Re: Boo AT&T- tethering AND FaceTime are extra??
09-26-2012 06:01:21 PM
Quoted from the Slashgear article provided in the link mentioned earlier in this thread:
"AT&T believes it is compliant with its FaceTime blocking because the application comes pre-installed."
If that was the case, then why don't they block iMessage? Although technically not an "app", it is built into the functionality of the "pre-installed" Messages app, and just like FaceTime, iMessage works only between iPhones (and I think other iDevices but not 100% sure about that part). Now if AT&T had also stated in the same sentence that it was blocking it to also control network bandwidth/traffic issues, then it would make sense that AT&T wouldn't need to block iMessage...but since they didn't explicitly mention that in the statement, my argument still holds, IMHO.
That worries me as to the pre-installed whats next ?