Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 08:29 UTC
Apple "AT&T is defending its decision to limit the use of Apple's video chat feature, FaceTime, to its Mobile Share data plans by saying that the limitation does not violate the FCC's net neutrality rules. The company wrote in a blog post on Wednesday that some groups had 'another knee-jerk reaction' to AT&T's limitation, but the company argues that its decision meets all FCC requirements." You can expect Verizon to follow suit soon. Carriers don't do things like this unless they know the competition will tag along. This also happens to explain why Apple probably can't do much about it; if both Verizon and AT&T give FaceTime the boot like this, there's little Apple can do. For what it's worth - I'm happy The Netherlands (and Chile!) has unconditional net neutrality. This would not fly here, further illustrating the need for net neutrality.
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RE[2]: Who use facetime?
by orfanum on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 12:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Who use facetime?"
orfanum
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2006-06-02

It looks as though the fates have decreed we must always disagree with each other ;) I have relatives far, far away; FaceTime gives me a cheap, effective way via wireless of speaking to them and keeping that contact alive (well, it will do until the point at which I get my Galaxy SIII at which time I will skip to Skype or Tango).

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RE[3]: Who use facetime?
by MOS6510 on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 12:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Who use facetime?"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

The problem I have with camera's is that I was around when people started getting them (webcams) and they kept video chatting without having any other reason but to use their cam.

I have often even denied having a webcam!

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RE[4]: Who use facetime?
by orfanum on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 12:51 in reply to "RE[3]: Who use facetime?"
orfanum Member since:
2006-06-02

Not that I am on my phone all the time! I know what you mean, there - need to be with the ones we are with, when we are with them!

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RE[3]: Who use facetime?
by zima on Wed 29th Aug 2012 08:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Who use facetime?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

relatives far, far away; FaceTime gives me a cheap, effective way via wireless of speaking to them and keeping that contact alive (well, it will do until the point at which I get my Galaxy SIII at which time I will skip to Skype or Tango).

Though generally speaking (worldwide perspective, and such), FaceTime can be hardly described as "cheap" since it requires buying into Apple hardware ...for all videocall participants. And/or rejecting those family members who won't or can't do that ;p (which basically means most of computer/smartphone-using planet)

Yeah, Skype OTOH...

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