No FaceTime without WiFi?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Lloyd Bonifide, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Lloyd Bonifide macrumors newbie

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    I know this has probably been addressed somewhere but...

    I thought I read somewhere that we would be FaceTime without being connected to 3G and WiFi at the same time.
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Facetime is wi-fi only.

    If you need to video-chat over 3G you should check out Skype.
     
  3. cdebnil macrumors regular

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    I thought that Facetime over 3g was one of the new features of IOS5 or am I remembering that wrong? Probably AT&T blocking it.
     
  4. Lloyd Bonifide thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am sure I read it somewhere in the pre-release notes but it's sure not happening. Also, I used to get an error message that saying I need to connect to WiFi but that is no longer happening.
     
  5. gloss macrumors 601

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    I'm pretty sure that it is an iOS5 feature, but is only supported on a carrier-by-carrier basis. I'm guessing that our generally hateful US carriers are not going to stand for it.
     
  6. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    this is 16 month old news
     
  7. kilcher macrumors 65816

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    I believe it's still wifi only, and yes, I'm sure it's the carriers that are blocking it.

    In addition to Skype, Tango offers free video calls over 3G. Haven't tried it yet so I can't vouch for the quality.
     
  8. ericg301 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe -- but can't back this up -- but iOS5 makes FaceTime over 3G POSSIBLE, but it's up to the carriers to enable it.
     
  9. 199708 macrumors 6502

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    in the Iphone 4 event, i reember steve jobs mentioning that it will be availble later that year (2010),
     
  10. fraggot macrumors 6502

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    I remember hearing it too, like everyone else said. I'm assuming it's a carrier choice only, which makes no sense since I have a 4GB data plan with tethering.
     

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