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I know this may sound like a silly question but do video calls cost anymore on Vodafone? am I right in saying that it just uses the data from our 'unlimited' intertnet connection to send the video feed?
The standard rate for video calls to another Vodafone mobile is 35p per minute (incl. VAT). Calls to numbers on other networks cost 55p per minute.
Video calls you make whilst abroad are charged at the standard Vodafone World video calling rate.
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Also Skype to Skype Video calls like Skype-to-Skype calls are free and won't cost a thing no matter where they are .
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I have seen posted by a VF employee that Skype calls aren't included in your data plan and would be chargeable data, still not really (I don't think) had confirmation whether this is correct or not
The use of VoIP services on our network has been expressly forbidden under the Terms and Conditions for Mobile Internet for many years now and that position has never changed. Whether it works or not right now is neither here nor there, the point to take from this is that we've always maintained our customers are not permitted to use Skype, and so if we choose to disable that functionality in the future, we are well within our rights to do so. Using Skype on your home Wi-Fi, while not expressly forbidden, is generating revenue for Skype at the expense of our own revenue stream - which is why you'll find Skype banned from most other mobile operators as well - apart from Three Mobile who have a special agreement with Skype that allows the both of them to benefit financially.
I can certainly understand the frustration that this news may cause, however we do have to make money at the end of the day, in order to be able to keep offering value for money - and VoIP services work directly against that. Allowing Skype to be used freely on our network at this point would be akin to Gillette making a razor that takes blades made by Wilkinson Sword
I trust this helps you to understand the issue.
Apologies for double post, for some reason it was telling me that I didn't have permission to edit my own post!
Yes, A VF Mod on here has stated that VF do not permit VoIP over their network, they also stated that if they were to removed any functionality from the N900 firmware then Skype would like be one of the first things to go.
Ill see if I can find the post and link / quote it here for reference.
Here you go:
From this thread: http://forum.vodafon..._1&#entry414985
Lots of info on this post
I can confirm Jon's comments on Vodafones stance towards Skype, according to the T and C's it is forbidden and unsupported, this doesn't mean it wont work, just that we cant offer help on this topic. By its nature of using Data to stream calls over the internet, this will eat alot of data up if it's used, so for those wishing to use VOIP services against our advice, please bare this one in mind
Thanks to Digicom for providing the charging links for video calling and Skype.
Actually both the terms and conditions state your are forbidden from using it, and if you phone to ask for support from Vodafone we will not be able to give this support for this product.