Can I FaceTime from Japan???

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by MrMacMini, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I will be leaving on a business trip to Japan this saturday and had a dumb question.

    I will be taking my iPad 2 and iPhone 4 with me on my trip, the question: will I be able to use FaceTime with my wife while Im in Japan and she's in the states?

    Either using my iPad 2 or iPhone 4?

    Sorry if its a dumb question, but since Skype has yet to release I want to make sure I can either use FaceTime or look for alternative apps to able to talk to my wife and kids.

    Thanks in advance.;)
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    you can use skype for iphone on ipad, i use it all the time thru wifi. Facetime also works fine thru wifi internationally. i recently used facetime thru wifi from usa to trinidad. Used it between my ipad2 and macbook air.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome! Thanks for the answer!:D
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Fring also has a native iPad app with video calling.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    You dont need any additional apps. Facetime will work as long as both parties are connected to a wi-fi network.
     
  6. macrumors demi-god

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    I'm using Facetime inside Japan with my wife from time to time; no problem as long on WiFi ...
    Make sure that when in Japan you control the roaming for your data plan. Can get really expensive. I made that experience when I used my japanese iP4 in Swiss; there is quite some data communication in background like checking eMail etc.

    What I do: I switch often in Airplane mode when outside Japan and just try to stay close to WiFi.
    How long you stay ? You might can rent one of those 3G-Mobile Wifi router (then you have Facetime indirect via 3G :rolleyes: )
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info. I will only be there 1 week. So I wont be needing my phone much, so facetime will do.
     

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