Facetime ?

Che Castro

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A few questions

Do you guys have problems hearing the other person and vice versa sometimes ?

I was over 3G maybe that was the problem


Also is there a way to make it so is not such a big close up to your face ,without holding the phone farther away from you
 

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A few questions

Do you guys have problems hearing the other person and vice versa sometimes ?

I was over 3G maybe that was the problem


Also is there a way to make it so is not such a big close up to your face ,without holding the phone farther away from you
I used Facetime yesterday and had no problems at all.

You cannot use it on 3G (unless you JB, I think). Otherwise it's WiFi only. Also there is no way to adjust the size, except by moving it closer or further away from you.
 
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Che Castro

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Yea i use facetime over 3g with 3gunrestrictor

That right there is a good enough reason to jailbreak
 
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eclipse01

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My facetime/speakerphone (skype works fine for some reason), stopped working months ago, not sure why.

other user claims I sound like I am under water:confused:
 
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Yea i use facetime over 3g with 3gunrestrictor

That right there is a good enough reason to jailbreak
I would guess that's the issue, there has to be a reason why Apple does not allow people to use it without Wi-Fi, performance on 3G must be too poor and they don't want to hear the complaints.
 
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Yea i use facetime over 3g with 3gunrestrictor

That right there is a good enough reason to jailbreak
I would guess that's the issue, there has to be a reason why Apple does not allow people to use it without Wi-Fi, performance on 3G must be too poor and they don't want to hear the complaints.
That's precisely your problem in all likelihood. Something in the JB broke it's performance.
 
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Tea-Aholic

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Do you guys have problems hearing the other person and vice versa sometimes ?

I was over 3G maybe that was the problem
You were on a slow 3G connection, therefore you may have had problems with hearing the other person.

Also is there a way to make it so is not such a big close up to your face ,without holding the phone farther away from you
No, the front facing camera has a fixed focal length, therefore it is not possible to "zoom out".
 
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There is no focus/zoom on the camera, so what you see is what you get.

By the way, there is no extra charge to and more descriptive words to your thread title.
 
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iceterminal

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Like practically any video & audio stream over the internet, the quality of such will degrade when the quality of your connection goes south. Better connection (aka wifi), better quality.
3G connection=possible but not as good as broadband.
 
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Applejuiced

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My facetime works fine over 3G.
I had a few facetime calls yesterday over 3G and didnt skip or freeze at all.
But again it depends on your connection, my AT&T 3G speeds both upload and download are very good where I live.
 
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iceterminal

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My facetime works fine over 3G.
I had a few facetime calls yesterday over 3G and didnt skip or freeze at all.
But again it depends on your connection, my AT&T 3G speeds both upload and download are very good where I live.
Yes, but you don't count. Haven't we had this conversation before? Now back in your cage.
 
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ChittagongBoy

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FACETIME In-operative

Folks !! anyone else having issues while trying to make a facetime call, may it be from iphone to iphone , ipad to iphone.... you get the drift.

After 3 rings I get the call failed message - any solution to this problem, I should mention that I did try by turning the phone of and back on , but to no avail :(

FYI: my device is jailbroken , before you jump to conclusions my brother who is using an unlocked version of the 4S , and a friend who is using an i4 on AT&T is also having the same issues.

H E L P ! ! !
 
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Applejuiced

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Folks !! anyone else having issues while trying to make a facetime call, may it be from iphone to iphone , ipad to iphone.... you get the drift.

After 3 rings I get the call failed message - any solution to this problem, I should mention that I did try by turning the phone of and back on , but to no avail :(

FYI: my device is jailbroken , before you jump to conclusions my brother who is using an unlocked version of the 4S , and a friend who is using an i4 on AT&T is also having the same issues.

H E L P ! ! !
Might be a conflict with a JB package you have installed.
I had the same issue before and the problem was Igotya or I caughtU from what I remember.
 
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Che Castro

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Folks !! anyone else having issues while trying to make a facetime call, may it be from iphone to iphone , ipad to iphone.... you get the drift.

After 3 rings I get the call failed message - any solution to this problem, I should mention that I did try by turning the phone of and back on , but to no avail :(

FYI: my device is jailbroken , before you jump to conclusions my brother who is using an unlocked version of the 4S , and a friend who is using an i4 on AT&T is also having the same issues.

H E L P ! ! !
Are you facetiming the same email address but in another device ?

I had that problem

Using my iphone to facetime my ipad
I had the same 2 emails in receive at" in both devices ,

U cant facetime the same email i think
 
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ChittagongBoy

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Are you facetiming the same email address but in another device ?

I had that problem

Using my iphone to facetime my ipad
I had the same 2 emails in receive at" in both devices ,

U cant facetime the same email i think

No, Im trying to call another person, diff email, diff number
 
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