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Background: AT&T has announced it would allow users to access FaceTime, Apple's popular real-time video and voice communications application, over its cellular network with "no additional charge for customers with any tiered data plan using a compatible iOS service." Previously, AT&T had allowed only its "Mobile Share" plan subscribers, then 4G phone users, to access the application on its network.
This change comes after Public Knowledge, Free Press, and the Open Technology Institute of New America Foundation threatened to file a formal complaint against the company unless it stopped blocking FaceTime for all its wireless subscribers.
The following statement can be attributed to John Bergmayer, Senior Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge: