I had FaceTime over cell on since Beta 1. It was never a problem. Im upset that its another charge At&t has now. The Wifi in my house is very week. I have better upload/download video connection with my 4S connection because of the HSPA+How was it on previous betas? Showed the prompt but still allowed the FaceTime call?
In response to "Why doesn't Sprint charge for it?" before you edited it:Apple can't be in charge of stuff like that with data specific services.
I changed it because I miss read the post I quoted. But yeah its just lame overall. If we're not on unlimited and pay per GB anyways, why make an extra charge. *Brain explodes from anger*In response to "Why doesn't Sprint charge for it?" before you edited it:
Because they choose not to. Apple isn't in charge of it, all they're doing is giving the carriers freedom to choose whether they wanna charge or not. At the end of the day, it's the carriers who will or will not be making money from stuff like Facetime over 3G. Apple doesn't make money from you using data on your phone, the carriers do. I don't see how this is Apple's fault.
It's a valid question- why is Apple letting the carriers have their way in this matter? I don't ask that in a sarcastic or assumptive manner, I just want to know why they decided to let AT&T get away with this when they have successfully pressured AT&T to do what they want in the past. I find it hard to believe that Apple is completely okay with what AT&T is doing.Yeah I understand. I just don't see how it's Apple's fault.
I don't wanna JB, there is always some battery leak with an app or something that can happen. They should have a battery leak with a feature built into the phone's software.yea thats the only crappy thing it was a while for the 4s. im sure the 4s,4, iPad 3 will have jailbreak soon after ios6 is released.
never had an issue with jb. ive been doing it for the past 4 years with iphones. so many more options to do things. Why be limited? its safe...I don't wanna JB, there is always some battery leak with an app or something that can happen. They should have a battery leak with a feature built into the phone's software.
When this was discovered on the last beta, the popup to contact AT&T, a spokesperson mentioned that they were exploring all options and an announcement would be made soon about pricing. This will happen. I'm glad this is something I have never used and never will.We'll see what happens when iOS 6 officially comes out. This is just a beta, remember.
But if it ends up being that they charge extra on top of their plans to use FaceTime over 3G, I will not upgrade to the next iPhone and will switch to Verizon in a year, especially if the iPhone 5 is LTE.
Why not? Is apple suddenly afraid of the carriers? They've caused so much good change in the industry because they've done what they want, not by listening to the carriers.well I think its either that or people wont have the option at all. I wouldnt blame apple for this.
It's an iOS feature, they can do whatever they want really.Apple can't be in charge of stuff like that with data specific services.
With skype both side need to be log in! With facetime it is just like making a call rather the person is online or bot! Not an im chat webcam thing!For those on AT&T, why not just use Skype instead? I'm on VZW and don't use FaceTime. I'm just curious about all the rage when there are alternatives available.