Thursday, February 2, 2023


How often do you FaceTime with someone?

FaceTime is Apple’s video service where you can call someone and talk face-to-face via your phone, iPad or computer camera.

It can be a wonderful way to keep in touch with family and friends, who you may be away from while you RV. You can FaceTime with a friend while you eat dinner, “bake” cookies with the grandkids, catch up with your daughter, and you can even FaceTime with someone while you “watch” a movie together.

It’s not quite the same as being together in person, but it’s pretty close!

How often do you FaceTime with someone? Every day or all the time? Sometimes? Never? Please tell us in the poll below. Thanks!


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1 month ago

I am shocked at the responses to this poll! FaceTime is the greatest invention ever. If we didn’t have it, we’d hardly see our grandchildren, especially when they were in South Korea and Japan. We watched them show off their Christmas presents and they were so excited that we could interact with them on Christmas. It’s as easy as making a phone call!

1 month ago

What is Face Time???

Diane McGovern
1 month ago
Reply to  Donn

Ha! Yeah, that was the last option to choose. (That’s what I picked, actually.) It’s definitely not like when we used to speak to someone physically face-to-face, like within touching distance, i.e., before all this electronic stuff. I guess in some ways it’s better than nothing, though. Have a good night, Donn. 😀 –Diane at

Gene Bjerke
1 month ago

I have a niece who just started FaceTiming with me. I had never tried it before and didn’t really know how to do it. Worked out fine, though.

1 month ago

The way my brain works it would be totally distracting to me.

1 month ago

Never FaceTime, TikTok, or any other social platform. waste enough time on iNet as it is.

1 month ago
Reply to  tom

Agree – social media is a cancer on society.

Neal Davis
1 month ago

I said “Rarely.” “Never” is a more accurate answer because Face Time is an Apple deal, not an Android deal and I have an android-based phone. The only time I have done the equivalent of Face Time session was via a similar feature Facebook’s Messenger application has. Every time I contemplate the existence of video-calling, I think of The Jetsons.

1 month ago

Can anyone tell me if “Facetime” or IPad users can talk with other tablet users? Or do both parties have to use IPads? (My wife’s sister in BC has an IPad, however I do not buy or use any Apple products.) Thanks.

Mike Johnson
1 month ago
Reply to  DW/ND

FaceTime works between any Apple products

1 month ago
Reply to  DW/ND

The Apple user has to initiate the call and send a link to you. I believe you have to be using Chrome as your browser.

1 month ago
Reply to  Cecilia

Thank you Cecilia. That puts up another road block as I don’t use Chrome either preferring Firefox and my ISP. Guess my wife will be talking on the old fone!
I bought her a 55″ LG TV! Thanks again…. dw

Jeff Craig
1 month ago

Don’t use Apple, but I do use Google Meet, Teams and Skype for work and organizational meetings all the time. Personally, I HARDLY ever make video calls/chats with friends or family. They all prefer to use text messages anyway.

Bob Palin
1 month ago

I can’t Face Time as I don’t, and won’t, have any Apple products, but video is common with many communication apps nowadays and I do use it.

1 month ago

If “FaceTime” is used as generic term then almost everyday as part of my job.

1 month ago

Why limit the question to only one brand?

Bob Palin
1 month ago
Reply to  Spike

Agreed, Face Time is no different than using the video feature in Messenger and probably many other apps.

1 month ago

Couldn’t differentiate between all the time and often, so chose often. We FaceTime with grandkids in Texas about 5 times a week (we live in Missouri), and other grandkids in Arkansas maybe once a week. However you choose to keep in touch with your loved ones, it’s worth it!

1 month ago

Personally I have never face timed since I don’t have a smart phone but my wife does and occasionally will with our granddaughter.

1 month ago


Rosalie Magistro
1 month ago

I never face time because I wouldn’t own an Apple product

1 month ago

Same here. Too much involvement with the CCP.

1 month ago

Never now. Before work often. Weekly meetings. But we didn’t face time we zoomed. I’m an android user.

Last edited 1 month ago by Skip
1 month ago

Man oh man! This is a sore subjects between myself, my siblings and their children. I have an Android phone, they all seem to have iPhones. I am harassed on a regular basis (especially by the nieces and nephews) to get with the times and get an iPhone so we can facetime. What in their wildest imaginations make them think I want to facetime?!

1 month ago

I use an I phone and never used FaceTime. I know what all my close contacts look like.

Bob p
1 month ago

The one time I used it DW was hospitalized during the pandemic and the hospital didn’t allow any visitors. It was good to be able to see her as well as talk with her.

Ralph Williamson
1 month ago

Why have a polling question that excludes half of the mobile phone users? Facetime is iphone only.

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