Verizon will migrate voice services from older CDMA network to LTE by year's end, enabling video calling, other features.
Roberto Garcia, the Apple engineer who created FaceTime, testifies that the video calling feature came out of work done for Game Center.
After defending itself against claims that it violated Apple's patents for the iPhone, the Korean electronics maker accused its smartphone rival of violating two Samsung patents.
The wireless carrier appears to have quietly begun nationwide support for the videoconferencing app on its cellular network in various states across the country.
AT&T says it will allow all its tiered-data customers regardless of whether they have 3G or 4G iOS devices to use the FaceTime video chat service over its network. But it's still restricting unlimited-data users.
The carrier had previously said that it would open FaceTime only for those who have a 4G LTE device and have a mobile data sharing plan.
AT&T previously limited cellular access to the video chat feature to customers in its Mobile Share family data plan.
Doors open at Apple stores across the globe as the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit the shelves.
The agency has heard from the public and has seen the new realities of wireless access for consumers. Now it must decide on a course of action.
CNET's Maggie Reardon discusses the short-term hurdles associated with the deployment of voice service over carriers' 4G LTE networks. In the end, the transition to an all IP-based voice network will be worth it.