Facetime over 3G Verizon

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  1. pancakeparty macrumors newbie

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    I preordered an iPhone 4S last Friday from Verizon. Will it be able to FaceTime over 3G, even if i kept my unlimited data plan? Thanks!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    No, FaceTime over 3G is currently not possible at this time.
     
  3. Frasern1 macrumors 6502a

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    FaceTime doesn't work on any3G without jbing it. Tango works though.
     
  4. Mr.C macrumors 601

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  5. pancakeparty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    eurghh, do you think there are plans to enable it soon? idk, it just would feel cool to be able to videochat anywhere :3

    does the front-facing camera work with skype? ie, can you have a skype videochat from iphone over wifi?
     
  6. Frasern1 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it works with skype. Download tango it is like FaceTime and cross platform and works on 3g
     
  7. steve dave macrumors 6502a

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    no, I would think if they had intentions of allowing it they would have included it in iOS5. Maybe when they release an LTE iphone?
     
  8. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Pretty sure it works with Skype over 3G
     
  9. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    As stated above FaceTime over 3G is absolutely possible. You must jailbreak the phone, however. Most expect a JB for 5.0 to be out shortly after release.
     
  10. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I believe Apple have had discussions with the mobile networks before and since FaceTime was introduced on the iPhone 4 but the networks are reluctant to allow it over 3G. There is mo way of knowing if and when they and Apple will come to an agreement regards this.
     
  11. Gatteau macrumors 6502a

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    I thought with iOS5 you could FaceTime on 3G?
     
  12. Intell macrumors P6

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    iOS 5 is providing the base ability. But it is not active. My guess it'll be a new feature in iOS 5.1 and only be allowed when the carrier enables it. Similar to how tethering and MMS was provided, but not enabled until the carrier wanted it.
     
  13. Gatteau macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, that explains it.. thanks.
     
  14. NoHo macrumors 6502

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    The carrier doesn't want you using the data. They implemented tiered data plans for a reason. They want you to use the phones you paid for on the plan you pay for, just not as much as you want and for what you want to use it for.
     
  15. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    Or both under an unlimited plan.
    WOOOO
     

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