AT&T charges subscribers for FaceTime calls?

Popular app FaceTime has seen a lot of success due to its ease of use and great applicability. FaceTime used to only work over WiFi networks but then Apple announced during the WWDC that FaceTime will officially work over cellular data networks.

A lot of individuals jumped for joy with the announcement since they can now use FaceTime even without WiFi.

But then folks from 9to5mac discovered that when you use FaceTime on your iOS device over 3G on AT&T iPhone running on the recent iOS 6 beta, a rather surprising message would appear: “To enable FaceTime over cellular on this account, contact AT&T at 611 or visit”

What used to be thought as a free means of communication seems to turn into a pay-for-use product. But then who can blame AT&T if they decide on charging individuals for use of their bandwidth? Since individuals will be using AT&Ts bandwidth when they use FaceTime, it would be natural for them to charge individuals for it.

But when you are under an unlimited data plan then, why would AT&T charge you when you use FaceTime?

9to5mac also tested also tried FaceTime using the Verizon iPad. But they weren’t greeted by a message that seems to redirect them for FaceTime usage.

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Twitter to unveil app update for iOS

A new version of Twitter for iOS is going to be rolled out sometime soon, improving the current app that Apple users are using.

Screenshots released by 9to5Mac about the iOS 6 App Store showed changes of Twitter for iPhone.

Features such as push notifications for tweets that you follow, better support for password entries, changes to auto-complete and an alert when new stories are available, pack the upgrade.

A much improved experience on viewing photos and playing videos is also made available.

Unfortunately for iPhone users, the release date for the Twitter app upgrade is still unavailable. However, the report released by 9to5Mac said that if we base it on Instagram’s app update, the day the note was discovered and the actual update release was about 10 days. So we might be expecting for the update to come in a few days to come.

Rival apps have haunted Twitter ever since they made their services available to Twitter users. Apps such as Tweetbot and Twitterrific have enjoyed a good amount of success.

Twitter received a number of complaints after the micro-blogging site removed a number of features from their iOS app. Twitter eventually returned some of the features to the app, but not all.

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