Paying for FaceTime on the iPhone but not iPod Touch?

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  1. james809 macrumors newbie

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    Since the iPod Touch does not have calling capabilities, it seems that FaceTime would be free on it. So why do iPhone 4 users still have to pay to use FaceTime?
     
  2. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    I thought it worked the same way since you FaceTime over Wi-Fi. Am I wrong?
     
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  4. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    iPhone 4 users have never had to pay for FaceTime calls.

    You can use the contacts application to start a FaceTime call for free, or if you start a FaceTime call during a cellular voice call, that voice call will end as soon as FaceTime connects.
     
  5. saving107 macrumors 603

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    FaceTime calls are made over Wifi (essentially its a Video VoIP Call), so none of your minutes are being used.
     
  6. james809 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But don't you have to initiate a call first to use FaceTime?

    Just saw the post, thanks!
     
  7. saving107 macrumors 603

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    No,

    if your already on a call, you can switch over to FaceTime. But to initiate FaceTime, you don't have to be on a call, just tap the FaceTime button if your on WiFi.

    From Apple.com

     
  8. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    No.

    That's just one way of doing it.

    If you go to Contacts on an iPhone 4, you should see a "FaceTime" option on a specific contact.

    Press it and a FaceTime call will start (it might ask you to pick one of the contact's phone numbers/email addresses to call).

    A FaceTime call like that will cost nothing.

    If you press the FaceTime button during a normal voice call, the voice call will end when FaceTime connects.
     

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