FaceTime (iP4 and iP4s)

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  1. Badrottie Suspended

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    From what I understand that FaceTime on iP4 requires WIFI and iP4s can be used with either WIFI and 3G network is that correct?
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Yep on wifi only but I've found if u drift away from wifi when using FaceTime 3G takes over till u end the call lol
     
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    Who's your provider?

    The moment I am out of reach from my router the FaceTime call drops.
     
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  9. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    Why "bummer"? Download the Tango app. It's free. Works on 3G. It's cross platform. There's a PC app, and they're working on a Mac app for it.

    People around here act like FaceTime is the ONLY video chat option available. You have a great piece of technology, use it.
     
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    Yeah I just found out about Tango yesterday after reading my friend's blog. I haven't test it yet.
     
  11. ninjaw95 macrumors 6502

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    you can get it on 3G for iphone 4, but a JB is required =/
     
  12. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    See post 9 above.

    Why do people make such a big deal out of using a 3rd party app to do video chat over 3G? There are several that work.
     
  13. M Quick macrumors 6502

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    I have One word for you;

    Convenience.
     
  14. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    So then I assume you have downloaded ZERO apps, and only use what came pre-loaded on the phone? Because downloading the app is the only "inconvenience" of the process.

    And speaking of convenience; how about the fact that Tango (as well as Skype and Yahoo! Messenger for that matter) are also cross-platform utilities, whereas FaceTime is not. Not EVERYONE has an iPhone or iPod touch. Need/want to "FaceTime" with someone using an Android? Can't. How about Windows Phone? Nope. A PC? Get real.

    Tango can. And soon to be MAC compatible as well.

    More on convenience? You're somewhere with no wifi but you do have a 3G signal and want to FaceTime. Tough luck for you. Tango will work just fine, though. As will the other 2 mentioned.

    I'd say Tango is more "convenient" than FaceTime. And it will remain that way until A. It's usable over 3G and B. Is cross platform compatible.
     
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    No need to try to advance the discussion, because i just gave you the answer to why people think it's bothersome.

    It's like you would need to download another app to make a phone call to another one, not just that, the other one you're calling too.. How convenient is that?

    I don't care about the question in person, just so you know, so i am not in any way affected by this "problem". I'm just expressing why people may think so.
     
  16. French macrumors regular

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    I could have sworn when Facetime was first introduced, Steve Jobs himself said the API for Facetime would be opened up "later". What the heck happened to that?
     

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