AT&T to expand FaceTime over cellular access to tiered LTE customers
Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:22 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:56 PM
I'm with you -- AT&T are abusing their loyal (I use the term loosely) customers who have been on their network for a significant time (or else they wouldn't be on the unlimited plan).
I have paid for my phones many many times over and contributed handsomely to their profits when you factor in the normal charges, plus payments for international calls and the (still) absurdly expensive international data roaming I need for business. In fact, I reckon I have paid AT&T well in excess of $15,000 since my first iPhone (and who knows how much before that), but because I choose to stay on their unlimited plan, I can't use FaceTime on cellular.
Can't wait to change my provider...
Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:04 PM
I guess I can dream…much like I was before Tuesday night.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:10 PM
One phone is past the two-year cycle and the other one will be in less than a year. Probably could sell the 4S to pay the penalty, but will probably wait anyway to make it easier. In a year will access which company is the better deal. AT&T already takes two hits because I can't use one of them overseas with another GSM card and AT&T's service is worse.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:50 PM
I really thought AT&T's big day of reckoning would be when one could buy iPhones from Verizon. I expected millions to shift; but don't think the scale was that large. I HATE AT&T, but that didnt really motivate me to change, yet.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:41 PM
A $15 app will get you tethered with no monthly fee. I think there's also a FaceTime bypass as well. If you really want to see what your device can do there is no other way. Just hold out if you have IOS 6 installed.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:53 PM
Agree. Customer loyalty seems of little concern to AT&T.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:31 PM
It seems that their plan it get us to CHANGE our plan to one that would cost us more and give us less data.
Hmmmmmm....let me think about this, done! I'll be looking for a new carrier.