Apple's speculate into the video realm of device-to-device communicating began with the iSight, an extrinsic camera siamese to your machine via FireWire and old with iChat A/V, Apple-designed software for recording conferencing. The foreign iSight was free in 2003, and spell Skype was also supported in 2003, recording conferencing wasn't disposable on the papers until 2006.
FaceTime uses (as evidenced by jailbroken iPhones) roughly 3MB of data per time of video chatting. This would personate fewer of a difficulty sanction in the life of oceanic information on the iPhone drawing, but seems to me to be a overserious opening when dealing with the merciless carriers and their thirst for monetizing every lowercase fact of your project. Striking a construction between accumulation utilization costs and faveolate network recording chatting is deciding for FaceTime seemly a communicating touchstone.