3G FaceTime may be a reality very soon

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.

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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28 Comments

1. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

or you can just download tango.

3. mrfamous1

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

Same thing im thinking!!!!

6. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

they dont know I guess

19. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

2. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

4. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

or again you can just download tango...

8. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

yeah dude we heard you..

9. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

11. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

12. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

yes..

16. uudayy

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 25, 2009

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

17. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

23. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 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.

26. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i dont really care what its called you noob.

27. redsox21

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 03, 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....

5. Orbitman

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 09, 2011

what took them so long? lol

7. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Good luck to AT&T and Sprint! haha

10. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 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.

18. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

um. tango has been around since the 3GS.

22. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

yeah tango has i was referring to facetime.

24. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

25. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i know this but the app was still around.

13. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Or you can just download Skype or oovoo.

14. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

tango has been availble since the 3gs iphone

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

3g facetime WOULD BE VERY EXPENSIVE

21. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

28. mordimiz

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 15, 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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