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AT&T gives in, allows FaceTime over cellular to non Mobile Share customers using LTE phones

0. phoneArena 08 Nov 2012, 16:20 posted on

Power to the People sang John Lennon and the skain singer would have been happy to see that AT&T has pulled back on allowing FaceTime over cellular only to those customers with a Mobile Share monthly data plan; there still is a restriction...

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posted on 08 Nov 2012, 16:27 5

1. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Just wait until they see what FaceTime™ looks like over a cellular network; more like FaceGrime™…

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 17:09

5. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

Depends on your service area. I know here in Columbus, OH, we don't have LTE and SpeedTest comes back with speeds around 3-5mbps. When I was up in the Akron-Cleveland area where there is LTE, I got speeds upward of 20-25mbps. FaceTime looks great there.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 21:06

10. FAW-Q (Posts: 63; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)

Nice rhyme! You should become a rapper!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 23:20

11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3746; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

That was exquisite.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 16:32 1

2. tedkord (Posts: 13446; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

So, will those who switched to a share plan to utilize face time be allowed to get their old plan back?

Also, those on grandfathered unlimited still won't be allowed?

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 16:36 1

3. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Oh that sŪcks!!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 17:06 1

4. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

Basically, if you have any plan other than the Unlimited plan, you can use FaceTime. AT&T wants you to pay for using more data. They also want to limit Unlimited Data users to get them to switch. I'm wondering what will happen when the iOS 6 jailbreak comes out and you can trick the iPhone into thinking it's on wifi.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 18:01 1

7. TheMan (Posts: 493; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

I don't know about how likely you may get your unlimited plan back, but I wouldn't expect you can. Depends on your persistence.

As for returning to your old plan, if it's still offered (i.e., not grandfathered) you can return to it. AT&T allows you to switch between Mobile Share and its traditional plans.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 17:59

6. TheMan (Posts: 493; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

I'd wondered by AT&T required the new plans originally. Must be more profitable at first thought. Maybe they were wrong.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 18:31 2

8. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

Or you could just use skype and talk to anyone for no extra charge...

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