blah blah blah... It sucks to see them make these horrible PR decisions. They have made themselves....un-defendable!! Its not what I think as a individual/unaffected customer that matters...What really matters is how the public sees and perceives them and their seemingly greedy practices. They already have a bad reputation, yet they continue to to make decisions based solely on how it will (might) help the network, and of course...profits. It doesn't seem like they ever stop to think about how they will come across in ther public. And coming off as "greedy" in this day and age is a VERY BAD thing.
Do they have a PR department? Do they know what PR is? They really need to start looking at the pros and cons when making these kind of technical decisions, and then decide if it is worth it. This is a perfect example. Is the small, small decrease of traffic on their network (if any )...worth the HUGE hit their reputation will take? I highly doubt it.
08-23-2012, 01:53 AM #37
You ATT brock Facetime from us, we block you from our life, we got options.
08-23-2012, 04:21 AM #38
Make users download it in the app stores
08-23-2012, 08:11 AM #39
I was totally pissed off with ATT. This Facetime thing is yet another reason to leave them, which I did yesterday.
08-23-2012, 09:56 AM #40AT&T: We Are Allowed to Block FaceTime Over Cellular