|reply to axus |
Re: If Apple is OK with it, what's the problem?
Probably phone level (client/server for FaceTime).
I would actually expect that AT&T is smarter than this and is doing an App level and/or protocol level block. Eg. iPhone + plan = x means no 3g at the device level. If this is at a network level, then they'd have a lot of work. In theory, this would block FaceTime only on iOS devices such as iPhone/iPad.
Apple doesn't really care, and has left these decisions to the carrier (I think an attempt at changing the overall App model into a 'service' model) which is what AT&T wants anyway (App tolls).
Why I have a concern on this - is that this allows carriers to filter apps that they feel they 'own', and can charge fees on.