When hubby got an IPad2 as a gift for getting a solar system installed I didn’t really care. Recently hubby started using the IPad 2 a bit more because he can video conference with his little brother that moved to Indiana. His brother has an IPhone so a lot of the apps he has on his Droid will not play well with an Apple product. We also have Android tablets so they don’t play well with Apple products. With him having an IPad 2 we are able to see his brother, his brothers girlfriend, and his brothers son. Seeing his brothers son is a highlight to him. He formed a nice little relationship with him before they moved away.
The only thing that I don’t like about Facetime is that it isn’t like modern day conferencing services that are available. They can have a video chat with multiple people at the same time. Facetime can’t do this. I wonder if there is any app out that can do this.