According to AppleInsider, AT&T has begun rolling out iPhone’s FaceTime over cellular or 4G LTE networks. When Apple released iOS 6, FaceTime no longer required a Wi-Fi network to use its popular video chat service. However, AT&T refused, at the time, to allow users to FaceTime over cellular or 4G service causing an uprising with AT&T customers. Now, that’s about to change.
“So far, activation of the service has been verified in parts of New York, Maryland, Georgia, Louisiana, California and Hawaii. Voice and video quality is nearly on par with the Wi-Fi implementation of the service, suggesting AT&T is not throttling those subscribers who choose to use the feature while on the go,” states AppleInsider. It appears AT&T is also allowing iPhone users who were “grandfathered” with unlimited data to use FaceTime as well. That said, iPhone users who have an iPhone 3G or even an iPhone 4 will not be able to FaceTime over cellular.
As of now, it’s unknown when everyone will have this new functionality, but it appears you must have 4G LTE (which is faster and different than 4G or 3G). The Moxie Mo Show will keep you updated.