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SERVICE: O2 Germany opens its Mobile Network for VoIP Services w/o extra charges
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 17.08.09 - 11:27:35 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 15620x
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Today, Telefónica O2 Germany announced that it cleared the way for Voice over IP (VoIP) use on mobile phones. From today, all O2 customers can access Internet telephony services like Skype, Fring and others with the use of its O2 Internet Packs. O2 Germany will not charge any further fees for the use of VoIP services, unlike T-Mobile Germany and Vodafone Germany, which unveiled earlier this summer to introduce dedicated VoIP tariffs later this year. For mobile Internet telephony, customers can, for example, use the mobile Internet Pack M for 10 Euro per month which includes 200 MB of HSPA (after it's throttled to GPRS speed). If that's not enough, the Internet Pack L includes 5 GB of HSPA for 25 Euro per month.

By opening its HSPA network for VoIP use, O2 Germany is one of the first "traditional" carriers worldwide which allows its customers to take benefit from, more or less, all Internet services on mobile devices. So far, the terms and conditions prohibited the use of VoIP (as it's prohibited by more or less all UMTS carriers in the world) but it's definitely a step into the right direction.

Cheers ~ Arne


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