Where's FaceTime over 3G?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Jewbacca24, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Jewbacca24 macrumors newbie

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    What ever happened to FaceTime over 3G? I seem to remember this feature being discussed during WWDC and then it was found in iOS 5 betas sent out to developers. Does anyone else remember this? I heard 3G FaceTime would be carrier specific, so it might be that my carrier (Rogers) isn't offering it at the moment.

    Is anyone else able to use FaceTime over 3G? If not...why would apple omit such a great feature from iOS 5?
     
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  3. Peace macrumors Core

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    FaceTime has never been available over 3G officially

    If it were your cellphone bill would go through the roof.
     
  4. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Some carriers offer unlimited data.
     
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  6. HellDiverUK macrumors 6502

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    3G (5Mb down 1Mb up) on my phone is faster than the work broadband (2Mb down 512k up)

    Data use rather than speed must be the reason.
     
  7. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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    If you have unlimited data, Skype works pretty well via 3G
     

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