Facetime Costs

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    I think I've got this right, but want to check my facts first. If both parties in a FaceTime conversation are connected via their own wireless networks the FaceTime call is free?

    If I contact someone whilst using my wifi network whilst they are using their mobile providers network, then they incur the charge?

    If I speak personal wifi to personal wifi in New Zealand still no charge?

    Thought I'd better check!

    Thanks

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    You are correct. There is no charge.

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    Thanks, I thought so but cousin in NZ was concerned! :)

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    Forgive my ignorance....can an iPad have a Face time type call if the other person only has a Netbook?

    Cya
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    Not unless its a Mac Air or other Mac, facetime is currently only available on Apple products.
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    Oh. I didn't know that either. Thanks!
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    But you can use skype can't you? Or is that restricted as well?

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    Skype should work fine, as it's cross platform. You would of course need a webcam if you want video too though

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    I've got one on my laptop but I haven't got the new ipad2 sigh!! 

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    Yup. We use skype videoing (free of course) to our relatives in NZ too. We find skype so much more accessible than FaceTime.
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    Agree Skype is best! I use it to call the PI
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    I use it to Skype my bruv in South Africa

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    Also you can send photos and small files while skyping. At least you could the last time I used it :)
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    I'm not sure about all this. I think some countries, such as UAE, block FaceTime and Skype or at least charge for using them. Is this right?
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    There is no charge for using FaceTime anywhere, but you are right about the UAE. iPads supplied there do not have FaceTime.
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    No. You need an iDevice running at least iOS 5 at each end.

    Skype is your friend in this case.
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    If the other person does not have an iDevice,and you wish to make a video call to them,you will have to use a service such as Skype to make the call.
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    Sorry,Kevin. I didn't notice your mention of Skype before I made my post.
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