Anonymous, 18 May 2011It was in 2007 when my carrier in my country launched 3G video call with tariff as the followi... moreUnlimited 3G plans are very very expensive. Even if they are cheap still you have to tell the other party to through their phone and buy this expensive phone to see each other and later pay bills either for expensive unlimited 3G plan or data charged per call. Video call is very cheap and SAMSUNG Galaxy S is providing both Video Call and Video Chat.
[deleted post]It was in 2007 when my carrier in my country launched 3G video call with tariff as the following:
- 0.11 usd per minute (local) up to 0.22 usd per min (long distance)
- compare to voice call $0.03 (local) to $0.09 (long distance call) per minute
(both using the postpaid sim card)
Although 3G video call wasn't that expensive compared to voice call, recently this feature seems already abandoned in my country (by customer and perhaps by carriers also). Currently the unlimited data plan are prefered by most people, so video chat shouldn't be too expensive.
I love this handset . hope this cell cathes the market as fast possibe .The sound quality is awasome ...
bebe, 23 Apr 2011Guys both Neo and Arc support video call but u will have to use the main camera.Are you sure of that
Anonymous, 16 May 2011hi everyone, want to ask you about xperia neo did xperia neo already available in india or asia?it's available in china i bought this phone few days ago from china
hi everyone, want to ask you about xperia neo
did xperia neo already available in india or asia?
azm, 15 May 2011i wont buy this if no video calling... any tv out guys?What's the HDMI port in neo for ? It's for TV out
[deleted post]Dude if u seriously want video calling over UMTS network than this is my suggestion ->
Go to official SE support forum and open up one thread(topic) in each of respective forums -> Neo, Play, Pro and ask more & more interested people to comment on those threads and let the discussion reach to SE.
As official SE forum now has 9-10 moderators who help people regarding their queries and also take suggestions and than pass on them to associated department in Sony Ericsson.
If u r able to generate a lot of user interest in video calling over 3G feature in those topics than i'm damn sure that SE will surely implement it in future software updates. Many updates that weren't meant to be provided by SE initially came later on bcoz only of huge interest of people on associated topics on SE Support Forum. So it's ur bet now......
Commenting on Gsmarena isn't going to help at all bcoz there is no SE moderator here to check out people comments.
Ur problem could be easily solved if u rather use all this energy in actively discussing this topic in SE Official Forum.
jr, 15 May 2011planning to buy new phone..thinking which 1 to buy???..SE neo or nokia n8??which is better??tnx i wont buy this if no video calling... any tv out guys?
Eazy-e, 15 May 2011Though i've not got one yet but i believe that provision made 4 video callin is not 4 fancy. I... moreOne person discussed this issue in official SE forum :-
[deleted post]I never said that google renamed it to video calling.
I just said that this video chat is kind of video calling.
After a lot of looking here & there on net I found out that video chat on android is still over data connection(IP).
But what I clearly found interesting was that even after so much Promotion and Hoo Ha abt video calling and video chat nobody is interested in using these functions at all !!!
It's one of the rarest used feature in mobiles and is likely to remain so for coming yrs without any doubt.
One more thing that I found is that video calls use H.236 type of format which is utter crap in terms of clearness. That's why most of the android manufacturers and software companies r keen on implementing video chat which provides many times better clarity without any compression.
And this is why people r more interested in using video chat instead of direct video calls.
[deleted post]Though i've not got one yet but i believe that provision made 4 video callin is not 4 fancy. It's just a matter of gettin d right app 4 it. otherwise we'll have 2 contact SE custcare 4 explanation.
Satya, 15 May 2011@abhi thanks for sharing the information however this time you are wrong again. 2.3.4 will onl... moreThis is the truth dude...
The video chat function that will come with android 2.3.4 can be done over 3G, 4G and WiFi networks which means that the so called "video chat" function in android 2.3.4 is actually renamed video calling.
[deleted post]@abhi thanks for sharing the information however this time you are wrong again. 2.3.4 will only introduce Video chat but by Google's GTalk. I can gv you the link with pics. Lots of people are still confused between Video call and Video chat. SE never said that their Android phones can do video call. Their calling menu does not have Video call option. Their official specification have X indicated in front of Video call time.
Galaxy S is not 2.3.4 but still it can do Video call. SE had introduced video call feature in all its non smartphone 3G phones like K810i but this time they are far behind.