Finally, FaceTime over 3G in iOS 6 works great!

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  1. Anti-Lucifer macrumors 6502a

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    Finally, we get FaceTime over 3G in iOS 6.0 and having tested this out with iPhone 4s -> iPad 3, it's great! No more needing to jb at all. Siri on the new iPad is also a very welcome addition - just very sad my 2 other iPad 2's can't run siri???
     
  2. aleni macrumors 68020

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    this too is the most feature i have waited since the introduction of iPhone 4.

    i jb my phone only to use facebreak. so from now on, no need to jailbreak anymore!
     
  3. techguy20 macrumors 6502

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    Use a jailbreak app for that as well, but I'll still need the JB for a few other apps :(
     
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    What's the data consumption rate using FaceTime over 3G? Will we burn through our limits quickly using the 3G FaceTime.
     
  5. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Exactly my thoughts as well.
     
  6. someguy macrumors 68020

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    This kind of thing makes me love my Sprint Simply Everything plan even more. :)
     
  7. sjhotshot macrumors newbie

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    welcome FaceTime on 3g

    superb feature worth waiting for!! just wished they allowed flash on iOS as steve jobs is long gone!! no one to object!! :rolleyes:
     
  8. cynics macrumors G3

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    My biggest disappoint with Google Chrome on android is the lack of flash. Everyone is moving away from it though so don't expect Apple to pick it up at this point.
     
  9. nitemare macrumors regular

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    just because Steve is gone doesnt mean theres no one left to object to it. even adobe stoped making flash for mobile devices
     
  10. RenoG macrumors 65816

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    Besides a few fluffy items I downloaded facebreak was the motivating reason I jb'd my phone too.. I was very happy to know OS6 will allow facetime over 3g, (its about time) I have unlimited data so no concerns here..maybe now more folks will use this virtually dead feature.
     
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    The Wi-Fi version of FaceTime uses about 3MB (megabytes) per minute.

    YouTube uses more than that.

    It's possible that the quality will be reduced over 3G, reducing how much bandwidth it uses (perhaps they've optimised it more as well).
     
  13. speed4tu macrumors member

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    I wasn't under the impression anyone even used facetime. I had mine jailbroken with 3g unrestricter and never even used it then. I only jb'ed to use that to get over the app store 20-50 mb limit.
     
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    Steve Jobs was always right, flash was a waste of everybodys time I'm glad its dead
     
  15. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a

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    I could see the benefit for some of you US iPhone users. There are no unlimited data plans left here in Canada so FaceTime over 3G just screams data limit overages to me.
     
  16. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Now that most US carriers have nixed the unlimited data plan it is great to be able to officially use facetime over 3G. :D
     
  17. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    with sprint data rates sometimes being under 1mbps, it doesn't seem like it'd be of any use for facetime
     
  18. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Carriers are going to love facetime over 3G. People will be hitting their data limits within the first 2 days and paying additional data costs.
     
  19. someguy macrumors 68020

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    How fast is 3G supposed to be?
     
  20. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    For most video streaming I would say you'd want 2-3mbps minimum.
     
  21. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

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    Sucks for all of you folks with limited data plans...



    I do however love the idea of facetime over 3g because there is times I would like to share a moment live.

    Like if I am at a sports game it would be cool to facetime for a few seconds to show the experience etc.
     
  22. mlmwalt macrumors 6502a

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    I'm stoked for facetime over 3g. I already use it a lot. Now I'll use it more. :cool:

    BTW 3g speed is a minimum of 200KB/s according to IMT-2000 standards. That said, nobody would use a network that slow unless you're a Sprint customer. :p
     
  23. iEnvy macrumors 65816

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    Going to be LTE soon boys! Well at least for some countries :eek:
     
  24. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Sorry, I meant how fast should 3G be in general in comparison with how slow dccorona says Sprint's can sometimes be?
     
  25. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    this is a joke for anything CDMA, speeds are too slow for a decent facetime convo, i've tried this a few times and just gave up.
     

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