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  1. Ry's Avatar
    People calling video calling FaceTime just shows how strong Apple's marketing is.
    01-11-2016 02:41 PM
  2. buenos's Avatar
    What you all might be thinking about is VoLTE which verizon calls advanced calling (HD voice & HD Video), that only works with newer phones with advanced calling. But not to apple phones of course....you can get HD voice between apple and android but not HD video....the VZW, AT&T and tmobile have it already...but it can be hit & miss between them......
    01-11-2016 03:12 PM
  3. Jamez Avila's Avatar
    What you all might be thinking about is VoLTE which verizon calls advanced calling (HD voice & HD Video), that only works with newer phones with advanced calling. But not to apple phones of course....you can get HD voice between apple and android but not HD video....the VZW, AT&T and tmobile have it already...but it can be hit & miss between them......
    My Note 5 with AT&T (on 5.1.1) does not have that video button on the dialer...wonder how I go about getting that added?
    01-11-2016 04:00 PM
  4. Jamez Avila's Avatar
    My Note 5 with AT&T (on 5.1.1) does not have that video button on the dialer...wonder how I go about getting that added?
    Just looked at the AT&T website and it says that HD Video calls are only available on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. That is plain nonsense!
    01-11-2016 04:38 PM
  5. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Sorry, I missed this question. Yes, Tango works on AT&T and the Note 5.

    To your other comment about not getting Facebook....you actually don't have to use Facebook to use the Messenger app. They broke them apart so now you can use your phone number to activate Messenger as opposed to before where you needed to sign-in using a Facebook account.
    ...ah, sort of like WhatsApp. Hmm, scary
    01-11-2016 07:22 PM
  6. Jamez Avila's Avatar
    ...ah, sort of like WhatsApp. Hmm, scary
    Yup except more people in the US use messenger versus Whatsapp. I know Whatsapp is popular in other countries but I think it's bcuz they don't get huge data plans like the US carriers.

    Posted from my Galaxy Note 5
    01-11-2016 11:06 PM
  7. buenos's Avatar
    My Note 5 with AT&T (on 5.1.1) does not have that video button on the dialer...wonder how I go about getting that added?
    this is what i see on att site:

    To use Video Call, you and the person you’re calling will need to be AT&T postpaid wireless customers in an AT&T HD Voice coverage area and have a Video Call-capable device. To start, we’re launching Video Call on the Samsung Galaxy S 6 Active and will be expanding to other devices soon. - See more at: AT&T Launches Video Calling and Advanced Messaging | AT&T

    maybe call and see if its enabled for note 5 yet...which would be weird???
    01-12-2016 11:37 AM
  8. maf113's Avatar
    I am on Verizon and have a Note 5. A friend of mine just moved over to Verizon and got an S6. We tried Video call the other day and worked great. I also have an IPAD and have used Facetime with my daughter and other relatives as they all have Iphones. I got the IPAD for a number of reasons, one of which was Facetime. I tried to use Tango and other apps that are cross platform, but as stated before the other party has to install them too. There is a certain amount of resistance from Iphone users to use cross platform apps for communications. Their response has been "why don't you just get an Iphone, that would be eaiser". I like the Video Phone on the Galaxy line. It is very easy to use and works on WiFi as well as on the cell phone (if wifi calling is implemented). So Verizon please expand WiFi calling to other devices. The call was crisp and clear and the video was excellent quality thanks to the higher resolution camera on the devices.
    Now if we can only get this on other devices (Iphone) so video calls can be mad3 regardless of the platform.
    zmann likes this.
    01-13-2016 10:56 AM
  9. wlonsdale's Avatar
    Yes, it's much easier to spend $750 on a phone instead of downloading an app!! Talk about lazy!
    kirksucks likes this.
    01-14-2016 03:23 PM
  10. maf113's Avatar
    Yes, it's much easier to spend $750 on a phone instead of downloading an app!! Talk about lazy!
    The mentality of some, not all and not most, is that is no other phone out there except iphone. That you should just conform and march in lock step like the other apple zombies. If you jjist get an iphone it would be so much easier (for them of course) than having to download and learn to use another app.

    Again before the flames start, this only applies to certain iphone users.

    I can say one thing about my ipad. I am now convinced more than ever that Android is the way to go, at least for me. To get any kind of organization i have to resort to folders. It is just one big app drawer. No real home screen, real widgets, and of course no customization.

