Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK

July 01, 2009 09:32 ET

Vodafone UK Customers to Get Even Better Value When Using the Internet Overseas

- 2.5 million Vodafone UK customers benefitting from great value summer calls, text and picture messaging roaming with Vodafone Passport

- From 1 July, customers can browse the web, check their inbox and send emails for less than Pounds Sterling 5 a day while overseas

- Only UK network with per day data roaming charges

-- from Pounds Sterling 4.99 per day on a mobile for up to 25MB across Europe - the equivalent of 20p per MB

-- Pounds Sterling 9.99 for 50MB on a laptop across Europe

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 1, 2009) - Travellers are now set to get even better value and greater clarity on costs when accessing the internet around the world from their mobile phones or laptops from Vodafone UK.

From July 1, business and consumer customers, across Europe, can access the internet from their mobile phone for just Pounds Sterling 4.99 per day for up to 25MB. Those who choose to only read a couple of emails, or quickly check Facebook for example, and keep their usage below 1 MB, will be charged on a per kb rate. Receiving and replying to a short email will use around 100KB, which would cost just 50p.

Once a customer reaches 1MB the cost will be Pounds Sterling 4.99, but the next 24MB are free. This would be enough data to browse approximately 250 internet pages, read and reply to 25 emails, find your way to a restaurant on Google Maps, read eight news stories on the BBC website, change your status on Facebook and watch three 90 second videos on YouTube. Any further internet usage will be charged at Pounds Sterling 4.99 for each 25 MB.

This greater clarity and value has also been introduced for laptop users who want to use the internet when they are abroad. Customers with their laptops in Europe will receive 50MB for Pounds Sterling 9.99.

For the purposes of roaming, a day is classified as midnight to midnight UK time so customers need to be aware of their time zone. Outside Europe, customers will be charged Pounds Sterling 14.99 for each 25MB when accessing the internet via their mobile and Pounds Sterling 29.99 for 50MB through a laptop.

Vodafone is currently the only UK operator to offer per day data roaming charging which when broken down equates to just 20p per MB in Europe. Later in the summer, customers will receive real time alerts as they approach the end of their data allowance.

On June 1, Vodafone UK abolished roaming charges for Vodafone Passport customers in 35 countries across Europe. Until August 31, Vodafone Passport customers can call, text and send picture messages from overseas for the same prices as they would at home.

For further information on data roaming visit vodafone.co.uk/data roaming. Information about Vodafone Passport and the summer roaming promotion can be found at vodafone.co.uk/roaming

Vodafone offers voice, messaging and mobile broadband services on a wide range of devices and supporting technologies. Data services continue to grow in customer popularity with easy access to social networking sites through the latest mobile phones such as the Nokia N97.

Notes to editors:


Region   How you'll       Cost per day                Extra cost to

         access           (midnight to midnight,      browse more

         the internet     UK time)


Zone 1   On your phone    Up to Pounds Sterling       Pounds Sterling for

------                     4.99 for first 25MB         each 25MB

         On your laptop   Pounds Sterling 9.99 for    Pounds Sterling 9.99

                          the first 50MB               for each 50MB

Zone 2   On your phone    Up to Pounds Sterling       Pounds Sterling 14.99

------                     14.99 for the first 25MB    for each 25MB

         On your laptop   Pounds Sterling 29.99       Pounds Sterling 29.99

                           for the first 50MB          for each 50MB

Countries in Zone 1 include : Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.

Counties in Zone 2 include: Afghanistan, Algeria, Anguilla, Antigua, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Columbia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, French West Indies, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Ghana, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunsia, St Kitts ,St Lucia, St Vincent, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunsia, Turks & Caicos, UAE, Uganda, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

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