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  • MiTime Enables FaceTime on Unsupported Carriers


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    The developer of PushFix has released a new app called MiTime which is designed to benefit users who unlock their iPhone 4 and would like to use FaceTime.

    MiTime will enable the user to use FaceTime on unsupported carriers such as T-Mobile US. This is actually rather impressive considering that these carriers do not even offer the iPhone at all. The app should work in almost every country except for Cambodia, and Bolivia (Tigo).

    You should ensure that you can receive an international SMS in order for this to properly work, (you can try this FREE site to test whether you can receive a message) as this is part of the process required to activate the FaceTime.

    You will be required to purchase MiTime first, for $5.99, in order for the app to authorize before it installs. Not a bad price for those who couldn't use FaceTime on their carrier.

    For more information you visit the official website: MiTime.info
    This article was originally published in forum thread: MiTime Enables FaceTime on Unsupported Carriers started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 67 Comments
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by tudtran View Post
      T mobile is slow. FaceTime is gonna be slow.
      Have you used it? Or are you just guessing at the quality through no practical testing?

      I have used it.

      In case you don't get what FaceTime is, it's video chatting over a Wi-Fi connection.

      It works smooth as silk for me.

      Quote Originally Posted by javiert30 View Post
      I think if you dont have a data plan with Tmobile you can use it with WIFI anyways, Am I correct?
      I don't have a data plan and it works for me.

      Do you people not get that FaceTime was designed to work over Wi-Fi?
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Good!!!!
    1. hapishyguy's Avatar
      hapishyguy -
      ok. but whats the story with the "international text message." Why do we need to have international text messages?

      I have the tab of "facetime" in my phone to "ON" When I turn it off and turn in on again it gives a popup message that "Video Calls - You carried may charge for SMS messages used to activate video calling." I have TMobile on unlocked iPhone4 and Jailbroken. So does it mean that I can use facetime now? OR I have to install the MiTime in order for it to work. Will face time work on regular "edge" on tmobile after I install MiTime? I have already installed My3g and MyWi. Thanks
    1. realism's Avatar
      realism -
      Is it me...?

      ..or is it dumb to put black tape over your camera for the facetime clip after your face is showing up all over the reflection of the iphone screen.


      ...anyway, this is awesome for people without crappy AT&T service (aka) the mobile phone communists working hand-in-hand with Apple's dictatorship. AT&T should change their logo to a picture of Fidel Castro and Apple to Kim Jong-il.

      Don;t mind me I hate when people try to control you and think they can set stupid rules that do nothing but prevent our mental and technological freedoms. I'm a firm believer that if I buy a product I should be able to use it the way it was built free from restrictions. These guys are all about the money. They care too much about how the consumer wants to use the product because it prevents more $ for entering their pockets after purchase.

      Ugh anyway. It's Friday!
    1. goodgod2's Avatar
      goodgod2 -
      Hey guys i got facetime to show on my call screen, without paying the 5 bucks. but i havent try it out yet since i dont know anyone with an iphone 4. So here is what i did.

      1) i follow the first post to Send Free Test SMS to Your Phone and send myself an international text.
      2)turn facetime option on ( waiting for activation message shows up as always.
      3)left the phone on with wifi on as well. and now in the morning it is activated.

      But now my phone number above facetime has a + 1 in front of it, it doesnt have it before and this could be the reason. ill will test this out to see if it actually activated.
    1. havoc0351's Avatar
      havoc0351 -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      Have you used it? Or are you just guessing at the quality through no practical testing?

      In case you don't get what FaceTime is, it's video chatting over a Wi-Fi connection.

      Do you people not get that FaceTime was designed to work over Wi-Fi?
      My sister and my mom both have T-Mobile and they both hate it! From their experience they get missed calls because sometimes people can't connect to them for some odd ball reason.

      Facetime was meant to be for WiFi, however, with 3g unrestrictor or My3G you can use Facetime over 3G. This is the reason why everyone keeps talking about how it probably looks like s*** over T-Mobile. I don't know how it looks over T-Mobile myself since my family doesn't have iPhone 4's...
    1. smirkis's Avatar
      smirkis -
      all these people keep trying to "make sure we understand facetime was designed for wifi". DUH!

      what the hell, of course we know that. but with 3g unrrestrictor it gives us the ability to use it in places its more suitable for. like while im at the beach fishing and wanna show my friend this crazy shark i just cought. lol


      so, someone on tmobile usa, and edge. test it out!
    1. rougheo's Avatar
      rougheo -
      Quote Originally Posted by smirkis View Post
      all these people keep trying to "make sure we understand facetime was designed for wifi". DUH!

      what the hell, of course we know that. but with 3g unrrestrictor it gives us the ability to use it in places its more suitable for. like while im at the beach fishing and wanna show my friend this crazy shark i just cought. lol


      so, someone on tmobile usa, and edge. test it out!
      well do you also understand that the whole idea of running a video chat over EDGE is retarded, basically at a mere 150 kb/s...about 3 times as fast as 56k...

      people are making the point that in the US this application is unnecessary because you can't use 3G on t-mobile because it runs on a different band...and the only other alternative is EDGE, which will run horribly.

