Is FaceTime over cellular 100% data??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cperchard, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. cperchard macrumors 6502a

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    Or does it also take some time off your total minutes allowance??

    My sim only contract only gives me 200 mins a month but if FaceTime doesn't use this, then it will be plenty.....but if it does cut into that allowance i may be screwed!

    Cheers for any help in advance!
     
  2. negrohero9 macrumors regular

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    as i know of its just data. but i could be wrong. its just like imessage and cant be charged for that.
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    is there a way you can log on and check your minutes? Do a facetime call and see if you minutes are effected.
     
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    To the best of my knowledge it is strictly data. It's using your data connection to make the entire call and not the voice cellular connection like you would a real telephone call.
     
  5. cperchard thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys, guess the only real way to know for sure is to try it and take note of the before and after figures :)
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It must be or AT&T wouldn't have restricted it this long.
     
  7. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    It is completely data. It will not use your voice minutes.
     
  8. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Which is hilarious, considering data is data. Voice over GSM or 3G is just data, so is SMS/MMS.
     
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    this. If it was minutes then at&t would not restrict it to try and get people off unlimited and on to the shared plans.
     
  10. Mickyvai, Oct 2, 2012
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  11. spades1412 macrumors 6502

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    Facetime is data only. Facetime works great on my Mac and iPad and neither of those have a cell radio.
     

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