1. okizen's Avatar
    Has anyone heard whether W10M will have native video calling?
    09-14-2015 01:24 AM
  2. bo_woods's Avatar
    Do you mean native Skype integration? If so, yes... Skype video calling and messaging is supposed to be integrated into the messaging and phone apps of Windows 10 I believe...
    Ed Boland and xandros9 like this.
    09-14-2015 01:36 AM
  3. okizen's Avatar
    Unfortunately we cannot use Skype in my part of the world. I was thinking more along the lines of a dedicated native calling app built into the phone's OS by Microsoft themselves. Something similar to Samsung's Android devices which give you the option to video call from the dial screen.
    09-14-2015 03:04 AM
  4. Ma Rio's Avatar
    No, most probably not. Maybe some day.
    09-14-2015 09:46 AM
  5. bo_woods's Avatar
    Yea probably someday, but it will most likely be just deep Skype integration built into the phone app, & messaging...
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    09-14-2015 09:58 AM
  6. okizen's Avatar
    Without native video calling could be a deal breaker for me.
    09-16-2015 04:07 PM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    The solution is Skype, in 8.1 you can initiate a Skype video call from the dialer.

    I don't know why you can't use Skype, but it is increasingly positioned as THE video calling service.
    Ed Boland likes this.
    09-16-2015 06:56 PM
  8. Ma Rio's Avatar
    The solution is Skype, in 8.1 you can initiate a Skype video call from the dialer.

    I don't know why you can't use Skype, but it is increasingly positioned as THE video calling service.
    We are talking about video calling that goes trough your carrier. It's off internet, like the regular calls. IDK how you call them, but in my country they're just known as video calls.
    That isn't comming to WP anytime soon.
    colinkiama likes this.
    09-16-2015 08:47 PM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    We are talking about video calling that goes trough your carrier. It's off internet, like the regular calls. IDK how you call them, but in my country they're just known as video calls.
    That isn't comming to WP anytime soon.
    but everything else uses the internet... FaceTime used to be Wi-Fi only, now it can be used over cellular, but it looks like extra hoops need to be done.

    Android? Their solutions is the same...?
    Ed Boland likes this.
    09-16-2015 10:58 PM
  10. Ed Boland's Avatar
    That isn't comming to WP anytime soon.
    It is. Microsoft is using the Skype framework to build native video calling among Windows devices. Just like Apple has "FaceTime", Microsoft will have native video calling (and messaging just like "iMessage") all using Skype as the backbone of it all. It's important to note, that this isn't your traditional Skype that you're used to.
    09-16-2015 11:04 PM
  11. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Unfortunately we cannot use Skype in my part of the world. I was thinking more along the lines of a dedicated native calling app built into the phone's OS by Microsoft themselves. Something similar to Samsung's Android devices which give you the option to video call from the dial screen.
    Don't worry, this is a whole new different kind of Skype. Native video calling, built in and coming soon! They have a new "Messaging Skype BETA" for Windows 10 mobile that bakes these features into the phone's messaging and phone dialer. It's coming!
    09-16-2015 11:35 PM
  12. heickelrrx's Avatar
    Are the OP were talking about Video calls that happen back then.

    If I'm not wrong the one that come with Nokia N70 followed it's N7x Line and succeeded by N8.x Line?
    09-17-2015 12:00 AM
  13. Ma Rio's Avatar
    FaceTime is also not native video calling. The true native video calling used to be available on old 3G phones, and was cross 'platform' and didn't depend on internet - it was completely offline like a normal call. If MS can shove that into Skype that would be nice, but I don't see Skype working without internet anytime soon.
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    09-17-2015 05:33 AM
  14. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Yeah, I say "native" meaning the specific platform's default, built in. Like FaceTime is iOS's "native" video calling feature. Microsoft's "native" video calling is Skype. Like you said though, I don't see any of these newer generation video calling services working without an Internet connection.
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    09-17-2015 07:34 AM
  15. heickelrrx's Avatar
    I don't think that features is coming.

