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Whats the point of the facetime button during a call?

thinkadam

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Original poster
Oct 12, 2011
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When on a call, and you look at the screen...
You get 6 buttons...speaker, mute...etc.. the bottom middle is facetime.
What does this do? I tried a few times with no results..it just attempted to facetime the person I was already on with..

Anyone know?

thanks?
 

willmtaylor

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Oct 31, 2009
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When on a call, and you look at the screen...
You get 6 buttons...speaker, mute...etc.. the bottom middle is facetime.
What does this do? I tried a few times with no results..it just attempted to facetime the person I was already on with..

Anyone know?

thanks?

It's pretty simple: it lets you FaceTime the person you're talking to. What's there to misunderstand?

Apple's Website
 
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Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
When you're on a call you can then switch the regural call to a facetime video call.
Obviously the other person will also have to have a compatible Apple device that can do facetime.
 
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willmtaylor

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Oct 31, 2009
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Question, will FaceTime over Cellular only work with devices that are running iOS 6?

Correct. It's not available on iOS 5. Right now though, everyone is waiting to see how it's going to play out with the carriers and their data charges when iOSA 6 officially launches (Sept. 12-21).
 
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newyorksole

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Apr 2, 2008
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Correct. It's not available on iOS 5. Right now though, everyone is waiting to see how it's going to play out with the carriers and their data charges when iOSA 6 officially launches (Sept. 12-21).

Omg I can already foresee AT&T bitching about iPhone users using FaceTime over 4G/LTE smh.
 
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RocketRed

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Omg I can already foresee AT&T bitching about iPhone users using FaceTime over 4G/LTE smh.

They won't bitch about it. They're just going to charge you not just for data, but for including Facetime feature in iOS 6. Don't want to pay? You don't get Facetime over cellular network. They can easily block it with an OTA update.

It's AT&T. Maximum profits.
 
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