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

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:

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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5 Comments

1. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

What is this article talking aboutâť”..... Weird..

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

4. designerfx

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

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

3. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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 ...

5. iSometimes

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 16, 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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