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  • Vodafone and Universal Music Group International sign strategic partnership
    Music Group International sign strategic partnership Tue 15 Nov 2005 Vodafone has partnered with Universal Music Group UMG to offer music downloads via the mobile phone to its Vodafone Live customers The agreement announced today will see the introduction of a broad range of products and services featuring such market leading stars as Eminem U2 Black Eyed Peas Kaiser Chiefs 50 Cent Keane Rammstein and Scissor Sisters The new partnership between Vodafone and UMG s Universal Music Group International UMGI division represents the world s most extensive offering of music for mobile phones including Real tones and ring back tones Full track audio downloads Full track video downloads Video streaming Vodafone is promising over 100 000 full track audio downloads will be available within a matter of weeks boosting the overall catalogue over music and ring tone tracks available to over 600 000 tracks Lucian Grainge Chairman CEO of Universal Music Group International commented This agreement sets new standards in scale reach and imagination within our respective industries Both companies are committed as never before to provide new entertainment services for the benefit of consumers using 3G to harness the power and potential of new technology I could not be more excited at the prospect Guy Laurence Global Terminal and Consumer Marketing Director at Vodafone said Universal Music is the world s largest music company and this strategic union significantly enhances the scope of our mobile music offering As adoption of music content continues to increase we know that our consumers are going to enjoy the benefit of being able to tap into such an incredible catalogue Vodafone has yet to set a price for the downloads or whether or not they will be available as a dual download for both the PC and the phone like a rival service

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2005/Nov/vodafone-and-universal-music-group-international-sign-strategic-partnership.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Vodafone beats forecasts
    Sony Ericsson K750i Vodafone beats forecasts Tue 24 Jan 2006 Vodafone remained ahead of O2 as the UK s largest mobile phone operator after reporting a 7 per cent year on year rise in customer numbers to 16 3 million today The world s largest mobile phone group by revenues and the UK s fifth biggest firm by market value said its global subscriber base was now 179 3 million Analysts had forecast organic quarterly customer growth of between 5 4 and 6 3 million Vodafone said its total net customer additions were 8 3 million Earnings are expected to be in line with expectations but the company said margins would be at the lower end of its target growth range of flat to minus 1pc Vodafone reported an improvement in customer performance in Japan with the highest level of customer additions since the quarter to March 2004 It said the Japanese market remained challenging but it now had a more competitive handset range an improved 3G network and a better range of tariffs and services In the UK Vodafone said it maintained its focus on the higher value market with more than 75 per cent of contract customers being on 18 month terms The number of 3G devices in the UK increased by 66 per cent from September to 725 000 helping non voice revenues to grow by 13 2 per cent Vodafone has delivered a good operational performance in a challenging environment Sales of 3G devices accelerated in the Christmas quarter and we continue to see encouraging take up of data services said Arun Sarin Vodafone cheif executive Our major markets have seen increasing competitor activity We expect to deliver full year results in line with our existing guidance and our preliminary outlook for next year remains unchanged

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Jan/vodafone-beats-forecasts.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Vodafone cuts roaming charges
    cut charges for roaming calls by 40 per cent the company has announced The world s largest mobiles group and its smaller rivals have been under mounting pressure to reduce the cost to customers of making calls while abroad since March when the European Telecoms Commissioner proposed new legislation on the issue The company says the average cost will fall from more than 90 cent a minute to less than 55 cent a minute Vodafone says it is also willing to enter into agreements with other mobile operators to help cut roaming costs in Europe It says it will offer other operators access to its network at a wholesale price of 45 cent a minute from October 2006 providing they offer the same rate for their networks EU Telecoms Commissioner Viviane Reding pledged to act after evidence of glaring roaming charge differences and staggering rates in some cases Arun Sarin Vodafone s chief executive said The European Commission and European Parliament have made it clear that they expect to see change Our announcement today shows that the market led by Vodafone is meeting those expectations by providing what our customers tell us they want Also by addressing both retail and wholesale prices we are providing a platform for sustainable lower retail prices across Europe in the future Mr Sarin also reiterated his opposition to new rules compelling operators to set specific charges He said We understand the powerful appeal that roaming has in the aspiration for a Europe in which people can travel live move work and invest freely We believe the market is the best way to meet customer needs not regulation Jim Hyde T Mobile s UK managing director said For a long time we ve said roaming rates are too high We have not needed regulation to

