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Re: who's going to pay Yes. Smartphones with front facing cameras and 4G allow for nice quality video chat. Much easier than turning on a computer and sitting in one spot for 20 minutes.
Yea, I much prefer a 4" screen over my 24" monitor to do a lot of things...especially video chatting. Turning on a computer? And do you actually walk around while video chatting for 20 minutes? My point is, I believe that Facetime use likely occupies a fairly small percentage of iPhone users' time.
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You asked who is using a smartphone for video chat (Facetime, Skype, other), and clearly there are many people doing it -- not just high school of college kids. Those numbers are increasing as the network speeds increase and there are more phones with cameras that can handle it.
The advantage of using a mobile camera is that you can point the feed to another person, child, animal, or project wherever you have a signal. You know the advantages of having a mobile phone or even a cordless home phone? Those are some of the same advantages of mobile video chat.
Whether or not you prefer to have an immobile video chat in front of your computer instead of a smartphone is another conversation.
So, some people video chat on a mobile device. I don't video chat on my computer, so maybe that's why I don't understand the allure of Facetime and other video chat apps.