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FCC May Review Complaints About AT&T's FaceTime Policy

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Top message:  Yes, it sucks, but... by Andy Anonymous   Sep 25, 2012, 3:03 PM

Replying to:  Re: Yes, it sucks, but... by Andy Anonymous   Sep 25, 2012, 5:12 PM

Re: Yes, it sucks, but...

by KOL4420    Sep 25, 2012, 8:14 PM

Verizon's choice to not renew contract with unlimited plans is a well played strategy and they are not harming anyone or limiting anyone. The phones are regular priced and the company offers you a contract in return for a subsidized price on the phone. The way they are phasing out the unlimited data plan is the same way all carriers phase out all the legacy plans from the past there is no wrong doing they set the rules when it comes to upgrade policy and this is NO WHERE in your contract that guarantee's you a discount or says otherwise that the contract guarantee's you a discount on a new phone or specific plan after your term is up. I am not on Verizon side at all its just how it is if you want a discount on a expensive phone you are going to buy what the company chooses to sell if not get up and get out dont be dumb about it you arent stuck or forced to stay. There are tons of other options out there you dont have to settle for Verizon, ATT, Sprint, or Tmobile how about you take the time and actually search what you can afford, you dont need a TOP of the line phone seriously its pretty obnoxious how consumers are addicted to the best phones out there. As for Facetime over Cellular its just plain stupid complaint. How many customers actually use Facetime or any type of video chat service not enough to make it a big deal. As for customers most of them dont get 4G LTE so they wouldnt be able to use Facetime over 3G trust me the quality would be sooooo bad that you wouldnt want to use it over a cellular network anyway. As for using it over WiFi that is a better idea solid connection no issues and no OVERAGES. ATT's way of letting you know if you really absolutely really need to use it over cellular sign up for the service and they will inform you of how it is going to work for you specifically in your area and what you can come to expect over the cellular coverage in your specific area. Using Facetime a streaming service over a cellular network will put a huge strain on the network so everyone will be effected by it. Verizon's and Sprints choice of letting you use it is a pretty obvious one they want to make customers happy and they dont expect many users to actually use VOIP at this time Sprints 4G Footprint is not good enough to offer you a solid Facetime experience and Verizons they have those shared data plans that will use up the data a way for them to sell customers a higher data share plan option they are pretty ruthless when it comes to overages. Sprint is also encouraging WiFi usage on their phones even if customers arent using streaming services a way to save on bandwidth.

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