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AT&T FaceTime over Cellular feature unlocked for more customers, including those with grandfathered data plans

News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday November 21, 2012.

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AT&T confirmed earlier this month that it will enable the FaceTime over Cellular video calling feature in Apple iOS 6. Though the company's language appears to exclude users with an unlimited data plan, those same users report that their iPhone can now access FaceTime on HSPA+ or LTE.

AT&T said earlier this month that only customers on a Mobile Share plan or tiered data plan would be able to use FaceTime on its mobile network, which excluded users who have kept their grandfathered unlimited data plan; however, MacRumors and AppleInsider have confirmed that's not the case. Members of MacRumors' forums have reported that their phones began supporting the feature after resetting their phone, and AppleInsider then tested it on multiple handsets that were able to connect to FaceTime.

Not all unlimited data users who attempt to access FaceTime over Cellular are successful, so the update may take time to reach all phones. AT&T originally said it would take several weeks to update everyone, and it is not yet clear if this is an accidental authorization or if AT&T's original language mistakenly excluded subscribers with unlimited data.

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