3G Video Calling


What I need to do to make a video call?

Having following things will enable you to make a video call. a. Both calling and called party should be 3G mobile customers. b. Both calling and called party should have suitable handset with 2 cameras.

Do I have to make special setting in my handset so that it can support Video call?

If you have a 3G service enabled handset and a 3G SIM (which is known as USIM) then you need to follow following steps to enable video call service for your self on your handset: a. Go to menu b. Click on setting™ button. c. Click on network d. Click on network mode e. Here you will see three options Dual, UMTS and GSM f. Clicking on Dual mode will first reboot your handset and then make your handset active for 3G network wherever it is available else the handset will remain active as it does in ordinary 2G/ 2.5 G network. Once your handset is in dual mode it will give preference to 3G network i.e. if both 2G/ 2.5G and 3G networks are there then will work in 3G Network.

How do I know that presently I am active in 3G network?

It will be visible on the screen of your handset. 3G sign will appear in your handset near the signal sign.

How do I make a Video Call?

When you and your friend both have 3G mobiles, just dial his number. The only difference is that you press the Video Call button instead of the voice call button(All 3G mobiles have a video calling button). Then hold your mobile in front of you, and watch your screen. Stepwise: a. Key in t he number of the person you wish to see and speak to b. Press video calling button to make your call c. Your video call is connceted.

How do I know that I am receiving a Video Call?

If someone Video Calls™ you while you're in 3G coverage, your mobile shows an icon on your mobile screen. To answer, press the Video Call button. You can even turn the camera off and have a normal voice call if you do not want to be seen

What number do I dial to make a video call?

It's the same number as the voice number.

What happens if the person I am video calling does not have 3G services/ network?

Video calling is a 3G service - it is only possible if you both are within 3G coverage. If the other party is not in 3G network then the video call will not be connected, the call will drop and you will get a message œvideo call not supported by called party networkâ€?. In such a case you may like to make a voice call only.

What happens to my video call if I move out of 3G coverage area?

As video call is supported by 3G network only in BSNL hence if any of the party involved in conversation moves out of 3G coverage, the video call will drop. In such a case you may like to make a ‘voice call™.

What happens to my voice call if I move out of 3G coverage area?

You voice call will continue without any interruption.

Why can not I make a video call even when I have ful 3G signals?

Either the person you're calling doesn't have a compatible (3G) phone, or he is outside 3G coverage. In either case, the call will drop and you'll be have to make an ordinary voice call instead.

How much does it cost?

For rates of video call please see BSNL website