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AT&T to soon allow video chat on its cellular network, Hangouts works now

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AT&T to soon allow video chat on its cellular network, Hangouts works now
Video chat apps have always had a tough time with AT&T's cellular network. For a long time Apple's FaceTime didn't work on the carrier's cellular network, and most chat apps, like Google Hangouts, still don't work on AT&T. But, AT&T is saying that is all about to change, because it is working to allow video chat on its cellular network.

On the topic, AT&T said:
This makes sense given what we've shared before: Throughout the second half of this year, we plan to enable pre-loaded video chat apps over cellular for all our customers, regardless of data plan or device; that work is underway and expected to be complete by year end.

AT&T had originally blamed the operating systems, manufacturers, and developers for the issue, but eventually had to admit that it was a something that had to be fixed on its end. It's unclear right now how long it will take for AT&T to complete the work needed, but if it will be complete by the year's end, that means we have just about 4 months at the longest.

But, regardless of the work needed to get other apps working, AT&T has finished the work to get Google Hangouts video chat working on cellular data. 

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posted on 27 Aug 2013, 01:07

1. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3254; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


What is this article talking about❔..... Weird..

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 07:00 4

2. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2105; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Having a little trouble with your reading comprehension? Seems pretty clear to me.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 09:23 1

4. designerfx (Posts: 65; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


root your phone and it's a non issue. heck, root it with a stock rom and you can resolve it too.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 08:57

3. PAPINYC (Posts: 2187; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


'Hold on, WAIT A MINUTE!!!' - you guys CAN'T Video Chat???!

Well, DAMN-DAMN-iDAMN!!

Excuse me while I fall to the floor and ball-out in hysterical giddy laughter!!
No wonder they all 'Hang-out' at Starducks - LOFL ...

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 20:05

5. iSometimes (Posts: 42; Member since: 16 Feb 2011)


Previously, video chat was only available on WiFi. No video chatting could be done using the cellular network. This is changing now for AT&T exclusively. You had to purchase a specific data plan (I believe it was a shared data plan) to have access to video chat via cellular data.

AT&T just wanted to get people off their unlimited data plans...but they failed, I guess xD I know I didn't give up mine :-D

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