I know none of us knows exactly how the FaceTime feature will work, but I have a question for ya'll who like to speculate this.
From what Ive gathered, its WiFi only (for now) and its also iPhone 4 to iPhone 4.
The videocall that Steve made during the announcement, showed that he called his best bud first and then activated the FaceTime.
So does this mean that you have to use BOTH wifi and cellular network.
Which brings up my next question, do you have to pay for international calls, if you make a FaceTime call from US to lets say Europe? or will it be a free WiFi to WiFi call !?
- 06-10-2010, 08:20 AM #2
Well, you are using the voice portion of the your providers network to carry the conversation, but you do use Wi-Fi for the data portion. Yes, you would have to pay for an international call since you are using the voice portion, just like a regular international call.
- 06-10-2010, 08:51 AM #3
I don't think you have to call the person first with voice.
I believe that face time it self is some what separate from phone calls. From what I saw from the Keynote, you can choose who to call with FaceTime because it shows who has an iPhone 4 in your contacts.
Similar to how you can text someone without calling them first.
I could be wrong.
As for international FaceTime conferencing , It shouldn't be any extra cost unless you call them first.
- 06-12-2010, 07:12 PM #4iPhone Newbie
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Does anyone know how the video portion of the call is routed through wifi to communicate with another specific iPhone device on a different wifi network? Is there an Apple service behind the scenes that is supporting the video conference traffic and mapping the devices?
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- 06-12-2010, 09:59 PM #7
what is Apple supposed to do? FaceTime is an open standard, anyone else can use it and make their phones compatible with iPhone 4, and you can bet your *** they will..
And no, Qik is only compatible with other devices equipped with a front cam and the Qik app.
- 06-12-2010, 10:19 PM #8
individual and then activate FaceTime as it was blacked out
until he connected to the user.
My question is... let's say I don't agree with connecting with
said user. I didn't see Ivy's end, but it didn't seem like there
was an accept/decline option because as soon as he hit the
FaceTime button, it seemed like it automatically bought up
the other user. Will there be an option to accept/decline on
the receiving end? I really hope so.
Also... with jailbreaking and the ability to use 3G unrestricter,
we will probably be able to trick the device into thinking that
we are on wifi.
- 06-12-2010, 11:58 PM #9
- 06-13-2010, 08:28 AM #10
To accept or not to accept that is the question?
What I would like to know is if AT&T is on their knees right now having this over 3G while you're in a call I'm not sure how fast it will be available? I mean they still haven't allowed tethering for god sake!
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