Is FaceTime Free for International Calls?

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iPhone’s FaceTime feature is free if both parties are using a free Wi-Fi signal. If no Wi-Fi signal is being used, parties may incur a data charge, depending on the phone plan they have through their wireless carrier. However, communicating via FaceTime is generally much less expensive than placing an international phone call./p>

FaceTime is a visual communication feature created by Apple in 2010. It allows users to communicate with each other with specific models of iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple computers with the most current operating system. FaceTime uses data or Wi-Fi connections rather than traditional phone “minutes.” “FaceTime Audio” became an additional feature introduced in 2013, and it allows the user to use FaceTime without its video component. FaceTime functionality and features may vary depending on the user’s mobile phone carrier.