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Vodafone Smart N9 offers a big screen, attractive price, and parental control features
Vodafone Smart N9 offers a big screen, attractive price, and parental control features By Chris Hall

The Vodafone Smart N9 is pitched as something of a "my first smartphone" proposition. Priced to make it accessible to many, this £109 (pay as you go, £18 a month on contract) Vodafone phone offers some of the latest smartphone tech in its svelte body.On... Read more

Get the Galaxy S9 on Vodafone for a remarkable £23 a month
Get the Galaxy S9 on Vodafone for a remarkable £23 a month By Dan Grabham

If you're looking for a cracking deal on the Samsung Galaxy S9 then we've got an excellent deal for you - get the 64GB Galaxy S9 for £23 a month. There is a £190 upfront cost, but the deal still represents stonking value for money over the life of... Read more

Vodafone confirms Huawei P20, P20 Lite and P20 Pro coming to network
Vodafone confirms Huawei P20, P20 Lite and P20 Pro coming to network By Rik Henderson

They might not have been officially launched but UK network Vodafone has confirmed the Huawei P20, P20 Lite and P20 Pro handsets are on their way.In an email sent to Pocket-lint, Vodafone revealed that the three handsets will be stocked by the carrier:... Read more

New Vodafone PAYG plan caps spending to just £1 a day
New Vodafone PAYG plan caps spending to just £1 a day By Rik Henderson

Vodafone has announced a pay-as-you-go price plan that is capped at a £1 a day spend, yet allows you to text or call as much as you like.Pay As You Go 1, as it is called, charges 20p per minute for calls, 20p for texts and 20p for each 5MB of data. However,... Read more

Lost luggage could be a thing of the past thanks to Samsonite and Vodafone
Lost luggage could be a thing of the past thanks to Samsonite and Vodafone By Max Langridge

We may not have all been in the situation where our luggage has been lost on holiday, but we're all well aware of the issues some holidaymakers and business travellers face. Luggage maker Samsonite wants to put an end to lost items full stop, and has... Read more

Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 with 2K screen throws in free VR headset to show off its affordable power
Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 with 2K screen throws in free VR headset to show off its affordable power By Luke Edwards

Vodafone has taken the wraps off its latest flagship smartphone that's built to offer high-end specs while remaining affordable. Those specs are so good they can even do VR justice, so Voda is throwing in its Smart VR headset for free.The Vodafone Smart... Read more

Vodafone customers can charge Google Play apps to their bills, with 90% off
Vodafone customers can charge Google Play apps to their bills, with 90% off By Rik Henderson

Vodafone has made it more simple for its customers to purchase apps and content from Google Play, with its Charge to Bill service.Android device owners can pay for items on Google Play by charging them to their monthly bill. What's more, to celebrate... Read more

Your Vodafone mobile now works in 40 countries for free
Your Vodafone mobile now works in 40 countries for free By Luke Edwards

Vodafone has announced that it will be joining Three and Tesco Mobile in offering free roaming to its customers. That means you'll be able to use your smartphone abroad without paying extra charges.Roaming charges are due to be scrapped completely in... Read more

Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling service is now live, but there's a catch
Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling service is now live, but there's a catch By Chris Hall

Vodafone announced earlier in the year that Wi-Fi Calling would be coming to its network and Voda has now confirmed it: the service has been activated.That means that eligible Vodafone customers will be able to make and receive calls over Wi-Fi rather... Read more

Vodafone bumps up 4G data allowances on its entertainment bundles
Vodafone bumps up 4G data allowances on its entertainment bundles By Rik Henderson

With incentive announcements from EE and O2 rattling around, Vodafone has pitched in with its own ideas to entice new customers. It has increased the data allowances on its Red Value bundles and is now offering 4G by default for all monthly handset agreements.The... Read more

Vodafone to launch Voice over LTE and Wi-Fi calling services this summer
Vodafone to launch Voice over LTE and Wi-Fi calling services this summer By Luke Edwards

Vodafone has announced that it will be introducing both Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi calling for its customers from this summer.Until now Vodafone users had to use third party apps for calling over Wi-Fi. Once this comes as standard it will mean those... Read more

Vodafone at 30: Before Gordon Gekko, Mungo Park was the man to envy
Vodafone at 30: Before Gordon Gekko, Mungo Park was the man to envy By Stuart Miles

In 1984 Mungo Park was likely to be the envy of many. He was 28. He was the head of the London branch of an American investment bank. He owned the first mobile phone sold by Vodafone in the UK that in today's money had cost him over £4,000."It made a... Read more

Vodafone TV and broadband services to launch in spring 2015
Vodafone TV and broadband services to launch in spring 2015 By Luke Edwards

