Back to Mobile View

Skip to Content

Tag: facetime

Some users experience FaceTime, iMessage outages for the second time in one week

Apple's FaceTime and iMessage services experienced some downtime Friday morning, the second such outage this week. Today's outage only lasted from 10:45 AM to 12:07 PM, but the outage on Tuesday lasted for five hours and affected the same programs. Other Apple services were not affected, and...

Continue Reading

Daily Update for April 5, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

Continue Reading

Apple forced to change VPN On Demand for iOS due to lawsuit from VirnetX

Apple has announced changes to their VPN on Demand service for iOS devices following a lawsuit by VirnetX. The changes will only effect devices using iOS 6.1 or later. The move come on the heels of a US$368 million ruling against Apple, where a federal jury found the company had violated...

Continue Reading

Free Press launches petition site against AT&T in the name of Net Neutrality

In the face of mounting pressure from Net Neutrality groups and threats of FCC complaints, AT&T recently unblocked use of Apple's FaceTime for some of its user base. Unfortunately, customers on unlimited data plans are still unable to use the popular chat feature over AT&T's cellular...

Continue Reading

All tiered AT&T data plans now get FaceTime over cellular

AT&T announced today that it is expanding FaceTime over cellular to all tiered data plans. The news came via a posting on AT&T's Customer Blog: When FaceTime over cellular launched in September 2012, we explained that we wanted to roll it out gradually to ensure the service had...

Continue Reading

AT&T bringing FaceTime over cellular calls to all customers?

AT&T may be quietly enabling FaceTime over cellular for customers on unlimited data plans, according to a report in MacRumors. AT&T originally limited cellular FaceTime to customers on the carrier's new shared data plans. After a public outcry, AT&T later expanded FaceTime to...

Continue Reading

iTunes Match down for many

After a brief outage yesterday that affected iMessage and FaceTime, Apple's iTunes match service is now apparently down for some iOS and Mac users this morning. As noticed by AppleInsider, iTunes Match content stored in the cloud just stalls at 0:00 without any error message. Apple's iCloud...

Continue Reading

AT&T to allow FaceTime on non-shared data plans, but only on LTE devices

After ruffling plenty of feathers back in August when it announced that FaceTime over cellular would only be available to users on its Mobile Share data plans, AT&T has decided to loosen those restrictions a bit. Today, the carrier announced that customers on its new tiered data plans will...

Continue Reading

iOS 6: FaceTime over cellular

With iOS 6, FaceTime gets a feature that it arguably should have had from day one: FaceTime now works over a cellular connection, not just WiFi. That's assuming you have the right device, and assuming your carrier allows FaceTime over 3G/LTE without making you jump through hoops first....

Continue Reading

Net neutrality complaint to be filed against AT&T for blocking FaceTime on all but shared data plans

If you didn't see this coming, you haven't been paying attention. After AT&T explained how blocking FaceTime wasn't a violation of Net Neutrality because "pre-loaded" apps are excluded and apparently WiFi counts as part of the equation, some consumer groups are coming together to challenge...

Continue Reading

AT&T: iPhone 4S users won't get discounted pricing for the iPhone 5

Numerous readers have written in to tell us that AT&T is not offering them upgrade pricing for the iPhone 4S to the iPhone 5. The iPhone 4S went on sale in mid-October of 2011, so even those in the first round of buyers are only midway through a two-year contract. Domestically, you can check...

Continue Reading

Verizon to permit cellular FaceTime across all plans for iPhone 5

Here's good news for Verizon Wireless customers with an iPhone 5. The company has announced that it will permit FaceTime calls over its network across all plans. In a recent press release, Verizon said, "Customers wanting to use FaceTime on their iPhone 5 can do so using any Verizon Wireless data...

Continue Reading

AT&T responds to FaceTime criticism, says you should be happy just to have apps at all

In a move that will surprise no one, AT&T released a statement regarding FaceTime on its cellular network. Apple announced FaceTime over cellular at WWDC, but AT&T this month was quick to point out that only its Mobile Share customers will be able to use Apple's video chat tool. There...

Continue Reading

Could AT&T's blockage of FaceTime be an FCC violation?

Yesterday, TUAW noted that AT&T is planning on blocking Apple's iOS 6 FaceTime video calling app over cellular service except for those individuals who have signed up for one of the company's new "Mobile Share" plans. A few websites are now wondering aloud if AT&T's plans to proceed in...

Continue Reading

FaceTime over cellular from AT&T will only be available to Mobile Share customers

AT&T announced on Friday that it will offer FaceTime over Cellular at no additional cost to customers who are subscribed to a Mobile Share plan, says a report in Engadget. Customers who stay on a grandfathered unlimited plan or a tiered plan will be limited to using FaceTime over a WiFi...

Continue Reading

© 2014 AOL Inc. All Rights Reserved.