FaceTime over tethered 3G?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Blorzoga, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

    Blorzoga

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    I was wondering whether FaceTime will work on an iPhone or iPad that is tethered to a Verizon IPad's wifi hotspot (over 3G/LTE). Does anyone know? Or can it determine that it is ultimately going over cellular?
     
  2. thuchu1 macrumors regular

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    This will work fine. If I want to download an app over 50MB while i'm out and about I just tether my iPad to my phone and AT&T is none the wiser.
     
  3. MacAttacka macrumors 6502

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    My wifi iPad takes a tethered 3G signal as regular wifi. No 3G restrictions apply
     
  4. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    I was just wondering this myself. Thanks for the question, OP.
     
  5. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    As others have said, it works fine especially when you have a LTE connection. The iPad simply thinks its on a regular wifi connection. Doesn't matter where it's coming from.
     
  6. Blorzoga thread starter macrumors 68030

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  7. rantor49 macrumors regular

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    I always thought that you could not use facetime over LTE, but if you use a iphone tethered to a verizon LTE iPad I guess it just see's it as wifi and works. Do I have this right? That's a nice workaround if true.
     

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