Vodafone has announced that it will be entering the TV and broadband service provider market from next spring 2015.Vodafone plans to use the infrastructure of BT and its own business fibre network to offer the service. Exactly what the TV content will... Read more

Vodafone rolls out more stable, faster 4G speeds, but what is Carrier Aggregation?
Vodafone rolls out more stable, faster 4G speeds, but what is Carrier Aggregation? By Rik Henderson

Vodafone has started to roll out its Carrier Aggregation technology that could see a boost to users' 4G data speeds by up to three times. It is being launched initially in Birmingham, Manchester and London, but will continue to expand to include other... Read more

Vodafone to buy 140 Phones 4u stores and save 900 jobs
Vodafone to buy 140 Phones 4u stores and save 900 jobs By Rik Henderson

In a dramatic twist in the Phones 4u saga, one of the networks partly blamed for the collapse of Phones 4u is to buy 140 of the deceased company's stores and save 900 employees' jobs up and down the UK.Vodafone had a big accepted for the closed high... Read more

Vodafone latest to ditch Phones4u as partner, just EE and Virgin Media left
Vodafone latest to ditch Phones4u as partner, just EE and Virgin Media left By Rik Henderson

Phones4u has been left reeling after Vodafone is the latest big name network to announce it will not be renewing its partnership.Having already lost O2 in January, the UK high street retailer can now only offer its customers contracts from EE (T-Mobile... Read more

After Vodafone's Yoda, now Phones4u sullies a classic with BTTF ad
After Vodafone's Yoda, now Phones4u sullies a classic with BTTF ad By Rik Henderson

This Saturday Phones4u will debut its new advertising campaign on British TV. It will screen across Channel 4, ITV2, E4, Comedy Central and Sky. And it makes us weep.Like Vodafone and Currys & PC World, each with their former borderline abuses of Star... Read more

Vodafone vows to never increase your monthly plan for the length of your contract
Vodafone vows to never increase your monthly plan for the length of your contract By Rik Henderson

Vodafone UK has introduced a fixed price promise for all customers. It will not increase the price of mobile line rental throughout the entire duration of a contract.From 23 January, UK independent communications regulator Ofcom introduced a ruling that... Read more

Vodafone partners with Boris Johnson for first multi-sensory firework display for New Year's Eve
Vodafone partners with Boris Johnson for first multi-sensory firework display for New Year's Eve By Britta O'Boyle

The London New Year's Eve firework display is already a spectacular affair, but this year it is set to be even bigger. Vodafone has partnered with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to create the first multi-sensory display.Following a year of work from... Read more

AT&T to take over Vodafone by next year?
AT&T to take over Vodafone by next year? By Jake Smith

AT&T, the largest US carrier, is aiming to take over Vodafone, the largest carrier in Europe, according to Bloomberg. Informal talks between the two companies have begun, in a potentially complex deal that would give AT&T a foothold in Europe.This isn't... Read more

Vodafone ends its decade in the US, sells stake in Verizon to focus on Europe
Vodafone ends its decade in the US, sells stake in Verizon to focus on Europe By Jake Smith

After a decade of having its hand in the US market, Vodafone is selling its 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless to Verizon Communications. The Wall Street Journal reports preliminary agreements for the deal were reached over the weekend, a substantial... Read more

Vodafone 4G: We are switching on a new site every 30 minutes
Vodafone 4G: We are switching on a new site every 30 minutes By Stuart Miles

Vodafone's 4G service in the UK has gone live, with the telecoms giant promising that it is adding a new site every 30 minutes in the capital over the next two months.The company, which is playing catch-up to EE's 100 city coverage in the UK, is planning... Read more

Vodafone: We are really only interested in 4G-ready smartphones from now on
Vodafone: We are really only interested in 4G-ready smartphones from now on By Stuart Miles

Vodafone has said that it is interested in stocking only 4G devices in the future, following the announcement that its 4G service will go live on 29 August in the UK.Talking to journalists after the announcement, Guy Laurence, CEO of Vodafone UK, said... Read more

Vodafone Red 4G dated, priced and packed with extras
Vodafone Red 4G dated, priced and packed with extras By Stuart Miles

Vodafone has announced its 4G plans in the UK, saying it expects to be in 12 cities before the end of the year starting with London on 29 August.The new service - which will see prices starting from £26 a month - will also include a number of freebies... Read more

Vodafone introduces new PAYG plan: Red Freedom Freebee offers unlimited minutes and texts
Vodafone introduces new PAYG plan: Red Freedom Freebee offers unlimited minutes and texts By Rik Henderson

Vodafone has added unlimited calls and texts as one of the options for its new suite of pay-as-you-go price plans.For £30, the Vodafone Red Freedom Freebee PAYG tariff gives unlimited minutes and texts and 1GB of internet use. You can also opt to buy... Read more

