Always on, not turned off: O2 free unleashes mobile communication

-Paradigm shift with new tariff portfolio O2 Free
-Unlimited browsing, streaming and chatting anytime and anywhere even after consumption of high-speed data
-All applications of every-day mobile life available endlessly at all times
Using messenger apps, sending emails, browsing the web or streaming music, all on the go – starting 5th October all this is possible endlessly with O2. With its new tariff portfolio O2 Free, Telefónica Deutschland unleashes digital life. In future, customers will be online at all times and places throughout Germany at up to 1 mbit/s, even once they have used up their included high-speed data volume. As a result, no one has to go without WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube or other applications that make digital life easier on the go. With O2, the fear of being throttled to minimum speed is a thing of the past. “We are ringing in a new age – offline is no more,” says Markus Haas, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Telefónica Deutschland. “People want to be permanently online, without having to worry about their data consumption. Only this way are they able to travel the digital world and enjoy real freedom. For this reason O2 Free is turning it up, not off – at all times, all places and at fair value for money.”
In the past months, Telefónica Deutschland has performed a comprehensive analysis of what smartphone users really consider key. One wish played a leading role: Mobile people do not want to go without their digital lives. Messenger services, browsing the web as well as sending pictures and e-mails have to function in all situations and around the clock. Yet, for the majority of users, this is not in the first place a question of high bandwidth. Online access with sufficient speed is far more important. O2 Free makes this possible at prices starting at 24.99 Euros per month. Corresponding with customers’ individual needs, all tariff packages also include some high-speed data volume: The high-speed data packages range from 1 GB (O2 Free S for 24.99 Euros per month) right up to 8 GB Turbo (O2 Free XL for 54.99 Euro per month). Of course, O2 customers with existing O2 Blue All-in tariffs also have the chance to book the O2 Free Option for 5 Euros a month so that they can be online at all times and places at up to 1 mbit/s, even once they have used up their included high-speed data volume. With O2 Free, Telefónica Deutschland is revolutionizing the market and highlights its ambition as OnLife Telco. Everyone should make use of the achievements of digitization in a way that fits their wishes, preferences and habits. With O2 Banking, the O2 TV & Video App as well as the cooperation with Sky, O2 has launched several disruptive offerings on the market over the past months. They consistently circle around customers’ needs. O2 Free is the next logical step: In future, customers will be able to use their usual daily applications at all times. O2 Free will also be available for business customers. Further details will be announced shortly.
1) For contracts signed until 31 December 2016 permanently 1 GB instead of 200 MB. 2) Up to 225 mbit/s in the German O2 network (13.0 mbit/s on average; upload up to 50 mbit/s, 8.6 mbit/s on average). 3) With O2 Free browsing in the O2 2G/GSM and 3G/UMTS network at up to 1,000 kbit/s (on average 994 kbit/s) is still possible even after the high-speed data volume has been used up (HD video streaming and internet applications with comparably high or higher broadband requirements are not possible to an unlimited extent; upload up to 1.000 kbit/s, average of 945 kbit/s). 4) Applies domestically only. Calls to special numbers or call forwarding excluded, timing 60/60. 5) Fixed-line number for incoming calls from Germany to fixed-line terms and conditions. 6) EU Roaming Flat: 24 months’ minimum contract duration. Calls made and taken within the 28 EU member states as well as Iceland, Monaco, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Isle of Man, Gibraltar, San Marino, Vatican State, Jersey, French Guiana, Guernsey, Guadeloupe, La Réunion, Martinique (overall “participant countries”), as well as all calls made in the participant countries to Germany and all calls within a participant country (excepting special numbers, calls on open sea or to/from satellite networks) are included. Up to 1 GB of data volume as included in the basic plan or Surf Upgrade can be used at a surf and upload speed of up to 21.6 mbit/s also in the participant countries. 7) Each O2 Free plan can be used with up to three SIM cards (multicards) at the same time. The second and third SIM card cost 29.99 Euros each and 4.99 Euros a month. Customers of the O2 Free L and XL receive one (for O2 Free L) or two (for O2 Free XL) additional SIM cards (multicards) free of charge, the basic monthly fee for the multicard is dropped. No top-up of the high-speed data volume included in the plan by the additional SIM cards. Once the high-speed data volume has been used up, unlimited browsing in the O2 2G/GSM and 3G/UMTS network at up to 1,000 kbit/s (on average 994 kbit/s) is still possible (HD video streaming and internet applications with comparably high or higher broadband requirements are not possible to an unlimited extent; upload up to 1.000 kbit/s, average of 945 kbit/s). 8) When combining at least two telecommunication plans to which the combination benefit applies, O2 customers receive a reduction of up to 10 € on the basic monthly fee of the additional plan for as long as both contracts are valid (for combined DSL tariff: one reduction on its basic monthly fee, maximum of 4x mobile / 1x DSL). View combinable plans and reductions at www.o2.de/tarifkombinationen.