    But facetime with the grandkids is worth it, at least for now.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-14-2016 04:57 PM
  11. TabGuy's Avatar
    I have the Note 5 and there is a FaceTime option, but I think it's only available between Samsung device. I have 2 sons in college one has an HTC and the other has an S5, I can FaceTime with my son who has S5. Feature is not available on HTC.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    FaceTime is a brand name owned by Apple. It's highly unlikely that you have an Android app named FaceTime. If you do, it's only a matter of minutes until the developer is sued out of existence.
    01-15-2016 04:15 PM
  12. maf113's Avatar
    FaceTime is a brand name owned by Apple. It's highly unlikely that you have an Android app named FaceTime. If you do, it's only a matter of minutes until the developer is sued out of existence.
    It is true there are Facetime LIKE apps or features available. The phone app supports video calls provided the other person has a suppoted phone. A green camera will light up in that person's contact. Apps like Tango are cross platform but require both parties to have the same app. Trying to get an apple user to use a third party app to do what Facetime does between apple users is difficult. I know i have tried. Rather then them downloading a free app, their solution is fo you to spend $700+ to buy an iphone. The apple culture and mindset is hard to break. Don't even try to convince them that their free app is better than you paying for an iphone. It is a waste of time.
    When looking for a new tablet, I included the ipad in my comparisons. Best Buy had them on sell for $125 off. Facetime was only a mimor player in my decision. Price was another. I broke down and got the ipad. I like the facetime feature and can now video call my daughter and her family. IOS9 is not my favorite OS but I am getting use to it and it's limitations. I miss custizations but I am learning to live with it. Widgets on the other hand are another thing. No active info on the home screen is frustrating to say the least. You have to pulldown a screen to see the limited widgets apple does have. Not the best solution.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-17-2016 10:22 AM
  13. athomas917's Avatar
    FaceTime is a brand name owned by Apple. It's highly unlikely that you have an Android app named FaceTime. If you do, it's only a matter of minutes until the developer is sued out of existence.
    So is iTunes but its available for PC. BBM is owned by RIM but available to all platforms. Google Hangouts is available for IOS. Apple should make Facetime available to all
    01-17-2016 11:09 AM
  14. TabGuy's Avatar
    Trying to get an apple user to use a third party app to do what Facetime does between apple users is difficult. I know i have tried. Rather then them downloading a free app, their solution is fo you to spend $700+ to buy an iphone. The apple culture and mindset is hard to break.
    Posted via the Android Central App
    These folks aren't worth talking to. If they pretend to be your friends then it's clear they're not.
    01-19-2016 10:29 AM
  15. TabGuy's Avatar
    So is iTunes but its available for PC. BBM is owned by RIM but available to all platforms. Google Hangouts is available for IOS. Apple should make Facetime available to all
    Apple's only business it to make money. They're not a benevolent organization. iTunes is available for all because that makes Apple money. Lots of money. There's no money to be made for Apple by supplying FaceTime to non iPhone users.
    01-19-2016 10:31 AM
  16. OceanView's Avatar
    I have the Note 5 and there is a FaceTime option, but I think it's only available between Samsung device. I have 2 sons in college one has an HTC and the other has an S5, I can FaceTime with my son who has S5. Feature is not available on HTC.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    What's the name of this app?
    01-19-2016 11:37 AM
  17. maf113's Avatar
    What's the name of this app?
    It is not a seperate app. It is included 8n the phone app. If you have a video capabale phone like the Samsung S6 or a Note 5 then you can place video calls provided the other person has a phone with video calling.
    As for apps that let you place video calls there is Hangouts, Tango, Voovoo, Skype and several others. The problem is the other person need to have the same app.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-20-2016 09:18 AM
  18. Ry's Avatar
    What's the name of this app?
    It is not a seperate app. It is included 8n the phone app. If you have a video capabale phone like the Samsung S6 or a Note 5 then you can place video calls provided the other person has a phone with video calling.
    As for apps that let you place video calls there is Hangouts, Tango, Voovoo, Skype and several others. The problem is the other person need to have the same app.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Whatever it is, it's not FaceTime.
    prolongExistence likes this.
    01-27-2016 04:22 PM
  19. Motherbordsuper1's Avatar
    Yes I did it came on android 6.0 and that was my default software.
    02-24-2017 08:05 PM
  20. myandroidgs6's Avatar
    Did anyone get FaceTime for Android in the latest update? A friend of mine said she got it. I don't see it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Try Google Duo .... Have to be on both phone ....

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....tachyon&hl=en
    02-24-2017 09:56 PM
  21. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yes I did it came on android 6.0 and that was my default software.
    Welcome to Android Central! FaceTime is an Apple app, and Apple doesn't make that app for Android devices. If it's some kind of video calling app, then it might be Google Duo. Or you might be referring to the video calling feature that some carriers offer with VoLTE (Voice over LTE). Or it might be FaceTune, which is a selfie photo editor (and judging by your avatar, I'm thinking that this is what you mean).
    02-25-2017 02:45 AM
  22. marcel sobolewski's Avatar
    Note with Skype and Hangouts, the person you call would also have to have those services installed and setup on their devices.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    I just got a Samsung a5 2017 and it has this app called duo seems to do only video calling.
    05-17-2017 12:05 AM
  23. kirksucks's Avatar
    People calling video calling FaceTime just shows how strong Apple's marketing is.
    Yea I keep reading this thread and keep rolling my eyes, 'you mean video calling '

    FaceTime is not available for Android.
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    05-23-2017 12:19 AM
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