FaceTime caused a lot of “oohs” and “aahs” but there are still problems with it – like needing a Wi-Fi connection for it to work. Even if you have blazing fast LTE connection on your shiny new iPad, you still can’t do a FaceTime call.
It has already been pointed out that using the iPad as a Wi-Fi hotspot and connecting an iPhone 4/4S to it to do a FaceTime is one way to get around this restriction, but that’s hardly an ideal solution and it certainly won’t work for everyone.
It’s unclear if it’s Apple who prefers to keep FaceTime away from mobile Internet for performance reasons, or if it’s the carriers that are afraid of the increased traffic. The carriers that like to brag so much about how fast their “unlimited” data plans are (often labeling HSPA+ as “4G”) seem like the more probable culprit, but there’s no official word on the matter, so we can’t know for sure.
So, do you want to use FaceTime when you’re away from home and not in a café or a restaurant? Do you use FaceTime at all?