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AT&T quietly enables FaceTime over Cellular for all, grandfathered users welcome

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AT&T quietly enables FaceTime over Cellular for all, grandfathered users welcome
FaceTime over Cellular – an iOS 6 feature that AT&T originally intended to enable only for Mobile Share plan subscribers, was subsequently made available to any user with an LTE-enabled Apple device on a tiered data plan (read: iPhone 5, iPad mini, as well as the 3rd and 4th gen iPad). However, the carrier has seemingly dropped its limitations even further, according to a number of user reports that were posted online over the past hours.

An iPhone 4S owner says that he managed to get FaceTime over Cellular working on his smartphone after a simple reboot. He also tried this on several other iPhones, all of which could use the feature afterwards. What's even more interesting is that subscribers who are still holding on to their unlimited data plans got FaceTime working on their devices as well after turning them off and back on.

Other AT&T iPhone users, however, have not been so fortunate and report that even after rebooting their device, they still couldn't get FaceTime over Cellular to work. It is speculated that AT&T might be dropping the limitations gradually, with some markets being provided access to the feature sooner than others. Users both in New York and California said they had no troubles activating it, but others might have to wait a bit more before they get to hop on the bandwagon.

Has anyone managed to get FaceTime over Cellular working on their non-LTE AT&T iPhone too? Let us know down in the comments!

source: MacRumors 

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posted on 21 Nov 2012, 07:37 2

1. Bernoulli (Posts: 1435; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


That's just so unfair, how could at&t deprive its customers from something that's just a standard feature?

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 12:03 2

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 10138; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


100% agreed. AT&T was pressured by the FCC, and caved in.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:23

2. missed2022 (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


agree

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 10:29

3. -box- (Posts: 3715; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Not sure why anyone would willingly use FT when there's better (and free) options out there that are cross-platform, and worked over cellular anyway

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:07 1

5. cncrim (Posts: 464; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Convince. and fast.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:06

4. cncrim (Posts: 464; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Convince and fast.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:26

6. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1655; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


I haven't tried yet... Ill try later :-)

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 20:56

8. AwesomeEngineer (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


It didn't work after a simple turn off turn on, but I held the sleep/wake button and the home button to reboot and it works now.

I have an Unlimited Data plan for an iPhone 4S

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 14:33

9. julyo (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


dont work reboot phone already. iphone 5 unlimited data plan

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