AT&T Set to Charge for FaceTime Over 3G?

Posted July 17, 2012 at 6:01am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8488 views

AT&T appears set to charge for FaceTime over 3G suggests a screenshot from iOS 6 Beta 3, reports 9to5Mac. Apple announced earlier this year that iOS 6 would allow FaceTime calls over the cellular network; however, carriers looking to gouge their customers can choose to charge extra for the feature.

We attempted to bring up the same same error message when enabling the FaceTime over Cellular feature on a Verizon iPad WiFi + Cellular, but the feature enabled without an issue. AT&T charges for a separate plan to use Personal Hotspot on its network, and the carrier appears set to replicate that process with FaceTime over Cellular.

AT&T provided the following official statement on the matter:

"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."

To replicate the message in iOS 6 beta 3 you need to restore your network settings.

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Oneal - August 2, 2012 at 4:39am
Like I said before fuck AT&T I hope the drop to the ground . Apple will pull all device and start own carrier .
Newsshooter - July 18, 2012 at 2:08pm
Why would i pay for somthing i get for free now? Fuck you Ma Bell! Realisticly though who really gets all that many facetimes?
Mhsoofi - July 18, 2012 at 9:13am
What else can they charge us for, you got to be kidding me AT
Mhsoofi - July 18, 2012 at 9:10am
What else can they charge us for, you got to be kidd
DPA - July 18, 2012 at 6:52am
Everyone should kick AT&T to the curb for being so damn greedy with their customers! We pay enough for their stupid service don't u think? I'm switching to Verizon as soon as the new iPhone comes out... GOOD LUCK AT&T keep doing what ur doing...let's c how far ull get.
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