Open Internet groups to file FCC complaint over AT&T FaceTime blocking
Open Internet groups to file FCC complaint over AT&T FaceTime blocking | 9to5Mac
This could get interesting... AT&T says it doesn't apply because it's a pre-loaded app...
- 09-18-2012, 09:45 AM #2
I think they will change their mind eventually. This is just a carrier bullying customers because it can. Reminds me of lots of episodes like this in the past. Locking the gps on phones was a big one and we see how that turned out for carriers.
- 09-18-2012, 09:49 AM #3
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- 09-18-2012, 10:48 AM #7
This is the thing that pisses me off about data plans.... you should be able to use your data however you wish. If I want to have every device run off my hotspot, I should be able to. I pay for data.... how I use it is of zero consequence to ATT.
- 09-18-2012, 10:50 AM #8
I certainly hope this changes, i remember reading about it when the Facetime over cellular first came to the net earlier this year and AT&T immediately jumped out with this. It's complete BS, and just a way to get people to switch over to their less optimal data plans so they make money and we go over our limits every month.
- 09-18-2012, 03:04 PM #9
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- 09-18-2012, 03:27 PM #12
I never had the need to be on face time once if ever. I don't know many people who do outside their house even. I'd rather use Skype which is more open across all platforms. That everyone can use.
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- 09-18-2012, 03:39 PM #13
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- 09-18-2012, 10:10 PM #15
I've been using FaceTime over 3G for a long time. The main problem is that nobody else uses it, even when they can. If a lot more people were able to use FaceTime over cellular, then maybe a lot more would choose to do so. Skype works, but they have to have it turned on to call them. With FT, you can just call their number, if they're on an iPhone and it's enabled and they're on Wifi.
Ironically, I will lose my FaceTime over cellular when I get the iPhone 5.
- 09-19-2012, 02:03 AM #16
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