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AT&T FaceTime restriction is simple extortion

Tony Bradley | Aug. 23, 2012
AT&T is embroiled in controversy after revealing that only customers subscribed to certain plans will have access to FaceTime over the AT&T cellular network. AT&T has attempted to explain its way out of the mess, but the fact is that AT&T is using FaceTime as a bargaining chip to force customers to the new data plans.

The reality is that AT&T recognizes that iPhone users have been anxiously anticipating being able to use the FaceTime app over a cellular connection, and AT&T is choosing to use it as leverage to extort customers to adopt the new "Mobile Share" data plans. Net neutrality violation or not, AT&T's FaceTime restrictions are wrong, and it deserves the pubic relations nightmare it created.


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