Latest in 3g

Image credit:

FaceTime 3G data consumption tested: about 3MB per minute

Vlad Savov
August 4, 2010
1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

The folks over at 9to5Mac have kept up their investigation of FaceTime over 3G with a quick and dirty data usage analysis. Lest you've forgotten, jailbreaking Apple's Quattro permits walled garden escapees to FaceTime each other using dusty old 3G, and now we've got some numbers to show how much of an impact doing so will have on your bandwidth allowance. A 5-minute call resulted in 14.7MB of data transfers -- including both uploading and downloading -- for the 3G-riding iPhone, which breaks down to a rate slightly lower than 3MB per minute. That's not too horrible when you consider some streaming services use that much just to feed you video of England embarrassing itself in global football tournaments. Then again, we'd be remiss not to note that Fring does it at a claimed 1MB a minute and sans the jailbreak -- but who are we to begrudge having more options?

[Thanks, Sam]



All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

View
'Xbox Series S' console revealed by controller packaging

'Xbox Series S' console revealed by controller packaging

View
Space Force official logo and motto unveiled

Space Force official logo and motto unveiled

View
NVIDIA is teasing something big for August 31st

NVIDIA is teasing something big for August 31st

View
Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot on August 18th

Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot on August 18th

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr