Millions of Americans are waking up the news Monday that AT&T is enabling FaceTime over Cellular at no extra charge for iOS 6 customers.
This pertains specifically to people with an LTE device on any tiered data plan. All told, this amounts to a substantial number of customers, particularly in the wake of Apple releasing the new iPhone 5 to enormous fanfare in September.
As of this writing, AT&T still has more iPhone customers than any other U.S. carrier.
AT&T will also continue to offer FaceTime over Cellular to customers with any AT&T Mobile Share plan, as well as FaceTime over Wi-Fi, which has always been available for all customers. AT&T expects to roll out this functionality to customers over the next eight to ten weeks.
AT&T, it should be noted, is also being mindful in this regard to provide for the special needs of many subscribers. As part of its commitment to serving customers with disabilities, AT&T says it is also making FaceTime over Cellular available to deaf and hard of hearing customers who qualify for special text and data-only packages.