Anyone else getting mysterious facetime calls right now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mrblack927, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. mrblack927 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 19, 2008
    Anyone else here recently get a facetime call from yourself or someone you know that wasn't actually calling you?

    My girlfriend and I were sitting next to eachother and our phones both lit up saying we were calling eachother... Other people online are saying they're getting the same experience (calls from themselves, friends, etc)

    Facetime isn't working right now either.... Could it be that someone is mucking with the FT server?
  2. tianh macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2009
    i got a facetime call from my cousin, but it never went through. SO probably!
  3. maladroit macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2006
    Yep, I got this, opened a thread on it, but didn't see this at the time. Call logs don't even match up.
  4. debus143 macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2010
    Definitely just got a call from a phone that was sitting right next to me. No one touched their phones, they both rang. One was from a phone the other one was from the strange! :confused:
  5. macsandgadgets macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2010
    Same Weird call

    I was sitting next to my wife and I also received a facetime call from her. (Both of us have iPhone 4's but I am the one who has upgraded to IOS 4.2.1) My wife's phone was not even nearby. I didn't answer the call but I am concerned that it could have been hacked...or Is the network getting hacked?

    I Called AT&T but they do not have reports of this activity from other customers at the moment.
  6. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816


    Nov 8, 2010
    South Carolina
    Yeah, just happened to my wife. We are sitting about 6 feet away from each other and her phone goes off...she asks, "why are you FT'ing me?" I'm like...I'm reading MR right now, what are you talking about?

  7. iphone3DG3 macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2009
    Yeah, just got a FaceTime call from my sister's iPod touch. It was weird because no one was even using the iPod... :confused:
  8. kjmedora macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I just got a call from my girlfriend that she did not make (vice versa) and a call from my computer that is switched off... Odd....

    Maybe apple FT servers have been hacked..
  9. mrblack927 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 19, 2008
    Weird, I just looked at the recent call detail and noticed that the FT call from my girlfriend was actually from her macbook pro not her iPhone 4... and that wasn't even on :confused:
  10. applefan2010 macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2010
    Glad to see someone else experienced the mystery Facetime Call

    Yes, my wife and I were watching a movie and our phones were sitting in the room. My wife's phone received a Facetime call from me around 9:27pm tonight. Called AT&T and they the person I talked to didn't have any other calls to her about the same issue. But, she did have a similar situation occur awhile back with her own phone and a friends. It was not a Facetime call though just regular voice.

    AT&T didn't have a record of the incoming call as well. But did have one for the last voice call I placed. And of of course I can't call Apple because it's beyond normal business hours to see if they know anything.

    I'll keep an eye on this thread! Thanks!!
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Same thing here and exactly around that time 9:30 or so eastern time.
    My wifes i4 facetime'd mine and we both didnt touch our phones and they were locked in our pockets with passcode on.
  12. deeesea macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2010
    This looks to be a ios 4.2 problem?
    I'm on 4.0, been home all day with wifi on and no FT calls from anyone,
  13. Imerzack macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2010
    No, it affects 4.0 too. My wife received a face time call from my phone even though my phone was locked. I tried to answer it and the call got cancelled. Would have been funny if it wasn't 2.28am (gmt). We are in London and both have 4.0
  14. X2thaP macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2010
    Got one from myself in the middle of the night. I'm on 4.2.1.
    It did 'hang up' on itself immediately, as in it rings and stops immediately.
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    No, both our phones are on 4.1
  16. djon41 macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2007
    yes! i was going to start a thread yesterday but didnt find the time. I received a call from a friends ipod touch that was actually completely dead and had been for several hours.

    strange happenings.

    edit: looking through the other replies, and checking my own phone, they all seem to have been at or very near 9:27 EST. definitely something weird going on.
  17. Koodauw macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2003
    Are these phantom calls all people you have facetimed with before? Has anyone gotten a call from someone that they have never used facetime with before?
  18. RoboCop001, Nov 28, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2010

    RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

    Oct 4, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    It's Skynet! Somebody find John Connor!

    Let the records show that Skynet became self aware via FaceTime on November 28th at 9:27 EST.

    It's given up on Terminators and is now looking for him via FaceTime, at which point will make his iPhone 4 explode.
  19. Funnone, Nov 28, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2010

    Funnone macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2010
    Yep.... It happened to me last night 11/27 at 9:30 est :confused:
  20. christopherkunz, Nov 28, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2010

    christopherkunz macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2010
    Hanover, Germany
    FaceTime in Germany, 3:27am

    Had the same issue this night (Germany, 3:26am). First my phone rang up my girlfriend's, then she "called" me in turn. I answered her call, but it only went to "connecting" without any actual connection.

    Suffice to say that we were a bit ticked off for being woken up in the middle of the night.

    However, I'm rather curious to understand what caused these issues. Maybe there's a kind of queue for failed calls (it seems to happen to us quite regularly - either she can't call me or I can't call her) and that queue got messed up?

    Can people here confirm that the calls happened with the last person they legitimately facetimed with?

    PS: @applefan2010, AT&T has no record of that call since FaceTime does not go via their cellular network, but via the Internet. It doesn't cost anything either.
  21. Eso macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2008
    Can't wait to see the MR news post about this tomorrow...
  22. Rodmanb294 macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2009
    Issue on Imac 27

    Have Facetime installed on my Imac 27... Got a mysterious call a few days ago...
  23. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Did you ever possibly use one of those silly FaceTime/Chatroulette sites?
  24. bwrairen macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    Got one from my GF's phone that was was sitting right next to my phone. 9:28 ET. Weird.
  25. Daremo macrumors 68020


    Jul 3, 2007
    Same here. 8:26 PM CST. The person next to me, and her iPod touch she uses for Facetime was dead at that moment.

    Very strange bug.

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