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

Anti-Lucifer

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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???
 

aleni

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Jun 2, 2006
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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!
 

pooleman

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Jan 11, 2012
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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.
 

sjhotshot

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Dec 28, 2011
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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:
 

cynics

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

nitemare

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superb feature worth waiting for!! just wished they allowed flash on iOS as steve jobs is long gone!! no one to object!! :rolleyes:
just because Steve is gone doesnt mean theres no one left to object to it. even adobe stoped making flash for mobile devices
 

RenoG

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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.
 

Daveoc64

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Jan 16, 2008
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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.
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).
 

speed4tu

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Mar 30, 2009
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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.
 

FlatlinerG

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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.
 

F123D

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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.
 

Gator24765

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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.
 

mlmwalt

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Jun 8, 2010
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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
 
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