May 16 AT 7:04 PM Alberto Vildosola 31 Comments

T-Mobile blocking Google Talk’s video chat feature when using 3G

The number of people that are able to enjoy Google Talk’s video chat feature freely just got even smaller than before — hard to believe, I know. Previously, to use video chat with Google Talk, your phone needed to have Android 2.3.4 and a front-facing camera — aka just the Nexus S.

Now we can add one more “if” to that list. To use the feature wherever you wish, you’ll need to own Sprint’s Nexus S 4G. Since T-Mobile is currently blocking its Nexus S users from using video chat over the carrier’s 3G network.

When Google Talk users try to initiate a video call over 3G, a message pops up saying: “You must be connected to a WiFi network to start a video chat.” Huh?! What happened to that “Truly Unlimited” sign you have all over your homepage, T-Mobile?

In summary, to video chat wherever you want with Google Talk, you’ll need to buy a Nexus S 4G from Sprint. If Google Talk with video chat gets one more requirement, that last remaining guy that’ll be able to use it won’t even have anybody to use it with.

Via: Engadget

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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