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

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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7 Comments

2. missed2022

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

agree

3. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

5. cncrim

Posts: 1530; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Convince. and fast.

4. cncrim

Posts: 1530; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Convince and fast.

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2343; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

8. AwesomeEngineer

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 21, 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

9. julyo

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

dont work reboot phone already. iphone 5 unlimited data plan

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