(US) Facetime over 3G without mobile share plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by moonman239, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    Has anyone figured out a way to make FaceTime calls over 3G without a shared data plan? I'd say the best way would be to set up a VPN on your home Wi-Fi network. However, perhaps some smart jailbreak developer created a proxy through which FaceTime calls can be routed.
     
  2. Dechter macrumors member

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    Jailbreakers have been making FaceTime calls over 3G for years thanks to My3G and 3G Unrestrictor (and there may be others). Heck, I've used FaceTime in a car while driving around town (no, I wasn't the one driving).

    However, I don't believe there is a Jailbreak for the iPhone 5 yet.
     
  3. seeharrison macrumors regular

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    I don't think a VPN would do the trick since you are using cellular data to access the VPN. I think WiFi has to actually be enabled on the phone for FaceTime to work.

    One thing you could do is tether to another phone via WiFi or use a MiFi hotspot. I've done this in the past and it worked great.
     

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