Oh my, how did I live without FaceTime?! It is so much better than skype (sorry skype, I love you too, but the technology isn't there yet, at least for me). My old phone had been run over, smashed, dropped...but it still worked. Then Pepe surprised me and went out to get me an iphone. Now my boys get to see their grandparents, cousins, aunts & uncles with little or no delay. We even FaceTime with my sister in Peru...it was so clear. I love FaceTime!