AT&T still under fire despite loosened FaceTime restrictions

AT&T still under fire despite loosened FaceTime restrictions
Free Press is leading yet another charge against AT&T, claiming the carrier has still not gone far enough to allow all of its iOS customers to use FaceTime over cellular if they choose.

AT&T recently opened things up for those that were not on a shared data plan but on individual tiered data plans to use the feature.  However, it appears that customers on the legacy “unlimited” data plans are not allowed to take advantage of the feature and Free Press is on its virtual soapbox to get the word out.

Launching a new on-line sounding board of sorts, Free Press has a new initiative titled, AT&T: Your World. Blocked. It allows AT&T customers to share their thoughts on the issue and in a short period of time, nearly 13,000 customers have already chimed in, some with quick one-liners, others with a bit of thought put into their comments and others that compare their data to onions on a hamburger.

Free Press asserts that AT&T’s actions to restrict the FaceTime feature to specific pools of customers is in violation with the principles of net neutrality. Moreover, the advocacy group contends that this is only the beginning and that AT&T intends to exert efforts to remove all local and national regulations that require it to maintain an open network – accusations rooted in AT&T’s stated desire to abandon traditional telephony and operate a fully unregulated IP-telco

Free Press is inviting any and all AT&T customers to share their thoughts on the new initiative.



sources: Free Press via The Verge

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3 Comments

1. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Still waiting for a law to pass that makes it illegal for the Carriers to charge for stuff like tethering thats already built into the device when you buy it.

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Facetime is junk anyway. Sure it is built in, but it is laggy,.choppy, restrictive to other apple users, and there are better free alternates out there.

7. rcrider4

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

Actually, I have found FaceTime to be less laggy than both Skype and Oovoo. But if you just want a reason to complain about Apple, go ahead...

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