Facetime on wifi only for now....

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  1. msavwah macrumors 6502

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    I recall Jobs saying something about facetime going to 3G once the carriers can support it.

    I think this means when they can figure out how to charge for it.

    We may very well end up with
    Minutes
    Data
    SMS/mms
    Facetime/video chat minutes

    That's not what I hope to see.

    I think since people are getting capped now, well, then data is data so let us do anything we want and pay for what we use instead of having different categories that are all pretty much using the same resources.

    Get rid of minutes
    Text plans and be a dumb pipe utility.

    Don't expect that to happen though as they have now gotten away with getting us from both ends.
    So it wouldn't surprise me to see facetime minutes on 3g in our future.

    What do you think?
     
  2. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    Check your AT&T account online (not the app). There's already a provision on there for video chat with the other data stuff that I don't believe was there a few months ago. I'd post a pic I sent to my brother, but I'm in bed about to go to sleep. I'm sure someone else here has a screencap of it.
     
  3. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    If they charge for FaceTime over 3G it will likely be a flat rate monthly fee for unlimited use. Let's just hope we don't see any charges for it.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Im logged in but cant find the video chat provision anywhere.
    Where did you see it?
     
  5. bLaZ3n macrumors regular

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    this.
     
  6. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Not that.

    It will just be part of your data plan.
     
  7. goobot macrumors 603

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    it will either just use all data or use the talking as minutes and the screen as data.
     
  8. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    When you login:
    One the secondary bar (under the My Account bar), there is;
    Account Overview | My Services | Bill & Payments | Usage & Recent Activity

    Select Usage & Recent Activity.
    On the left side, select Data Used.
    Under Data Detail, there is a dropdown box labeled Filter Data Usage by: and it's in there.

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  9. kmpoboy2 macrumors 6502

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    That's always been there. I remember cause when I changed to AT&T I did it online and I remembered asking me if I wanted the feature. And its not video call, its video share what AT&T offers, its not the same thing. When I was a member of the XDA community, we always discussed the necessity to have video call in the dialer, because AT&T doesn't support video call just video share.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Oh I see it now.
    Yes those are general options always been there for many different devices that use those plans/settings.
    Those will also be there even if your using a moto razor or any cellphone in general.
     
  11. efp1 macrumors 6502

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    I got a strange pop up notifications about video calls on my iPhone 4.

    The notification says:

    "Video Calls

    Your carrier may charge for SMS messages used to activate video calling."

    It gave the options 'Cancel' and 'OK'

    I thought it was strange so I took a screenshot of it. Maybe if I call my carrier and ask them to turn on video calling I can video call with my iPhone 4??? Maybe receive video calls? I don't know...
     
  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Not that strange. FaceTime requires a texting plan in order to activate it. Turning on FaceTime in settings apparently sends a text message to Apple.
     
  13. efp1 macrumors 6502

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    What seemed strange was that it says video calls, not 'FaceTime.' you might be right, though.
     

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