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Whatever happened to Facetime over 3G in iOS5?
Longtime fan, firsttime poster... be gentle!
According to the comparison page between iPhone models over at apple.com, Facetime is mentioned as a feature on both iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S under iOS5, but it also says that Facetime requires WiFi.
Didn't Steve tout Facetime over 3G as one of the features added in iOS5 back in June? It seems to be absent from any product descriptions right now.
Or is it just like tethering - up to the operators whether they want to implement it in the contract?
- 10-04-2011, 06:19 PM #2
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- 10-04-2011, 06:53 PM #5
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- 10-04-2011, 07:14 PM #7
Right now you can use Yahoo, Skype, and Tango for video chats on every carrier over 3G.
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- 10-07-2011, 10:45 AM #17
Apple and verizon were in talks.
And by "talks" I mean Apple was telling Verizon to enable it over 3G, and verizon was complaining and saying no. They worry it can bog down the network (fair concern). Who knows whats going to happen on the 12th when everyone gets it. Maybe they'll let us!
- 10-07-2011, 10:51 AM #18
- 10-07-2011, 10:57 AM #19
The obvious answer is that FaceTime is built in - so everyone has the app. Skype is available to all, but you have to go get it and install it and set it up, and... and...
Like most things Apple produces, it's just there and it works.
And for many, it's just a novelty - and when the newness wears off, many don't use it again. I bet I haven't used FaceTime more than 20 times total, including a lot when I first got it.
- 10-07-2011, 11:54 AM #20
- 10-07-2011, 12:03 PM #21
I would have loved to see this come with iOS 5...my wife just got a new MBP and it would be great to use FaceTime when I'm on the road and away from a wifi signal.
I used to use Facebreak when I was on 4.1; does anyone know if that still works with 4.3.3? Or if one of the other 3G Unrestrictor-type apps works with 4.3.3?
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