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3G FaceTime may be a reality very soon

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3G FaceTime may be a reality very soon
If you and your family live in an Apple household, there is no denying that Apple’s FaceTime is a very cool feature. Unfortunately, even though it works on the iPad 2 and iPhone 4 and up, you have to be on a Wi-Fi connection to use it.

3G FaceTime may be a reality very soon
Interestingly, the folks over at iDevice found a notification in iOS 5.1.1 when they disabled 3G that says, “Disabling 3G will end FaceTime. Are you sure you want to disable 3G?”

FaceTime technically works over 3G now. You have to jailbreak your device and install some extra software, but the ability is definitely there. While the Cupertino giant hasn’t announced anything officially, this is the first time there has ever been even a reference to FaceTime over 3G by Apple itself. By the looks of this message, it appears that Apple may at least be testing it and we could see support for FaceTime over 3G relatively soon.

source: iDevice via Gizmodo

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posted on 18 May 2012, 14:56 4

1. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


or you can just download tango.

posted on 18 May 2012, 15:02 1

3. mrfamous1 (Posts: 26; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


Same thing im thinking!!!!

posted on 18 May 2012, 15:29

6. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


they dont know I guess

posted on 18 May 2012, 17:02

19. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


fandroids think that they had it first when tango has been around when i had my 3GS when it first came out.

posted on 18 May 2012, 15:02

2. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 320; Member since: 07 May 2012)


facetime has been available on jailbreak iphone 4/4s for years now via 3rd party apps

posted on 18 May 2012, 15:06

4. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


or again you can just download tango...

posted on 18 May 2012, 15:45 2

8. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


yeah dude we heard you..

posted on 18 May 2012, 15:49

9. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


sorry, its just some people think you have to jailbreak the iphone to use the face time on 3G when you actually dont.

posted on 18 May 2012, 15:59 1

11. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


ok now to the subject in hand... is tango available for iOS?

posted on 18 May 2012, 16:02 1

12. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


yes..

posted on 18 May 2012, 16:50

16. uudayy (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Aug 2009)


so if i download tango can i call someone using facetime?

posted on 18 May 2012, 16:59

17. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


if they also have tango. if you and the other person both have tango you can both facetime.

posted on 19 May 2012, 03:21

23. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Using Tango requires both parties to have Tango installed, so it's not called "Facetime".

I swear you Apple people just love replacing words with lingo that Apple created. It's called video calling, "Facetime" is when both parties use iOS devices, and use the "Facetime" option. Similar to how I "Skype" someone, which means I use Skype to contact someone who has skype as well.

posted on 19 May 2012, 17:22

26. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


i dont really care what its called you noob.

posted on 20 May 2012, 00:07

27. redsox21 (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


So basically youre being a hypocritical because you said you "skype" with someone and you call out people for saying they facetime with others. Yea its called videocalling, no one said it wasnt. But when you call someone on IOS, its FaceTime...so that what people call it. Its not an "apple people" thing, people on android call it facetime too because thats what its called....

posted on 18 May 2012, 15:16 3

5. Orbitman (Posts: 110; Member since: 09 Oct 2011)


what took them so long? lol

posted on 18 May 2012, 15:39

7. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 361; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Good luck to AT&T and Sprint! haha

posted on 18 May 2012, 15:50 5

10. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Wait video chat over 3G? its so revolutionary! dang this has been on android for 2 years now. not good apple, once again just now catching up to the competition.

posted on 18 May 2012, 17:00 1

18. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


um. tango has been around since the 3GS.

posted on 18 May 2012, 18:16

22. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


yeah tango has i was referring to facetime.

posted on 19 May 2012, 03:22

24. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Oh no, but the 3GS doesn't even have a front facing camera =_="

posted on 19 May 2012, 17:21 1

25. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


i know this but the app was still around.

posted on 18 May 2012, 16:12

13. JunitoNH (Posts: 901; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Or you can just download Skype or oovoo.

posted on 18 May 2012, 16:17 1

14. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


tango has been availble since the 3gs iphone

posted on 18 May 2012, 17:06 2

20. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6487; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


3g facetime WOULD BE VERY EXPENSIVE

posted on 18 May 2012, 17:20 1

21. jove39 (Posts: 1282; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Does it have better video/audio xfer than gtalk or skype? I use skype all the time!

posted on 20 May 2012, 10:39

28. mordimiz (Posts: 13; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


did anyone think that this could be a sham..the warning message i mean. i had an iphone and when you jailbreak it you can get any error to say wtvr you want it to. hell i made my iphone say "help me im melting" for the slide to power off..you can do wtvr you want to the source code once you've jail broken it...simply change the error of data wont work over 3g if you disable it or wtvr it says and replace it with this...Just a thought

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