Red Mobile Video Call First Impressions
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Captain's Log Stardate -315975.55
So I've finally decided to open my Red Mobile SIM that CURE sent as a replacement for my dead umobile SIM. Since I'm using a 3G handset and rates of voice and video calls are the same, the logical thing to do was to try out their video calls with my dad and Lalaine.
Video and audio quality is POOR. Video is slow and reminds you the early days of watching videos on Real Player over a dial up connection. Video pixelates a lot even though I'm steady as a rock. The only thing missing is the word "buffering" at the bottom of the screen and your nostalgic trip back to Real Player is complete.
There's also this problem that either the person I'm talking to can't see me or my video does not move at all. Happens on my side as well. Again, reminds you the early days of Real Player. My Red Mobile SIM also cannot receive calls from Globe, same problem I've encountered on umobile.
Test units we've used were a Nokia 6680, Nokia 6630, and two Nokia N70s. All having the same results. So, sulit ba ang Red Mobile? I'll let you know in the coming days. In the meantime, I'll stick with my Sun Cellular for unlimited calls and text. :)
*Computer end log*
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