12-21-2012 01:26:05 PM
I saw your message from earlier, and it even indicated that AT&T was allowing facetime over cellular for the tiered data plans. Unlimited plans are not the same as tiered plans, so I don't know why you would expect a feature of a tiered plan to work on an unlimited plan.
I keep my unlimited data plan, but to be honest, I am getting much closer to switching things around and getting rid of it with each passing day... (I know that AT&T would prefer I would get rid of it, and that is part of the reason I still keep it)
Yes I know unlimited plans are not the same as tiered plans, but since unlimited plans are effectively capped at 3 GB (5 GB for LTE) due to throttling if the throttle threshhold is exceeded, it might as well be considered a tiered plan. Why shouldn't something like Facetime work on an unlimited plan, simply because it's a feature that's available only on a tiered plan? After all, tethering is another feature that's available on individual tiered but not unlimited plans...but even then it's not available on ALL individual tiered plans. So I ask again--what practical reason is there as to why Facetime over cellular should not be allowed on an unlimited plan?
Has anyone here not using an iPhone 5 and not on a Mobile Share plan confirmed whether they are able to use Facetime over cellular?
The only practical reason for not allowing Facetime over cellualr on the unlimited plan is the plan is no longer offered and quite frankly, AT&T would like to see eveyone get off that plan and move to a tiered plan. I myself still have unlimited and I'm on my third iphone and I've only once gone over 1GB in a month. The only reason I've kept the unlimited plan is that safety net of no overage charges but I'm seriously thinking of switching to a tiered plan to get the Facetime capability. If they'd only add mobile hotspot as well, I'd definitely switch.
Facetime over cellular for non mobile share plan users is limited only to LTE phones, meaning only the iphone 5.
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