Customers who stay on a grandfathered unlimited plan or a tiered plan will be limited to using FaceTime over a WiFi connection.
Not to be a jerk, or anything. But duh. You really thought AT&T was going to allow unlimited free long-distance video calls over their network?
I’ve been telling people for years that holding on to an old grandfathered unlimited plan was a waste of money. If you are only using 2-6 GB of data every month (which most people are), but keeping the unlimited as a “future proof” strategy, you’ve been spending more money every month for nothing. And sooner or later, when it really mattered and you really DID have some new feature that would eat up much more data, AT&T was going to pull the rug out from under you, anyway.
The house always wins.
I thought it would be 4G (the real 4G, LTE, not the nonsense “4G” that AT&T gives us now) that would spell the end of unlimited data for all. Now it looks like FaceTime over 3G beat it by a few months.
Pay your early cancellation, if you want, and move over to Verizon or somewhere else. That’s your right. But don’t be surprised that AT&T wasn’t going to give this one away for free just because you’ve been loyal. That’s pretty naive, you have to admit.