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Got an O2 contract? Got a 3G capable video phone? Make free vid calls with your inclusive mins!

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[helper] 6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
Ok so I think this really is fab. I am on Orange pay monthly and they charge 30p for me to make a video call to another Orange phone and 50p to another network, needless to say I don't do it. However for all you lucky people on O2.....video calls are included in your inclusive minutes! So that means you can video call your mates and chat to them face to face - it's a great feature to have and if it costs the same as a voice call then why not do it!? If you are on an O2 600 min tarrif then you have 600 video mins, Orange would want to charge me at least £180 for that!

Hope someone finds this useful and enjoy! Feel free to give me a video call to say thanks :D

"Pay Monthly - Video calls from O2 mobiles are charged at the same rate as voice calls and are included in your monthly minute allowance."
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[helper] 6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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#1
I'm amazed I didn't know that already! H&R added.
#2
hi bud, im on a sim only £10 a month contract with o2, do u know if this is classed as a pay monthly??

cheers
#3
it did used to be free about a year ago but then they changed T&C and started charging pay monthly customers.
Good to know that it's deducted from inclusive allowance once again! However, i did notice that it says 'coming soon' so not sure if it is live yet or not.
[helper]#4
smiffy1888
hi bud, im on a sim only £10 a month contract with o2, do u know if this is classed as a pay monthly??

cheers


I would imagine this isn't included as you are not locked in a contract, but hey give them a call and ask! Always better to check than risk running up a huge bill.
#5
No doubt in prepration for the new iphone
#6
i'm on sim only and its included in mine
#7
This may be a silly question but I have a 12 month sim only contract on 02 which includes 300 mins any network. Does that mean I can video call any network? And does the other person get charged anything?

It would be great if someone could answer.
#8
I am on 02 pay monthly but when I try to do a video call it says not supported by network?
#9
i got the simplicity smartphone 12 month o2 contract 600 mins free web and wifi

will that allow this feature ?
#10
found this on 02 site

http://www.o2.co.uk/support/generalhelp/help/howdoi/videocalling

Making a video call
How much does it cost?
Pay Monthly - Video calls from O2 mobiles are charged at the same rate as voice calls and are included in your monthly minute allowance.


thx op :thumbsup:
#11
Wow...thats hot mate.
#12
When I was on O2 about three years ago it was the case - good to see it coming back, except O2 is the only 3G network locally where I'm still unable to make video calls. Now if only Vodafone or Orange would follow suit......
#13
This is old news.. I have been doing video calls since Feb 2008 with my monthly allowances without being charged extra! :)
#14
It's always been like that for many years and only a few people knew about it..

I had used it a few times but then I noticed the video stream quality was dependant on how good the connection was, which is crap in most of the places
#15
Great find op - voted hot!
#16
thanx alot for the answers guys
#17
meerdorf
I am on 02 pay monthly but when I try to do a video call it says not supported by network?


You probably need to get settings for your particular phone.

Try that..
http://getsettings.o2.co.uk/ServeSettingsWebApp/
#18
+1 for already experiencing this several years ago. I believe O2 were probably the first network to offer the calls as part of inclusive minutes.

As you're all aware though, the front facing cameras died out around 2007/2008 due to the advent of the iPhone and lack of 3G connectivity. So most major company's including Nokia stopped producing (or reduced the number of) phones with front camera's on their phones, whilst touchscreen's were introduced and started dominating the market.
NOW, I believe Apple are about to release the 4th Gen iPhone with a front facing camera, and 3G calls will lift-off big-time, especially with Skype being massive, this'll be brilliant. HTC are poised to do this (may be doing this already) as will be Nokia, who were championing this years ago with Sony Ericsson. But as Apple currently set some of the trends, people will follow amass.
#19
damn, if only the iphone could do video calling this would be awesome, lol
#20
JPS
I would imagine this isn't included as you are not locked in a contract, but hey give them a call and ask! Always better to check than risk running up a huge bill.


a £10 a month contract is still a locked contract even the 30 day one is a 30 day contract, just ask to see if works on your sim!!!!:thumbsup:
#21
need to check further
its in the section:

Business / Corporate / O2 Business Data Tariffs / Business Data for Groups

YES BUSINESS
may not aplply to householders
maybe someone can be bothered to check before a LARGE BILL arrives for someone!
(or am i being over cautious???)
#22
room.hunter77
You probably need to get settings for your particular phone.

