6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 16, 2011 1:13 AM by Mike Emery
Mike Emery Level 1 (0 points)
If I want to call someone on FaceTime, I usually would not know if they are on their Mac, iPad, iPod or iPhone, so I would prefer just to use their FaceTime email address rather than having to try their phone number first.

Does calling a FaceTime email address mean that all of the recipients Macs and devices will ring at once - including the iPhone? I hope so, otherwise it means two FaceTime calls instead of one in many cases.

Does anyone know the answer or have an opinion or suggestion?

MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    Does calling a FaceTime email address mean that all of the recipients Macs and devices will ring at once - including the iPhone?


    I don't have direct experience with this, but I'm pretty sure the answer is no.
  • Matthew Smith Level 5 (6,790 points)
    FaceTime on an iPhone is associated to the person's phone number, not the email address. Their email address would be associated with an iPod touch or FaceTime for Mac.
  • Scott Litch Level 1 (5 points)
    This seems pertty dumb. I Hope iOS brings a secondary option to add a Facetime e-mail address to the iPhone, that way it will ring my iMac, MacBook, and iPhone at once.
  • EZ Jim Level 7 (22,159 points)
    Scott Litch wrote:
    This seems pertty dumb. I Hope iOS brings a secondary option to add a Facetime e-mail address to the iPhone, that way it will ring my iMac, MacBook, and iPhone at once.


    Hello Scott

    You are NOT writing to Apple here: http://discussions.apple.com/help.jspa

    You can offer suggestions for FaceTime improvement directly to Apple from:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

    You will not get a response, but you can be certain that the responsible

    Apple people will see your input for consideration in future products.

    EZ Jim


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  • David Diaz Level 1 (5 points)
    Interesting fact. I had 2 laptops online last night with same facetime email ID. They both rang when someone called me. Made it very confusing to figure out which room to run to.

    The fact my iPhone still WILL NOT ACTIVATE on tmobile since Im back in country is FRUSTRATING. IT worked twice before and each time i replace the sim i go through this.

    Ur right EMAIL is a better solution! especially when we travel a lot AND switch sims upon landing. Means NO ONE has our CURRENT facetime number!!
  • Mike Emery Level 1 (0 points)

    Looks like we got our wish with iOS5.

     

    You can now be called on your Facetime email as well as your phone number for iPhone. This is great, because it also gives callers the option of trying you on all your devices at once, for keeping things more private by just calling your iPhone number.