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AT&T To Open Up BBM Video Over Cellular for All Customers By End of Year

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AT&T has long been known for their policies that annoy customers one of which is requiring the built in video chat apps not work over cellular on unlimited plans. They did open the door for video chat apps over Mobile Share or Tiered limited data plans but thankfully they are not stopping there. They have confirmed that they will be opening up video chat apps over cellular regardless of data plan or device as long as the device uses LTE.

Check out the statement they gave to The Verge:

For video chat apps that come pre-loaded on devices, we currently give all OS and device makers the ability for those apps to work over cellular for our customers who are on Mobile Share or Tiered plans. Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry have chosen to enable this for their pre-loaded video chat apps. And by mid-June, we’ll have enabled those apps over cellular for our unlimited plan customers who have LTE devices from those three manufacturers.

Throughout the second half of this year, we plan to enable pre-loaded video chat apps over cellular for all our customers, regardless of data plan or device; that work is expected to be complete by year end. Today, all of our customers can use any mobile video chat app that they download from the Internet, such as Skype.

Thank you AT&T for deciding to be a little less annoying to your customers…

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  1. Haha. Thank you great Lord AT&T!


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