Facetime usage?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by deadkennedy, Jan 5, 2011.


How often you use Face Time?

  1. Never

    18 vote(s)
  2. Tried it few times

    17 vote(s)
  3. Monthly

    9 vote(s)
  4. Weekly

    11 vote(s)
  5. Daily

    12 vote(s)
  1. deadkennedy macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2010
    Back in 2003, in Europe, Sony Ericsson Z1010 introduced a video call, and you didn't even need a wifi for that. It was advertised with huge fanfare, it worked great, everywhere you went, the only problem being after trying it couple of times, nobody really used it. Telcos even went that far to offer video calls for free, but users still rather paid for normal calls.

    I wonder how much you guys use it. Please answer the poll.
  2. Tito Georgie macrumors 6502

    Tito Georgie

    Jul 17, 2010
    New York
    Add skype to the poll. I think most of us are using skype video calling from now on...
  3. Mliii macrumors 65816


    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern California
    Multiple times a day now and growing as more people I know have devices that are FaceTime compatible.
  4. deadkennedy thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2010
    Maybe a different poll, FT vs Skype.
  5. Tito Georgie macrumors 6502

    Tito Georgie

    Jul 17, 2010
    New York
    Agree, I would do it if I knew how to make a poll lol.
  6. deadkennedy thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2010
    I don;t know how to make a "poll lol", but for a simple "poll", you just start another thread, and then at the bottom tick the checkbox where it says "has poll", or somehting like that. Then, after you submit the thread you will get a screen where you create a poll, lol.
  7. Interstella5555, Jan 5, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2011

    Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    The only person I would remotely be interested in doing this with is my GF, and she has my old 3G, so that won't work. Skype on the computer is fine.
  8. deadkennedy thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2010
    So far 20% uses it regularly, at least once a week. That's pretty huge I would say if it reflects the general population. However, I feel this forum attracts more tech savvy people so one cold argue that this number is much lower.

    However, interesting fact is that 70% don't use it at all, apart from some initial investigation. Very small amount of people who use it sporadically, but frequently, only 10% of what I would call regular casual users.

    Definitely it looks like SJ's enthusiasm about FT hasn't been transfered onto user mass.
  9. bid2ask77 macrumors regular


    Jun 29, 2010
    New York
    Worked out good a few times when a family member had computer problems i was able to see the issue and correct it.
  10. vastoholic macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    I've been using it weekly if not more ever since I left my girlfriend and son in California to in early December to start my training for our Deployment. I jailbroke so I'm not restricted to wifi only and I bought her a macbook last christmas. What's even more enjoyable, is her son will get on after he get's home from school and call me by himself.

    I honestly thought it was a useless feature until this. I still plan on using facetime or skype overseas if we have any type of internet connectivity.
  11. i3igsmooth5769 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    ive used it a handful of times....mainly with the GF.
  12. deadkennedy thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2010
    Hope it wasn't setting up the wifi, lol.
  13. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    Well before everyone jumps onto the "facetime won't be used" bandwagon, I would like to point out to those to look into the history of the automobile, the train, the telephone, etc.
    Facetime has only been out for less than a year, and only on 1 phone. I'm sure video calling, from cross platform units, will gain traction soon enough.

    Heck, just look at how often kids now only text and won't call. To kids, texting has replaced calling. But they'll grow up soon enough and thing will change again.
  14. GolpherZX macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2010
    OK - quick question to those using this as I'm very interested Android user looking very seriously at the iPhone. All of the video apps on the Android OS are add ons and not native, thus require a network connection to the service provider to "stay alive", which then kills the battery. Does FaceTime do this? I presume not since it seems to be apart of the dialer interface??
  15. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2008
    IMO Tango> Skype unless you to Skype iPhone to computer. I use FaceTime almost everyday it helps my partents see my son.

    The reason FaceTime is only wifi is because Att network is to slow to handle FaceTime on 3G right now. When the next iPhone comes out Att wil have their HSPA+ up and running you will be able to use FaceTime on "4G"

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