AT&T to allow FaceTime over cellular for all customers by end of the year


When Apple introduced FaceTime over cellular feature in iOS 6 last September, AT&T only allowed customers with a Mobile Share plan to use the feature.

Since then it has been slowly expanding access to the feature to other customers.

In November, it expanded FaceTime over cellular access to any customer with an LTE device on a tiered data plan to use the feature.

Then earlier this year, it further expanded access to the feature to all customers on a tiered data plan. This meant that the only customers to be left out was AT&T customers with a grandfathered unlimited data plan.

According to a report on The Verge, customers with such unlimited data plans will finally be able to access the feature on AT&T’s network by the end of this year.

In June, customers with an iPhone 5 or any other LTE device with the unlimited data plan will be able to use the feature, followed by any customer with the unlimited data plan by the end of the year.

For video chat apps that come pre-loaded on devices, we currently give all OS and device makers the ability for those apps to work over cellular for our customers who are on Mobile Share or Tiered plans. Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry have chosen to enable this for their pre-loaded video chat apps. And by mid-June, we’ll have enabled those apps over cellular for our unlimited plan customers who have LTE devices from those three manufacturers.

Throughout the second half of this year, we plan to enable pre-loaded video chat apps over cellular for all our customers, regardless of data plan or device; that work is expected to be complete by year end.

Sprint, Verizon and most recently T-Mobile customers have been able to use FaceTime over cellular feature.

Via: The Verge