Apple: FaceTime now works over cellular in iOS 6

Jun 11, 2012
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One feature that users have lusted after ever since FaceTime was first introduced was the ability to make calls over 3G. Many thought that the feature was restricted to WiFi thanks to carrier complaints, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. Apple has just announced that FaceTime calls will now be able to be made over cellular networks.

Previously, anyone wishing to place FaceTime calls over 3G had to do so either via WIFi hotspot or using jailbreak tweaks, but it looks like the rumors have panned out. Anyone will be able to make FaceTime calls over 3G networks on any carrier without any issues, and if you have an iPad that means FaceTime over 4G too.

Naturally, the service does use a sizable chunk of bandwidth in order to send video and audio to the receiving party, so it could eat into your limited data plan quite quickly. Still, it’s nice to have the option and choose when to use it rather than not have it all. FaceTime over cellular connections will be available with iOS 6 when it’s made available soon.


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