Mobile phone giant Vodafone suffered a plunge of 5.2 per cent in its UK revenue to just over £1.2 billion in the final quarter of last year, as sales slipped to lowest level in three years.
Vodafone said it gained 253,000 new contract customers in the final three months of 2012 in the UK, but also suffered the loss of 23,000 pay-as-you-go users during the same three months. The company has now around 19.5 million customers in the UK.
Japan-based entertainment giant Sony has named Vodafone as its "preferred provider" of 3G connectivity for its PlayStation Vita portable gaming console.
Under the terms of the partnership, Vodafone will provide the service in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands.
In the aforementioned countries, 3G/WiFi versions of the PlayStation Vita will be shipped with a Vodafone SIM card to allow consumers immediately connect over the airwaves and enjoy the social gaming experience.
Vodafone had launched the first ever operator billing for Android market in Europe, which can be accessed by the users in the UK and Germany. The users of the Android application on Vodafone will be able to transfer their App market purchases to their phone bills, instead of paying out through credit cards.
As per Vodafone, "In addition to facilitating the best possible user experience, Vodafone operator billing extends your reach to the large number of app buying customers who are unwilling or unable to use credit cards. In some countries this can be more than 90% of the market”.
Mobile phone operator Vodafone UK has started rolling out Android 2.2, Froyo, update for the HTC Magic.
Vodafone UK made the announcement on its forum, stating the roll out had already begun, and owners of the HTC magic would receive a notification on their handsets when it would be ready to download.
Android 2.2 update will bring numerous enhancements to the HTC Magic smartphone, such as support for USB tethering, Gmail and Android Market clients, and improved support for Active Sync Exchange.
Mobile phone career Vodafone has slashed the cost of web browsing on smartphones in Europe, a move that is expected to trigger a price war.
Now Vodafone customers on holiday or business trips in Europe can receive up to 25MBs of internet data for a flat rate of 2 pounds. The new rate represents a saving of 60 per cent on current price.
What is more is that customers who will sign up to contracts of more than 40 pounds per month will be able to enjoy web browsing abroad for no additional cost. The plan will be available to all of Vodafone’s customers in Europe.
Mobile phone carrier Vodafone UK is advertising the debut of the HTC Desire Z smartphone.
The much-anticipated handset is available from Vodafone UK on a two-year contract that costs £199 upfront and £25 per month. For those who want the handset for free can go for £55 per month on two-year contract.
The HTC Desire Z features a silvery body, a QWERTY keyboard, a 3.7-inch WVGA touch-screen display and a 5-megapixel camera. The smartphone is powered by 800MHz Qualcomm 7230 processor.
Telecom operator, Vodafone has announced the launch of a new feature aimed at business customers called, ‘Vodafone Smartphone Professional’.
The new feature will allow users to safely access company data on their individual devices. The tool, which works on a web-based model, will allow companies to manage the smartphones on their networks enabling their employees to securely access company data.
Vodafone Australia has started offering much-awaited HTC 7 Trophy smartphone, which runs Microsoft’s recently launched Windows Phone 7 operating system.
The HTC 7 Trophy can be had for free on $49 a month, two-year contract agreement with the carrier.
Admiring the handset, Vodafone stated, “Adding effects is easy with the 7 Trophy with 10 pre-defined effect presets that will allow users to apply on photos with one-click and, Auto-enhance – One click auto color / brightness correction for any photos will also appear in the presets bar.”
Vodafone UK has confirmed that the Nokia N8 and the HTC Desire HD smartphones are now available on its airwaves.
Nokia's new flagship phone, the Nokia N8, is available for free a £30, two-year contract. The deal offers 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of Internet data. It is available exclusively in green to Vodafone UK customers.
Originally scheduled for release on 14th of October, the HTC Desire HD will now be available on 22nd of October on the airwaves of Vodafone UK.
Emerging reports are holding a Google “type approval” testing issue responsible for the delay of the much-awaited smartphone.
The HTC Desire HD, which was showcased at company’s London-based conference last month, come equipped with an 8-megapixel photo snapper with high-definition video recording capabilities, a 4.3-inch LCD display, a
1GHz Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon processor and MicroSD memory card slot.
The Commerce Commission has asked Vodafone to prepare a proposal for cutting mobile calls and text messages.
The proposal comes as a measure to specifically name the services related to the non-price terms and conditions where the mobile termination services shall come in handy for both the mobile and fixed line operators.
Mobile phone operator Vodafone UK has started accepting pre-orders for the HTC Desire HD smartphone, which will be released on 14th of October.
Vodafone is offering the HTC Desire HD for free for £35 a month, on two-year contract. The deal will provide unlimited texts, 900 minutes and 750MB of Internet data.
Those who want shorter contract period can go for an 18-month deal, but it will cost £40 a month. However, per month charges slip to £35 on 18-month contract for those who are ready to pay £99 up front. The deal offers unlimited texts, 600 minutes and 750MB of Internet data.
Mobile communications giant Vodafone has announced that it would close its customer relations centre in Banbury next year. The move will throw as many as 400 employees at the centre out of work.
Newbury-based Vodafone said that the decision was taken to improve efficiency as Banbury centre had little teams performing different tasks, but the company wanted bigger and specialized teams.
Vodafone said that it would to generate 200 customer facing jobs at centres in Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Didsbury, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent.
Reports are emerging that communications giant Vodafone CEO Russell Stanners and members of the Regional Fibre Group (RBI) are pursuing talks over a potential joint bid for the Government's Rural Broadband Initiative.
A report published in The Dominion Post revealed that the two sides are discussing plans to table a bid for the $300 million initiative.
Mobile phone operator Vodafone UK has started accepting pre-orders for the much-anticipated Nokia N8. Those who pre-order now will receive the Nokia’s latest flagship smartphone on 22nd of October.
Vodafone is offering the handset on different tariff plans. The £25 per month plan on two-year contract offers 100 minutes, 500 texts along with 500MB of data. On this plan, the handset costs £99.
The £30 per month plan on two-year contract offers the handset for free with 600 minutes, unlimited texts plus 500MB of data.