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: Who use facetime?
by pysiak on Fri 24th Aug 2012 11:42 UTC in reply to "Who use facetime?"
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Yes, video chat has it's behavioural obstacles but I must say I've seen my colleague use FaceTime to talk to his wife and daughter, while he was away from home.

I wouldn't care for video chat, except for talking to my family. That would count to me, especially if I'm away, wanted to see their faces, show them the place around, or people I'm with. Heartwarming use case.

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