Does using facetime run up your wifi bill?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Brearae33, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. Brearae33 macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2014
    My boyfriend and I FaceTime a lot. I have an iPhone 5s and he has an iPod touch I don't know what generation but his mum has been complaining that us FaceTiming runs up her wifi bill. I'm not good at technology but I didn't think it ran up the wifi bill. I use wifi when we FaceTime and it doesn't run up my bill. We live in the same city and we only audio chat. Does her wifi really cost more when we chat on FaceTime than it normally does?
    Thank you
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    If her internet provider has a data cap, or she's paying per GB, then yes, it is using up the majority of the data. It is like if you were watching YouTube moreso.
  3. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2011
    That all depends on what you are doing when using FaceTime.
  4. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    it depends.

    Comcast, ATT. Negligible. Basically no.

    CLEAR? Verizon MiFi? Yes.

    What service provider?
  5. saudor macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2011
    Just checked my usage:
    11 minutes of FaceTime audio for 7MB.
    10 minutes of FaceTime audio for 6 MB
    39 minutes of FaceTime audio for 23 MB

    Honestly, browsing Facebook/web for 11 minutes will use more data than that (because of ads, flash, and other rich media content) So you'll be fine
  6. juanrp macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2014
  7. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
  8. BarryL macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2012
    FT audio is pretty light data use
    FT Video is data heavy

    What one you using??

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