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/May/vodafone-cuts-roaming-charges.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Vodafone hits its 10 million target
    C75 Sony Ericsson Phones Sony Ericsson Z610i Sony Ericsson Z530i Sony Ericsson W950i Sony Ericsson W910i Sony Ericsson W880i Sony Ericsson W850i Sony Ericsson W810i Sony Ericsson W710i Sony Ericsson W580i Sony Ericsson W300i Sony Ericsson K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i Vodafone hits its 10 million target Fri 17 Mar 2006 UK based mobile phone giant Vodafone Group announced that it had signed up a total of 10 million customers using its third generation 3G mobile phone service The company set the target back in November 2004 when it launched 3G which offers video calls music downloads and games Vodafone s Chief executive Arun Sarin said This is an important milestone for Vodafone and I am very pleased that we have achieved our target ahead of time It is also clear that our customers value the additional services and benefits of Vodafone live with 3G Vodafone needs ever larger numbers of customers to sign up to 3G services such as faster Internet browsing and video calling to counter slowing revenue growth in traditional mobile services Customers using 3G typically spend more than customers using previous generation phones Mobile operators including Vodafone have spent billions of dollars in building their 3G networks which they hope will lead to higher future revenues The company hopes to continue expanding its 3G user base in the months and years to come in an attempt to offset declining revenues from wireless voice services Related Mobile Phone articles Mad Dog Mobile unveils Mad Dog Player Thu 16 Mar 2006 D Link to offer Wi Fi VoIP flip mobile phone Wed 15 Mar 2006 A bug founded in Razr Tue 14 Mar 2006 The New Smart phone Nokia 6708 unveiled Mon 13 Mar 2006 Samsung shows 10 mega pixel camera phone Fri 10 Mar 2006

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Mar/vodafone-hits-its-10-million--target.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Vodafone launches mobile phone vending machine
    Z610i Sony Ericsson Z530i Sony Ericsson W950i Sony Ericsson W910i Sony Ericsson W880i Sony Ericsson W850i Sony Ericsson W810i Sony Ericsson W710i Sony Ericsson W580i Sony Ericsson W300i Sony Ericsson K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i Vodafone launches mobile phone vending machine Fri 28 Oct 2005 Vodafone forever trying to boost mobile phone sales in the UK is offering the people of Manchester the chance to buying mobile phones from a vending machine Vodafone says the Quickphone kiosks are the first of their kind in Britain and could soon become a familiar sight at railway stations airports music festivals and shopping centres for now however the first two kiosks have been installed in Manchester For 30 shoppers in a hurry will be able to buy a fully charged handset plus 1 worth of credit as well as offering sim packs from 5 all payable via cash or chip and pin payments The kiosks will sell three sorts of Vodafone phones with the range changing every month to take into account the latest models and trends The self service models can be topped up with credit over the phone at cash machines or in shops Vodafone says These will be popular with people who need a phone in an emergency either because they have lost their phone or it has run out of battery They are for people who know what they want and who don t want to go through the rigmarole of talking to a sales assistant Tom Devine head of retail at Vodafone UK said Increasingly more people know what they want from a phone and want to buy it when it suits them Like traditional pay as you go phones bought in shops the buyer does not have to register his or her name and address

