Facetime

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  1. forcetactic macrumors 6502

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    My mom gave me her iPhone 4 to use as a touch after she deactivated her sim. I did a clean restore because there was an issue with the battery life. I cannot send SMS so is there any legit way to activate Facetime...?

    Also will the 4.1 patch change the process of activating Facetime for iphone?
     
  2. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

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    Aloha forcetastic,

    AFAIK, the only current way to invoke Facetime is by placing a phone call first. Once the telephone connection is established, Facetime takes over on WiFi, but you still have to make the telephonic connection first.
     
  3. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    You'll probably just have to get her to put her SIM in just long enough to activate facetime. The iPod touch 4 does it with your iTunes account, which the iPhone 4 doesn't support
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Not true. Providing you as either on wifi or on 3G but jailbroken with a wifi/3G hack type app installed you can go to a contact and tap the FaceTime button. You do not need to call the person at all.

    Op- iPhones need a sim in you can get around this via jailbreaking but its easier to slap a pay as you go simcard in.
     
  5. Tito Georgie macrumors 6502

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    Um yeah your wayyyyyyyy wrong.

    I put my iPhone 4 on airplane mode and just turned on wifi and I was able to FaceTime.
     
  6. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

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    The OP did not mention jailbreaking the iPhone in question.
     
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Quite possible.

    We know it will enable Face Time on the (phone-less) iPod. So you've got a good chance of it working on your SIM-less iPhone too.

    Can't promise, but I give it good odds.
     
  8. forcetactic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys. Thanks for the responses.

    I do in fact have a sim in my iphone; it's just deactivated so it will not work as a phone nor connect to the 3g network.

    I have tried to turn Facetime on/off and wifi on/off but it will always give me the Waiting for activation...... notice. Whenever i click a contact too, there are only 3 buttons: no facetime option
     
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    What's your point. You gave incorrect facts.

    You can initiate a FaceTime call without placing a phone call first!
     

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