FaceTime over cellular?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by frunkis54, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816


    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.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Apple site is listing it as a 4S and iPad 3rd Gen feature only now :(
  3. macrumors 68020


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

    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.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Were you able to tell how much data it uses up over 3G?
  6. macrumors regular


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

  7. macrumors 68020


    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]"
  8. macrumors 6502a

    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.
  9. macrumors regular


    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.
  10. macrumors 65816


    Ok thanks makes sense cause i still have a 4.

    should i upgrade now:rolleyes:
  11. BFizzzle, Jun 12, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2012

    macrumors 68020



    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
  12. Guest


    iPhone 4S or up.

    Well guess I should upgrade to the new iPhone :rolleyes:
  13. macrumors member

    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.
  14. macrumors regular


    I really don't understand why Apple restricts these features to only the newest devices.
  15. macrumors 604

    Jessica Lares

    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.
  16. macrumors 65816

    fsck-y dingo

    I have no idea. It works very well on my iPhone 4 combined with 3G Unrestrictor 5.
  17. macrumors 6502

    Not too bad, unless a person spends over an hour talking to someone over 3G
  18. macrumors 6502a

    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.
  19. macrumors 68020




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

    3g can handle that easily
  20. macrumors 6502

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

    Scroll to bottom:

    Apple, fix this for all iPhone 4 users.

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