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After speculation about AT&T's role in the plot to overthrow the world of VoIP and eventually steal all the candy from children on Halloween night, it seems AT&T has seen the light and is ready to allow VoIP over their network on the iPhone.
Whoa, sit down.
Let's repeat that, AT&T will allow VoIP on their network via the iPhone. You'll finally be able to call your loved ones with Skype while hanging out in the park.
John Silverman confirmed the rumors from earlier that AT&T would be allowing the VoIP application to work over their mobile network and of course, Skype applauds AT&T's decision.
AT&T just released their own press release basically blowing our minds.
Be on the look out for updates to your favorite VoIP apps. You can check out AT&T's press release below.
AT&T EXTENDS VOIP TO 3G NETWORK FOR IPHONE
DALLAS, October 6, 2009 - AT&T* today announced it has taken the steps necessary so that Apple can enable VoIP applications on iPhone to run on AT&T's wireless network. Previously, VoIP applications on iPhone were enabled for Wi-Fi connectivity. For some time, AT&T has offered a variety of other wireless devices that enable VoIP applications on 3G, 2G and Wi-Fi networks. AT&T this afternoon 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."
AT&T allows customers to download or launch on their wireless devices a multitude of compatible applications directly from any lawful Internet website. Additionally, because AT&T uses GSM technology, the most pervasive and open wireless technology platform in the world, we support customers using any GSM phone that works on AT&T's frequencies.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
High Five to AT&T!