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Topic # 209191 17-Mar-2017 11:08
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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
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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
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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
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Yes I'm hoping to save a fortune in toll calls.




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  Reply # 1742817 17-Mar-2017 16:12
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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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  Reply # 1742888 17-Mar-2017 18:47
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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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