Apple iPhone 4 users frustrated by the inability of their phone to offer 3G FaceTime video calls can be frustrated no more.
Jail-broken handset users, i.e. people who have cracked their device to make it more open, can download an application that makes the video calls possible over a 3G network. Until now they had been limited to calls over wireless networks.
My3g, which has been developed by an independent company, will also let iPhone users do things like watch television over Wi-Fi, make Skype calls or use Fring at their own discretion, and on their choice of network.
According to the developers, the My3g app confuses the iPhone, making it believe that it is on a Wi-Fi network, when in fact it is on a 3G one.
Currently the application is available from the RockYourPhone web site as a download, but it is likely that it will appear on Cydia soon, and some are suggesting that there it will cost around £2.
The US only last week made it legally possible for iPhone users to crack their phone and already how-to guides have started to appear.
Users should be warned that jail-broken phones are unlikely to fall under the usual Apple guarantees, however.
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