Mobile by Sainsbury's opens for business, PAYG plans earn double Nectar points
Mobile by Sainsbury's opens for business, PAYG plans earn double Nectar points By Rik Henderson

Mobile by Sainbury's, the new network created in a partnership of the UK supermarket chain and Vodafone, has launched with three pay-as-you-go price plans that earn customers double Nectar points for their Sainsbury's shopping or fuel.When a Mobile by... Read more

Vodafone launches first 4G Mi-Fi, forgets it doesn't yet have a 4G network
Vodafone launches first 4G Mi-Fi, forgets it doesn't yet have a 4G network By Stuart Miles

Vodafone push to be ready for the rollout of its 4G network when it launches later this summer continues, this time with a new 4G-ready Mobile Wi-Fi dongle.The new Vodafone R212 4G-ready Mobile Wi-Fi device will work on the company's current 3G network,... Read more

Mobile by Sainsbury's: The UK's latest mobile phone network
Mobile by Sainsbury's: The UK's latest mobile phone network By Stuart Miles

Sainsbury's, the UK supermarket, has announced it is teaming up with Vodafone to launch its very own mobile phone network to take on Tesco and others.Called Mobile by Sainsbury's, the new UK network will be run as a joint venture between the high street... Read more

Vodafone Smart Mini: £50 smartphone brings the basics
Vodafone Smart Mini: £50 smartphone brings the basics By Chris Hall

Vodafone has launched a new own-brand Android smartphone as part of its Vodafone Smart series. The Vodafone Smart Mini is one of the cheapest Android devices around at only £50.Of course, this basic handset eschews the bells and whistles to land at that... Read more

Vodafone launches smartphone-charging sleeping bag for festivals
Vodafone launches smartphone-charging sleeping bag for festivals By Hunter Skipworth

Vodafone is hoping to keep your gadgets charged at festivals this Summer with clever Smart Fabric clothing and sleeping bags. The technology is able to harvest kinetic and thermal energy to recharge devices while you are out dancing, walking or even while... Read more

Vodafone delays 4G launch in UK until 'end of summer'
Vodafone delays 4G launch in UK until 'end of summer' By Elyse Betters

Vodafone has postponed the rollout of its 4G network just to ensure it's "really ready" when launch time does come around.Many had expected Vodafone to launch 4G services in June after buying £790 million of 4G spectrum in February, but the company is... Read more

Vodafone Smart III gives you 4-inches of Android on a £95 budget
Vodafone Smart III gives you 4-inches of Android on a £95 budget By Chris Hall

Vodafone has announced the Vodafone Smart III, its latest affordable Android handset for those on a budget.Following the line of own-brand devices, the new Smart III comes with a 4-inch 800 x 480 pixel resolution display. That might make for a slightly... Read more

Vodafone iPhone 6 added to inventory as carrier gets ready for launch
Vodafone iPhone 6 added to inventory as carrier gets ready for launch By Stuart Miles

It's long been known that mobile operators are as much in the dark as the rest of us when it comes to the latest iPhone news, but that hasn't stopped Vodafone getting ready for the next iPhone.According to a spy shot snapped by a supposed Vodafone employee... Read more

AT&T and Verizon working to jointly acquire Vodafone?
AT&T and Verizon working to jointly acquire Vodafone? By Jake Smith

US carriers Verizon and AT&T may be working to acquire Vodafone, the world's second-largest mobile carrier, according to the Financial Times.The deal would value Vodafone at $245 billion, putting it behind China Mobile which leads with 439 million subscribers.Verizon,... Read more

UK 4G winners announced, Vodafone goes big, government falls short on cash hopes
UK 4G winners announced, Vodafone goes big, government falls short on cash hopes By Stuart Miles

Ofcom has announced the winners of its 4G auction in the UK, with Vodafone taking the biggest slice of the pie, but the government falling short of its expected cash haul for the spectrum.The government has raised £2.34 billion in auctioning off the... Read more

Vodafone to start selling Windows Phone 8 phones from 6 February
Vodafone to start selling Windows Phone 8 phones from 6 February By Rik Henderson

It's taken a while, considering that the operating system was launched in October last year, but Vodafone is finally ready to range five of the Windows Phone 8 handsets currently on the market.From Wednesday 6 February, you will be able to buy the Nokia... Read more

Vodafone Red Hot price plan: Lease an iPhone 5, SGS3 or Note 2 for 12 months then get next year's model
Vodafone Red Hot price plan: Lease an iPhone 5, SGS3 or Note 2 for 12 months then get next year's model By Rik Henderson

