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You can call Apple to test out FaceTime

Are you a lonely iPhone 4 owner? Do you need someone to call to try out FaceTime? If so, Steve Jobs has released his phone number for you to call…not really, but you can talk to someone who works for Steve.

This week Apple sent out e-mails to customers, letting them know that they could try out FaceTime by calling the toll-free 1-888-FACETIME (332-3846) number. The hotline is available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CDT.

“Want to try FaceTime? Give us a call,” the note reads. “An Apple representative will show you the basics and a few advanced tips. Before you call, make sure you have a Wi-Fi connection.”

A user who calls Apple will talk to a representative who asks questions about the FaceTime configuration and Wi-Fi connectivity. They will then engage in a FaceTime conversation, and explain all of the features of the open standard found in the iPhone 4.

FaceTime is a new open standard announced by Apple earlier this month alongside the introduction of iPhone 4. It requires Wi-Fi to operate, and currently is only available when using two iPhones.

No setup is required, and the feature is enabled while on a call with someone. Either the front or rear camera can be used with FaceTime.

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