AT&T Flips the Switch — Free FaceTime over Cellular for All iPhones
Video chatting over 3G and LTE no longer restricted by the US wireless operator
American iPhone carrier AT&T has officially opened free access to cellular FaceTime-ing on all iPhones, enabling customers to video chat anywhere without worrying about Wi-Fi availability.FaceTime over Cellular has certainly been slow to roll out, mainly because of the massive amount of traffic it inflicts on the carriers’ networks.
AT&T seems to have weathered out the situation, as numerous customers are reporting changes to their iPhones’ settings.
One such customer quoted by Appadvice reports, “In a recent thread we were discussing AT&T members getting facetime with LTE devices and tiered plans. However I noticed today that I have facetime over cellular and I have an unlimited plan on my 5.”
“I just turned off my other phone, a 4S and turned it back on, only to find the switch flipped to ON for facetime over cellular. Both phones work perfectly over cellular. I also checked a few coworkers phones, all now have FT over cellular,” this person said.
Several other AT&T customers are confirming the news.