Vodafone has launched a new price plan that allows you to swap your smartphone every 12 months for the latest model. Like O2 Lease launched last year by one of its network peers, Vodafone Red Hot is essentially a leasing agreement whereby you rent the... Read more

Vodafone launches 4G Promise, knocks 70 per cent off existing contract for customers who upgrade
Vodafone launches 4G Promise, knocks 70 per cent off existing contract for customers who upgrade By Danny Brogan

Vodafone will attempt to persuade its customers to upgrade to its 4G network next spring by knocking 70 per cent off their remaining contract. The Vodafone 4G Promise will see customers exchange any phone they have on an existing contract (so long as... Read more

Vodafone Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S III now available
Vodafone Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S III now available By Danny Brogan

Vodafone has followed Three by becoming the second operator to begin rolling out the Android 4.1 update to customers who have the Samsung Galaxy S III. Pocket-lint has spoken to Vodafone, which confirmed the roll-out had started and would be a staggered... Read more

Vodafone nano SIMs stockpiled for iPhone 5 launch (picture)
Vodafone nano SIMs stockpiled for iPhone 5 launch (picture) By Stuart Miles

Vodafone UK has confirmed, on a now pulled blog post, that it has 500,000 nano SIMs in stock and ready to roll out for those that want them.But wait, there aren't any phones available in the UK that will take the new nano SIM yet - that's because, at... Read more

Vodafone Booster Brolly charges your phone, improves signal and keeps you dry
Vodafone Booster Brolly charges your phone, improves signal and keeps you dry By Danny Brogan

Behold the Vodafone Booster Brolly a clever piece of kit that should solve our three festival grievances: poor mobile signal, running out of battery and the weather. Fitted with a high-gain antenna and low-power signal repeater, the umbrella catches... Read more

Vodafone: Some white and pebble blue Samsung Galaxy S III's to be delayed
Vodafone: Some white and pebble blue Samsung Galaxy S III's to be delayed By Danny Brogan

Vodafone has begun contacting customers who have pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S III 32GB white variant and 16GB and 32GB pebble blue versions to inform them that they are unlikely to be receiving the phone when it officially goes on sale on 30 May.A... Read more

Vodafone UK telesales offering Samsung Galaxy S III on 29 May
Vodafone UK telesales offering Samsung Galaxy S III on 29 May By Chris Hall

Vodafone says it has "priority" on the Samsung Galaxy S III, offering UK customers the handset a day early on 29 May. "Samsung have said 30 May, but we've been told we can have it on the 29 of May," a Vodafone salesman told Pocket-lint over the phone.... Read more

Vodafone offers next Samsung Galaxy registration page
Vodafone offers next Samsung Galaxy registration page By Chris Hall

Vodafone has stepped up to the plate and opened the registration page for the "Next Samsung Galaxy", before the device has even been launched.A page on the company's website - simply using the "next Galaxy" terminology we've seen elsewhere in the build-up... Read more

Vodafone Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich delayed
Vodafone Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich delayed By Stuart Miles

If you are frantically hitting that update button on your Samsung Galaxy S II waiting for the Vodafone Ice Cream Sandwich update to be found - stop! The UK network has just told us that the rollout has been delayed until Friday, 13 April (that’s tomorrow,... Read more

Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi R205 device now even faster
Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi R205 device now even faster By Danny Brogan

Vodafone has upgraded its mobile Wi-Fi device, meaning faster speeds when using your own personal versatile hotspot.The Mobile Wi-Fi R205 enables users to download, browse the web or check emails remotely without having to rely on 3G. Of course you’ll... Read more

Vodafone feels the force with Yoda (video)
Vodafone feels the force with Yoda (video) By Paul Lamkin

If there's one thing that geeks love it is Star Wars. If there's another, it is mobile phones. There are other things, of course, but those two serve as a legitimate intro into this story, which involves Vodafone recruiting Yoda, the Jedi Master, to front... Read more

What exactly is Vodafone 360?
What exactly is Vodafone 360? By Chris Hall

When Vodafone decided to name its new service 360, they weren't messing around. It invokes ideas of all-round connectivity. But it goes much further than just integrating your Facebook friends with your address book on a few handsets. 360 rolls up a whole... Read more

Datawind Ubisurfer netbook comes with free internet access
Datawind Ubisurfer netbook comes with free internet access By Stuart Miles

Datawind, the makers of the PocketSurfer range of internet handsets, has announced that it is entering into the netbook market, creating a netbook that comes with 30 hours of internet connectivity for the first year within the initial price. Called the... Read more

Has Evesham Technology gone into receivership?
Has Evesham Technology gone into receivership? By Amy-Mae Elliott

The future of Evesham Technology is looking increasingly uncertain today as news comes in that the company has been forced to go into administration. We reported late last week that the firm had managed to stave off closure by securing £10 million worth... Read more