FaceTime over EDGE on iOS 6?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by viperGTS, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    I know the quality would look awful (or maybe not, just slow), but is FaceTime over EDGE possible on iOS 6 over T-Mobile's network?
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
  3. brylliant macrumors regular


    Jul 18, 2012
    United Kingdom
    They market it as "FaceTime over 3G" because of the better connection. It is possible to run it over EDGE though.
  4. fortheus macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2012
    They market it as facetime over CELLULAR not 3G.

    FaceTime now works over cellular networks as well as Wi-Fi, so you can make and receive FaceTime calls wherever you happen to be.3 You can even make and receive FaceTime calls on your iPad using your phone number. That means you can use FaceTime wherever you are, on any device. And never miss another wink, smile, air kiss, or eye roll.

    Read carefully. And in this case, it's not just the regular 3G, but only the cellular technology used by 4S onwards
  5. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    The reason they say cellular instead of 3G is because it'll work on LTE iPads. And presumably upcoming iPhones.

    It also won't work over EDGE. If it connects, it'll drop the video and be audio only, then it'll drop the call if there's not enough bandwidth.
  6. viperGTS thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    I know this is an extremely old thread to bump, but I just wanted to let it be known that FaceTime over EDGE most definitely works in iOS 6. Not in a "PowerPoint" style either, the video wasn't choppy, just low quality. :)
  7. Beeplance macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    I genuinely thought the download speeds for EDGE is pathetic, how do you even expect to have a video call over such a connection??:confused:
  8. viperGTS thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    I dunno, but in my experience it worked pretty well. Then again, my cousin (the one I called) was on LTE. But I assumed that my EDGE connection was the bottleneck anyway.

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