Cellular: If you use the O2 app, you get 500 MB for free

Cellular: If you use the O2 app, you get 500 MB for free

Telefónica offers O2 customers additional data volume when they use the “My O2” app. The application is available for download in the Android Play Store and the Apple App Store and shows, among other things, contract details and remaining data volume. A large part of the O2 customer base is likely to already use the application anyway.

From August 3rd, you can secure 500 MB of additional data volume in the application every month free of charge. According to O2, the contract customers of O2 Free S, M and L as well as the myPrepaid customers of the tariffs S, M and L qualify for this. The additional data volume is valid for 30 days.

Every month you can pick up the 500 MB again, operator Telefónica does not mention an expiry date of the offer. However, the extra data volume is not automatically assigned: If you want the 500 MB, you have to pick it up in the app under “Offers” every time.

A similar offer is already available at Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone: At Telekom you also get 500 MB free for using the official app, at Vodafone 100 MB.

At the beginning of July, O2 announced that in the first half of 2021 around one billion GB of data would be transported over the O2 network. According to O2, this record value corresponds to an increase of 50 percent compared to the previous year. Data usage also increased with other mobile network operators during this period: Vodafone reported 662 million (0.662 billion) GBytes that were consumed in the Vodafone mobile network in the first half of the year. That was around 30 percent more than in the same period of the previous year.

O2 has identified mobile music and video streaming as the most important driver for increasing data usage. “Our customers are booking ever larger data packages in order to use their digital applications on the go,” said Telefónica Germany boss Markus Haas. The new 5G mobile communications standard will continue to spur data growth.


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