Like it does with the iOS Personal Hotspot feature, U.S. carrier AT&T appears set to control and charge for the iOS 6 FaceTime over Cellular feature. This iOS 6 enhancement brings the formally WiFi only iOS device video calling feature into a more useful state, letting people use the feature practically anywhere they may be. AT&T provided us with the following statement:
To be clear, we’re still testing our iOS 6 installation to see what we find. Remember, that just because this pop up appeared in a pre-release version of iOS, doesn’t necessarily make it law. For the sake of conversation, though, tell us what you’d do if AT&T were actually to go through with this?
We’re working closely with Apple on the new developer build of iOS6 and we’ll share more information with our customers as it becomes available.
With the large amount of data that a FaceTime call over Cellular uses, it doesn’t seem like a stretch for AT&T to want to charge for the feature. At this time, other iOS device carrier-partner plans are unclear, but AT&T is the first carrier that demonstrates evidence (in iOS 6 beta 3) for a plan to charge for the feature. So what do you think ?!If you found this post useful, hopefully hit the +1 (recommend) button ⇉
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