AT&T has announced that their subscribers, with iOS 6 LTE enable devices, will be able to use FaceTime over Cellular, at no extra charge, as long as they are on a tiered data. Previously, AT&T had limited the use of FaceTime over LTE to Mobile Share plan subscribers only.
From AT&T’s press release:
AT&T today announced it will enable FaceTime over Cellular at no extra charge for iOS 6 customers with an LTE device on any tiered data plan. AT&T will also continue to offer FaceTime over Cellular to customers with any AT&T Mobile Share plan, as well as FaceTime over Wi-Fi, which has always been available for all customers. AT&T expects to roll out this functionality to customers over the next eight to ten weeks.
As part of its commitment to serving customers with disabilities, AT&T is also making FaceTime over Cellular available to deaf and hard of hearing customers who qualify for special text and data-only packages.
Specifically, compatible Apple devcies include iPhone 5, iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad mini only. The rollout is planned to take eight to ten weeks to move across the subscriber base, but there’s no indication as to what’s causing the delay.
AT&T has been facing lot of criticism for its previous decision of allowing FaceTime over Cellular to those subscribers with Mobile Share plans only. Both Sprint and Verizon customers have already been using FaceTime feature over Cellular, it’s is new to AT&T.