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The Telecom Digest for November 9, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 262 : "text" Format
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AT&T loosens FaceTime restrictions--but only for LTE users (Monty Solomon)

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Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 20:23:08 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: AT&T loosens FaceTime restrictions--but only for LTE users Message-ID: <p0624089accc1fd32d320@[]> AT&T loosens FaceTime restrictions-but only for LTE users Those on "unlimited" data plans will be left out of the rollout, too. by Jacqui Cheng Nov 8 2012 Ars Technica AT&T has backed off on its decision to limit Apple's video chat service, FaceTime, to its shared data plans. In a post to the company's public policy blog, AT&T's Senior Executive Vice President Jim Cicconi wrote that AT&T will now support FaceTime over its cell network "with an LTE device" for all of its tiered data plans within the next 8-10 weeks. Still, those who are still using a grandfathered unlimited plan-which are no longer offered to new users-will still be left out of the FaceTime game, as will those customers who are still using devices that can only connect to AT&T's 3G network. ... http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/att-to-loosen-restrictions-on-using-facetime-over-data-but-not-for-3g-users/
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