FaceTime Audio


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FaceTime Audio

A voice over IP (VoIP) option in FaceTime, introduced in 2013 with the launch of iOS 7. Similar to Skype, which came out in 2004, FaceTime Audio lets users make free voice calls over Wi-Fi without using up cellular or landline minutes. However, unlike Skype, which runs on every major platform, FaceTime Audio works only between Apple products: iDevices starting with iOS 7 and the Mac starting with OS X Version 10.9 (Mavericks). See FaceTime and VoIP.
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Participants can be added at any time, join later if the conversation is still active and choose to join using video or audio from an iPhone, iPad or Mac, or even participate using FaceTime audio from Apple Watch.
Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider stated that "With iOS 7, Apple will introduce FaceTime Audio, a first-party voice over IP extension of the company's video calling service that could disrupt the mobile industry by bringing free long distance and international calling to iPhone users around the world."
The new Facetime audio feature allows users to make calls from their apple phones over Wi-Fi or a mobile service provider's data connection.