FaceTime over 3G? When?

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  1. lowonthe456 macrumors 6502

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    Just saw a commercial for the evo 4g boasting video call ver 4 g AND 3 g
     
  2. JDNGuru macrumors member

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    You can do it now if you went another route with your i4... but I know most people won't.
     
  3. draz macrumors 6502a

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    It works fine if you still have the unlimited plans.... Not recommended for 2gb plan.
     
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  5. Salacion macrumors 6502a

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    I forgot about that. Perhaps this means that Apple will introduce a revised iPhone 4 early 2011, along with a Verizon version.
     
  6. lowonthe456 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Seems like a dumb feature when limited to wifi
     
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    Yes, but it would be unusable if you do it over 3G right now.
     
  9. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    It works fine over 3G (using any of the methods that you can use to do it).
     
  10. f4780y macrumors 6502

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    Am using it over 3G right now and it seems quite usable. Certainly not unusable...
     
  11. celticpride678

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    That's because not everyone with an iPhone 4 is jailbroken and using FaceTime over a 3G connection. Imagine if every single user does that.
     
  12. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    It uses a relatively small amount of data (3MB per minute).

    That's tiny relative to other uses of data (and similar to streaming video like YouTube).
     
  13. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Need more HSPA+ upgrades to towers as well as fiber backhaul for increased data rates and lower latency. Also this would be near impossible to do over any type of GSM connection and seeing as AT&T doesn't have 3G in allot of areas I would imagine their would be allot areas covered in EDGE only that wouldn't be too happy...
     
  14. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Yes, when a limited number of people are jailbreaking to do it. Allow everyone to do it right now and all the progress ATT has made with it's network in the last year goes out the window.
     
  15. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    I have my iPhone Jailbroken and must use the FaceTime feature over 3G networks because I can't connect to Wi-Fi on campus, and it is VERY usable. I have the unlimited data plan, so overages are a non-issue. I've conferences with my friend while he was on Wi-Fi and the video and audio was really really smooth.

    I have also conferences with my mom who is back home (and she's also using the 3G connection) and the video and audio are great too. I've actually called her while she was driving home and that's when there was lag on her end because of the fact that she's moving and is probably jumping around to weak signals and different towers.

    But FaceTime is definitely usable over 3G.
     
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  18. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

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    it'll come to 3g as soon as AT&T finds another way to soak its customers for a few more dollars.
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, using facebreak.
     
  20. lowonthe456 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    And I'm guessing you can't FaceTime with say an iMac right? I've head the 4.1 is bringing email links to facilitate... An iMac would be great for that....any word?
     
  21. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It won't work with computers for now, only with other iPhone 4 users and probably the new iPod touch and a future iPad both with front facing cameras.
     
  22. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Exactly. It would be like if everyone in my school decided to watch YouTube at the same time over 3G but worse. So much wasted bandwidth....:eek::eek::eek: .
     

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