AT&T’s shitty FaceTime limiting policy can have few FCC officials stand up from their seats
AT & T did a shitty thing by limiting Face Time usage over its cellular network thinking that the iPhone users would be sitting calm and switch over to more expensive data plans.
AT & T did a shitty thing by limiting Face Time usage over its cellular network thinking that the iPhone users would be sitting calm and switch over to more expensive data plans. This was nothing but an assholic step towards surviving competition in the market.
So the more they went onto making money, the more pissed off users became and eventually it has resulted in arousing rage amongst Open-Internet advocacy groups; that’s what GigaOm has to report. These Open-Internet advocacy groups have all intentions of competing against AT & T to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Matt Wood, the policy director of the Free Press, communicated this to AT & T as a violation of the network neutrality restrictions passed by the FCC back in 2010.
The press is furious particularly over the fact that AT & T is limiting this over iPads that is handicapped of making voice calls.
AT & T’s chief privacy officer Bob Quinn is of a different view though. In an earlier report, this came out of Quinn.
“The FCC’s net neutrality rules do not regulate the availability to customers of applications that are preloaded on phones,” he wrote. “Rather, they address whether customers are able to download apps that compete with our voice or video telephony services. AT&T does not restrict customers from downloading any such lawful applications, and there are several video chat apps available in the various app stores serving particular operating systems. (I won’t name any of them for fear that I will be accused by these same groups of discriminating in favor of those apps.)”
Bob Quinn, in favor of AT & T (obviously) has stated that this is to control congestion in the already fragile AT& T network and so that the data distribution is normal across different regions.
“We will be monitoring the impact the upgrade to this popular preloaded app has on our mobile broadband network, and customers, too, will be in a learning mode as to exactly how much data FaceTime consumes on those usage-based plans. We always strive to provide our customers with the services they desire and will incorporate our learning’s from the roll-out of FaceTime on our mobile broadband network into our future service offerings”
AT & T has made this public by posting on their blogs site.