Earlier this before the iPhone 5 went on sale, At&t said they would have data plans for customers who desired to use FaceTime. They delievered on their promise but it was received with some crictism. And now At&t has decided to drop the Facetime data plans.
In a Thursday statement, AT&T said FaceTime over cellular will be accessible to “iOS 6 customers with an LTE device on any tiered data plan.” Though people with older versions of the iPhone can upgrade to iOS 6, only the iPhone 5 is an LTE device. AT&T said it expects to make FaceTime over cellular available to iPhone 5 users in the next 8-10 weeks.
Customers with devices other than the iPhone 5 can still use FaceTime over cellular on a shared data plan, AT&T said, or over Wi-Fi. AT&T said that as of Oct. 26, it also started rolling out new billing plans for its deaf and hard of hearing customers that will let them access FaceTime.