FaceTime and AT&T

As a result of ongoing testing, we’re announcing AT&T will enable FaceTime over Cellular at no extra charge for customers with any tiered data plan using a compatible iOS device.

  • It’s so nice of AT&T to let people use their phones how they’re designed to be used.

  • Subtext: if you have a grandfathered unlimited plan, you’re out of luck.

    • tylernol

      workaround: google hangout. Works pretty well. Image quality is not quite as good as facetime, but it is passable, and you can have multiway conferences.

  • tylernol

    “as a result of ongoing test”… right. They just did a spreadsheet calculating how quickly someone with a tiered data plan would blow through their allotment when they use facetime over LTE. More $ for them.

    • Especially since they apparently enabled it without any notification. I just popped open Settings to see if I could enable it, and my iPhone’s already configured to accept FaceTime over cellular.


  • chjode

    I thought they did this months ago. It’s the folks with unlimited data plans who get screwed.

    • Yeah what has changed?

  • Yawn… I have “unlimited” data, so no soup for me.

    • Mother Hydra

      ditto here.

  • eugenekim

    I remember posting some delightful comments when AT&T last blogged about this issue. I guess they learned their lesson and removed commenting?