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Calls & texts from laptops & tablets: o2 Tu Go for giffgaff?

Calls & texts from laptops & tablets: o2 Tu Go for giffgaff?

Just came on here to search for & give Kudos to any suggestions for this - the only thread I found was back in March when the feature was unknown & wasn't picked up - currently only available to o2 pay monthly , but this feature would go down a storm with GG users.

 

I have been testing it today & have to say (in agreement with a very good Android app review) that it does seem to work better on higher end phones (could not call on my SG mini, but on the SG note it works perfectly).  This may be the thing that brought me back to GG after the data charging fiasco.

 

link to o2 page for those interested:

 

http://www.o2.co.uk/tugo/want-it

 

 

A couple of media links:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21623810

http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2013/03/o2s-tu-go-app/

http://www.mobilemadesimple.co.uk/tugo-the-low-down-on-o2s-latest-app/

 

 

Vodafone users looking jealous!

 

http://forum.vodafone.co.uk/t5/Chill-lounge/Tu-Go/td-p/1367196

 

 

Please can you seriously consider this one?  This plus the improved £10 GB could make me consider trying GG again.

234 Comments
rookie

Not needed there are plenty of third party apps that allow you to do this. It would be a waste of Giffgaff's resources.

phenomenon

Femto cells are the way forward.

 

If you can get  an O2 Boostbox you need access to an O2 business account to configure  it for the O2 network.

 

It does then seem to support all specifically setup authorised O2 numbers including that of O2 MVNOs like giffgaff, Tesco etc.

 

Gives a full 3G signal for about 50 to 100 yards depending on how thick your house walls are as they use low power signals to reduce interference.

 

Richard

 

newcomer

Ah, man. I'm sitting  in starbucks with a working laptop but a flat phone. It would be a god send to be able to send and receive giffgaff text messages via my laptop wifi.

 

S

trainee

PERFECT IDEA!

tipster
I have just left 3 where I had their version of this app. It worked really well. But with GG I can actually get signal so not needed now
beginner

any update on this? Reception sucks on GG at home.

novice

I'm also waiting tentatively for updates on this since I get rubbish signal at home and though I can get in contact with people over Facebook, iMessages, Skype or even the landline, I know that I'm missing texts and calls from people who don't realise I might not get them.

newcomer

I'm certainly looking for the idea of connecting to the Internet with your phone service through apps for your mobile/tablets and your computer unfortunately at the moment I'm in a 2G area is appalling that O2 thinks this is acceptable and the signal is terrible around here to

 

 

newcomer

Add me to the queue for this great idea. The O2 coverage map says I have great coverage in and around my home.......I don't!  Can't rely on receiving calls and don't make them on my mobile because of this. For the GG bean counters this means 1. I use my phone less so reduced revenue 2. (Perhaps the most important) poor coverage at my home is the NUMBER ONE reason I am considering leaving GG.

Come on GG I know I am not the only one in this position.

I think it will be great idea also enable this app to use abroad, as this way the GG users will save money, the vectonemobile allow to use this app abroad!