by Shane Roberts
Well if you’ve been an AT&T customer, you may not have had this service available to you. AT&T has been gradually rolling out FaceTime over cellular since iOS6 was released. First it was you had to have a mobile share plan, then if you had an LTE device (unless you had unlimited data), now it appears that AT&T is going to open up FaceTime over cellular for everyone. Here’s what AT&T had to say:
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.
Today, all of our customers can use any mobile video chat app that they download from the Internet, such as Skype.
This probably should have been offered to all customers from the get go, but at least it is finally going to show up for AT&T customers. Good news for all AT&T customers!