Does FaceTime include audio?

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  1. Chappers

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    Just wondering, does facetime feature sound? Because the advert is very misleading as they're making hand signs, as if there is no sound?
     
  2. azsprty

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    Works fine
     
  3. maximo916

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    There is sound.
    The people in the advertisement are communicating via sign langauge. They are deaf, so sound wouldn't matter to them anyway. It's actually pretty cool if you know someone who is deaf, and who is able to make a phone call now.
     
  4. Chappers

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    Fair enough
     
  5. Sravanikishore

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    Is it only possible to connect to Facetime when we are connected to wifi using iPhone 4?
     
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  6. Badfishy

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    Yes, as of right now FaceTime only works when connected to a wifi network. Perhaps one day we can use FaceTime with cellular data. I'm guessing they are worried the quality of the experience would be greatly diminished if people used FaceTime on a slow network connection.


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  7. Sravanikishore

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    Then without a wifi connection, we cannot use video calling correct?
     
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  8. RoofMonkey

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    As far as using FaceTime goes, yes you are correct. You may want to look at Tango. It's a free app and will work off 3G and wifi.
     
  9. Jerome G

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    You can FaceTime on 3G if you are jailbroken and use My3G or 3G unrestrictor
     
  10. IllusionEntity

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    In all fairness. FaceTimes quality is pants over 3G and WIFI. I have used it on both via 3G Unrestrictor. I had 5 bar 3G signal and it was crap. FaceTime over WIFI is still laggy at best. Video calling will never catch on anyway. Why would I want to see my friend on my screen during a call? I already know what he looks like lol, But I can understand it would be nice for people in certain circumstances.
     
  11. iBoss

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    as a matter of fact I just got this App (tango) and it works pretty good. And it's free!
     
  12. Badfishy

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    We had a baby a few weeks ago and my parents in Hawaii were able to see her right after she was born in the hospital via facetime. I know she was loving her iPad then! I use it occasionally with my parents and sometimes even with a friend in the same city. It's a fun alternative to use sometimes. I doubt anybody uses it as their sole way of communicating, but like most things on this amazing device, it's nice to have when you want it!
     
  13. Syamil

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    There are moments where FaceTime's essential. For now quality is crap over 3G, even on JB.
     
  14. kyleplusitunes

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    You can video call on Skype over 3G
     
  15. IllusionEntity

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    And they are the circumstances I meant :)
     

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