FaceTime Over cellular finally avail for me. Grandfathered unlimited

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JavierDiaz4, May 21, 2013.

  1. JavierDiaz4 macrumors member

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    Hey gang. It seems like its kicking in earlier than announced.
     
  2. redbeard331 macrumors 6502a

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    Started working for a friend of mine that lives half mile away, still not activated for me though..

    Where are you located?
     
  3. JavierDiaz4 thread starter macrumors member

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    East Rutherford, NJ. Actually drove from central jersey all the way to NYC and it worked fine thinking it was geographically limited. It's probably being rolled out by user
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep I noticed it yesterday too. The FaceTime over carrier data is turned on.
    I5 with unlimited data on AT&T.
     
  5. ZhenyaF macrumors 6502

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    Wow, worked for me too. Unlimited with AT&T in Brooklyn, NY
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    Hasn't 3G FaceTime on AT&T been enabled for all LTE devices regardless of data plan since December? The only devices that would see a change from AT&T's new policy would be 4S users on iOS 6+ with unlimited data.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope, my i5 on unlimited data hasn't had that option available at all.
    It just appeared about a few days ago.
    It was for all LTE devices but not unlimited iPhone data plans.
     
  8. bradl macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't call it completely available until all applicable iPhones have it. There are a number of people using the 4 and 4S that don't have it and won't until the end of the year.

    In short, works for you =/= works for everyone.

    BL.
     
  9. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    I went to check on mine today, just because of this thread. Not that I ever use it, but my interest was piqued. Interestingly, it was already set to use mobile data. Strange. :confused:
     
  10. redbeard331 macrumors 6502a

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    And sometime tonight mine came on too, haven't tested it yet.. I'm in Long Beach, Ca.
     
  11. Nikhil72 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine too! Can't test it since no one I know is awake, but that's exciting. Far more useful now, I think.
     
  12. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Same here. The "use cellular data" option for facetime on my iPhone was always switched off by default. When I would try to switch it on in the past I'd get the message saying I needed to switch to a tiered plan.

    I see this morning that it is now switched on by default.
     
  13. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Same here. Just looked and seen it was not only available (not grayed out) but also was turned on. Before, its been off and disabled.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Maybe all those online petitions paid off.
    AT&T was the only carrier that did not allow facetime over carrier data to its unlimited data customers.
     
  15. scorpio1973 macrumors 6502a

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    Just tested it out and it is working for me as well as two of my co-workers on unlimited data. :)
     
  16. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I wonder if AT&T is preparing to end handset subsidies for unlimited data customers in the style of Verizon.
     
  17. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    Just noticed I have the option now. AT&T, iPhone 5, Columbus, OH
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I doubt it.
    Hope they follow Tmobiles approach on subsidies and lower the montly premium on customers with paid off devices.
     
  19. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    That would be nice. However, I'm not sure they will do that under the "AT&T" brand. They are playing with the idea using their own MVNO, AIO.
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True, good thing they're at least playing with the idea.
     
  21. thenumbersrbad macrumors 6502

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    I was able to do FaceTime over cellular today on my iphone 5 AT&T unlimited data plan. I'm in Minneapolis
     
  22. Ajones330 macrumors 6502a

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    Just noticed mine is on as well...
     
  23. TSKY74 macrumors regular

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    Looks like its on for Lexington KY. My cellular option automatically switched to On. Haven't tested yet though.
     

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