Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). FaceTime can't call iChat!? - iPhone Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In FaceTime can't call iChat!? aquatic Posted: October 16, 2011 8:17AM in iPhone edited January 2014 Apparently FaceTime on iPad/iphone can not videochat to iChat? WTF? I had assumed it would. I'm not making everyone I know cough up a dollar for the FaceTime app. Am I missing something I hope? Is there a way to make it work with iChat? Comments Reply 1 of 7 tallest skil Posts: 43,399member October 16, 2011 8:35AM No, they're completely different. It doesn't work like that.FaceTime is free, not $1. Reply 2 of 7 trumptman Posts: 16,464member October 16, 2011 11:22AM Facetime isn't free and if your friends can't cough up a buck when you've coughed up at least $200 for the phone and probably $75 a month to use it, then they clearly can't talk to you. Most people will spend more than that at Redbox or for a soda on the way home. A dollar is cheap. Reply 3 of 7 tallest skil Posts: 43,399member October 16, 2011 11:27AM Quote:Originally Posted by trumptman Facetime isn't freeWith Lion it is. If they're not updating to Lion, they have more problems than not using FaceTime. Reply 4 of 7 aquatic Posts: 5,602member October 17, 2011 7:12PM Quote:Originally Posted by Tallest Skil With Lion it is. If they're not updating to Lion, they have more problems than not using FaceTime. Not all my friends and family have new Macs with Lion. Some have PCs, and others I don't want to have to fuss with iTunes and buying FaceTime.Why should it not work with iChat? It's the same exact thing right? I'll have to use Skype. Everyone I know used to always be on AIM. Now everyone is on FaceBook and now people on FaceBook can directly videochat to Skype, or so I've read. I don't get why Apple didn't heavily coordinate with FaceBook, both for videochat interoperability and instead of friggin Ping. You'd think Zuck pissed in Steve's Cheerios or something. Reply 5 of 7 tallest skil Posts: 43,399member October 17, 2011 8:07PM Quote:Originally Posted by Aquatic Some have PCsThen they can't use iChat or FaceTime, anyway.Quote:and others I don't want to have to fuss with iTunes and buying FaceTime.Which you don't have to do? FaceTime is in the Mac App Store?Quote:It's the same exact thing right?Not in the least.Quote:I don't get why Apple didn't heavily coordinate with FaceBookBecause Facebook is absolutely terrible and Zuckerberg has no respect for any of his users. Reply 6 of 7 aquatic Posts: 5,602member October 18, 2011 7:49PM Doesn't iChat still work with videochat to AIM? And yes Zuckerberg is a douche, but like it or not (I don't) FaceBook rules the Internets. Everyone's on it that I know, everyone. But again, not everyone has a new Mac with FaceTime or Lion. Oh well. LIke I said, think Skype will get the job done. I have a feeling the quality of video just won't be as good. i used Skype once years ago and it seemed inferior to iChat's video quality. Perhaps that's changed.In an mostly unrelated note I wanted to note the free MagicJack app makes calls to others for FREE over WIfi. Works perfectly, just pop it open and call, no registering required. Just thought I'd mention this somewhere as a sidenote. Reply 7 of 7 tallest skil Posts: 43,399member October 18, 2011 8:22PM Quote:Originally Posted by Aquatic Doesn't iChat still work with videochat to AIM?Sure does.Quote:LIke I said, think Skype will get the job done.Download 2.8, nothing newer. Sign In or Register to comment.