Vodafone are the world's largest telecommunication network company, a worldwide brand who deliver a range of network services in over 31 countries.
As of March 2009 the company had 18.7 million customers in the UK. Vodafone are an innovate company who continue to expand their network, services and brand across the UK.
Vodafone's product range caters for everyone with the latest handsets, a wide range of price plans combined with great customer service and benefits.
Recent awards include Best Network Operator (Mobile Industry Awards 2010) and Best Network (Mobile News Awards 2010).
History of Vodafone
A subsidiary of Racal Electronics, Vodafone was formed in 1984. In 1991 it became an independent company trading as Vodafone Group Plc.
Vodafone then went on to acquire a further two thirds of Talkland in 1996.
Vodafone's acquisition trail continued that year with the purchase of Peoples Phone for £77 million in November, this included consolidation of an existing customer base already using the Vodafone network and 181 retail stores nationwide.
A name change followed in June 1999 after the purchase of AirTouch Communications, trading of the new company Vodafone Airtouch Plc started immediately. The takeover of AirTouch Communications also gave the company a 35% interest in Mannesmann.
In February 2000 the company were part of the largest corporate merger ever, after months of resistance Vodafone's £112 billion offer for Mannesmann was approved.
Shortly after the company was broken up with all manufacturing operations sold and the company reverting to their previous Vodafone Group plc name.
Vodafone are now the world's largest telecommunication network company, operating in 31 countries and servicing 40 others under partner agreements.
- Vodafone's name originates from "voice data fone", chosen to describe the voice and data services provided by mobile phones.
- Vodafone's speech mark logo was designed to reflect conversation, with a quotation mark within a circle.
- Best Network Operator - Mobile Industry Awards 2010
- Best Network - Mobile News Awards 2010
- Best Consumer Mobile Broadband - ISPA 2009
Vodafone Mobile Tariffs & Plans
Vodafone's monthly contracts are available with either 12, 18 or 24 month terms. Prices vary from 18-24 months starting from just £10.00 per month for sim-only plans, their Sim Only plans can be for 30 days or 365 days, these also start from £10 a month.
A range of tariffs to choose from depending on your usage, options include minutes, unlimited text messages and data between 500mb and 1000mb, all provided with a choice of the latest handsets.
Vodafone also provide 7 different Pay as you go options, these include freedom packs with £10 top ups, unlimited text messages, free weekend calls, how much you top up decides which benefits you can get access too.
Vodafone Mobile Coverage in UK
Vodafone provide 2G, 3G and mobile broadband coverage nationwide. The company also offers 4G, although coverage is currently limited to just a few towns and cities.
The company is continually expanding its network with upgrades to provide stronger signals and data speeds wherever you are. The best way to see what you can get is to use Vodafone's coverage checker.
If signal quality is a problem at home, Vodafone also sells useful products such as "Sure Signal", which boosts 3G coverage.
Vodafone Customer Support
Vodafone provides online account management, letting you manage your bills, request upgrades and add additional services.
There's also plenty of support available, should you need it. Vodafone's customer service is comprehensive, with plenty of articles and forums online to help you with problems. Alternatively, you can always phone customer services directly with the numbers below.
Vodafone Contact details
Vodafone Customer Care
Customer Services Telephone
From your Vodafone mobile DIAL 191
For Pay Monthly on landline DIAL 08700 700191
For Pay Monthly abroad DIAL +44 7836 191 191
For Pay As You Go on landline DIAL 08700 776655
For Pay As You Go abroad DIAL +44 7836 191 919
For Business abroad DIAL +44 7836 191 191
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