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If 2 people FaceTime under the same hotspot, will they gigabyte the dataplan?
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The Godfather
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Mar 23, 2012, 08:40 PM
 
Sorry for the bad joke, intended.

Will FaceTime under a hotspot eat my bytes?
     
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Mar 23, 2012, 08:53 PM
 
Common sense says it shouldn't, but we're dealing with the wireless companies here. So I'm going to err on the side of yes, it will eat your gigs.

But I'm curious to hear a more official answer.
     
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Mar 24, 2012, 03:05 PM
 
Yes, Facetime will rapidly consume your hotspot's plan if you use one to work around the wifi limitation. I think I read it's about a third of a megabit, so about 150MB/hour per user.

The ratio of data plan sizes to wire speeds is so ridiculous these days you can blow through your plan in no time.
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