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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!

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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?

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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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SweetPoison said:
Oh. I didn't know that either. Thanks!

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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Vintage90 said:
Skype should work fine, as it's cross platform. You would of course need a webcam if you want video too though

Jeff

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

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sjleworthy said:
Yup. We use skype videoing (free of course) to our relatives in NZ too. We find skype so much more accessible than FaceTime.

Agree Skype is best! I use it to call the PI
 

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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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Redhotcucumber said:
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?

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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