(Closed) Do iPhones help in a LDR?

posted 8 years ago in Long Distance Relationships
Post # 3
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My husband and I got iPhones about a month ago and are having issues with facetime.  I think you both need wifi in order to use it but ours still won’t connect sometime.  Otherwise I love the phone.

Post # 4
3253 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

DH and I had a LDR for about a year before we were married. We found Skype and IChat to be really helpful. Will your SO have Internet access?

Post # 5
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have an android phone, and I downloaded skype so we could see each other more (my computer couldn’t handle skype.) I think it’s really nice to be able to see their face, but you don’t necessarily need an iPhone to do it. Although, I’ve never had an iPhone, so maybe the other features would make a difference. 

Also, write LOTS of letters those first three months! My guy told me that he wasn’t going to have much time to read them (he’s in the air force) so I didn’t write very many, but when he got back he said that he would have liked to hear more from me. I felt really bad!

Post # 8
3253 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@marinewifetobe: The “face time” really does help… I would recommend the iPhones if that’s the reason you are interested in them!

Post # 9
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The base should have available computers for soldiers to use them.  I would look into a high data plan since he might not always have access to WiFi in his area to use the phone.

Post # 11
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

When my DH was stationed overseas (before he was my DH!), we both had iPhones and they were lifesavers! We were able to text for free (using an app) and also Skype. Back then (mind you this wasn’t all that long ago) it was pre-FaceTime so we didn’t use it. I have the new iPhone and it seems that you can only use FaceTime when you’re connected to the internet, I think… I have an unlimited plan but remember trying to use it once and it said I needed to connect to the internet. 

That’s definitely something worth looking into!

Otherwise, the iPhone is a great phone regardless!

Post # 12
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Check into whether the unlimited plan will actually cover FaceTime and/or Skype – I need a wifi connection for both on my iPhone (but with a different provider in Canada).

We’ve been long distance for almost a year now and we skype pretty regularly (my iphone, his laptop). I wouldn’t say the iPhone makes much of a difference or makes things easier; nothing we do to communicate (skype/email) is something we could only do with an iphone.

Post # 14
5658 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s also nice because texting between iPhones is now an iMessage and its so instantaneous it’s almost like instant message, you can see when that the person is typing etc it also doesn’t use texts if it’s going through iMessage (anytime you have an Internet connection). And yeah one of the most frequent ways I keep in “contact” with my dad is by playing words with friends. It’s dumb but it’s kind of nice to feel like we are communicating regularly somehow

Post # 15
194 posts
Blushing bee

I have an iPhone, and the facetime does work great. But when my boyfriend and I are separated when he is deployed, we usually just use Skype. That seems like the best conceivable option for us. We used to use Yahoo messenger where we would play games on there with each other. 🙂

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