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good morning forum,

i just bought my mom an iPad 2 for xmas and i am setting it up for her. i can call her from my macbook using FaceTime and it works just fine. how does she call me on my macbook? when i try the FaceTime app on her iPad it says "andrew baca is not available for FaceTime."

i thought i was a 'mac guy,' but now i'm confused...i've never hat to think!

can anyone help?

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I have other iOS devices that facetime rings on. The only way I was able to get my MBP to receive a call was to have facetime on - on the computer. May be annoying as the camera will always be on too.

I generally use skype as I have many PC friends without iOS/Mac devices - runs more like iChat - where you have a window open - and you can choose to start a video chat. Works on iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch with proper equipment.
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i always have the person that wants to facetime me text me first then i turn on facetime on my Mac.

60% of the time it works every time.
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