5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2011 4:25 PM by noses
kennethfromescondido Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have an iphone4 and would like to be able to call home using facetime to chat with my kids. But we do not have 2 iphones. Any ideas?


iPhone 4, iOS 4.3.2
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (47,160 points)

    FaceTime is available for Macs.

     

    Allan

  • axis360 Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)

    Facetime is an app available for iPad/iPod or your Laptop & Desktop! Enjoy chats

  • kennethfromescondido Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Can you call an use facetime from iPhone 4 to your Mac's iChat and see each other?

     

    Or Can you only call from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 using facetime?

     

    thanks,

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,740 points)

    Hi,

     

    Face Time uses Phone Numbers or Apple IDs registered with Face Time to make contact

     

    iChat uses AIM Names (Those valid with AIM) or Jabber name  (including GoogleMail IDs) to make contact (Basically Names registered with Certain IM servers)

     

    iChat cannot contact the Face Time servers so  Face Time names cannot be added to any iChat Buddy List.

     

    NOTES.

    A MobileMe  name ending in @me.com has several  functions:-

    Obviously it is a working e-mail.

    It is an Apple ID (iTunes, Logging in to Communities (once you set up an Alias), On Line Store, MacApp store and Face Time (if Linked)

    It is a valid AIM Screen Name (If the password is 16 characters or less).

     

    @Mac.com names have similar Functions less the e-mail part.

     

    Other Apple IDs created from using an external to Apple e-mail address are not Valid AIM Names. Well at least not by just being Apple IDs  (you can link an E-mail to a AIM Name registration or use the e-mail itself as a separate action).

     


    9:17 PM      Tuesday; June 28, 2011


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.7),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • noses Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    iChat cannot contact the Face Time servers so  Face Time names cannot be added to any iChat Buddy List.

    might be correct but this is obviously intended. Everything chatty is using /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/IMCore.framework/imagent.app down in the machine room and guess what /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/IMCore.framework/imagent.app/Contents/PlugIns /FaceTime.imservice might provide to an application that knows how to use it.

     

     

    noses.