AT&T Will Require You Have a Shared Data Plan to Use FaceTime over 3G

AT&T Will Require You Have a Shared Data Plan to Use FaceTime over 3G

AT&T today announced that it won't charge customers extra for making non-Wi-Fi FaceTime calls when iOS 6 is released later this year. But customers will need to a Mobile Share data plan in order to make a FaceTime call without a Wi-Fi connection. 

Last month, 9 to 5 Mac discovered that it wasn't allowed to make FaceTime calls when not connected to a Wi-Fi network. When it attempted to do so, a message popped up saying: "To enable FaceTime over cellular on this account, contact AT&T at 611 or visit http://www.att.com/mywireless," leaving many to believe that AT&T was planning to charge users for making non-Wi-Fi FaceTime calls. 

"AT&T will offer FaceTime over Cellular as an added benefit of our new Mobile Share data plans, which were created to meet customers’ growing data needs at a great value," the company announced on Friday. "With Mobile Share, the more data you use, the more you save. FaceTime will continue to be available over Wi-Fi for all our customers."

[via Ars Technica]

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