Now days, if you’re a carrier and you’re not selling the iPhone, you’re kind of screwed. As T-Mobile became the last of the four major U.S. carriers to start selling the iPhone earlier this year, smaller carriers like Cricket and U.S. Cellular have been trying to attract customers with cheaper phone and data rates.
Along with expanding its LTE offerings to over 86% of it’s customer [Read More...]
iOS 6.1.1 has been released for iPhone 4S users only. The update is small but important, and is thought to resolve some ongoing network issues that the iOS 6.1 update brought for certain iPhone 4S devices on certain cell carriers, particularly in Europe. Users effected by the issue reported that after updating some iPhone devices to iOS 6.1, they could no longer place phone cals, send and receive text [Read More...]
Back in September, Apple announced that iPhone owners would now be able to make FaceTime calls over cellular, rather than requiring a WiFi connection at all times. AT&T has been dragging their feet over the manner and still haven’t let people FaceTime over cellular, until now.
AT&T announced today that they are expanding access to the FaceTime over Cellular feature that was launched in September. After a lot of testing, they think [Read More...]
AT&T has been dancing around its FaceTime restrictions for several months now. Before iOS 6 even went public, it was discovered that the carrier would block FaceTime calls over a cellular connection at its own discretion. AT&T later confirmed that users would have to be on one of its new shared data plans.
Public outcry caused AT&T to then backtrack and extend the [Read More...]
Apple just sent out a press release confirming that cellular models of the iPad mini and fourth-gen iPad will officially go on sale in China this Friday, January 15th. During a trip to China last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that WiFi + Cellular models of the company’s newest iPads would arrive this month. The WiFi-only versions went on saleÂ December 7th, a little over a month after U.S. sales [Read More...]
Tim Cook is on his second visit to China as Apple CEO this week, and during an interview with local reporters on Thursday, he confirmed that the cellular version of the iPad mini will be arriving in the nation in late January. The Wi-Fi only model arriving in China on December 7, just over a month after it launched in the United States.
The cellular iPad mini was awarded its Chinese networkÂ licensesÂ back [Read More...]
So, Facetime over cellular data networks has been available to some AT&T unlimited data customers since late November.
What about you? Is your iPhone able to use this much-anticipated feature? How do you know? Well, read on, and we’ll show you.
First, launch the Settings app with a tap, and scroll down to Facetime. Tap the Facetime tab and you’ll go to that preference screen. You can toggle Facetime OFF or ON [Read More...]
AT&T appears to be rolling out FaceTime over cellular connections to more iPhone users on their network. MacRumors was first to discover the quiet change in AT&T policy, and the potentially eligible devices include iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 3, and iPad 4, with at least a 3G HSPA+ (AT&T’s so-called 4G) connection. Typically, FaceTime over cellular requires LTE on AT&T’s network, but some users have reported they [Read More...]
AT&T has notoriously been stingy, which made it no surprise back in August when they announced that they would only allow subscribers on Shared data plans — and not grandfathered plans — to utilize the new Facetime over Cellular feature in 2016.
Call it an early Christmas present, call it a change of heart, but AT&T has now opened up Facetime over Cellular to grandfathered unlimited data plans.
We’ve been receiving tips [Read More...]
We’re starting to hear reports that people who preordered the iPad Mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular are having their shipping notifications updated, alerting them of a November 21 November 16 delivery date, with shipping to start in the next five business days.
The Apple Store official preorder page still says that the iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular will become available for shipping in mid-November, so these reports would seem to line up [Read More...]