AT&T Expands FaceTime Over Cellular Support to All Tiered Data Plans

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    AT&T has again expanded access to the FaceTime Over Cellular feature to customers on all tiered data plans with a compatible FaceTime device. Previously, only users with an LTE device -- the iPad 3 and 4, as well as the iPhone 5 and iPad mini -- could use FaceTime over cellular. The only users who still can't use the feature are users with a grandfathered unlimited data plan.

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    AT&T says the update should be automatically applied over the next few months, and eligible users won't need to do anything special to begin using FaceTime over cellular.

    The upshot is that any AT&T customer with a supported device -- the iPhone 4S and newer, the third generation iPad and newer, and the iPad mini -- will soon be able to use FaceTime over cellular.

    Article Link: AT&T Expands FaceTime Over Cellular Support to All Tiered Data Plans
     
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    Still waiting AT&T...

    - iPhone 5 with Unlimited Data Plan
     
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    Those of us with unlimited plans are still left out... Bummer.
     
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    Facetime over cellular previously and currently already works on the 4S. I believe you had to be on a mobile share plan though. I know I have used it a few times on my 4S.
     
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    Now let me tether on my limited data plan and I will be a happy camper.
     
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    Once again, unlimited data plan users get the shaft. Getting tired of being discriminated against.
     
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    Yes, let's screw over our customers who have been the most loyal...great PR.
     
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    One day they'll treat us right. One day…
     
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    Seems to me that they either:

    1. Able to keep expanding Facetime to all users, rolling it out slowly and eventually to ALL plans
    2. Trying to rub it in even more to get off unlimited data

    I will get off unlimited data when I can pay $5/GB without throttling or until AT&T says so which will make me switch to another carrier.
     
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    Meh

    FaceTime = big face

    Girls don't like talking on it :(
     
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    Remind me again why we can't sue AT&T for limiting our feature capability?
     
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    Good speech, Peter Pan!
     
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    Must just be you.
     
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    Any sign as to when this might change?
     
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    After 3 and a half years, I gave up my AT&T Unlimited data plan. :(

    I just switched to the Shared Data plan. For a little bit more than the cost of my one iPhone plus all the extras (tethering, etc), everyone in my family can have an iPhone.

    So, I've had FaceTime enabled for a few days now. But guess what? I still don't have anyone to talk to. I know half a dozen people with iOS devices. None of them use FaceTime.
     
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    Six months ago when I switched to Straight Talk after a decade of AT&T/Cingular/AT&T, I wondered if I would regret giving up my unlimited plan. Thank you AT&T for continuing to make me feel good about my decision. For me the breaking point was when they got rid of all but the $15/month unlimited texting plan.
     
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    It's so stupid that I can use Skype, or anything else over cellular data, but not FaceTime! Annoying, but I still won't give up my grandfathered data plan for that. It isn't the best of incentives to pry it out of my hands.
     
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    So, even though you get throttled on the unlimited plan, and Facetime wouldn't work while throttled, we STILL can't use it...
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    It's their special way of thanking us for being such loyal customers for such a long time.
     
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    You mean the the people who scream the loudest.

    Discrimination? Look - I have the unlimited data plan. Happy it's still been grandfathered. That's a gift. And I'm no fan of ATT. ATT could easily just put everyone on a tiered plan at any upgrade cycle. They haven't.

    Hardly discrimination.
     
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    Treating the grand fathered unlimited data plans harshly.
     

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