A thorn in the side of the mobile phone companies of the latest generation of mobile phones are less phone designed as for the use of the Internet. Services such as Skype, which customers via the Internet connection can make calls, concern major mobile operators here. Finally break earnings for regular calls and SMS. The consumer portal preisvergleich.de reveals which providers support the Internet telephony. Long time stood on end the operator against Skype and co. In their terms and conditions they forbade the telephoning over such services so far. That this strategy is no longer up-to-date in times of iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices, O2 was the first. (A valuable related resource: Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.). The group allows its customers Internet telephony without additional costs.
Unlike the telecom companies. T Meanwhile, although moved to-mobile and Vodafone, however they charge high fees, which make the service unattractive to customers. So T-Mobile users pay in addition to the UMTS flat rate between 10 and 15 euros in the Month. Depending on the tariff, Vodafone requires even up to 30 euros for the Internet telephony. The third-largest German mobile operator E-Plus, still completely prohibited the Skype. The relatively slow UMTS network of provider is not sufficient but anyway for good voice quality over the Internet.
Much like with the permission of Internet telephony, it behaves with the use of the mobile phone as a modem. So far the companies sold an additional UMTS-stick like. Connected to the laptop an Internet connection could be made so almost everywhere. As well, but also the mobile phone can be connected to the laptop and thus act as a modem. T-Mobile and Vodafone now also introduce this option. Included in Vodafone, it is in the Skype fee”. T-Mobile charged additional 19.