Problem with facetime

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    Please help...I have a working Internet connection....I use Internet using my Nokia mobile via Bluetooth...but when I try to make a FaceTime call, I get a message saying connect to a wifi network to use FaceTime...when I use speed-test app to test my net speed..it says that I have a wifi connection...but why this problem with FaceTime? Please give me a solution to this problem...

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    Unless you are on iOS 6 AND your service provider has allowed for FaceTime over cellular, it is only available over wifi.


    A workaround is to use Skype, which works over cellular.

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    I have a wifi only iPad and 2g net and my iOS is 6.0.1...and as my net is 2g I don't think that my service provider has any control over FaceTime...and I want to make FaceTime calls over Internet...I don't have 3/2g in my iPad...I use Bluetooth net...which is recognized by speed-test as a wifi net...and thanks for your response...
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    Very strange. I have used FaceTime in the manner that you are describing, but with an iPhone 4 providing the hotspot. It works. That is why I thought it must be a service provider issue, since some can and do block FaceTime. Mine does not.

    Sorry I couldn't help.

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    It's okay...actually it doesn't matter even if the problem is fixed...I only know one person who has a iPhone and has activated FaceTime....I don't need to video call him...and your one works because you made a wifi hotspot using your iPhone, I assume...you didn't connect via Bluetooth...
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    Probably not. I accept the defaults when I make the hotspot connection, so it's likely wifi, no Bluetooth.

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    And that's why you were able to make FaceTime calls...because you use wifi hotspot...but I use Bluetooth...
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    For no apparent reason, Facetime has stopped working. I have tried all the posted suggestions and its still dead. I wonder if anyone else has the same problem or if someone else has a solution to this issue. Thanks.

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    Problem solved. Go to settings. Scroll down to FaceTime. Put OFF then ON again. Follow the prompt if asked to be registered using apple ID. Thats it.

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