The New iPad Can't Make FaceTime Calls Over 4G

The New iPad Can't Make FaceTime Calls Over 4G

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The iPad still can't make a FaceTime call over the cellular network despite the new model's support for LTE 4G networks, reports The Verge.

As you can see in the positively vexing screenshot [below], attempting to initiate a FaceTime call over LTE fails out with a message exhorting you to connect to a Wi-Fi network. It's the exact same behavior that iOS devices on 3G networks have always exhibited, and it's doubly frustrating as many of those devices can serve as Wi-Fi hotspots.

It's pretty clear that AT&T and Verizon are responsible for blocking this capability in the U.S. It remains to be seen if carriers in Canada and abroad will impose the same restriction.

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The New iPad Can't Make FaceTime Calls Over 4G
Oneal - March 15, 2012 at 7:54am
I think they AT&T and Verizon is blocking cuz of data usage .
CC - March 15, 2012 at 3:42pm
no kidding, people we reside in a third world country get that thru ur heads.
Lil spanky - March 15, 2012 at 7:46am
It will when I jailbreak that bitch! Cheers!
Alli - March 15, 2012 at 4:34am
The unlimited data plan is not available for at and t which sucks because only the people that had it before 2010 only still have it
Ricci - March 15, 2012 at 3:15pm
Well trying to take it away from us by throttling after we use 3gb.
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