Netflix App

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Resist, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Resist macrumors 68030

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    How is it that AT&T didn't seem to have an issue with the Netflix App that besides using Wifi also uses 3G, when they had a huge issue with the Slingbox app on 3G and held its release for a long time? It also seems to me that Facetime should now be on 3G as well now.
     
  2. pamon macrumors 6502

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    facetime will eventually be on 3G but not until att updates their network completely. it would crush 3g
     
  3. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    How will Facetime crush the 3G network anymore than the Slingbox app or the Netflix app would? Other AT&T phones currently are allowed to do video chat.

    So if the iPhone has such a small percentage of the market (according to AT&T), how could it possibly use all the bandwidth in their network? Their logic makes no sense.
     
  4. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    Because anything the iPhone does no matter what is data intensive to ATT.
    No joke att's network could barely handle network congestion of iphone users loading basic HTML/CSS pages yet alone streaming video for long periods.

    When ATT is ready to charge us 30 bucks a month for facetime over 3g they will be ready :rolleyes:

    if you can't wait why not jailbreak your device and get the app My3G which will let you use facetime over 3g.
     
  5. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I get that, but my point was that there are already approved apps that are huge video/audio hogs, yet AT&T let Apple approve them.
     
  6. Randman macrumors 65816

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    With many people on tiered data plans, AT&T can make more money from an app like Netflix.
     
  7. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Exactly! If they can't connect via Wifi and are using the cell network, then AT&T will make a fortune. Glad I kept my $30 a month unlimited data plan.
     

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