The New iPad Can't Make FaceTime Calls Over 4G

Posted March 15, 2012 at 4:06am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 9446 views

The iPad still can't make a FaceTime call over the cellular network despite the new model's support for LTE 4G networks, reports The Verge.

As you can see in the positively vexing screenshot [below], attempting to initiate a FaceTime call over LTE fails out with a message exhorting you to connect to a Wi-Fi network. It's the exact same behavior that iOS devices on 3G networks have always exhibited, and it's doubly frustrating as many of those devices can serve as Wi-Fi hotspots.

It's pretty clear that AT&T and Verizon are responsible for blocking this capability in the U.S. It remains to be seen if carriers in Canada and abroad will impose the same restriction.

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Oneal - March 15, 2012 at 7:54am
I think they AT&T and Verizon is blocking cuz of data usage .
CC - March 15, 2012 at 3:42pm
no kidding, people we reside in a third world country get that thru ur heads.
Lil spanky - March 15, 2012 at 7:46am
It will when I jailbreak that bitch! Cheers!
Alli - March 15, 2012 at 4:34am
The unlimited data plan is not available for at and t which sucks because only the people that had it before 2010 only still have it
Ricci - March 15, 2012 at 3:15pm
Well trying to take it away from us by throttling after we use 3gb.
Gio - March 15, 2012 at 4:19am
Jailbreak it and use my3g, that works good on my iPhone 4, yes you need a good internet plan, no max data.
tksbnk - March 15, 2012 at 7:30am
you're right. have my 4s facetime my wife while riding the bus.
why would you? - March 15, 2012 at 4:14am
why would you want facetime for 4g? making a facetime call on an iphone 4s under 3g for 1hr is about 500+mb of data. if they allowed this people would have problems with data over charges..
Ismail alghamdi - March 15, 2012 at 4:23am
I believe people should have the right to choose how they connect to FaceTime. Sometime wifi is not always present. Yes it will consume a lot of data but unlimited data plans are also available.
why would you? - March 15, 2012 at 4:32am
Yea i agree with you on connecting whenever, wherever, but then we have stupid people here in the U.S. that would intentionally go over their data plan usage and blame in on Apple or the carrier. Also here in the U.S., AT&T nor Verizon offer unlimited 4g data on the new iPad.
Ricci - March 15, 2012 at 4:37am
Well AT&T changing their unlimited data plan. If you go over 3gb the throttle one. Which sucks. And I have unlimited data. Well I had it it's not a such thing anymore
Liam - March 15, 2012 at 3:27pm
We have people here in the US that would not put together that FaceTime uses data, therefore going over their plans and having to pay more. Instead of blaming themselves, they would blame Apple and their carrier. It's a customer experience issue, the same reason iDevices don't use Flash; they CAN, it just causes other issues that Apple does not want users to have.
John doe - March 15, 2012 at 9:23pm
You say that now and when you go over your data you'll be crying a different tune!
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