Do you think it's possible to do FaceTime overseas?

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  1. MacintoshDude19 macrumors newbie

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    I've got several friends in Japan with iPhone 4s and I was wondering if I can do some FaceTime with them. I know it uses WiFi but will dialing a foreign number bring extra charges? Thanks!
     
  2. JajoPGH macrumors regular

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    Since you're on wifi, no.

    Do you pay extra when you see someone from here post from Japan or Europe? I'm pretty sure it's the same thing
     
  3. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    I think you will get charged that initial fee for calling international. But, once FaceTime is established the cellular call ends.
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    should be alright with WiFi :)

    just expect a bit of latency!!
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Thats false.
    You dont need to make a phone call at all to initiate a facetime video call.
    You just go to the contact you want to and click facetime.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. reaborg macrumors member

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    Its over wifi....no charge...I've done FaceTime with people in UK. You're not actually dialing the number. Your iPhone's FaceTime is associated with your phone number. Just more convenient to do it this way than have a separate number/address for FaceTime vs. normal calls.

    When I opened a new account with ATT for my iPhone4, and used it for couple of weeks, and then ported my verizon number, nobody could contact me on FaceTime on my new number. However, if they associated my old number, (which was already deactivated), on FaceTime, they could connect to my phone just fine. This is because while ATT ported my number, Apple's FaceTime system had not been updated with my new number.

    I had to follow the instructions here to update the FaceTime registry with my new number.

    So bottom line, FaceTime uses WiFi, without international charges.
     
  7. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    Good to know.
     
  8. b166er macrumors 68020

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    It is amazing how many people don't just read the website.
     
  9. MacintoshDude19 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you. That's exactly what I wanted to know. :)
     
  10. MacintoshDude19 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the graphic explanation :)
     
  11. funkyc macrumors regular

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    nice to know
    next month my gf is leaving for overseas for 6 months
    guess we gotta go get some iphone 4's...will sure make talking face to face a lot easier and cheaper :cool:
     

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