iPhone 4 jailbreak enables FaceTime over 3G
If you were looking for an excuse to jailbreak your iPhone 4 using FaceTime over your carriers 3G network may just sway some of you to bite the bullet and go through the process. This can be done by installing a application located in Cydia called My3G [$3.99]. The app allows you to run any Wi-Fi only app over your carriers 3G network. While the FaceTime video calling quality suffers a bit compared to using Wi-Fi it still looks more than decent.
Update: If you're curious, 9to5Mac says a 5 min FaceTime call used almost 15 MB of data. Something to keep in mind if you have a data cap.
To those of you who have not tried to jailbreak, is using FaceTime over 3G worth giving it a shot? Sound off in the comments below and be sure to check out the video after the break!
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@Chris they removed skype but everything else is still there.
@mike dont get where your pickin gup an argument, simple open conversation between me and Sikora.
With Fring the quality on 3G is kinda laggy, and there is a big delay...but I FaceTimed someone in the same room as I and there was only a 2 second delay on sound and video. It's totally worth it if you jailbreak and want to FaceTime anywhere that wifi is unavailable.
How would it work for TMobile if you can't use 3G with an unlocked phone?
Sprint clearly doesn't have the best network know to man, in a lot of major cities the service is crappy and why would you purchase a phone that limits you to 4G service in on city. Yes, they are launching it in other cities later this year but you are limited to just 3G service. So it doesn't seem that you have total freedom, do you.
As for 2GB of data, unlimited is best, but for those that don't need unlimited data...at least they have the option to get a lesser plan, but for most who were smart...they kept the unlimited plans and didn't change their plans. I am sure that you will reply back with some other remarks on how you view Sprint to be some God of a network, but honestly if you knew the problems others have with Sprint or any network for that matter, you would understand how to not be childish about it.
Now, see your friends with 2 way video calls over 3G/WiFi
iPhone (iOS4) users can enjoy video calls (3G & WiFi) to any friend on other
iPhones, Android and Nokia (S60) Smartphones.
*3G performance subject to mobile operators' 3G coverage and quality
More fring iPhone goodies
Multitasking: the latest fring for iPhone iOS4 lets you be 'always on' & available with fring running in the background to alert you to new chats, calls or video calls.
A smarter address book: easily manage your buddy list, merge contacts and more.
New Social Stream: a chronological stream of all tweets, Facebook updates, chats and calls, all in one place! Easy cross-community.
Case in point, face time was supposed to be a real portable experience, whereas the restriction to wifi kills it. Whether you enable it through Fring or JB apps, I highly recommend this being done.
IMO it's worth waiting for them to get it together though. I'd rather see a buggy launch than no update at all, like Skype.