AT&T will soon enable FaceTime over cellular for all FaceTime compatible iPhone and iPad users on tiered data plans at no extra charge. After opening up FaceTime for iPhone 5 customers and LTE device owners on certain plans, AT&T is now finally going to allow all compatible iOS devices to use FaceTime over cellular network.
So, iPhone 4S, iPad 3 and newer, or iPad mini owners with tiered data plan can now use FaceTime over cellular. Previously only Mobile Share plan customers and LTE device owners were allowed to use FaceTime over Cellular on AT&T network. However, the carrier still plans to restrict grandfathered unlimited data plans users.
When FaceTime over Cellular launched in September 2012, we explained that we wanted to roll it out gradually to ensure the service had minimal impact on the mobile experience for all of our customers.
As a result of ongoing testing, we’re announcing AT&T will enable FaceTime over Cellular at no extra charge for customers with any tiered data plan using a compatible iOS device.
This means iPhone 4S customers with tiered plans will be able to make FaceTime calls over the AT&T cellular network. AT&T previously made FaceTime over Cellular available to customers with a Mobile Share plan and those with an LTE device on tiered plans.
Full roll out to customers will be completed in the next few weeks, according to AT&T.