O2’s TU Go software program spreads your telephone quantity throughout a number of units
Between Skype, Google Voice, Viber and a number of other smaller gamers, there are many platform-agnostic providers vying to place your voice by means of their IP (get it?), and now UK service O2 is introducing us to its twist on multi-system communication with TU Go. It is like a wedding of the normal telephone service with the thought of creating calls in your laptop computer, or sending messages out of your pill. An evolution of mum or dad firm Telefonica’s comparable TU Me apps, the TU Go software program spreads your telephone quantity throughout as much as 5 units concurrently. You can also make and obtain calls / texts and handle your voicemail from suitable package with a mobile or knowledge connection, with all exercise aggregated into one “timeline.” You’ll be able to’t hook your smartphone as much as WiFi, or gab away on one other gadget to keep away from consuming into your plan’s allowance, although — all utilization is handled as if it originated out of your telephone. TU Go is now obtainable to all O2 clients on a month-to-month contract, and if you would like your entire home to ring directly, head to the hyperlink under to seek out apps for iOS, Android, and a beta for Home windows 7 (notice: it truly is 7-particular, and will not run in Home windows eight).
TU Go from O2 units cellular numbers free as clients could make and obtain calls from web-related units
· TU Go service now obtainable to O2 Pay Month-to-month clients
· New, free-to-obtain app lets customers make and obtain calls, texts and voicemail from their present O2 quantity on any supported gadget
· Calls are charged according to a Pay Month-to-month tariff – with calls and texts taken from a buyer’s present O2 bundle
O2 is making clients’ cell phone numbers really cellular with the launch of TU Go, a brand new service that’s open to Pay Month-to-month clients. For the primary time, TU Go allows O2 clients to make and obtain calls and textual content messages on a variety of units somewhat than being tied to their handset.
TU Go is an software that is free to obtain. Calls and texts utilizing the app come out of consumers’ present O2 bundle of name time and textual content message allowances. The service will use a buyer’s present O2 quantity, so there are not any additional usernames to recollect and no separate numbers to offer out. Clients utilizing TU Go will have the ability to make and obtain calls and texts to and from anybody on any community, even when the recipient does not have the app put in. The O2 cellular community will ship calls, texts and voicemail as regular so contacts will not discover something totally different.
The TU Go app is out there on Apple units (iPhone, iPad and iPod Contact operating iOS 5 and above), Android units (smartphones and tablets operating Android 2.three.1 – Gingerbread – and above) and PCs (operating Home windows 7 solely) and means clients can use a single cellular quantity – their very own – throughout any of those web related units, seamlessly.
“Clients can now take their cellular quantity wherever they like, even away from their cellular,” stated Sally Cowdry, Advertising and Shopper Director at O2 within the UK. “TU Go enables you to take a name on a pill, decide up textual content messages on a PC and have conversations in locations with Wi-Fi protection however no cellular sign. We’re letting nothing stand between our clients and their quantity.
“TU Go is a transparent demonstration of the best way we’re bringing new technological prospects to our clients – taking entry to our cellular community past the cell phone. Whereas it’s nonetheless in its early levels, and TU Go is a primary step, we’ve plans to develop the providers we will supply utilizing this platform – bringing our clients an ever-wider vary of digital providers on a wider vary of units.”
TU Go combines Voice over IP and the O2 cellular community, making it attainable for patrons to entry their communication historical past on a variety of various units. The app works on each smartphones and 3G / WiFi tablets – and clients can select whether or not to make use of it by way of a Wi-Fi or GSM connection, the place out there.
When a consumer receives a name, their TU Go app will ring throughout all of the units it’s put in on (alongside their cellular handset), a textual content message will present simply the identical as it might on a laptop computer as it will on their telephone. Customers are additionally capable of entry their gadget’s native tackle books and see all their conversations and name historical past in a single timeline, synced throughout all units.
TU Go integrates seamlessly with the O2 community, which means clients utilizing the app will expertise the identical service on, for example, their pill, as they do on their cell phone with any calls or texts despatched via TU Go touchdown on the recipients’ telephones as regular.
These utilizing TU Go will have the ability to log into the app on as much as 5 units concurrently. The service collects calls, texts and voicemail immediately from the O2 community relatively than from the client’s telephone, so it does not must be put in on an O2 handset to ensure that it to work.
This provides them higher flexibility round which units they use, whether or not that is utilizing their pill after their handset battery runs dry, retaining them related on their PC once they’ve left their cellular at residence or staying in contact when they’re in an space with Wi-Fi however no cellular sign.
Sally Cowdry concludes: “For the primary time, TU Go will imply clients can use their O2 quantity throughout an enormous vary of various units. It can prolong the O2 telephone quantity and package deal far past simply the cellular handset.
“Simply as shoppers’ calls for of what their handset can do – and what they use it for – have modified, so we expect their calls for of their community will change. TU Go is a press release of intent from O2: that we’ll proceed to develop providers that meet the prevailing calls for of our clients and can transcend these creating new merchandise that open their eyes to the chances that cellular know-how can ship.”
To obtain TU Go from O2, go to www.o2.co.uk/tugo. TU Go is initially out there to O2 Pay Month-to-month clients.