On average, how often and how long are your facetime convos?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Showtime3, Nov 3, 2010.

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    - facetime ~3 times a week
    - convos ~2 minutes
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    The other "party" usually finishes in about 2 minutes. I continue even after the "call" ends. :D
     
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    My regular conversations last around 5-10 minutes usually.
    My FaceTime conversations usually only last ~2 minutes.
     
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    Geckotek

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    0...never use it.
     
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    i was asking how many times a week you facetime and how long your facetime conversations are
     
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    Oh lol, well I use FT like once a week...
     
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    Lostanddamned

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    About once a week for about 15-30 minutes...
     
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    Phil A.

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    From my phone, I plan on using it about once a week for about 10 minutes (I work away once a week and it's useful to say "hello" to my 12yo daughter before she goes to school as I'm out of the house well before she gets up).
    I've got a MiFi from 3 to give me wireless access so I can Facetime from anywhere

    From my Mac, pretty much every day as it's pretty cool to use Facetime to talk to my Wife / Daughter from the other end of the house when I'm working in the study :)
    Generally these are < 1 minute conversations
     
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    ClutchThese

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    2-3 times a day...i have lots of friends with IP4.
    usually like 5 min - 20 min....just depends on what the gossip is for that day. :)
     
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    i3igsmooth5769

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    never use it as well
     
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    I use FT 2-4 times per week on average, 20 mins+ average call length. I have family that live in different regions and FT is how we catch up most of the time.

    To be fair, we used to use Skype but, some of the older family members always had a hard time with Skype (despite it's simplicity). FT has virtually NO setup and has proved to be easier for all of them.
     
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    Depends on who I'm talking with.

    For work, the conversations last normally just a few minutes. Maybe 2-10 on average. Depends upon what we're talking about. Its a huge plus as I can show the other person what I'm talking about. Not having to describe what I'm seeing, just showing them, really helps speed things up tremendously.

    Here's an example of without FaceTime:
    "no, not that network cable..the blue one. What do you mean there are 37 blue cables? Ok just unplug the blue net cable thats connected to the 24 port switch. What? There are 24 blue cables in the switch?"

    With FaceTime:
    "Ok, see that blue cable on the left? Yeah, that one. Unplug it. Ok, done"


    With family, it ranges from who I'm talking with. If its my wife, its normally just a short call since we car pool to work and see each other all the time anyway. But with my mother, its longer since I only see her maybe once a year. Say about 30 minutes.
     
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    Gen

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    never, its stupid having to connect to wifi before connecting - a big hassle
     
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    ClutchThese

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    My3G for the win [FTW].
     
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    jailbreak and do facetime anywhere
     
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    Small White Car

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    Can we set up some kind of script on this website that detects the phrase "Facetime is pointless" and then have the site just auto-reply with your comment? That would be super useful.

    The real question is, if Wifi is available where you are, why aren't you already connected to it?
     
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    Time Less

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    ~1min. It's so awkward seeing my own ugly mug.

    But seriously though it is a bit weird seeing my face in the lil box I usually turn the camera around. I think my friend feels the same cuz his yes are never facing me. Never used iChat on my mbp either.
     
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    Mliii

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    I can tell you that between traveling, living across the globe and not being able to see kids and family. etc. FaceTime is great!
    Is it the first of its kind? Of course not! But it's a neat, easy implementation that I think will get better over time.
    Hopefully, Apple can persuade carriers to allow it over 3g. Meanwhile, WiFi is pretty ubiquitous and I find it easy to find places to make FaceTime happen- even when not at home where I have it. I have had fun with it.
    My conversations have been really all over the map in terms of time spent on the calls. I'd guesstimate that my average call time is in the 20 minute range.
     
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    fsck-y dingo

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    Damn, that's a shame. :D
     
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    Use it about 2-3 times a week. Calls are usually 10-20 minutes. 2 times they were about an hour and 15 minutes long.
     
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    deannnnn

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    I don't use it often but when I do they are always at least 15 mins. Sometimes as long as an hour.
     
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    ohaithar

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    facetime - Every day (My gf moved to California for College)
    convos - 5-15 minutes
     
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    CosmoPilot

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    When it first came out I thought I would never use it. However, I use it all the time now. In fact, I find myself peeved if I can't use it for whatever reason.

    I normally use it once a day for about 10 minutes a go! I think video calling will become more and more and more mainstream as time goes by.
     
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    30-40 min.
     
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    spillproof

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    I never use Facetime. If I could call Windows PCs and other mobile phones with video chat capabilities, I know I would use it more. 98% of my friends have Androids/W7/BB/Palm phones and Windows computers :(
     

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