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Topic: FaceTime

iOS 7 beta: FaceTime Audio brings built-in VoIP, free long distance calling to iPhone

06/11/2013, 08:06 pm

With iOS 7, Apple will introduce FaceTime Audio, a first-party voice over IP extension of the company's video calling service that could disrupt the mobile industry by bringing free long distance and international calling to iPhone users around the world.


AT&T to bring FaceTime over cellular to all customers by end of year

05/20/2013, 03:05 pm

AT&T has announced that all mobile video chat applications, including Apple's FaceTime, will work over its cellular network by the end of this year.


Revamped, cross-platform Google Hangouts app competes with Apple's iMessages, FaceTime [u]

05/15/2013, 02:05 pm

Google on Wednesday expanded its cross-platform service offerings with a revamped version of Hangouts, now a standalone application for iOS and Android with a focus on video and text conversations within groups.


Apple's patent suit loss to VirnetX forces VPN behavior changes

04/05/2013, 10:04 am

Following a $368 million judgment against Apple in a patent infringement case, the iPhone maker will make changes to VPN behavior in iOS 6.1.


AT&T reportedly activates FaceTime over cellular for all customers

11/21/2012, 12:11 am

In a surprising move on Tuesday, second-largest U.S. wireless carrier AT&T quietly activated Apple's FaceTime over cellular for all subscribers, including grandfathered-in unlimited data users.


Apple's iMessage and FaceTime suffer another significant outage [u]

11/18/2012, 05:11 pm

Users are reporting that iMessage and FaceTime are experiencing outages across the U.S., the second time in a week that services attached to Apple's iCloud are seeing issues.


AT&T to offer iPhone 5 FaceTime over cellular without a shared data plan

11/08/2012, 02:11 pm

AT&T announced on Thursday that it will enable FaceTime video calls for iPhone 5 users with any AT&T Mobile Share plan, expanding it beyond customers with its new shared data plans.


Briefly: iMessage and FaceTime facing second outage in less than a week [ux3]

10/30/2012, 05:10 pm

For the second time in four days, Apple's iMessage and FaceTime services are down for many users in a number of areas, with North America seeming to be the hardest hit.


Open Internet groups to file FCC complaint over AT&T's FaceTime blocking

09/18/2012, 12:09 pm

A trio of digital rights advocacy groups have indicated to AT&T they will file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission over the carrier's decision to block FaceTime calls over cellular data networks for some customers.


Verizon to allow cellular FaceTime use across all iPhone 5 data plans

09/13/2012, 01:09 am

Following the debut of Apple's iPhone 5 on Wednesday, Verizon wireless announced that it will allow all iPhone 5 data plan subscribers to use iOS 6's FaceTime over cellular, countering rival carrier AT&T's plan which limits the feature to the company's Mobile Share data plans.


AT&T defends plan to block 3G FaceTime for non-Mobile Share customers

08/22/2012, 09:08 am

AT&T on Wednesday published a public letter defending its decision to block FaceTime calls over 3G for customers who have not switched to its new shared data plans, arguing that its policy is in compliance with the FCC's net neutrality rules, because AT&T does not offer its own competing preloaded video chat application.


AT&T to require new Mobile Share data plans for FaceTime calls over cellular

08/17/2012, 04:08 pm

AT&T on Friday announced it will be limiting FaceTime over 3G and 4G networks to iPhone users who sign up for the carrier's upcoming Mobile Share plans, which are slated to launch later this month.


Google, Microsoft fight over standards to rival Apple's FaceTime

08/07/2012, 12:08 pm

Almost two years after Apple introduced FaceTime, Google and Microsoft are battling to introduce their own video chat acquisitions as new Internet web standards, while FaceTime remains proprietary to Apple.


Sprint to offer free FaceTime over wireless

07/18/2012, 07:07 pm

While AT&T hasn't confirmed or denied whether it will be charging for the upcoming FaceTime over cellular iOS feature, Sprint says it will offer the service for free when the next-gen mobile OS launches this fall.


AT&T CEO says it's 'too early' to talk about 3G FaceTime fees

07/17/2012, 10:07 pm

AT&T Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson on Tuesday responded to rumors claiming the telecom would charge a data fee for customers using Apple's upcoming over-the-air FaceTime feature on its network.


Future iPhones could broadcast preferred communication mode, network status

06/14/2012, 07:06 am

Apple is investigating technology for its iPhone and other communication devices that could notify other users of preferred methods of communication based on their current network status and relative signal strength.


FaceTime over 3G with iOS 6 limited to iPhone 4S, iPad 3

06/13/2012, 12:06 pm

Another new feature coming in iOS 6 will be limited to devices running Apple's custom A5 chip or later, as FaceTime over 3G will only be capable on the iPhone 4S or third-generation iPad.


iOS warning messages hint at 3G support for Apple's FaceTime

05/18/2012, 03:05 pm

Warnings contained in the latest version of iOS suggest that Apple plans to bring support for 3G wireless data connections to its FaceTime video chat feature.


FaceTime on Apple's new iPad not allowed over LTE

03/15/2012, 02:03 am

A new report has confirmed that Apple's third-generation iPad will not be allowed to make FaceTime calls on an LTE network.


Facebook, Skype team up for video calling to compete with Apple's FaceTime

07/06/2011, 01:07 pm

Facebook announced on Wednesday that it is partnering with Skype to bring video calling to the social networking service, a feature that will compete with Apple's own FaceTime.