ATT said that it has taken the steps necessary so that Apple can enable VoIP applications on iPhone to run on ATT's wireless network. Previously, VoIP applications on iPhone were enabled for Wi-Fi connectivity.
For some time, ATT has offered a variety of other wireless devices that enable VoIP applications on 3G, 2G and Wi-Fi networks. AT&T has informed Apple Inc. and the FCC of its decision.
In late summer, AT&T said it was taking a fresh look at VoIP capabilities on iPhone for use on AT&T?s 3G network, consistent with its regular review of device features and capabilities to ensure attractive options for consumers.
?iPhone is an innovative device that dramatically changed the game in wireless when it was introduced just two years ago,? said Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets. ?Today?s decision was made after evaluating our customers? expectations and use of the device compared to dozens of others we offer.?