Try that..
http://getsettings.o2.co.uk/ServeSettingsWebApp/


I think a 3G SIM card is required for making video calls.
#23
sounds good cheers op
#24
love it!
#25
I've always wanted to stare up someone's nose whilst talking to them on the phone, Hot!
#26
WTF is all the fuss about? Everyone's tried to sell video calling, it's a pointless gimmick. When you are talking to people in everyday life you don't look at them all the time. It's been tried on 3g phones and it died out because nobody could be ar$ed using it - it adds nothing to a conversation and, if you have to watch the screen, prevents you doing anything else...
#27
anyway to make video calls on a iPhone 3gs?any apps? I know there is no front camera but can i not even receive video calls? and see the person who is video calling me?
#28
Noghar
WTF is all the fuss about? Everyone's tried to sell video calling, it's a pointless gimmick. When you are talking to people in everyday life you don't look at them all the time. It's been tried on 3g phones and it died out because nobody could be ar$ed using it - it adds nothing to a conversation and, if you have to watch the screen, prevents you doing anything else...


Good Point - Well made. I agree :thumbsup:
#29
Humss
anyway to make video calls on a iPhone 3gs?any apps? I know there is no front camera but can i not even receive video calls? and see the person who is video calling me?

Nothing of yet, it'd be pointless on the 3GS.
#30
reps added. However i am a o2 pay and go customer so no benefit to me.
#31
yep it use to be inclusive then it changed and now it back again,shame they havent changed there views on contract bartering like you use to be able to do and get great deals,hope they do that again!!
[helper]#32
Noghar
WTF is all the fuss about? Everyone's tried to sell video calling, it's a pointless gimmick. When you are talking to people in everyday life you don't look at them all the time. It's been tried on 3g phones and it died out because nobody could be ar$ed using it - it adds nothing to a conversation and, if you have to watch the screen, prevents you doing anything else...


I actually disagree with this. I think it's very useful and quite cool to be able to not only look at the person you are speaking to, but the surroundings and other people around them (such as family).

A big thanks to my brother $ADZ$ for video calling me today and explaining this offer to me. :thumbsup:

No, it will not always be convenient to use video calling, often a voice call will be easier or will do, but sometimes it can be nice to see a loved one on the other end of the phone (especially if you live in different cities) - or if you want to show someone something there and then - personally I still think it has a lot of potential and I think it will get much bigger again once 3G improves and more phones can do it again. I love it! Just wish I was back on O2 now!!
[helper]#33
azune
+1 for already experiencing this several years ago. I believe O2 were probably the first network to offer the calls as part of inclusive minutes.

As you're all aware though, the front facing cameras died out around 2007/2008 due to the advent of the iPhone and lack of 3G connectivity. So most major company's including Nokia stopped producing (or reduced the number of) phones with front camera's on their phones, whilst touchscreen's were introduced and started dominating the market.
NOW, I believe Apple are about to release the 4th Gen iPhone with a front facing camera, and 3G calls will lift-off big-time, especially with Skype being massive, this'll be brilliant. HTC are poised to do this (may be doing this already) as will be Nokia, who were championing this years ago with Sony Ericsson. But as Apple currently set some of the trends, people will follow amass.


But like you said, it is coming back. My brother has a Nokia N86 and I have a SE W995, both massively popular and very modern phones on the market now, both support video calling - a lot of phones do still come with the front camera to be fair.
#34
JPS
But like you said, it is coming back. My brother has a Nokia N86 and I have a SE W995, both massively popular and very modern phones on the market now, both support video calling - a lot of phones do still come with the front camera to be fair.


Good point:thumbsup: dont know why people are arguing about this, oh wait perhaps they have a iphone.
Iphone a phone so smart it can't multitask :roll:, try a Nokia N900 (front camera) that multi tasks and can run flash:whistling::

(waits for abuse from the apple fanboys) :)
banned#35
Moved to Misc - General info. Thanks for sharing the tip.
#36
How much does it cost the other person?

Do they have to have a video phone - ie can it just go one way?
#37
stphnstevey
How much does it cost the other person?

Do they have to have a video phone - ie can it just go one way?


I think the receiver never pays in the UK
[helper]#38
aScottishBloke
Moved to Misc - General info. Thanks for sharing the tip.


Haha great, lost all the heat now, one of the hottest deals of the day, which I think spoke for itself. Not many people will see it in Misc, thanks a lot.
#39
ok, excuse my stupidity here, but I considered 3g a data thing. Do video calls use data? Because I have no data allowance on my contract, but 300 free minutes. I also have free o2 to o2 calls and texts.
#40
JPS
Haha great, lost all the heat now, one of the hottest deals of the day, which I think spoke for itself. Not many people will see it in Misc, thanks a lot.


Well it's not really a deal, but it's great info, thank you muchly :)

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