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Users on AT&T unable to use Google+ Hangouts video chat over cellular

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Users on AT&T unable to use Google+ Hangouts video chat over cellular
The new Google+ Hangouts app hasn't been out very long, but already some users are having problems. In the early rush, there were obviously some troubles with signing into the service, but that's not what we're talking about. The real trouble is for users on AT&T, who are finding out that they cannot use Hangouts video chat over their cellular network.

Users on AT&T unable to use Google+ Hangouts video chat over cellular
The issue has been tested and replicated on by a few different sources, but basically an error message pops up any time you try to start or join a Hangout video chat on the AT&T cellular network. This isn't the first time AT&T users have had issues like this. The carrier has also blocked FaceTime video chats over cellular in the past. 

No comment yet from either AT&T or Google about the issue or any possible fix. So, it looks like AT&T users should either avoid installing Hangouts, or have a friend set up a WiFi hotspot so you can continue to hangout as you want.

source: Engadget

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posted on 15 May 2013, 17:57 5

1. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 807; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


This is why you need to make "Nexus" S4 available for Verizon. Screw AT&T.

posted on 15 May 2013, 18:02 4

3. ksenia (Posts: 25; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


thats why t-mobile is better we can do anything we want.

posted on 15 May 2013, 18:05 1

4. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


LMFAO T-Mobile sucks more than a hooker.

posted on 15 May 2013, 17:59 3

2. ckoch125 (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Get your class action lawsuits ready, this will be just like facetime for many for awhile on att. Att is worse than verizon..

posted on 15 May 2013, 20:01 1

5. alpinejason (Posts: 251; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


another reason why an unlocked unbranded phone is the way to go.that way you do not have att or verizons crap software in the phone so naturally you can bypass all that nonsense

posted on 15 May 2013, 22:29

6. zekes (Posts: 201; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


hold on android is open source well i guess not

posted on 16 May 2013, 00:07

7. tedkord (Posts: 3919; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Android is100% open source. You need to look up what open source is, because you clearly don't know.

posted on 16 May 2013, 08:23

8. zekes (Posts: 201; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


Lol no its not but its open tho not like unbuntu

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