Best FaceTime sites for security conscious?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JayKay1982, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. JayKay1982 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, newbie here... looking for a network of facetimers that lets me control who sees my details... yes I'm paranoid. Google did'nt help much, I assume theres heaps by now... any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. iP4user macrumors newbie

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    Somebody mentioned a new one here yesterday called facetimebff dot com - it's ment to be safe as you control who gets your details. Also it's easy on the eyes, which never hurts. Downer is it seems new so not many users yet, but it's a good alternative for ftfun, has potential.

    Hope that helps...
     
  3. fouraadfproa macrumors newbie

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    what exactly do these sites do, I am confused, dont you just place a call to facetime?:confused:

    as per wiki
    does not truly ever successfully initiate? huh? Trust wikipedia for accurate information, and well written information for that matter...
     
  4. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    why are you using FaceTime then

    use chat roulette or something else that's completely annomymous
     
  5. iP4user macrumors newbie

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    I would ignore the wiki about iphone 3g/3gs, if you want the true facetime experience you need an iphone 4, ipod touch (4g) or a mac with isight.

    Yes you place a call through facetime, but where do you get someones number from if your friends don't have a facetime device? exactly... you go to sites like facetimebff to meet people and initiate a facetime call.
     
  6. deeesea macrumors 6502

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    so chatroulette but for facetime....?
     
  7. iP4user macrumors newbie

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    No it's the opposite, facetimebff dot com doesn't randomly 'chatroulette' you with people like other 'facetime' sites, and i've tried most of them. It's like facebook meets twitter, you message other users within the site and only give out your facetime details when you’re comfortable, very simple. The site limits how much you can say to other users and write in your profile to try encourage you to "save it for facetime" (as they like to put it) and get you facetiming quicker. I've been using it for a few days now and can say it's a pleasure to use, nice functionality, visuals and good variety of people to facetime with, did I mention 30% of users are female! Ftfun users will appreciate that :) Seems like new users keep joining daily, so it will be a great size community in a few months.

    Definitely recommend everyone tries it.
     
  8. yankintx macrumors 6502

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    I don't quite understand this thread. What is the point of a site where you FaceTime with people you do not know? Maybe I am missing something.

    And no porn site comments pls...:confused:
     
  9. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I'd say it's just to chat with random people, like going into a chat room where you don't know anyone. I can see the appeal (I guess?) but I would certainly never put my phone number or email address on a web site for random people to contact me, that's just....crazy.
     
  10. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    Agreed. I don't get this really.
     
  11. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Eh...to each his own I guess.
     
  12. iP4user macrumors newbie

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    Like Interstella5555 mentioned, just as people used to chat with random users on MIRC/ICQ back in the days and as they video chat now on skype etc, this is the next evolution of "meeting new people". In 5 years there will be no more ‘minutes’, all calls will be data and everyone will be video chatting on their mobile devices on the street over 4G networks, the days of being tied down to wifi will be long gone... especially when you consider the amount of facetime devices that will be in the wild by then...

    I totally agree Interstella5555, it IS crazy! I would never put my email address on a public site for the world to see (surprisingly lots currently do!), but that’s the beauty with facetimebff dot com is nobody can see your details, only YOU supply the other user your details IF you want to, all they can do is message you internally within the site, you can easily block them from contacting you if they hassle you (obviously before you give them your contact details). So far all the members I’ve facetimed with are nice, all apple fans who want to try facetime!

    Of course this is not for everyone, a lot of people just want to facetime with people they know... but if they don’t know anyone with a shiny new apple device how will they test their new video chat feature? It's a grey market, but it’s there for the people who want to meet new people, and clearly by the amount of users already on the site it must be a popular thing to do.
     
  13. deeesea macrumors 6502

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    Nor do i see the appeal.

    My friend decided to facetime me after work, but she didn't have a iphone, so she went to the apple store to facetime me, yeahhhhhh.....soon i had about 10 calls from various iphones all around the store asking for facetime. Kinda creepy if you ask me haha.

    I had to go to the store and have them ban my number, and the calls finally stopped!
     
  14. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I remember when the 2G came out I went to the Apple store with my gf to check them out. I wanted to see what it felt like to hold one on a call and check it out, so I had my gf go outside and I called her. Everyone at the display table stopped and stared at me, apparently no one had figured they were capable of making calls. Anyway, I didn't think to clear the number, but luckily there were no random calls.
     
  15. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    giving out your phone number to complete strangers

    wow did not realize iPhone fanboys were this desperate

    I can understand the appeal for the social akward/physically disabled. but do it anonymously >__<
     
  16. ravensfan55 macrumors 6502

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    .......Don't FaceTime with random people you don't know?

    I've had my phone since the day it came out and I haven't used FaceTime once. I find it unnecessary.
     
  17. JayKay1982 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow I’ve caused a bit of a stir! The reason why I want to be in control is so I don't end up with some dudes junk in my face. Besides, I have an iphone4, why would I go and buy a webcam? All those roulette sites give you no control over who you video chat with, so maybe I should have mentioned I'm NOT looking for random chat either... my bad.

    Thanks iP4user, that facetimebff dot com site you recommended is actually really good! Been using it all week since you told me about on Monday! Friendly community, with heaps of new users every day and great functionality. Also there’s heaps more women on there than I expected! Which is always a nice surprise :D User base is still growing so I’ll definitely be spreading the word about this gem, the more people we get on there the better :)

    Everyone should try it!
     
  18. Houzer macrumors newbie

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    Yeah it looks really good. I think I'll probably drop my use of chatroulette and try to involve myself more into this thing :)
    At least there is not stupid guy jerking theirselves every 5 seconds :(
     
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  20. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    That facetime BFF site seems cool. I signed up. There's just not a large user base yet :(
     
  21. deeesea macrumors 6502

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    They lost all their real friends when they trolled too much about how their iphone 4's were superior to every other phone in the world. :rolleyes:
     
  22. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

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    I'm trying to sign up but when I get to the second page, it keeps giving me an error that I don't have 30-150 characters in the "About Me" Section, which I clearly do, any suggestions? I've tried 2 browsers now. IE9 & Safari.
     
  23. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    Put a bunch of .......... then try again. HAHA.
     
  24. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

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    Believe it or not I did that man, still didnt work. I dont understand what the problem is!
     
  25. iP4user macrumors newbie

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    It should work fine, everyone else has signed up so keep trying. Have you guys checked out facetimebff dot com lately? Theres literally hundreds of active people on it now. Massive increase recently, good mix of people from all over the world and best part of all theres plenty of women! Check it out!
     

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