Saturday, November 10, 2012

AT&T Opens FaceTime for iPhone5 on any Tiered Plan

FaceTime on iPhone5
At first AT&T stated it will surcharge the use of FaceTime over cellular (in Apple's iOS 6 devices - here); then it said it will be open to subscribes of shared data plans only (here), raising Net Neutrality Concerns (here and here).

Now it adds LTE devices (i.e. iPhone5 only) on any tiered data plan (therefore applies to the majority of customers - see chart below). Still not for all.
AT&T announced that ".. 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"

Source: AT&T Analyst Conference 2012

"As part of its commitment to serving customers with disabilities, AT&T is also making FaceTime over Cellular available to deaf and hard of hearing customers who qualify for special text and data-only packages"

See "AT&T Expands Facetime Over Cellular Availability" - here.

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