They will probably put a new system in that targets people who are doing it with nastygrams and force them to switch to the new FaceTime plan, like they did for tetherersAlso, 3G unrestrictor has been used to enable FT over 3G for as long as I can remember but AT&T hasn't been able to stop that.
Two things. Apparently this notification to contact AT&T (your wireless provider), does not happen when using the same service on Verizon. I believe this notification is in line with what they did when Apple introduced the personal hotspot feature. Embedded a prompt to order the service from them. Taking a feature and holding it hostage. There is some history here with them.Can anyone confirm this story? Has anyone contacted AT&T and been told by a rep that this will be an additional fee? If they will charge for this above and beyond my 4gig personal hotspot plan, I'm certainly moving to Verizon. My wife and I are both almost out of our contracts, and this fact would prevent us from signing a new one.
This is still speculation unless confirmed by AT&T.
I actually use FT over 3G about as much as over wi-fi. I sometimes enjoy FT'ing my wife or daughters while I'm at work. If this is true, it may be the reason I switch carriers.I don't use FaceTime that much, and this still enrages me. I'm not sure why. Maybe because they're throwing net neutrality out the window, grabbing Apple by the balls, and acting like it's still 2001 and they get to dictate the feature sets that are available on phones.
The fact that the "call 611" pop-up appears on the newest iOS 6 build means, at least, that AT&T is thinking so seriously about doing it that they convinced Apple to put the code in there.This is still speculation unless confirmed by AT&T.