Facetime????

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Franktv415, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Franktv415 macrumors member

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    I have a question. Will facetime use up Minutes or is like Ichat and not use minutes???
    Thanks
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It's like Skype since it's actually VoIP. Not sure how that transition works though as you'll be talking to the person on the phone before initiating FaceTime.
     
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  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Ahh, didn't see that one in the news.
     
  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    He might not be on at&t/ in the US you know.
     
  6. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816

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    for now it is only going to be over WiFi, so i would have to say no
     
  7. goobot macrumors 603

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    true but a large % of the people here are so i just assumed
     
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    true
     
  10. b166er macrumors 68020

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    Dear God. How many threads are there about this? I did a search and literally lost count.

    It won't use your minutes.

    And you do not need to be in a current call to initiate a facetime chat. It actually says this on Apple's site.
     
  11. suikoden352 macrumors member

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    no. facetime aka"mobile chat roulette" aka" sexting with hd video" does not use up minutes since it runs thru wifi.
     
  12. norwegian wood macrumors regular

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    Video-Calls-siliconalley-2549073383.html?x=0&.v=3
     
  13. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    What worries me would be that, if I know someone with an international number, I would have to initiate the international call before I can initiate FaceTime.

    That means AT&T still got me for 1 international minute.
     
  14. b166er macrumors 68020

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    "sexting" is my least favorite word that I use almost daily :)
     
  15. Sinfire macrumors regular

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    Since AT&T supports both data and voice at the same time. Why not use the voice channel to handle all the audio, and use the data channel to transmit the video. Therefore, it is not true VOIP, but a hybrid version of it.
     
  16. b166er macrumors 68020

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    That would probably not sync well. Ever see Godzilla?
     
  17. Gagoots macrumors regular

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    Facetime will not impact your cellular voice minutes.

    All facechats will, however, be seen by all of your mothers.
    :eek:
     
  18. b166er macrumors 68020

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    Also, while not impacting your minutes, it may impact your reputation/dignity if you use it at starbucks and in other public settings.
     
  19. Gagoots macrumors regular

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    Can't wait to see all the jackoffs walking around showing everything to people. "This is my Latte. This is my view of the bathroom. This is the "barista" who calls my drink 'EXpresso'" ...ETC...
     
  20. b166er macrumors 68020

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    hahaha.... I actually saw a dude the other night bring his iPad into the BAR. Not a cafe or even a restaurant, a straight up BAR.
     
  21. PatrickRS macrumors member

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    Anyone notice how the little inset pictures are mirror images of the big ones?

    [​IMG]

    Probably just a marketing glitch...
     
  22. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Nope! Ever notice when you look in the mirror, it's mirrored? A camera works the same way! :eek: Hehehe. :p
     

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