      yeah if you wanna show your friends what you caught go ahead, but they will probably see a grainy blob at maybe 3 FPS

      which is why people are saying it works over wifi on t-mo and stating that fact that people aren't understanding that people don't need this if they're just using FaceTime over WiFi

      however this may be great internationally if they people can use 3g on the iphone
    1. babyblue_pimp's Avatar
      babyblue_pimp -
      Quote Originally Posted by smirkis View Post
      all these people keep trying to "make sure we understand facetime was designed for wifi". DUH!

      what the hell, of course we know that. but with 3g unrrestrictor it gives us the ability to use it in places its more suitable for. like while im at the beach fishing and wanna show my friend this crazy shark i just cought. lol


      so, someone on tmobile usa, and edge. test it out!
      This is why we have picture messaging...
    1. smirkis's Avatar
      smirkis -
      i don't need a pair of you noobs telling what i already know...

      mms sucks, i send it, they get it a hour later. sometimes 20 minutes, sometimes 10 minutes, but never right after i sent it already. it lags.

      3fps? fine with me! i asked if it works and how well, i dont need to hear you two noobs telling me "its gonna look like crap". thanks, i know it will, but 3fps is fine by me LOL

      now, go back to what you two noobs were reading and keep passing around info people have known for ages.
    1. rougheo's Avatar
      rougheo -
      lol...wow sorry if i hurt your pride for knowing it all...

      just telling all the sheep in the first few pages who seem to be thrilled with this application and paying $6 for the chance to vid chat over 2G data...just doesn't seem to be worth it is all i'm saying, especially since some people don't seem to understand that fact...don't take things so personally or if everyone is directing their comments at you...don't wanna do that now do we? i'll go on with my noob ways... :P
    1. smirkis's Avatar
      smirkis -
      please do.

      incase you forgot, lots of people were having issues with facetime not working because it never got activated after the jailbreak.

      this program, activates facetime for them. allowing unlocked users to use this on wifi/edge(slow as piss according to you).

      then life goes on.
    1. Blackshadow10020's Avatar
      Blackshadow10020 -
      My FaceTime works great
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      now lets see it run on EDGE.lol...nice to have facetime working on t-mo but wifi would be best to use it..not on slowedge
    1. Monofrio's Avatar
      Monofrio -
      Ok, so I paid the 6 bucks and as I said in my previous post, don't regret it one bit. One thing I have learned from this is that probably could have saved me the six bucks is the fact the in order for your facetime to activate, your phone number under in setting should have the +1 prefix in order for it to activate. I noticed that after I sent myself the free international SMS that made the prefix show up. I think that maybe if I would have just waited for a bit the facetime would have activated on its own.

      So long story short if you dont want to pay the 6 bucks and you still want to have the option of facetime but its not activated, maybe you should try to add that +1 prefix to your number some how and switch facetime on. Give it a day and see if it activates. Maybe this guy has found that this is the trick and is able to make a few bucks off of it.
    1. toutanje's Avatar
      toutanje -
      I used it over the tmobile EDGE network A LOT today and it was GREAT! When I had less than 3 bars it was laggy, but 4 or 5 bars I couldn't tell difference between that and wifi connection...
    1. CodfishCatfish's Avatar
      CodfishCatfish -
      Sounds like 3G unrestrictor. Apps like Skype here in the UK are free all day every day on selected phones, except the iPhone. 3G unrestrictor makes the software think your still on WiFi... Worth a try I guess. When they rolled out the ipad in the UK many were forced into signing a new contract (30 day rolling or 12 months min) eg no payandgo. But Hutchinson 3 network have a device called MiFi where you put a payandgo normal size sim into it and the MiFi is then a WiFi access point then you could try to use face time on WiFi as technically your on WiFi but only to the MiFi which is subsequently connected to the net via 3G or EDGE. Sorry to everyone reading this in the US but I'm not sure if MiFi is available in the US but very popular in Europe. Ps MiFi is smaller than 3 x 3 inches also has it's own battery so zero restrictions on where you go, areas of no 3G coverage. Not sure there unlockable but its an alternative to crushing your data every month.
    1. RaiV3R's Avatar
      RaiV3R -
      This is pretty awesome, I'm probably going to wait it out this time though until someone else jumps in and does something similar to this, whether it's free or not.

      I just know I won't be giving this guy a dime anymore. The only time I went to his forums to see if PushFix was going to work for iOS 4, I never saw an answer to a two week post. Apparently many people were complaining how it was taking them up to a month to resolve their issues.

      (This was before I knew how Push even worked back in 3.0, so at first I never attempted the AT&T SIM way myself, until iOS 4 which worked beautifully.)
    1. slavipz's Avatar
      slavipz -
      I have purchase the app and what I have not is the message "FT SMS too old", come on pushfix, tel me what to do....
    1. ggonxhi's Avatar
      ggonxhi -
      i think some on these noobs are retarded.

      1st Facetime was never intended to be used on edge or 3g.
      facetime os over wifi.
      yes i know there hacks out there with will let you use it on 3g if you have att but come on most of the ppl witch have iphone 4s have the 2gb cap on the data, trust me you dont really wana use facetime over 3g. im fine with my iphone 4 on tmobile and yes i use facetime on it as well. than again now adays everywhere you go you have hotspots.

      and the initial post was about activating facetime not runing it on edge.