ipad 3Despite Apple’s new iPad sporting 4G LTE connectivity, oddly enough it appears that attempting to make FaceTime video calls over a faster LTE connection is still not allowed. It seems that when attempting to make a FaceTime call over a LTE connection, an error message pops up stating that FaceTime has failed, prompting the user to connect to a WiFi network to continue. Undoubtedly this is a move by carriers to prevent users from hogging the network by placing prolonged periods of FaceTime calls, but it has been pointed out that one could simply turn their iPad into a 4G LTE hotspot, use their iPhone to connect to it, and achieve the same thing albeit from a smaller screen. There have been a lot of rumors that suggests that Apple is working to enable FaceTime over carrier networks, but so far apart from jailbreaking your iOS device, it looks like FaceTime will be limited to WiFi for now. Anyone else bummed out by this, or does it really not make a huge difference to you?

Filed in Apple >Tablets . Tags: 4g, facetime, iPad and lte.
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