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2005/Oct/vodafone-launches-mobile-phone-vending-machine.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Vodafone launches three new McLaren Handsets
    Sony Ericsson W300i Sony Ericsson K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i Vodafone launches three new McLaren Handsets Thu 18 Jan 2007 To support the new McLaren Mercedes team Vodafone has launched three McLaren Mercedes mobile phones The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 770SH is a 3G clamshell phone with a 1 3 megapixel camera USB 1 1 and Bluetooth 1 0 from Sharp designed to mirror the team colours and car design with chrome silver colours and rocket red highlights As you would expect the phones also feature exclusive images of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes racing car as well as a themed menu interface ring tones and a racing game The Sharp GX29 is a 2G clamshell phone with a VGA camera games and USB 1 1 Bluetooth 1 0 Finally the Samsung SGH Z720M is a 3G HSDPA slider phone with a 3 megapixel camera with auto focus USB 2 0 and Bluetooth 2 0 and a stereo headset These new exclusive special edition consumer handsets offer our customers a unique opportunity to get closer to the new Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team accessing exclusive pictures and latest news throughout the Formula 1 racing season through Vodafone live Both Sharp and Samsung have helped us deliver innovative and unique handsets that will help our customers make the most of their time said Frank H Rövekamp Global Chief Marketing Officer Vodafone The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes handset range has a mobile phone for everyone The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes GX29 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 770SH 3G handset features a 1 3 mega pixel camera while the 3G broadband slider Vodafone McLaren Mercedes SGH Z720M features a 3 mega pixel camera with auto focus he added UK pricing and availability to be confirmed Related Mobile Phone articles BlackBerry Pearl goes white Tue 16 Jan 2007 Sony

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  • Vodafone partners up with Sky for mobile satellite TV
    phones in the UK Sky Mobile TV will allow Vodafone customers to view some of BSkyB s TV content on their third generation 3G handsets It hopes that as television sets in our living rooms get larger the reverse will happen outside the home at Christmas with the mass adoption of moving pictures on tiny screens Rival mobile firms O2 and Orange have already launched trial TV services in the UK and France Users can choose from either news or one based on entertainment and music BSkyB s chief operating officer Richard Freudenstein told the BBC This is an innovative service that complements our existing pay TV activities extends the reach of Sky content and delivers an additional stream of revenue While Vodafone UK s chief marketing honcho said This is a highly significant day for both the mobile and television industries Vodafone s Sky Mobile TV service offers two packages broadcasting a combined total of 19 channels carrying news sports music and documentary programmes Any subscriber to Vodafone s 3G networks will be able to access television pictures from an initial selection of 19 channels bringing shows such as Football Icon from Sky One film news and interviews from Sky Movies and live cricket coverage from England s tour of Pakistan from Sky Sports Other channels on offer include Sky News CNN the National Geographic Channel Paramount Comedy and Living TV Vodafone s existing 3G subscribers which numbered 250 000 in June will be able to watch the television pictures on their existing handsets at no extra cost until the end of January Five channels will be broadcast live Sky News CNN Bloomberg Sky Sports News and horse racing channel At the Races while the others will be made for mobile versions of their broadcast siblings However some of

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2005/Nov/vodafone-partners-up-with-sky-for-mobile-satellite-tv.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Vodafone UK launches free weekend calls tariff option
    C75 Sony Ericsson Phones Sony Ericsson Z610i Sony Ericsson Z530i Sony Ericsson W950i Sony Ericsson W910i Sony Ericsson W880i Sony Ericsson W850i Sony Ericsson W810i Sony Ericsson W710i Sony Ericsson W580i Sony Ericsson W300i Sony Ericsson K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i Vodafone UK launches free weekend calls tariff option Mon 03 Jul 2006 Finally a bit of a break for pay as you go mobile users resisting the commitment of a monthly plan Vodafone Pay As You Talk customers can now receive free weekend texts and some even free weekend calls by using a certain amount of credit up during the week Pay As You Talk customers who spend GBP 5 00 during the week will get free calls to any UK network and texts all weekend while those who just spend 2 50 will receive free texts for the whole weekend And as an added bonus for Vodafone customers the weekend will start at 7 30 on Friday night Vodafone research shows that people regard Free Weekend deals as top of the list for all pre pay offers Tim Yates Director of Vodafone s Consumer Business Unit says With Free Weekends we are re addressing the balance for Pay As You Talk customers and showing Vodafone s passion to give customers good value It also sees Vodafone become the first mobile network to reward its customers on a weekly rather than a monthly basis which fits with the profile of Pay As You Talk customers who traditionally tend to budget week by week Too often promotions offered don t reflect how people actually use their phones but Vodafone has taken this into account when designing this offer Related Mobile Phone articles Nokia N70 scoops award Fri 30 Jun 2006 Nokia sues Chinese copycats Thu 29 Jun 2006

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Jul/vodafone-uk-launches-free-weekend-calls-tariff-option.html (2016-02-10)
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