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USA based AT&T has announced it will enable Apple's FaceTime over Cellular at no extra charge for iOS 6 customers with an LTE device on any tiered data plan.

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.

The company had initially limited the service to selected tariffs and customers, claiming at the time that it was concerned about the surge in mobile data traffic. The company did not explain why it has changed its stance on the matter, although it has come under pressure from consumer groups to do so.

AT&T is also making FaceTime over Cellular available to deaf and hard of hearing customers who qualify for special text and data-only packages.

AT&T said that it expects to roll out this functionality to customers over the next eight to ten weeks.

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