AT&T wants you to forget that it blocked FaceTime over cellular in 2012

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AT&T recently said  the company has never blocked third-party applications and that it won't do so even after the rules are gone. Just one problem: the company fails to mention that AT&T blocked Apple's FaceTime video chat application on iPhones in 2012 and 2013. AT&T blocked FaceTime on its cellular network when users tried to access the application from certain data plans, such as unlimited data packages. Apple made FaceTime work over cellular networks in 2012 with the release of iOS 6, but AT&T said it would only "enable" FaceTime on cellular if you bought a "Mobile Share data plan." Switching to Mobile Share required unlimited data customers to give up that unlimited perk. Even AT&T customers with limited data plans couldn't access FaceTime on cellular if they weren't paying for one of the then-new shared plans. If you didn't have the right data plan, you had to use Wi-Fi for FaceTime.


AT&T wants you to forget that it blocked FaceTime over cellular in 2012