TU Go: your perfect partner for NYE

Whether you’re planning a night out of fun and fireworks, or playing party games with your pals, make sure you don’t get caught out as the clock strikes 12 this New Year’s Eve – download TU Go from O2 before you leave the house.

Currently available for O2 Pay Monthly customers, the app allows you make and receive calls or send texts over wifi from Apple and Android devices and Windows 7 laptops – regardless of whether you have a mobile connection or not.

It’s great when you want to say Happy New Year to friends and family if you’re out in a crowded area, with limited mobile signal but a good wifi connection. What’s more, the person you’re contacting doesn’t even need to have TU Go on their device to receive your message – they’ll just receive it to their number as normal. Maybe wait until after the inevitable rendition of Auld Lang Syne has died down before calling your folks, though.

You can use TU Go on up to five devices to make and receive calls – perfect for when you’ve zapped your phone’s battery taking selfies all night, but you’ve still got your tablet or iPod touch to hand in your bag.

When you use the TU Go service, calls and texts will be either deducted from your inclusive balance, or charged at the standard rates on your monthly bill. The app is free to download and available now on iTunesGoogle Play and for Windows 7 laptop users.