1. Behshad's Avatar
    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 08:31 AM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    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 09:20 AM
  3. OmariJames's Avatar
    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.
    06-10-2010 09:51 AM
  4. keith06t's Avatar
    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?
    06-12-2010 08:12 PM
  5. Behshad's Avatar
    If you have to pay for calls and make voice call to activate this , I hope for Skypes videocalling feature.
    06-12-2010 09:58 PM
  6. suitebliss's Avatar
    If its iPhone 4 to iPhone 4, that will suck! Does anyone know if for the Evo Qik, which is their video call can video call any cell phone?
    06-12-2010 10:32 PM
  7. Jellotime91's Avatar
    @suitebliss:

    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 10:59 PM
  8. Duvi's Avatar
    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.
    And what I saw in the keynote was that he had to call the
    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 11:19 PM
  9. YoungKevin's Avatar
    When u use Facetime the iPhone sends an invitation to the on user. Once the user accepts the connection switches to wifi
    06-13-2010 12:58 AM
  10. Ipheuria's Avatar
    And what I saw in the keynote was that he had to call the
    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.
    I'm pretty sure they will have an accept or Decline just like they do for voice calls. What if your friend calls and you just got out of the shower? you answer the phone but decline the FaceTime portion.

    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!
    06-13-2010 09:28 AM
  11. tizocman's Avatar

    From what Ive gathered, its WiFi only (for now) and its also iPhone 4 to iPhone 4.


    Theres this info i got from the Dev of 3G Unrestrictor

    It will work with face time

    Sent from my iPad
    06-13-2010 11:39 AM
  12. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    The 3G Unrestrictor will work, but obviously will be a little more choppy over 3G versus Wifi...
    06-13-2010 12:37 PM
  13. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    YES!! well that would be great!!

    3G Unrestrictor FTW!
    06-13-2010 02:13 PM
  14. Behshad's Avatar
    If you look at the FaceTime video , you'll see towards the end that there is a quick view of accept decline on the Asian girls iPhone 4.
    06-13-2010 08:36 PM
  15. Jellotime91's Avatar
    3G unrestrictor is the one reason I'm actually glad it's not allowed over networks at first. This means it will be totally free over 3G, as opposed to an inescapable charge.
    06-13-2010 08:47 PM
  16. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    And what I saw in the keynote was that he had to call the
    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.
    I am sure you can accept or deny the facetime call. Besides, we only saw it from Steve's end, not Ives end. Who knows. But there must be.
    06-13-2010 08:55 PM
  17. Behshad's Avatar
    Duvi makes a good point.
    As soon as Steve pushed the face time button the video started instantly.this was probably more simulated than the real finished product.
    But as I said I'm sure there will be an Accept/Decline button.
    06-13-2010 09:22 PM
  18. Duvi's Avatar
    Yeah I hope so. Maybe their is an auto-accept option
    that Ive had on..

    I just can't wait so I can test all this out myself! Omg
    I'm like a kid in the candy store all over again, but
    instead of $1, I have $10 now!
    06-14-2010 12:29 PM
  19. Behshad's Avatar
    Yeah I hope so. Maybe their is an auto-accept option
    that Ive had on..

    I just can't wait so I can test all this out on myself! Omg
    I'm like a kid in the candy store all over again, but
    instead of $1, I have $10 now!
    You knew there is a cheaper alternative for this.....its called a MIRROR
    06-14-2010 12:32 PM
  20. Duvi's Avatar
    You knew there is a cheaper alternative for this.....its called a MIRROR
    lol... but the display isn't as clear.

    Retina Display > Mirror

    I tried!
    06-14-2010 12:39 PM
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