AT&T Poised to Charge Premium for Facetime Over Cellular?
As Service Finally Stops Being Wi-Fi Only in iOS6
by Karl Bode 12:42PM Tuesday Jul 17 2012 Tipped by FFH
For some time AT&T has blocked Apple's Facetime over cellular connections due to the significant traffic load the service would create, but now finally appears ready to release the flood gates for iPhone users. However, every indication appears to be that you may need to pay an additional premium to get the service to work
, a new message popping up only for AT&T iOS users stating they need to call AT&T to get the feature enabled (much like they do for their personal hotspot feature, which costs an additional fee). You'd then of course pay an additional fee not only for Facetime, but you'd quickly rack up overages as well for the data-hungry service. We're still waiting for AT&T's shared family data pricing
; Verizon stopped charging extra for mobile hotspot & tethering with their plans -- and it will be interesting to see if AT&T does the same.