FaceTime over Celluar on AT&T

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Rhinohd

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Looks like you need a shared Data plan to use it. So if I want to use it I need to dump my unlimited plan and go to 20gig shared plan for $40 more a month. AT&T you stink! No changing here...
 

ivantwilliams

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Seriously? I'm not about to give up my unlimited data plan. It is not like I even use Facetime. I couldn't tell you the last time I used it...
 

Lon

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#3
If you insist on doing Facetime with WiFi, and don't have the Shared Data Plan, consider Tango. Great alternative. Or, if jailbroken, just use 3G unrestrictor.
 

VOLS34

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Jun 25, 2010
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If you insist on doing Facetime with WiFi, and don't have the Shared Data Plan, consider Tango. Great alternative. Or, if jailbroken, just use 3G unrestrictor.
3G unrestrictor isn't needed anymore & couldn't be used anyway if you upgraded to iOS 6. I'm sure there will be some sort of jailbreak app or tweak when the jailbreak is available whenever that could be.
 

ZR_Yancy

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I prefer Tango over Facetime since it's cross platform and I can video chat with friends who have Android phones with front facing cameras. No need for Wi-Fi. It also allows the user to leave video messages if they don't answer.
 

Fringe

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ZR_Yancy, totally agree. Tango is better than Facetime. Sticking with my unlimited data plan. Pretty poor persuasion plan AT&T, no thanks.
 

Rafagon

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#7
Looks like AT&T pissed off enough people that they had to rescind their policy of requiring a shared data plan for FaceTime over cellular!
 
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Europa

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#8
Looks like AT&T pissed off enough people that they had to rescind their policy of requiring a shared data plan for FaceTime over cellular!
Still won't work on unlimited, though. It will work on tiered data plans, and there is no reason for it not to. I can't see any reason, other than greed, to not let people use their 2 or 4 gigabytes of data they are paying for however they want.
 
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Europa

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Nothing at all? I was reading not to upgrade to 6.0.1 but too late for me, I already did.
I updated as soon as it was available. I figured the odds of them realasing a 6.0-only jailbreak weeks (likely) after 6.0.1 came out were slim to none, despite musclenerd recommending staying on 6.0. Now if they were close, I might have stayed put, but 6.0 was pretty buggy so I would have needed more concrete evidence that it was necessary. We'll see, but I'd be very surprised to see a jailbreak for the iPhone 5 that doesn't work on the latest firmware. The last one actually required the latest firmware.
 

fz1dave

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I've read that Tango has problems with freezing up, and that they require you to upload your entire address book for it to work. Any truth to either of these?