What does Vectone App cost?
Can I use Vectone App to call the emergency services on 112?
The Vectone App app is free to download and install. Calls and texts you make through Vectone App either cost the same or less as they normally would on your mobile and use the same credit balance as you mobile (so you don’t need to top up separately). You can use Wi-Fi or the mobile data network for making calls.
Can I have Vectone App open on more than one device at the same time?
Emergency calls are not supported on Vectone App .
Does the person I'm calling or texting need to have Vectone App on their phone?
Yes, you can have it open and running on up to five devices at once (but you can install it on as many devices as you like). Remember, you can only make and receive calls, texts and get voicemail if you're logged in on that device.
Where can I get the Vectone App ?
No. You can call any phone number, except premium rate ones. To call premium rate numbers or shortcodes, you'll need to use your phone as normal.
Which of my devices will work with Vectone App ?
You can download the App from the App Store or Google Play, or click here to download the application for PC. The App runs on iPhone and iPod Touch (with iOS 5.0 or higher), Android phones (with Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 or higher) and PCs with Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Does the app use up my data allowance?
Vectone App is a new service and we’re working to support as many devices as possible. Vectone App has been tested and works on the following devices:
Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung
iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4
Can I disable 3G/mobile network usage on the app?
Yes. If you’re using mobile data, Vectone App will use data from your data allowance. If you use WiFi you can avoid mobile data network charges. If you're using a data connection on another device for calls and texts, like using 3G on your device, the data you use will come out of your device data allowance.
What does it cost to use Vectone App abroad?
Yes. You can disable mobile network usage by disabling the mobile network in your phone’s settings.
What does it cost to receive calls and texts through Vectone App when I'm abroad?
If you're using Vectone App over the mobile network, you'll have to pay normal mobile data roaming charges. If you're using Vectone App over WiFi, your calls and texts will cost the same as they would if you were in Portugal – and will come out of your monthly allowance.
If you keep your mobile data switched on while you're abroad, your Timeline will keep using it to sync in the background. Data roaming can be expensive. You should therefore disable mobile data networks in your phone or device settings to avoid excessive data charges. This includes using a 3G connection on your device. If you're connected to WiFi, you can sync your Timeline for free.
What does it cost to make calls and texts through Vectone App when I'm abroad?
If you're on WiFi only, it's free. But if you leave mobile data enabled while you're abroad, it'll keep syncing in the background over the mobile network and you'll have to pay the roaming charges for using data abroad, which can be very expensive. So before you leave, check your settings to make sure data roaming is switched off.
Can I call premium rate numbers or text shortcodes from Vectone App ?
If you call or text over the mobile network, you'll be charged the normal roaming rate. If you call or text on WiFi only, it'll cost the same as it would if you were in Portugal. In other words, calls and texts back to Portugal will come out of your monthly allowance while calls to international numbers will be charged as if you were in Portugal.
If you're not connected to WiFi and try to make a call through Vectone App , you'll see a popup telling you that your call will be made using the 3G data network.
How do I switch between the mobile network & WiFi?
No. These aren't supported in Vectone App . To call premium rate numbers or shortcodes, you'll need to use your phone as normal.
How do I access my contacts on multiple devices?
We are working to provide an option in our app allowing you to switch between your mobile network and WiFi. Currently, you must use your mobile phone settings to switch between the mobile network and WiFi.
Who can use Vectone App ?
On an iPhone, you can share your contacts using iCloud. On Android, you can access your contacts across different devices using Gmail.
Only Pay As You Go customers can use Vectone App . Pay Monthly customers will be supported soon. You will need your mobile phone to hand in order to activate Vectone App , as an activation code will be sent to your phone.