Can the Vibrant do video chat?


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  1. jamesey

    jamesey Member This Topic's Starter

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    Can the Samsung Vibrant from TMobile do video chat? what app is needed? does it have to be over wi-fi?
     

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  2. melll

    melll Well-Known Member

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    It can be done directly with no apps installed on my Vibrant.
    But its not free, its $5 a month for it to work over wifi or 3G. (This is on Bell Network Canada)

    You can get around that by using an APP called Fring, find it in the Android Market. Its easy to set up and you can video chat via wifi or 3G.

    I have tested it, works and its pretty good overall.
     
  3. m4r10

    m4r10 Well-Known Member

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    looks like all you need now is a mirror;)
     
  4. chaoscentral

    chaoscentral Well-Known Member

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    not if its a bell Vibrant ;) they get the international version but named the Samsung vibrant.
     
  5. melll

    melll Well-Known Member

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    I dont get it. Whats the mirror thing supposed to mean?

    My phone comes with a front facing camera, I dont need to use any mirrors.

    Its the same thing as the one from T-Mobile.
     
  6. chaoscentral

    chaoscentral Well-Known Member

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    no it isn't, The Bell Vibrant is just the International Galaxy S i.e. front facing camera and physical home button.

    Tmobile version lacks the front facing camera, and has 4 capacitive buttons on the front.
     
  7. melll

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    Wow really? Thats crazy... So captivate and facinate dont have front facing cameras either?
     
  8. chaoscentral

    chaoscentral Well-Known Member

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    nope, the only US Galaxy S phone with a front facing camera is the Sprint Epic 4G, I'm assuming the other 3 carriers left it out due to bandwidth over 3G, but the fact T-Mobile is aggressively rolling out HSPA+ they honestly should have left it in. But Verizon and AT&T I don't think have the bandwidth to do it over 3G.
     
  9. melll

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    Ahh ok I see. Glad Bell has the full featured version.
     
  10. sam71

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    Hi Melll

    i have the app Fring, but its not working for me everytime i try to video chat it says video chat not supported by yahoo or gmail. there is anything i am missing or we cannot chat with pc user.

    Thanks in advance

    Samir
     
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  12. melll

    melll Well-Known Member

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    There is a Skype app out now, but I dont think it supports video chat yet.

    Also, there also this.

    Qik for HTC EVO 4G - Android app on AppBrain

    It says its for the Evo, but it may work just as good on Vibrant?

    Really cant help you on the trouble you're having.

    I actually stopped using Fringe a while back and just decided to pay up the $5 a month Bell Canada charges to video chat with the gf on her Vibrant.

    Super easy and the function is built in.
     
  13. misterrunon

    misterrunon Well-Known Member

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    there's a mod to install the front facing camera, which i hear is fairly easy to do.
     
  14. vamp6x6x6x

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    I was actually a bit interested in this mod til I learned that I would have to root my phone and install a rom.
     

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