    The cost of Video call vs data plan cause ppl not using it. Indeed the camera that build inside many phone are used for many thing but the original purpose already scrapped away.

    Skype blow away video call from all side, quality prices and availability.

    Today phone no longer has that feature backed. It's not that the OS isn't capable but because rarely people using it

    Skype can't replace emergency calls but no one do that with video call right
    09-17-2015 10:08 PM
  16. Ma Rio's Avatar
    I don't think that features is coming.

    The cost of Video call vs data plan cause ppl not using it. Indeed the camera that build inside many phone are used for many thing but the original purpose already scrapped away.

    Skype blow away video call from all side, quality prices and availability.

    Today phone no longer has that feature backed. It's not that the OS isn't capable but because rarely people using it

    Skype can't replace emergency calls but no one do that with video call right
    Well, if carriers start making new plans with discounts on video calls, maybe people will use it. I know some carrier is kinda going with it, idk if it's TMO or Verizon, and it's only for Samsung phones.
    09-18-2015 07:00 AM
  17. heickelrrx's Avatar
    Well, if carriers start making new plans with discounts on video calls, maybe people will use it. I know some carrier is kinda going with it, idk if it's TMO or Verizon, and it's only for Samsung phones.
    Rather than investing fund for video call. I think expanding network connections for data transfer will be the best choice.

    Skype provide video calls for free to fellows Skype user. Why would anyone pay extra for video call on phone that limited on cell connection while Skype can took advantages of wifi connection
    09-19-2015 08:15 AM
  18. colinkiama's Avatar
    We will never get this feature, unless you guys vote for it in the feedback app. Search for my idea and vote for it if you want it!
    09-19-2015 09:00 AM
  19. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Rather than investing fund for video call. I think expanding network connections for data transfer will be the best choice.

    Skype provide video calls for free to fellows Skype user. Why would anyone pay extra for video call on phone that limited on cell connection while Skype can took advantages of wifi connection
    Because Skype belongs to Microsoft, and that just wouldn't work. Also, it's better to have something pure that depends only on one thing, like network coverage, than a special program that goes trough internet.
    09-19-2015 09:13 AM
  20. heickelrrx's Avatar
    Because Skype belongs to Microsoft, and that just wouldn't work. Also, it's better to have something pure that depends only on one thing, like network coverage, than a special program that goes trough internet.
    So far there is no advantage of this services. And if they want to improve video call services they need to improve some equipment.

    Think again even if they did will people use it? Today people already know Skype provide the services.

    Something pure? Like people care about it. They need reliable service that available anywhere and pure aspects isn't going to attract customers. Since customer isn't buy it why would they do it?
    09-19-2015 09:51 AM
  21. Ma Rio's Avatar
    So far there is no advantage of this services. And if they want to improve video call services they need to improve some equipment.

    Think again even if they did will people use it? Today people already know Skype provide the services.

    Something pure? Like people care about it. They need reliable service that available anywhere and pure aspects isn't going to attract customers. Since customer isn't buy it why would they do it?
    People would use it. Some already do. And just think how many people would like to use Skype and FaceTime on the go, but can't because eather they don't have a plan, or they have a plan but those services use too much data. Sure, it would require upgrading some equipment, but it pays off later on. And with the world constantly evolving, I don't think anyone wants to stay on old stuff. Neither consumers, nor service providers. And about the pure thing, it's also a double win to use something 'pure'. First, the consumers are happier because they don't need to care about 3rd party programs or how they work, they just go to the dialer, enter a number, and click the video-call icon. Second, it's better for the service providers because it's easier to set up something that that goes directly from the phone, rather than messing with multiple programs.
    09-19-2015 10:34 AM
  22. okizen's Avatar
    The solution is Skype, in 8.1 you can initiate a Skype video call from the dialer.

    I don't know why you can't use Skype, but it is increasingly positioned as THE video calling service.
    It's banned at the moment.
    09-19-2015 01:20 PM

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