FaceTime Over AT&T 4G Cellular For All In 2013 – Finally!

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Last November I wrote a post about how AT&T was hinting at allowing those of us who were grandfathered in to unlimited data plans to be able to use FaceTime over cellular. It seemed like a pipe dream as the feature worked for a few, but not for most including me. Yesterday, I saw the news that AT&T was FINALLY going to allow all customers to use video calling features over 4G by the end of 2013. Just for the heck of it, I checked my settings and to my surprise it was already enabled! Just to be sure I turned off WiFi and attempted a FaceTime call over 4G. It worked!

I’m glad that AT&T finally came to their senses on this one. It didn’t make much sense that I could use Skype, Google+ Hangouts, etc, but not the built-in FaceTime. I’m on a corporate dataplan via my employer, however, if I had to buy my own plan I would have definitely considered other carriers. AT&T has restored a little (very small amount) of faith with this move. Thanks!

  • This would be great but I’m holding on to my 4s til the 5s drops. I checked & the old girl doesn’t offer it.

    • Well, my 4S has Facetime enabled (I just checked!), so it will get to you! Thank you Terry White for the heads up! Facetime is really helpful. When my son was in Panama recently he used Facetime from his iPad to call me so I could patch in ATT to find out why his international plan on his Blackberry wasn’t working. Terry White, you are like GE, you bring so many good things to my life!

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  • margaret linville

    Terry White… What an inspiration!!!! You are to me!

  • Lukas

    Terry, do you know something that we don’t ? Is this next version of iPhone on the featured image as it doesn’t look like mine iP5 at all 🙂