Can Facetime be used on Iphone and Imac?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by petalino, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. petalino macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    I have been using Skype to communicate with my girlfriend overseas, but Skype call and video quality simply SUCKS.

    We guess more that actually hear what the other person is saying.

    We both have IPhones. Mine is 3Gs and she has the new one Iphone 4.

    I also have several Macs, while she uses a PC.

    Is it possible to connect via Facetime while using a Mac to PC or Iphone4 to Mac?

    Is the quality of Facetime calls/videcalls better than that of Skype?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Quality is probably about the same between FT and Skype. Yes you can FT from Mac to an iPhone.

    FaceTime on Mac App Store

    You can buy it now or upgrade to Lion which will have it built in.
  3. taylor200588 macrumors regular


    Oct 18, 2007
    Arbroath, Scotland
    You can connect your mac (that being it has a FaceTime camera) to your girlfriends iPhone 4. PC's can't FaceTime
  4. macsimo macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2009
    Scotia, NY/Clermont, FL
    You can connect a Mac that has Face Time with an iPhone 4. The quality really depends on the internet connection, even though my experience has found that generally the Face Time is a little better than Skype.

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