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No plan minutes used during iPhone 4's Face Time video conferencing

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No plan minutes used during iPhone 4's Face Time video conferencing
Just in case you were wondering, Apple says that using the iPhone 4's FaceTime video capabilities will not cost you any minutes from your monthly voice plan. So what does happen to your voice call once you switch over to video? If the voice call stays active in the background while you are having some "FaceTime", you could be eating minutes off your monthly allocation even though you are using Wi-Fi for the video connection. But the good news is, according to an Apple spokesman, once you start a FaceTime video, any phone call that is active is dropped as the video connection takes precedence and the meter that counts how many minutes you are using comes to a stop. This is only a temporary answer because once FaceTime becomes available over 3G, there will be some new questions like, will a 3G video call count toward voice minutes? Will it eat up your data plan allowance? This becomes very important because once AT&T does away with unlimited data, as we have told you they will, how much of your monthly bandwidth cap will be used up by a video chat? Once Apple is able to work out 3G video conferencing to its satisfaction,  we're sure they will quickly let us know what the new rules will be.

Apple iPhone 4 Preliminary Specifications

source: BusinessInsider

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. Dark Asgard (Posts: 44; Member since: 01 Apr 2010)


Thats cause its on wifi right now

posted on 21 Jun 2010, 00:40

2. tiolawa (Posts: 115; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Another reason to just get the Evo or the upcoming Galaxy S Pro... use Qik with unlimited data on Sprint... there for no minutes used ever plus sprints plans are cheaper right off the bat!!!! and yes I am a complete Sprint fanboy!!!

posted on 21 Jun 2010, 00:51

3. android#1 (Posts: 74; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


you can fanboy what ever you want as long as you can back it up. Evo shits on iphone

posted on 21 Jun 2010, 01:31

4. lolyourface (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Jun 2010)


lol why are you 2 even looking at iphone stuff if evo is so much better? go get a life.

posted on 21 Jun 2010, 07:41

5. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


Because we're all interested in cell phones and like to stay up to date. If we only read articles about one phone, we wouldn't know what technology was available and what phone was better.

posted on 21 Jun 2010, 11:15

6. bossmann20 (Posts: 38; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


exactly!

posted on 21 Jun 2010, 16:26

7. deejh (Posts: 34; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)


Holla...........Evo and android = FTW Biatch

posted on 21 Jun 2010, 20:28

8. Flip7 (Posts: 31; Member since: 27 Nov 2009)


EVO world

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