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Topic # 209191 17-Mar-2017 11:08 Send private message quote this post

My family use Facetime to connect NZ and UK based members.

 

We always organise the connection ahead of time. 

 

But as I just bought my own i-thingy, I was wondering if it works if the other end is not expecting me to call.

 

I asked my family members but they dont know as we ALWAYS organise ahead.

 

If the receiver has their ipad closed for instance, will it still ring, or does it only ring if the device is unlocked and in use?





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  Reply # 1741636 17-Mar-2017 11:16 Send private message quote this post

It operates just like a phone call. If the device has internet access and they haven't turned off notifications or the volume, anyone in the vicinity will be audibly alerted to the incoming Facetime call. The only reason to "organise" calls would be to make sure the people involved are all there.

 

Personally, I detest Facetime and any other form of video calling.





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  Reply # 1742794 17-Mar-2017 15:07 Send private message quote this post

You can use FaceTime as audio only as well, quite a bit cheaper than toll calls.

 

 





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  Reply # 1742803 17-Mar-2017 15:30 Send private message quote this post

Yes I'm hoping to save a fortune in toll calls.




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  Reply # 1742817 17-Mar-2017 16:12 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

kiwifidget: Yes I'm hoping to save a fortune in toll calls.

 

The trouble with Facetime is it's IOS only which makes its use limited. Skype, SIGNAL, Viber, LINE, Tango, Facebook Messenger etc are all available on Android and IOS.





"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
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  Reply # 1742888 17-Mar-2017 18:47 Send private message quote this post

cadman:

 

kiwifidget: Yes I'm hoping to save a fortune in toll calls.

 

The trouble with Facetime is it's IOS only which makes its use limited. Skype, SIGNAL, Viber, LINE, Tango, Facebook Messenger etc are all available on Android and IOS.

 

 

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