How to make calls on iPhone using Facetime
Ever wondered when did apple started off with the audio calls? Well, not before the Video calls for sure; it was after iOS 7 that Apple started off with free audio calls.
Why FaceTime Audio?
But then, isn’t video calling a little of a pull over? Most of us would prefer to be on audio calls rather than video ones where we need to be all neat and tidy, and sit in front of the phone all the while we talk. Most of the people are more comfortable with audio calls, not only because they save us the need to be tidied up, but also because we end up doing other work side by side as well.
And so, here it is to FaceTime audio calls; free and easy! They save a lot on your talk time minutes, and use up your Wi-Fi or cellular internet connections; whatever the case may be. Internet calls are always a savior!
While you make calls from the Wi-Fi, you incur no charges; while on cellular network, the internet data is consumed. FaceTime audio will help you save up on those huge bills!
How to use FaceTime Audio?
Now, let us all have a look at how to make FaceTime audio calls over the Internet for Free!
To start off is as easy as you do for making video calls. You can use any of the apps, contacts or FaceTime or Messages; etc!
Where you get to choose from FaceTime, there will be two options which you will see, one is for video calling while the other is for audio calls! (However, when you tap on the phone icon in the messages, you will be asked to choose from Voice call or FaceTime audio)
A FaceTime audio call is no different than the normal ones. The person can reply with a message, or Decline the call, and of course answer. You can Download Facetime for PC here.
Once the phone call has begun, it will be no different from a phone call. You have options which include ‘speaker’, ‘mute’, ‘FaceTime (you can switch to video)’, and contacts.
Now, you must be wondering, where the dial pad and the option to merge calls disappear. Well, of course there will be certain features which are not same as those while making regular calls.
If while having a FaceTime audio call, you receive a regular call, you can surely pick it up, but you need to hang up on the current FaceTime one. There seems to be no harm with this though, until and unless the audio quality is fine why care!
So, now that you know how to make FaceTime audio calls too, you can save up on money at least while calling people who use a Mac, iPad, iPod, iPod Touch or an iPhone.
The quality is great, and so is the app! So, switch to FaceTime audio!