1. Fausty82's Avatar
    This was announced this morning... but you are still required to have a tiered plan... the grand-fathered unlimited plan is still excluded. Greedy b@$^*&#s.
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    11-08-2012 02:53 PM
  2. drknight's Avatar
    11-08-2012 03:07 PM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    People have to stop being surprised by these moves by the carriers when it comes to grandfathered data plans...they are going to find every way possible to stick it to you because you're essentially the "rebels" to them.
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    11-08-2012 03:10 PM
  4. zrxoa1's Avatar
    It looks as if the requirement change for the Five is a new development? That's cool!


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    11-08-2012 03:42 PM
  5. dale225's Avatar
    I wouldn't say Apple doesn't want it going main stream, I'd say that mobile carriers are scared of it going main stream.
    The only reason I say it is not because it doesn't work for me, but that it is not widespread enough. You can't facetime on Blackberry, Android or even Windows. If Apple wanted it out there, there would be facetime apps on all platforms and more pressure on AT&T to open it up. By the time they decide to open it up it may already be too late, if it isn't already.
    11-08-2012 03:45 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The only reason I say it is not because it doesn't work for me, but that it is not widespread enough. You can't facetime on Blackberry, Android or even Windows. If Apple wanted it out there, there would be facetime apps on all platforms and more pressure on AT&T to open it up. By the time they decide to open it up it may already be too late, if it isn't already.
    It's more than likely about money. How can AT&T make money off of the top selling handset, the iPhone whose popular video chatting app can now occur over a cellular network? Being that practically any iPhone running iOS 6 can FaceTime over cellular with Verizon, that seemed to have put AT&T in a minor predicament. For the sake of argument, let's say that AT&T allows their customers who are using an iPhone 5 to FaceTime over its cellular network without restrictions. Can they still make money? Yes, especially if they have more iPhone customers who do not have an iPhone 5, but would want to be able to FaceTime without having to be connected to Wi-Fi. I have an AT&T account that my daughter uses, but she rarely uses FaceTime. She and her ilk prefer ooVoo and a few others cross platform video chatting apps. Other than reading a couple of articles and reading comments posted here, I haven't been keeping up with AT&T's FaceTime drama.
    11-08-2012 04:06 PM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    People have to stop being surprised by these moves by the carriers when it comes to grandfathered data plans...they are going to find every way possible to stick it to you because you're essentially the "rebels" to them.
    I’m not surprised by this crap... but I am annoyed. What part of "unlimited data" confuses them?

    "Unlimited data" used to mean data with no limits or restrictions... but as soon as it is no longer convenient for THEM, they come out of the woodwork with restrictions.

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    The only reason I say it is not because it doesn't work for me, but that it is not widespread enough. You can't facetime on Blackberry, Android or even Windows. If Apple wanted it out there, there would be facetime apps on all platforms and more pressure on AT&T to open it up. By the time they decide to open it up it may already be too late, if it isn't already.
    What do you thing Skype video chat is? It’s basically a version of FaceTime for any platform for which there is a Skype client... I’m just sick of the nickel and diming that these carriers pull. Problem is, where are you going to go?
    Last edited by Fausty82; 11-08-2012 at 04:39 PM.
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    11-08-2012 04:27 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Im not surprised by this crap... but I am annoyed. What part of "unlimited data" confuses them?

    "Unlimited data" used to mean data with no limits or restrictions... but as soon as it is no longer convenient for THEM, they come out of the woodwork with restrictions.
    You are spot-on here, my friend.

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    What do you thing Skye video chat is? Its basically a version of FaceTime for any platform for which there is a Skype client... Im just sick of the nickel and diming that these carriers pull. Problem is, where are you going to go?
    Again, I'm on agreement ...
    11-08-2012 04:31 PM
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