3G support for iOS FaceTime will get mixed feelings
I’m sure all the iOS faithful out there knows that when using FaceTime you have to use WiFi, as currently FaceTime over 3G isn’t supported. However word is that Apple just might allow FaceTime calling over a 3G wireless data connection sometime in the future.
According to the guys over at Apple Insider, by way of iDevice, when FaceTime is used over WiFi on an iPhone that is running iOS 5.1.1, and the user switches off the enable 3G option in the settings app, the user gets a warning massage that says “Disabling 3G may end FaceTime. Are you sure you want to disable 3G?”
Although FaceTime will still continue over WiFi when 3G is disabled, which has caused some to suggest that Apple is looking at delivering FaceTime 3G support at some time in the future.
The guys have confirmed that the warning message does indeed show when disabling 3G during a FaceTime video call, and also says that iOS also shows another message when attempting to switch 3G back on that states “enabling 3G will end your phone call. Are you sure you want to enable 3G?” Although disabling or enabling 3G didn’t actually interrupt any FaceTime calls.
Of course if Apple does indeed allow FaceTime video calls over 3G as well as WiFi, some carriers might restrict or block the use of FaceTime over 3G on their networks.
So with this in mind, we’d like to ask our iPhone toting readers if they think allowing FaceTime video calls over 3G is a good move or if you think it is a bad one? Feel free to voice your opinions on the matter to our comments area below.