FCC May Review Complaints About AT&T's FaceTime Policy
Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski today said that the agency will look at complaints that have been made in the face of AT&T's FaceTime policy. AT&T is only allowing subscribers of its Mobile Share plans to conduct FaceTime video chats over cellular networks. Some public advocacy groups have already charged AT&T with violating net neutrality rules, but AT&T defended its policy. Genachowski said that if efforts to resolve the issue don't "lead to a resolution and a complaint is filed, we will exercise our responsibilities and we will act." Sprint and Verizon Wireless do not require their customers to subscribe to any special plan in order to access and use FaceTime over cellular. Genachowski stopped short of saying the FCC would take specific action, but made it clear it is ready to do so should the need arise.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
Houses Passes Bill that Could Cripple FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed bill HR 2666, which could interfere with the FCC's ability to enforce net neutrality provisions.
FCC Publishes New Consumer Help Site
The FCC today revealed a new web site meant to help consumers better connect with the agency. According to the FCC, the site has been streamlined and offers an easier-to-use complaint filing system.
FCC's Ajit Pai Wants Net Neutrality Vote Delayed
FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Mike O'Reilly, both Republicans, today asked the FCC to delay its planned vote on net neutrality rules. The FCC is widely expected to vote on the proposed rules at its open meeting scheduled for Feb.
Does AT&T not know who to pay off?
Yes, it sucks, but...
Just Charge OVERAGE then...it's PROFIT!!!!
If you use Netflix, YouTube, Vonage, Skype or Pandora you have to be charged overage what makes this any difference...
I hate AT&T anyway and this kind of d*** move is right up their ally.