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frunkis54
Jun 12, 2012, 01:02 PM
Is that working for anyone yet? Is there a setting that needs to be turned on. Or is it disabled till later betas. Doesn't seem to be working for me.



merrickdrfc
Jun 12, 2012, 03:30 PM
Apple site is listing it as a 4S and iPad 3rd Gen feature only now :(

BFizzzle
Jun 12, 2012, 03:33 PM
Apple site is listing it as a 4S and iPad 3rd Gen feature only now :(

that sucks. doesnt really make sense on apples part. :(

Xystence
Jun 12, 2012, 03:35 PM
I have an iPhone 4s and it worked over 3G last night, and better then I expected it to honestly. I do not see why the iPhone 4 at least could not handle it though.

moderngamenewb
Jun 12, 2012, 03:43 PM
I have an iPhone 4s and it worked over 3G last night, and better then I expected it to honestly. I do not see why the iPhone 4 at least could not handle it though.

Were you able to tell how much data it uses up over 3G?

ant69
Jun 12, 2012, 03:46 PM
that sucks. doesnt really make sense on apples part. :(

makes perfect sense on Apples part... get users to upgrade to newer devices = more money for apple.

Ant

BFizzzle
Jun 12, 2012, 03:55 PM
makes perfect sense on Apples part... get users to upgrade to newer devices = more money for apple.

Ant

but they arent going to say "you can only use this on these devices because we want more moeny" they are going to give some bs "hardware", "doesnt have hspa+ or lte" or "[insert non nonsensical reasoning]"

big samm
Jun 12, 2012, 03:59 PM
Makes sense because the 4s have a faster modem than the 4 and 3GS... And the newer iPad has LTE so there should be no problem using FaceTime wirelessly .
iPhone 4s 14.4 mbps down 5,8 up
iPhone 4 and 3GS are lower than that and FaceTime won't be as fluid.

JPM42
Jun 12, 2012, 04:00 PM
but they arent going to say "you can only use this on these devices because we want more moeny" they are going to give some bs "hardware", "doesnt have hspa+ or lte" or "[insert non nonsensical reasoning]"


Which is kind of funny, and ironic, given that Steve Jobs announced FaceTime itself, not to mention his desire to get it working over cellular soon, during the... iPhone 4 launch.

frunkis54
Jun 12, 2012, 04:11 PM
Ok thanks makes sense cause i still have a 4.

should i upgrade now:rolleyes:

BFizzzle
Jun 12, 2012, 04:12 PM
Makes sense because the 4s have a faster modem than the 4 and 3GS... And the newer iPad has LTE so there should be no problem using FaceTime wirelessly .
iPhone 4s 14.4 mbps down 5,8 up
iPhone 4 and 3GS are lower than that and FaceTime won't be as fluid.


lol only if you have ATT... there are several slow gsm/cdma carriers on the 4s who dont even offer any where close to hspa+ speeds.


so it doesnt make sense because there are people who have 4s sprint ios 6 and it lets them. sprints 3g is slower than all get out

irDigital0l
Jun 12, 2012, 04:16 PM
wow...really?

iPhone 4S or up.

Well guess I should upgrade to the new iPhone :rolleyes:

dadooo
Jun 12, 2012, 04:20 PM
Hello :)
I tried facetime over 3g on my phone and those are the results:
Facetime start (11.06 pm): 1672 MB of data left
Facetime stop: (11.16 pm): 1652 MB of data left
Based on that I see that it uses approximately 2 MB per minute.

ebolamonkey3
Jun 12, 2012, 05:19 PM
I really don't understand why Apple restricts these features to only the newest devices.

Jessica Lares
Jun 12, 2012, 05:29 PM
It's because of the 4G speed compared to 3G. 3G is nice, but once you try 4G LTE, you never go back. LTE is like using your internet at home, it's THAT good. Loads YouTube and doesn't buffer. And that's the kind of connection that FaceTime would benefit most from.

fsck-y dingo
Jun 12, 2012, 05:41 PM
I really don't understand why Apple restricts these features to only the newest devices.

I have no idea. It works very well on my iPhone 4 combined with 3G Unrestrictor 5.

moderngamenewb
Jun 12, 2012, 10:03 PM
Hello :)
I tried facetime over 3g on my phone and those are the results:
Facetime start (11.06 pm): 1672 MB of data left
Facetime stop: (11.16 pm): 1652 MB of data left
Based on that I see that it uses approximately 2 MB per minute.

Not too bad, unless a person spends over an hour talking to someone over 3G

okrelayer
Jun 12, 2012, 10:07 PM
I imagine they'll lift the restriction to put cellular FaceTime on the iPhone 4 before launch. FaceTime was THE feature they touted for the iPhone 4, and they mentioned during the keynote that they were working with the carriers to make it happen. Not giving those users 3g FaceTime calls would be stupid.

I have a 4S, so I don't really care either way, but I think any apple device (especially the 4) with a front facing camera should be able to do 3g FaceTime.

BFizzzle
Jun 13, 2012, 08:51 AM
It's because of the 4G speed compared to 3G. 3G is nice, but once you try 4G LTE, you never go back. LTE is like using your internet at home, it's THAT good. Loads YouTube and doesn't buffer. And that's the kind of connection that FaceTime would benefit most from.

lololol.

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Hello :)
I tried facetime over 3g on my phone and those are the results:
Facetime start (11.06 pm): 1672 MB of data left
Facetime stop: (11.16 pm): 1652 MB of data left
Based on that I see that it uses approximately 2 MB per minute.

so it prolly uploads 1 mb per minute and downloads 1.

3g can handle that easily

Mobile923
Jun 13, 2012, 08:56 AM
Which is kind of funny, and ironic, given that Steve Jobs announced FaceTime itself, not to mention his desire to get it working over cellular soon, during the... iPhone 4 launch.

If you look at the Austrailian Apple website, it says the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 will support FaceTime over cellular...

Scroll to bottom:
http://www.apple.com/au/ios/ios6/

Apple, fix this for all iPhone 4 users.