Apple's FaceTime number

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by applealex, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. applealex macrumors regular

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    Is Apple going to launch an iPod touch version of their 1-888-FACETIME thing?

    I don't really get how it would work since it'd be only one email and one representative for all iPod touch users but I wonder if they'd do it
     
  2. Warbitrary macrumors regular

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    Content removed. I misunderstood your question.
     
  3. tablo13 macrumors 65816

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  4. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    That is interesting. I'm not sure why you couldn't just dial a phone number on the touch, and it would do FaceTime only. That would work. But they chose to use Email addresses instead.
     
  5. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    Can the iPod Touch not place a FaceTime "call" to a phone number? If it can't, doesn't that mean that iPhone users would have to register an e-mail address with Apple to receive FaceTime calls from iPod Touch users? That seems rather silly, if true.

    I get that the Touch does not have a phone number and so iPhones would have to use an e-mail address to initiate a call to a Touch. But I don't get what technical barrier is in place that would prevent a FaceTime call from being initiated from a Touch to an iPhone via phone number (the phone number, just like an e-mail address, is simply an alias mapped to a specific FaceTime device; it's an arbitrary string of characters).

    -- Nathan
     
  6. ryan0402 macrumors 6502

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    I bet it was turned into chat roulette and the employees got sick and tired of it
     
  7. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    A touch can FaceTime call an iPhone via it's phone number. I do it all the tome with a friend of mine.
     
  8. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Good to have that confirmed.

    -- Nathan
     

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