AT&T Reverses Course, Offers FaceTime on Tiered Data Plans


AT&T will offer Apple’s FaceTime iPhone video chat service over LTE networks to mobile customers with tiered data plans, the company announced in a course reversal Wednesday.

Previously, only customers using shared data plans could access the service via wireless data services.

FaceTime capability will be rolled out to AT&T customers on tiered data plans over the next eight to ten weeks, according to a company release. The app will remain Wi-Fi-only for customers on an unlimited plan or with a non-LTE device.

In news likely to be welcomed by the disabled community, AT&T also said it will allow deaf and hard-of-hearing customers on its tiered Text Accessibility Plans to use Fac…
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