By Stephen Schenck | November 21, 2012 10:47 AM
Has AT&T fallen under the spell of the holiday season? With Thanksgiving almost upon us, could the carrier be taking a moment to think about the millions of subscribers who keep it in business, and deciding to give them a little something extra this year to be thankful for? That’s the impression we’re getting, at least, upon hearing that AT&T appears to be eliminating the very last of its limitations on the use of FaceTime over cellular connections.
You might remember that, when iOS 6 first arrived, AT&T allowed FaceTime over cellular, but only for users on its shared data family plans. Earlier this month, we learned that it was finally easing back on that restriction, and allowing subscribers with regular tiered data plans to use FaceTime, but not with older non-LTE hardware like the iPhone 4S.
This isn’t official, but reports from a number of AT&T subscribers now make it look like all restrictions are off when it comes to FaceTime over cellular. Both users on grandfathered unlimited plans and those with the iPhone 4S have been confirming that they can now use FaceTime as they choose. AT&T may be rolling out the changes in phases, as not everyone has seen the same success, but reports are widespread enough that we’re optimistic AT&T intends to follow-through with removing these limitations for all users.