Glad FaceTime is Wifi only for now!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Manatee, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Manatee macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it's my age, but I'm just not ready to see people driving in DC rush-hour traffic video-chatting with their buds.

    Yeah, I know they text. I saw a guy yesterday in traffic holding the phone with one hand, texting with the other, and steering with an elbow.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I couldn't agree with you more. While there would be some benefits I think people are distracted enough as is.
     
  3. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Yeah but once this thing gets jailbroken then stay off the roads!!!
     
  4. vmagg88 macrumors member

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    It will also save people data who choose to go to the 2GB plan. I'm sticking with unlimited!
     
  5. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Video chat's already been out for years on 3G and the streets weren't full of video calling suicidal drivers believe it or not :rolleyes:
     
  6. SolRayz macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T would make a fortune of our restricted data plans if they allowed it. So what gives...
     
  7. RiceRacerDX macrumors 6502

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    Other manufacturers have used front facing cameras on their phones for years. Just because we own an iPhone does not make us irresponsible. If people chose to drive while using video chat then that's just one more reason why I love natural selection.
     
  8. bundu macrumors member

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    Shhh... if Apple hasn't added it to their phones yet, it doesn't exist elsewhere!
     
  9. optophobia macrumors 6502a

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    Thats all well and dandy, until they crash into YOUR car, or run YOU over.
     
  10. dgree03 macrumors 65816

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    It either going to be a problem now or later.. but it will still be a problem.
     
  11. RiceRacerDX macrumors 6502

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    All I'm trying to say is that just because we have iPhones, it does not make us irresponsible or increase irresponsibly-prone behavior, especially if it's nothing-new technology.
     
  12. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Because AT&T can't monetize it like they do with text/mms messaging. If AT&T could setup an avenue by which to charge you Video Chat minutes separate from your call minutes and separate from your data, believe it, there would be a plan in place.
     
  13. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    What difference does it make. They aren't moving anyway. :D:mad:
     
  14. Fraaaa macrumors 65816

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    The truth is:

    - Video Call have been out for years and no one has ever give a </swear> about it;

    - On 3G consume data and the quality of the video may not be as good as on WiFi;

    - People complain of ATT bad service, if they would allow this as well on 3G [at the moment] you would just have more to complain about;

    - People would complain regardless.
     
  15. eezing macrumors 6502

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    hahahaha
     
  16. eezing macrumors 6502

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    There is no unlimited for iPhone 4
     
  17. DeathChill macrumors 68000

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    This is an extremely silly thing to say that sounds like an excuse for why Apple didn't make it usable over 3G. However, it doesn't bother me either way.

    Anyone know if there will be an indicator beside contacts who can receive video calls? Otherwise how will I know who I can video call?
     
  18. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Amateur...I do it with my knee.
     
  19. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Video over 3G is engineered to be lower quality. If you JB and use 3G un-restricter you won't have any quality issues.
     
  20. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    Mobile phones + Driving = Illegal.

    In The UK at least.
     
  21. outphase macrumors 65816

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    It is in several of the states as well, like California. That stops no one.
     
  22. SirHaakon macrumors 6502a

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    There is if you currently have unlimited and upgrade your phone.
     
  23. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Murder is also illegal. People do that too.
     

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