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| June 18, 2013
AT&T Enables FaceTime Over Cellular For Certain Subscribers
AT&T is making good on its promise to offer FaceTime over cellular for all subscribers before the year's end. More than a handful of customers are, in fact, reporting that Apple's mobile video calling service is now already enabled on their iPhone handset, according to AppleInsider. It would appear that AT&T is enabling the service both for limited and unlimited, "grandfathered" data plans, and that FaceTime over cellular is available for those using both 4G LTE and HSPA+. The website explains:
So far, activation of the service has been verified in parts of New York, Maryland, Georgia, Louisiana, California and Hawaii. Voice and video quality is nearly on a par with the Wi-Fi implementation of the service, suggesting AT&T is not throttling those subscribers who choose to use the feature while on the go.AT&T has yet to comment on the matter, however, though we'll be sure to update this article if we hear anything from the carrier. In the meantime, let us know if AT&T has enabled FaceTime over cellular on your iPhone handset! See also: AT&T Announces 4G LTE For GoPhone Subscribers: Beginning June 21, AT&T Enables Government Emergency Alerts For iPhone Users, and AT&T Follows Verizon, Makes Disappointing Changes To Its Upgrade Policy.