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Google Talk's video chat over 3G blocked by T-Mobile

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Google Talk's video chat over 3G blocked by T-Mobile
For Google Talk's video chat to work, you need an Android handset with a front-facing camera and the 2.3.4  build of Google's open source OS. That limits the possible choices right now to the T-Mobile Nexus S and the Sprint Nexus S 4G. If you want to use the feature anywhere where your carrier has coverage, you're limited to just the Sprint model. Why? Because T-Mobile is blocking the video chat feature over its 3G pipelines.

When a T-Mobile Nexus S user tries to use the Google Talk video chat, he/she gets a message that says, "You must be connected to a WiFi network to start a video chat."

As the latest batch of Android phones gets launched, most are coming equipped with front-facing cameras. Once the new devices are launched with Android 2.3.4 and the other models receive upgrades to that build, the number of phones able to use Google Talk's video chat will grow in number tremendously.

source: AndroidCentralForums via Google

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posted on 17 May 2011, 03:11

1. Rotate (Posts: 26; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


At least people can decide what they are their 3g using for... shame on tmo...

posted on 17 May 2011, 09:58 1

2. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


What's up with these companies?! They want us to pay all this morning for data plans, but they don't want you to do anything with it.

posted on 17 May 2011, 13:56

4. fairly_mismatched (unregistered)


Heh, you just got autocorrected.

Wait, unless your carrier wanted you to pay extra this morning. That sucks.

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