AT&T Expands FaceTime Over Cellular Support to All Tiered Data Plans

AT&T has again expanded access to the FaceTime Over Cellular feature to customers on all tiered data plans with a compatible FaceTime device. Previously, only users with an LTE device -- the iPad 3 and 4, as well as the iPhone 5 and iPad mini -- could use FaceTime over cellular. The only users who still can't use the feature are users with a grandfathered unlimited data plan.

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When FaceTime over Cellular launched in September 2012, we explained that we wanted to roll it out gradually to ensure the service had minimal impact on the mobile experience for all of our customers.

As a result of ongoing testing, we’re announcing AT&T will enable FaceTime over Cellular at no extra charge for customers with any tiered data plan using a compatible iOS device.

This means iPhone 4S customers with tiered plans will be able to make FaceTime calls over the AT&T cellular network. AT&T previously made FaceTime over Cellular available to customers with a Mobile Share plan and those with an LTE device on tiered plans.

AT&T says the update should be automatically applied over the next few months, and eligible users won't need to do anything special to begin using FaceTime over cellular.

The upshot is that any AT&T customer with a supported device -- the iPhone 4S and newer, the third generation iPad and newer, and the iPad mini -- will soon be able to use FaceTime over cellular.

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SamGabbay Avatar
148 months ago
Still waiting AT&T...

- iPhone 5 with Unlimited Data Plan
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williej81 Avatar
148 months ago
Yes, let's screw over our customers who have been the most loyal...great PR.
Score: 47 Votes (Like | Disagree)
j.dstasio Avatar
148 months ago
Those of us with unlimited plans are still left out... Bummer.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MJedi Avatar
148 months ago
Once again, unlimited data plan users get the shaft. Getting tired of being discriminated against.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
unplugme71 Avatar
148 months ago
Remind me again why we can't sue AT&T for limiting our feature capability?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darkslide29 Avatar
148 months ago
It's so stupid that I can use Skype, or anything else over cellular data, but not FaceTime! Annoying, but I still won't give up my grandfathered data plan for that. It isn't the best of incentives to pry it out of my hands.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)