Use FaceTime Over 3G Without a Jailbreak via Personal Hotspot
FaceTime has long been expected to support video calls over 3G networks, but thus far it hasn’t happened without a jailbreak. Blame it on the carriers, Apple, the rain, maybe 3G is too slow, or maybe it will be a feature for upcoming 4G LTE iPad and iPhone hardware… who knows, but regardless you can use a little loophole to initiate FaceTime video chat over 3G connections without the need for jailbreaking.
- Enable Personal Hotspot on an iPhone
- Connect to that Wi-Fi hotspot with another FaceTime capable iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
Suddenly you can make video calls over 3G.
Not the best solution because it requires additional hardware, but apparently it works.
Thanks to Av for the tip