6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2011 10:32 AM by EZ Jim
stlee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
can do facetime if i have an ip4 in singapore ,and my colleague in australia has ip4?
or we need to have specific subscriptions with the service providers?
if can how to do it?
thanks.

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  • John Guo Level 5 Level 5 (5,265 points)
    You can do FaceTime using Wi-Fi. Doesn't matter if you're in different countries.
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,615 points)
    Welcome to Discussions, stlee

    stlee wrote:
    can do facetime if i have an ip4 in singapore ,and my colleague in australia has ip4?


    Yes


    or we need to have specific subscriptions with the service providers?


    Each of you must activate FaceTime and be connected to broadband wi-fi.



    if can how to do it?


    Follow the instructions provided with your "ip4"s.

    For more help: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4319

    thanks.


    You're welcome.

    EZ Jim


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  • stlee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks jim for welcoming me.

    my colleague told me that she did not subscribe to the "international" service in her mobile plan by the service provider in australia, so she cannot facetime.
    is this true , or it is not necessary as long as she turn on the wifi.

    if the above is true abt the aussie system, then can i , in spore facetime her instead and she can receive the video conference still?
    thnks again for ur advice.
    cheers
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,615 points)
    stlee wrote:
    thanks jim for welcoming me.


    You're most welcome. Happy to have you as part of the AD group!



    my colleague told me that she did not subscribe to the "international" service in her mobile plan by the service provider in australia, so she cannot facetime.
    is this true , or it is not necessary as long as she turn on the wifi.


    As explained in the http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4319 link I provided above, the actual FaceTime connection for iPhones is made exclusively via wi-fi. Perhaps there is an international service requirement for FaceTime activation that your colleague's service provider has explained to her?

    If you doubt that your colleague tells you the truth. perhaps she simply does not want to use FaceTime with you.

    If she cannot or does not want to use FaceTime, perhaps she would consider a different video calling app such as one of these:

    http://www.skype.com/

    http://tango.me/

    http://www.fring.com/

    NOTE: These three are NOT the same as or compatible with FaceTime.

    If both of you install the same app on your compatible iPhones, any of the three can allow you to connect for (non-FaceTime) video calls. These calls will not involve cell phone minute charges *if you use their wi-fi connection capabilities*.



    if the above is true abt the aussie system, then can i , in spore facetime her instead and she can receive the video conference still?...


    The way to answer that question is to try making a FaceTime call to her.

    With both of you connected to a FaceTime-friendly wi-fi (not blocked by firewall), and with both of your FaceTime Settings set to "ON", open her contact card in your iPhone and tap the FaceTime button at the bottom to FaceTime her international iPhone telephone number. If it works from you to her, it should work from her to you, she should be able to FaceTime you using the same method.



    thnks again for ur advice.
    cheers


    You're welcome.

    We will watch for your status update and hope that your topic is "Answered."

    EZ Jim


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  • stlee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    from what i gather here, i presume i have to facetime at home since my wifi is through my home internet connection?

    how do i make sure i am using wifi instead of using my mobile internet connection?

    once i subscribed to facetime, i cannot turn facetime off, otherwise i will have to incur another charge of turning in on again via their sms (as spoken to my service provider in spore that i have to incur 0.18cts/sms , if i activate facetime?
    thnks. i know it is boring to ask so many questions, but i get different answers from so many people.
    sorry.
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,615 points)
    Until you hear from stleeL

    stlee wrote:
    from what i gather here, i presume i have to facetime at home since my wifi is through my home internet connection?


    No. You can use any wi-fi that is not blocked by a firewall for FaceTime connections. It does not "*have to*" be at home.

    http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/facetime/

    *If you have an iNtel Mac running Snow Leopard* another alternative is to use the FaceTime (beta)

    http://www.apple.com/mac/facetime/

    It can connect via ethernet broadband so it does not require wi-fi to work on the Mac.



    how do i make sure i am using wifi instead of using my mobile internet connection?


    Turn airplane mode on, then enable wi-fi. Details here:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1355



    once i subscribed to facetime, i cannot turn facetime off, otherwise i will have to incur another charge of turning in on again via their sms (as spoken to my service provider in spore that i have to incur 0.18cts/sms , if i activate facetime?


    Unless you think your service provider is not telling the truth, if you do not want to incur the 0.18cts/sms one more time to test it, do not turn FaceTime off.

    Instead of FaceTime, you could turn off wi-fi to prevent FaceTime contacts. However, this alternative also precludes use of any other wi-fi apps.

    thnks. i know it is boring to ask so many questions, but i get different answers from so many people.
    sorry.


    You're welcome. I am happy to give you another set of different answers for your collection. I hope some of them help you.

    EZ Jim


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