FaceTime Audio

ThisIsNotMe

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Aug 11, 2008
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HUGE feature!
Shame it is only available over WiFi.
Would KILL the phone companies.
 

ElZeus

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May 26, 2008
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This is awesome for people on limited minute plans w/o having to use other voip apps.
 

spacehog371

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Dec 13, 2003
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No more having to use Google voice because of the ****** service in my apartment. Very happy about that.
 

Nikos

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Nov 20, 2008
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Has it been confirmed to be WiFi only? FaceTime is becoming available over cellular now. Makes me wonder what the state of cell phone carriers will be in a few years.
 

lukejc1

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Feb 6, 2013
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Has it been confirmed to be WiFi only? FaceTime is becoming available over cellular now. Makes me wonder what the state of cell phone carriers will be in a few years.
Yes. It's confirmed to be only over WiFi. At least at first. Who knows? Maybe they will change that in the future like they did with Facetime (video).


I love this feature. It's one of the things about iOS 7 that really stands out for me.
 

zorinlynx

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May 31, 2007
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Why would they restrict audio-only Facetime to Wi-Fi, when video Facetime is allowed, and uses MORE bandwidth?

This makes no sense.

You can also make a video Facetime call into an audio one already, just hit the home button on both ends.
 

DustyLBottoms

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Sep 8, 2009
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WHERE has this been confirmed to be WIFI only?

This works just fine without WIFI, across networks even.

Last night I did facetime audio using an AT&T iPhone5 on 4G and a Verizon iPhone 5 on LTE - no WIFI at all.