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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 12831x
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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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Posted by Eric Wanders on 17.08.09 - 14:08:30

This is actually not new while O2 already accepted VoIP from Nimbuzz. They actually closed a deal with Nimbuzz in that area: http://blog.nimbuzz.com/2009/06/29/o2-l … n-germany/

Posted by Arne Hess on 17.08.09 - 14:57:29

That Toshiba has chosen Nimbuzz for the TG01 doesn't mean that VoIP was allowed in O2 Germany's mobile network. As a matter of fact, as today's press release made clear, so far VoIP wasn't allowed due to O2's terms and conditions. Technically it was always possible but not allowed.

Today's announcement has a way broader impact on the market then Toshiba's and O2's selection of Nimbuzz.

Posted by John79 on 18.08.09 - 08:48:31

There are many VoIP services working in Germany, Vopium is one of them which i am using now a days.

Posted by ruselrones on 02.09.09 - 09:42:05

Hi to all,
And i am newbie on this net and i read this forum and i have some doubt .. Nimbuzz software is run in O2 model? I have also o2 mobile but in that mobile this occur.

Posted by Arne Hess on 02.09.09 - 09:48:03

Only on the Toshiba TG01 from O2 Germany.

Posted by davek on 04.09.09 - 11:27:59

Mobile broadband is growing from strength to strength and it's going to make these kind of programmes alot more accessable to everyone. Voip systems are great, and if your already paying for net access, why should you pay more.

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