Simply put: no, they don’t.
FaceTime is amazing to communicate with other Apple users. Even if you want to connect with people internationally, it’s great for that. Just a good internet connection and you’re good to go. It doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. But of course, if you’re using cellular data, make sure you have a good plan as it does burn through that data quite easily.
But when all’s said and done, it’s still a pretty good option and most popular than any other app when it comes to connecting with a fellow iPhone or iPad user. And with the coming of PiP (Picture-in-picture) to FaceTime in iOS 14, it’s expected to gain momentum even with the users who didn’t use it as much due to this.
How Does FaceTime affect Phone Bill?
But there are a few questions surrounding FaceTime that can pop-up in your mind occasionally. Like, how does FaceTime affect your phone bill? Well, as mentioned, it uses an internet connection. So as long as your data pack has either unlimited or considerable amount of data, there’s nothing to worry about at that end. It won’t add to your phone bill like normal calls.
Another popular question is, do FaceTime calls show up on your phone bill. Well, they simply don’t. As they’re not normal calls, but use the internet, your carrier plays no part in them, and they have no business being on your phone bill. If you’re using cellular data instead of Wi-Fi for a FaceTime call, the data usage will be a part of your bill, but you or no one else can tell that the data usage was for a FaceTime call.
And no one can certainly use your phone bill can certainly to track if you even used FaceTime to call, let alone to whom. It’s too bad if you’re a concerned parent or partner; the phone bill is completely useless in this scenario.
The only place you can see whether there was a FaceTime call to someone is in the call logs of the device itself, but there’s plenty wrong with that. First, the invasion of privacy. Also, it’s not too reliable because it’s too easy to delete FaceTime calls from the logs.