The Wolf that Tried to Play Nice [SoECS]

Dated Oct 1, 2018; last modified on Sat, 05 Feb 2022

AT&T restricted FaceTime from running on some data plans. Justifications?

  • FaceTime is preloaded, therefore 100% of users have it
  • FaceTime wasn’t efficient in network usage.
  • The capacity was asymmetrical, but video chat is symmetrical

Interestingly enough, AT&T required Apple to greenlight it, which they did. AT&T worked with top developers to teach network etiquette.