What Verizon iPhone does does FaceTime over 3G

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  1. tac22 macrumors 6502

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    I have both nytimes and boy geniuse report saying you can do FaceTime over 3G. Is this true, no one else is talking about it. They did say it would be wifi only for 2010, and it's 2011 now. I need clarification :eek:
     
  2. tac22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nvm bgr.com updated there post saying that there not actually sure about it. Damn them. Getting my hopes up like that. I don't know what nytimes is smoking but I think it's a no go.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    It will be interesting to see how this plays out. If it does happen, it will be, in my opinion, a significant advantage over the AT&T iPhone.
     
  4. thetexan macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing this is more Apple's decision than it is Verizon's decision. Verizon has no problem selling Android phones that do video chat over 3G.
     
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Have you called Verizon or Apple?
     
  6. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    FaceTime failed here in the UK; no carrier supports it, as of yet.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No carrier supports it anywhere cause its still limited over wifi only.
     
  8. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    BGR edited the post - NO facetime on the Verizon iphone.
     
  9. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    This is depressing. What happened?
     
  10. shandyman, Jan 11, 2011
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    really? that a fact? cos me and various friends use FaceTime quite a bit and we're in the UK..... and I mean over Wifi as no-one supports it on 3G
     
  11. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    are you living under a rock???
     
  12. vachargerfan macrumors regular

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    Just on 3G right? You can still do it over Wifi right?
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I guess Apple decided to limit its use on wifi only while supposedly working with carriers to enable its use over 3G hopefully soon.
     
  14. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Quite literally - the slated roof is make of rocks :D

    Hopefully soon. It's redundant for me in its current state.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, I agree.
    Unless you JB it then you can do facetime over 3G.
     
  16. Dyspareunia macrumors regular

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    OR you could buy two Verizon iPhone 4s. Second one will tether to the HotSpot of the 1st and "think" it's on a Wi-Fi source and voila... Verizon Iphone 4 Facetime on "3G" of Verizon.
     
  17. shandyman Suspended

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    i use FaceTime quite often with my friends who are in various places in the world, it's not that hard to find a wifi connection these days to use. when i'm not connected it's usually when i'm walking somewhere and personally i don't FaceTime and walk lol
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True, but its good to have the ability to do it when there's no wifi around.
     
  19. shandyman Suspended

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    yea but in this day and age, it's not hard to find a wifi connection, trains, coaches, hotels, pubs, shopping centres, everywhere has one and i'm not even in a decent town, people properly in the sticks will have hit and miss 3G anyway so FaceTime over 3G will be useless to them. So really, it's not a HUGE issue. theres more important things that are needed above FaceTime over 3G
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I agree, its not a huge issue but it could be an inconvinience.
    Not every place you're at will have free or open wifi available.
     
  21. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    Screw FaceTime, AT&T better get that Mobile hotspot function! I PRAY it won't be an Ad-Hoc Network like the one produced by MyWi. Then, at least, I can connect every one of my devices to it without any issues.
     
  22. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    nice, I will buy an extra iPhone just to try this! :p
    [​IMG]
     
  23. Resist macrumors 68030

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    What purpose would Apple have in doing this? The carriers are the ones limiting this feature, which was namely AT&T. Just like they had with tethering. There really is no reason why Verizon shouldn't be able to do Facetime on 3G, unless their network isn't as ready for the iPhone as they are saying. Interestingly, I was able to do video voice calls on an iPhone 3G using an app without any problems and the iphone was not even jail broken.
     
  24. joeshell383 macrumors 6502a

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    Ha ha. I like your approach.
     
  25. yodaxl7 macrumors 6502a

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    Verizon has a deal with skype.
     

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