Facetime Bandwidth Consumption? Find out how much data Facetime Over 3G Uses

With Facetime over 3G a reality with the aid of JailbreakME jailbreak tool, now we shift our focus on Facetime bandwidth consumption. How much data does Facetime app over 3G actually uses?

Bandwidth Usage: Facetime over Wi-Fi and Facetime over 3G

Here’s the pic posted by Andrew on Flickr — 29 minutes of facetime video calling over TMobile via Novatel MiFi wireless hotspot — and the data transfer breakdowns to approximately 1.5MB per minute.

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The data usage further rises up after implementing Facetime video call over 3G. Tested by 9to5Mac, here is the screenshot of data sent with a 5 minute Facetime video calling over 3G.

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So that’s pretty much it. Although Facetime over 3G consumes more bandwidth than Wi-FI, but its an acceptable usage especially if you’re on the At&T’s 2GB plan.

 

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