AT&T seems to be flipping the switch on its FaceTime plans a few weeks early.
Earlier this month the company announced that it was loosening its FaceTime restrictions to allow tiered data customers with LTE devices to use the app.
But while AT&T estimated that the switch wouldn’t happen for at least another six weeks, some tired data customers are already reporting being able to make FaceTime calls via the company’s cellular network.
The bigger surprise is that some of these customers have grandfathered unlimited plans, which should prevent from using FaceTime on their devices.
That makes the switch sound less intentional and more like a big fat accident. We’ve reached out to AT&T to see which is the case, and will update this story when the company responds.
Intentional or not, we do know that any loosening of AT&T’s FaceTime restrictions will be greeted with applause by consumer advocacy groups, which have been pressuring AT&T in recent months to change its stance on the video chat app. AT&T customers will also be happy to hear that the carrier finally allowing them to use an app that should have been open from the very beginning.