FaceTime: Do You Use It? Video

Cult of Mac
by Brian Sweet

FaceTime was one of the many new features to the iPhone 4 (as well as the iPod Touch 4G and iPad 2). It has also made its way to Mac OS X via a stand-alone application. It’s been almost a year since this feature was unveiled. How often do people use it? What was their most memorable moment?

Image courtesy of MacRumors.

When I first received my iPhone 4, I loved making FaceTime calls with people. It was easy, and the performance was great. As the months went by, I started to use FaceTime less and less. The last time I made a FaceTime call was about 2 weeks ago. I (personally) haven’t had the desire to make any FaceTime calls since then.

I’m curious to see how many people actually use FaceTime, how often they use it, and what their most memorable moment was.

For me, it was FaceTiming over 3G while on a roller coaster at Disney’s California Adventure in California (video below; it’s lame, but neat, and thanks to @branden3112 for quickly recording it) last year. The day after I purchased my iPhone 4 (purchased on August 1, the day that the JailbreakMe.com jailbreak was released, so it was a nice coincidence), an updated version of MyWi was released, which allowed users to use 3G instead of WiFi for a number of different things, including FaceTime calls. What better way to try out FaceTime over 3G than to ride a roller coaster? I did just that. It was a fun (but risky) experiment. Fortunately, holding an iPhone while on an amusement park ride isn’t difficult at all.

So, what’s your most memorable FaceTime moment? How often do you use it? Let us know in the comments below.

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