It's time for some FaceTime over 3G

It's time for some FaceTime over 3G
Back in June, Apple made an attempt to reinvent video calling with the introduction of its iPhone 4 and the FaceTime feature. As well-executed as it is though, FaceTime has always had one definite drawback, and this is its inability to run over 3G, restricting your use to whenever a Wi-Fi hotspot is available. Of course, Apple has done that with a reason (mobile networks not ready to carry video calling the way Apple wants it yet), and it has promised it would be bringing FaceTime over 3G next year.

However, it seems there is a solution for those who simply need to have some video connection over 3G right now. It's called My3G and is a $3.99 app that's for sale at the RockYourPhone app store. In order to get it though your iPhone 4 needs to be jailbroken.

What My3G does is to convince your phone that it is using Wi-Fi, while it is actually using 3G. So simple, yet so brilliant. Another cool use it may have is to let you watch high-quality YouTube videos over 3G, for example. To top it off, the app features some nice setting that allow you to choose whether or not a certain application should be using it.

You can get the My3G app here.

via: MobileCrunch



1. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

And this has been possible on my old crapy phone for 4 years now... I know it's completely irrelevant and that I shouldn't visit an article about something that I don't like but... just wanted to laugh at Apple because they sell more phones than the company I like does :D Apple hater :)

2. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Its called "Face Time 3g oops I whent over my capped 3g data useage"...Uh Oh! Try not using 250Mb streaming voice calls.

6. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Lololol. So true. Everytime I attach a plan to ATT, I wince. And the ATT rep tells us 95% of users don't go above 2G. Maybe, maybe... so why don't you guys just leave the plans alone? Say AT&T gains 10 new customers. Nine of these customers wont go over, but they now pay $5 less for their internet. That's $45 dollars AT&T technically "loses" vs their old plan. That one customer that goes over, lets say he goes over twice, and does 5 GB. So he pays $25+10+10= $45. So their not making a profit or a loss, in fact they make a loss if that person uses less than 4GB. Based on their numbers, all this seems to do is penalize heavy users, or users who spike up one month. Kind of a dick move.

3. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

Lol!..att is going 4G in 6 holding onto my 3GS til phones get listed for 4G..and NO phones til then including iphone4 will work!..lmao!

4. JeffdaBeat unregistered

...If you are always waiting for the next big thing...then you are always going to be waiting. For those daring enough since the first iPhone, they've gotten the newest one every single year. Sometimes it pays off not to wait. And 4G...I literally don't understand why we are getting nerd boners about LTE when companies like AT&T are putting data caps on usage. It was exciting back when the plans were unlimited, but not that it's been struck down, that HD video you can stream is going to kill your data plan. And if you actually think AT&T is going to allow you to keep your unlimited plan, think again. They are going discreetly force you to change your plan. It will be, go for this 5GB LTE plan or keep your unlimited 3G data plan. One day, you'll have to make the switch...

5. joey18

Posts: 673; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

i when to att store i dont see the big logo of apple iphone what this mean end of days of iphone in att i just see a blue logo

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