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FaceTime could be coming to 3G networks

3G-enabled FaceTime could be coming to the iPhone

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: May 21, 2012 1:34 am

Apple's FaceTime is currently limited to only being capable of running over a Wi-Fi network, but Romanian Apple website iDevice is reporting that they've noticed new warnings in iOS 5.1.1 that looks to intro FaceTime calls over 3G networks.


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It's been noted that running iOS 5.1.1 on an iPhone will be notified that "Disabling 3G may end FaceTime" if they try to disable 3G connectivity during a FaceTime call over a Wi-Fi connection. Putting fuel onto the fire is that iPhones are said to continue FaceTime calls even if the 3G connection is enabled or disabled, which could be a hint from Apple that they could lift the the Wi-Fi-only restrictions of FaceTime.


Even if Apple were to do this, it would then fall on the carriers to take on this feature. FaceTime is considered a Skype-like app, which bypasses traditional voice-minute caps by transferring the communication onto a data plan.


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