No FaceTime over 3G on iOS 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chevy57, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. chevy57 macrumors regular

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    FaceTime over 3G--It's a little curious that we didn't hear anything about FaceTime during the iOS 5 announcement. :( One of the features we wanted was FaceTime over 3G instead of just Wi-Fi, but we suspect this has more to do with the carriers than with Apple.
     
  2. ivandr macrumors regular

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    Uhhhm 3G Unrestrictor or many other programs available through Cydia allows this already in iOS 4... I've been video chatting while on the highway for months (as a passenger of course!) now...

    oh and who is 'we'? :rolleyes:
     
  3. chevy57 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, I have My3G on my Iphone 4 but some friend won't want jailbreak.
     
  4. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    I'm pretty sure its a carrier thing, imagine all the bandwith that would use up, I suspect its also a combination of Apple not wanting the bad connection quality over 3G reflecting bad on the device as well... This is probably why they havent pushed back too hard. Plus I would imagine this would be a problem for people who have limited data plans.
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure Facetime works fine over 3G on iOS 4 if the carriers wanted it to.

    So it probably does work in iOS 5 just like it works in iOS 4. Which is to say it works but you can't have it.

    So I can see why they didn't feel that was worth the time to talk about.
     
  6. chevy57 thread starter macrumors regular

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