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Topic # 104837 21-Jun-2012 16:46 Send private message

Hi there
just wondering if any one knows if $19 combos include "video calling" as well in the free minutes ? or is it only voice calls ?
Thanks.

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  Reply # 644375 21-Jun-2012 17:06 Send private message

Voice calls






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  Reply # 644376 21-Jun-2012 17:07 Send private message

johnr: Voice calls


Thanks John.

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  Reply # 644436 21-Jun-2012 20:12 Send private message

Im fairly sure it is included as they zero rate the data aspect of the video calls and charge you per min on standard call rates.

POB - Where are you??

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  Reply # 644439 21-Jun-2012 20:21 Send private message

3G video calls are not packet switch data to start with they are a 64k CSD connection

I could disable packet switch internet access on my connection and video calls will still setup as it uses a different bearer




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  Reply # 644441 21-Jun-2012 20:23 Send private message

vita: Im fairly sure it is included as they zero rate the data aspect of the video calls and charge you per min on standard call rates.

POB - Where are you??


There is no "data aspect" to video calling. It's circuit switched based, not IP.


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  Reply # 644457 21-Jun-2012 21:09

The mins are video too.

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  Reply # 644472 21-Jun-2012 21:36 Send private message

SteveON: The mins are video too.


That's what I thought too - 2degrees-to-2degrees they just count as voice call mins.

Pretty sure Salty told me that ages and ages ago.

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  Reply # 644476 21-Jun-2012 21:44

Weird how on my past two smartphones (ip4 & hox) I can't video call.

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  Reply # 644523 22-Jun-2012 06:24 Send private message

SteveON: Weird how on my past two smartphones (ip4 & hox) I can't video call.


That's because Apple thumbed their nose at a 3GPP standard and decided to create Facetime instead.


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  Reply # 644528 22-Jun-2012 07:05 Send private message

keewee01:
SteveON: The mins are video too.


That's what I thought too - 2degrees-to-2degrees they just count as voice call mins.

Pretty sure Salty told me that ages and ages ago.


They count for 'minutes' usage. The only place they are not included is free in-group calling for businesses. But note that that only includes 3G video calls, not data services like Skype.




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These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.

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  Reply # 644548 22-Jun-2012 08:43

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SteveON: Weird how on my past two smartphones (ip4 & hox) I can't video call.


That's because Apple thumbed their nose at a 3GPP standard and decided to create Facetime instead.



We all know Apple are silly but what about my Android? Can't figure out how to get video calling on my HTC one x...

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  Reply # 644622 22-Jun-2012 11:21 Send private message

vita: Im fairly sure it is included as they zero rate the data aspect of the video calls and charge you per min on standard call rates.

POB - Where are you??


Sorry Vita, I've been attending other pressing matters... (right, coffee done) ... yep, Video Calling, as been mentioned comes off your $19 Combo minutes, Pay Monthly plan (if you have one) or charged as std calling rates if they run out.

SteveON - the HTC One X doesn't support videocalling. :(

^POB





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  Reply # 644625 22-Jun-2012 11:25 Send private message

2DegreesCare:
vita: Im fairly sure it is included as they zero rate the data aspect of the video calls and charge you per min on standard call rates.

POB - Where are you??


Sorry Vita, I've been attending other pressing matters... (right, coffee done) ... yep, Video Calling, as been mentioned comes off your $19 Combo minutes, Pay Monthly plan (if you have one) or charged as std calling rates if they run out.

SteveON - the HTC One X doesn't support videocalling. :(

^POB




Thanks POB

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  Reply # 644672 22-Jun-2012 12:16 Send private message

I used to video call all the time when I noticed they were charged the same as voice. 
It's great

I can't use it anymore cos I went to custom rom (MIUI) which doesn't have regular video calling. 

Now it seems most smart phones don't want to bother with it, especially iphones, presumably because you can do it with an app. But everyone has different apps, skype is too clunky has to be signed in, etc.


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  Reply # 847430 30-Jun-2013 16:55 Send private message

Hi, just wanted to confirm if the $19 combo packs still include video calling?

I've emailed 2degrees already and was told video calling wasn't included in any value pack, but remembered this thread, so wanted to check if there had been any changes since then.

My contract is ending next week, so I've been looking around at other plans that would let me use the video calling function on my S2 at reasonable price.

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