3G network can handle video calling?

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  1. iMaconApple macrumors 6502a

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    So you think that 3G network can handle video calling right now?
    Or we going to have to wait for 4G network?

    I think it can when AT&T beefs up there network and iPhone goes to other carriers to let the data traffic more easy on AT&T....

    I see that evo can do this but it seems that the quik video has this werid echo going on..

    I can see why apple only used wifi only..

    Also this will affect data usage like crazy over network..

    Will see when jailbreak comes and will have a hack to do this over 3G just don't go over your data if your cap and don't have unlimited..

    This iPhone4 should of came out last year but that's apples way I just can't wait to get mine..
     
  2. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    For the most part the 3G network can handle FaceTime. The larger more populated areas/cities would probably have bandwidth issues. I believe the true reason we aren't seeing FaceTime over 3G yet is because AT&T wants to figure out a way they can charge for it.
     
  3. Pattycerts macrumors 6502

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    Can 3G handle video calling? Absolutely, Europe has had front-facing cameras on cell phones for years now.

    Can the AT&T US 3G system handle millions and millions of people using video calling? <-That's the better question.
     
  4. iMaconApple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I'm sure will see it next year with other carries..jobs said that were working with carriers on keynote..

    But yeah charge for facetime that would suck they already did the new data plans..
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Why would they charge extra for it?
    You already paying for your call/minutes talk and paying for your data.
    What difference would that make how you're using your minutes and data?
    It would be no different than pulling internet radio or browsing online etc....
     
  6. vanfanel1 macrumors member

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    But isn't that exactly what ATT is doing with tethering? You're already paying for the data plan yet they'll be charging you extra for tethering. So basically they're charging you for the way you use your data.
     
  7. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Why do you pay separate fees for text and mms, are they not just simple data as well that should be included in your data plan?

    If AT&T can figure out a way to charge you for something, they will.
     
  8. danpass macrumors 68020

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    jailbreak --> 3G Unrestrictor and let us know!
     
  9. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    I'll let you know as soon as the iPhone 4 JB is available. :D
     
  10. Ding.Dong macrumors regular

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    Because they can?
     
  11. big samm macrumors 65816

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    Here in Canada on Rogers we had video call for at least 2 years had many video calls with my N95-3 and I'm sure the iPhone is capable of doing so... I don't know about AT&T but Rogers can clearly handle it if apple would enable it on 3G... But then Rogers wouldn't make money on their video calling... So there will be a conflict right there... Only time will tell!!
     

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