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FaceTime on third-gen iPad limited to Wi-Fi networks

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Thursday, March 15, 2012
News Categories: iPad

As part of its testing for its review of the third-generation iPad, The Verge reports that the device still requires a Wi-Fi connection to use FaceTime. This is surprising due to the data speeds of LTE networks, which often times rival standard cable Internet, and are therefore just as capable of providing the bandwidth necessary for a video call. In addition—and as pointed out in the report—the Verizon third-generation iPad is capable of acting as a wireless hotspot, and could therefore likely provide a fast enough connection to an iPhone or another iPad to conduct a FaceTime call with little, if any, degradation in quality.

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