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Originally Posted by staRang "FaceTime is available to all of our customers today over Wi-Fi, and we’re now expanding its availability even further as an added benefit of our new
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    Quote Originally Posted by staRang View Post
    "FaceTime is available to all of our customers today over Wi-Fi, and we’re now expanding its availability even further as an added benefit of our new Mobile Share data plans."

    How does... or how can AT&T claim that they provide FaceTime to their customers via Wi-Fi? They have nothing to do with a feature on Apple's phone, nor do they have anything to do with my home network, school's network, and/or office's network that provide Wi-Fi. If they were the sole ISP, then, yeah, I could see how they could claim that, but they're not.

    They did not say they provide they said available.
    Please read more carefully before blasting them on something that they never claimed.
    But if you want proof they provide wifi, have you not used wifi at Starbucks? McDonalds? AT&T provide free wifi hotspots at many locations, so yeah they provided wifi. I never used Facetime at these AT&T hotspots but I think they may work there.

    Don't use facetime at all, so don't really affect me if it is available in 3G or not.
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    Everything was ok when AT&T offered the unlimited plan with the first generation iPhone because the first generation was slow.
    Unlimited basically meant nothing then but now that it's beneficial to us, they're trying their best to take it away for every available reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teej1410 View Post
    What's wrong with just a phone call?
    Or even just MMS. Not to undermine FaceTime, I use it over 3G all the time. Heck, even my 3yr old thinks every call should be FaceTime!
    Last edited by bmwraw8482; 08-21-2012 at 12:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trek-life View Post

    My daughter and her grandparents, aunts & cousin in Hawaii talk via Facetime often. She only gets to see them once maybe twice a year and misses them, so Facetime provides the ability for them to see her grow and stay close. Fact of the matter is, it's simple for all involved.
    This is a great example of why FaceTime is a valuable tool, BUT it's also a perfect example of something that should be done in the privacy of your own home over wifi. The only thing worse than listening to a d-bag blabbing into his phone in public is having to listen to both sides of that d-bags FaceTime call.

    If AT&T's attorneys were smart, they would prevent FaceTime over cellular data and cite the reason as social etiquette, not bandwidth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scroogelives View Post
    Apple never lied!! Apple said it would be available via 3G but the networks are free to either allow or block it! Although I don't see what the big deal is!! FaceTime is a nice toy and nothing more!
    Facetime is not a nice toy.
    It is my primary source to be able to communicated with my fiancé when i am send out of country.
    I can use Skype and other programs but Facetime makes it so much easier !!! It is integrated hence preferred.

    I am sure i am not the only one that is using facetime on a daily basis.

    What i think a toy is ,.... Siri thats something that comes and goes.
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    let's face it AT&T is trying to squeeze every drop of change from the iphone since ever since the iphone 4 came out more companys have the phone, they are desperate and are willing to brake any rules (like they have never done before) just to make an extra buck or two. Fact is that there is a chance that tmobile might finally get the iphone next year and when that happens AT&T will have to charge even for the amount of time the phone is on the network even when you're not using it just to make money.

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    Glad to see someone fighting an looking out for us AT&T is probably screwed once the FCC gets involved

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohthatguyagain View Post
    Nice toy?? Dude... Imagine this scenario.

    Wife says: go to store, pick up Garnier Fructis Conditioner in gel form with added minerals. Man hears: slave, go to store and buy me more hair crap.
    Man goes to store. Gets to hair section. What did wife say? *scratches head* so hard to remember... Ah, but wait, he has FaceTime over 3G. Man gets wife on FaceTime, flips camera around, tells wife to pick it out herself.
    Man comes home with correct product. Wife happy at lack of apparent failure. Man slightly less perturbed at wife's happiness.
    The end.
    LOL. Yea it is a toy and nothing more. Phone call or damn just write it down in you're notes section.
    Simple, done.


    Apple never lied Because JB IPhones have been able to use 3G unrestrictor from the beginning so obviously FT has been compatible over 3G from the start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPhonePutz View Post
    This is a great example of why FaceTime is a valuable tool, BUT it's also a perfect example of something that should be done in the privacy of your own home over wifi. The only thing worse than listening to a d-bag blabbing into his phone in public is having to listen to both sides of that d-bags FaceTime call.

    If AT&T's attorneys were smart, they would prevent FaceTime over cellular data and cite the reason as social etiquette, not bandwidth.
    lol...I pay little do no attention to what other people are doing next to me. Only thing that bothers me is people doing foolish things while driving.

    Fact of the matter is, rude inconsiderate people are going to be that way no matter what. Technology isn't going to change them. I was just happy that they were able to call me via Facetime from the beach when I was overseas on tour. I couldn't care less who was bothered by that at the beach.

    LOL at the police report that would have to be filled out if someone said something to my daughter for talking via Facetime to her family. Violence would immediately ensue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teej1410 View Post
    What's wrong with just a phone call?
    I like the fact that this response completely missed the humor in the original reply! LOL - WTH?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iDeadman View Post
    Probably because you can't see through a phone call?
    You know you can describe what it looks like and say the brand name! So you actually don't need to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trek-life View Post
    LOL at the police report that would have to be filled out if someone said something to my daughter for talking via Facetime to her family. Violence would immediately ensue.
    Really? For a minute there I was thinking there was actually a real discussion taking place on MMI and then you added the last bit. Bummer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPhonePutz View Post
    Really? For a minute there I was thinking there was actually a real discussion taking place on MMI and then you added the last bit. Bummer.
    Meh, I love my family enough to not allow them to be disrespected. I'm sure you love your family as well. Atleast i'd hope you do.

    That being said, worrying about "douchebags" is far from a great starting point for a discussion #kanyeshrug

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    Quote Originally Posted by trek-life View Post
    Meh, I love my family enough to not allow them to be disrespected. I'm sure you love your family as well. Atleast i'd hope you do.

    That being said, worrying about "douchebags" is far from a great starting point for a discussion #kanyeshrug
    You love your family enough to teach them that violence is acceptable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
    You love your family enough to teach them that violence is acceptable?
    Violence is acceptable when its appropriate. If i'm protecting my family, you bet your sweet candy *** i'm going to be violent. I want the fight to be as unfair as possible in my favor and I will use whatever means necessary to make that happen. Not sure how all this pertains to the facetime discussion tho...

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    I'm so glad I live in a civilised country where violence is not acceptable.

    I would hate to live in a country where beating children is still allowed and violence is considered acceptable.
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
    I'm so glad I live in a civilised country where violence is not acceptable.

    I would hate to live in a country where beating children is still allowed and violence is considered acceptable.
    Ah - you are not an American. My apologies... We were discussing cultural differences, and I wasn't aware of that distinction. To someone outside the American culture, I can see how we come across as a violent society. Much in the same manner that ndia comes across with child labor to us - when in fact, it's a way of life for them.

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    I apologise if it came across as being personal, it was not.
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    If your family is in danger if physical harm, I could see violence being acceptable. Beating the crap out of someone (or attempting to) just because they "disrespected" your daughter by asking her to not make. FaceTime call is straight out of the Jersey Shore. It's no wonder American's have a bad rep. Of course the guy that posted violence would ensue is full of it. Being arrested for assault for a BS reason is far more disrespectful and embarrassing to your family.

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    I can't imagine my family being in physical danger. Violence is unacceptable so doesnt happen where I live.

    If you think violence is acceptable then you will always live in fear of it.
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

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