It looks like AT&T has decided to allow all video chat apps to work on their mobile network by the end of the year, the news comes after the recent Google Hangout app’s video capabilities would not work on AT&T, and AT&T had suggested that they need to work with Google to allow pre-loaded apps to work on their network.
AT&T has now given another statement to The Verge, which confirms that they are working to allow all video apps to work over cellular on their network by the end of the year.
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.
AT&T have come under criticism in the past for blocking video chat applications from working on their cellular network, it is good to see that they have finally decided to allow all video apps to work over cellular.
Source The Verge
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