O2 had the rumour mill grinding yesterday when their updated iPhone tariffs seemed to suggest that the iPhone 4G would support free video calling.
However, a statement from an O2 representative has been issued, confirming that the listing was an error.
“The iPhone section of our website states video calling is charged at the same price as voice calls. We can confirm that this was listed in error. We will be amending our website shortly to clarify this,” the statement reads.
The problem seems to have arisen from O2’s Simplicity price-plans. Each Simplicity plan right across the board had been given the free video calling feature, so it seems someone had been a little careless when posting the updates on the iPhone pages.
Still, there remains plenty to suggest the next-gen iPhone will have video chat support. From the tools hidden within the iPhone 3.2 SDK to the limited support developers claim the 3.2 OS has for the function, an iPhone 4G with a front facing camera may still be on the cards.
By Gerald Lynch | March 9th, 2010