iMessage for phone calls?

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Does anyone else think it would be cool if Apple included a FaceTime-like VoIP service built into the phone app that intuitively made free calls to other iPhones, iPod touches and iPads? Maybe even macs?

    It would make the carriers mad, but that didn't seem to bother them when they made iMessage. I think that it would be a great selling point for the next iPhone and iOS 6.
     
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    So basically FaceTime without video (only audio)? It would seem that this must have already occurred to Apple, especially given the way Skype operates.

    They probably didn't include it for a reason, and given that a reason exists, they probably never will. At least no time soon, I suspect.
     
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  5. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    It could have been that a lot of iDevices didn't have proper microphones for VoIP calling. Or that they didn't have the servers to facilitate it. Or that AT&T would have stopped subsidizing the phones while they were exclusive partners.

    All of those issues have been fixed now.

    When you dial a number, if it's an iPhone number the call button would turn blue and you'd be on a super high fidelity voice call.

    There could be separate settings for quality while on wifi and 3g so that those with limited data could make a decision about how much quality they're willing to sacrifice.

    It really would make the iPhone the perfect phone.

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    TalkTime has a better ring(no pun intended) to it.
     

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