iOS 6 Beta 3 Leads to Concerns That Carriers Could Charge for FaceTime

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Maura
    Offline

    Maura iPadForums News Team

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,483
    Thanks Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +105 / 0
    [​IMG]


    According to a report on AppleInsider today, iPhone 4S users who have downloaded the latest iOS 6 beta, version 3, have found an error message that has prompted some to think that AT&T and its fellow carriers could be intending to charge for the use of FaceTime video chat on 3G. The find was reported by iDownloadBlog, which discovered the following notification, which only appears when the user tries to use FaceTime on AT&T’s 3G network:

    AppleInsider says that the message only appears on AT&T, and not on Verizon. AT&T has issued a statement on the matter, but it doesn’t give much away ahead of the launch of iOS 6, simply stating that it is “working closely with Apple on the new developer build,†and will “share more information with our customers as it becomes available.â€

    Source: iOS 6 message prompts speculation carriers may charge for 3G FaceTime
  2. geeves77
    Offline

    geeves77 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    This is false, I run ios6. And use FaceTime and don't get this message
  3. geeves77
    Offline

    geeves77 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I will send my screen shot, this is odd because I am running beta3 also and have AT&T
    And I don't get this message, in fact I just used FaceTime last night with my wife, which is also running ios6 beta 3

    Very strange
    Mark G
  4. AQ_OC
    Offline

    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,418
    Thanks Received:
    430
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    SC
    Ratings:
    +430 / 0
    It might be false, but it is not hard to believe that the carriers want to charge for sending video over their path ways. It's a data hog. Frankly, I see little reason to use facetime over cellular since wifi is nearly everywhere.
  5. teresa.brown
    Offline

    teresa.brown iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hi I am having a problem using my face time it always gives me a error message.......help!
  6. meta4
    Offline

    meta4 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2011
    Messages:
    18
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    How can I get the iOS beta 6?

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
  7. Gabriel1
    Offline

    Gabriel1 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    17,132
    Thanks Received:
    746
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cranbrook, Kent, UK
    Ratings:
    +747 / 0
    Only Developers (who pay for the right to do so) can install the beta of iOS 6.

    The Archangel

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

ios beta 3 facetime issue