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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

Vodafone's "V by Vodafone" IoT platform launches with four products including security camera and pet tracker

Vodafone's "V by Vodafone" IoT platform launches with four products including security camera and pet tracker

By Max Langridge

Mobile network operator Vodafone has announced its entry into the Internet of Things sector with its own "V by Vodafone" platform and four IoT connected products to go with it.The V by Vodafone platform and products are available now in the UK, Spain,... 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

Vodafone Smart V8 review: A new budget smartphone champion?
4.5 stars

Vodafone Smart V8 review: A new budget smartphone champion?

By Cam Bunton

The race to become budget champion is on, as it has been for a few years now. As each year rushes through in this era of fast-paced change, there's never been a better time to look for an affordable smartphone. Many will point you towards Honor or Moto... 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 Ultra 7 review: Ultra value makes for one smart purchase
4.0 stars

Vodafone Smart Ultra 7 review: Ultra value makes for one smart purchase

By Cam Bunton

When looking for affordable devices, it can often be difficult to find a phone without too many compromises, especially at the lower-end of the scale. With the Smart Ultra 7, Vodafone is looking to give you as much for your money as possible, in a phone... Read more

Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 Review: Power and elegance without the price tag
4.5 stars

Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 Review: Power and elegance without the price tag

By Cam Bunton

When it comes to carrier-branded smartphones, the expectation is rarely high. In most cases, it seems just an effort from the network operators to peddle out cheap, unimpressive devices with their branding on them. Customer experience and device quality,... 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 Smart Ultra 6: The ultimate budget smartphone?
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Vodafone Smart Ultra 6: The ultimate budget smartphone?

By Andrew Williams

Looking for a budget phone? It's always easy to recommend the latest Moto G — a phone that's simple and just works. However, there are other options out there, one of the very best being the Vodafone Smart Ultra 6.The Ultra 6 costs just £125 and easily... Read more

Vodafone Tab Speed 6 is a 4G Android-powered budget tablet now for sale

Vodafone Tab Speed 6 is a 4G Android-powered budget tablet now for sale

By Elyse Betters

Vodafone has unleashed a new tablet in the UK. It's an Android tablet of course, and despite the decent specs, it's pretty inexpensive.Called the Vodafone Tab Speed 6, the tablet is a lot like the Tab Prime 6 but smaller and more affordable. It features... 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 launches HD Voice across UK network, 4 years after Orange

Vodafone launches HD Voice across UK network, 4 years after Orange

By Chris Hall

Vodafone has announced that customers in the UK will now enjoy the benefits of HD Voice when making calls between compatible handsets on the Vodafone 3G network.HD Voice is designed to enhance conversations you make on the mobile network, so that people... 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 follows Three in scrapping data roaming charges, but you will have to pay £5 a day extra

Vodafone follows Three in scrapping data roaming charges, but you will have to pay £5 a day extra

By Rik Henderson

Vodafone has announced that it is scrapping extra charges for data roaming or using minutes and texts in other countries.Vodafone WorldTraveller enables the network's Pay Monthly customers to use their existing minutes, texts and data plans when abroad... Read more

Vodafone partners with Netflix to offer free subscriptions

Vodafone partners with Netflix to offer free subscriptions

By Luke Edwards

Vodafone has announced it is launching a partnership deal with Netflix to offer free subscriptions to its users.The deal will offer six months free Netflix to Vodafone Red 4G customers in the UK. They can then stream Netflix video over Wi-Fi or 4G wherever... 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 promises first 3,000 Sony Xperia Z2 pre-orders will get 32-inch TV for free

Vodafone promises first 3,000 Sony Xperia Z2 pre-orders will get 32-inch TV for free

By Rik Henderson

Vodafone has opened pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z2 Android phone and has announced that the first 3,000 customers to place their order will also get a free Sony Bravia 32-inch TV.The phone will be available from 10 April and should you order it on... Read more

Vodafone 4G nabs 500,000 customers in first six months

Vodafone 4G nabs 500,000 customers in first six months

By Jake Smith

Vodafone is now serving 500,000 customers with 4G connectivity just six months after launch, the company announced on Monday, as 4G in the UK begins to take hold. The carrier says its 4G customers used 300TB of data during December 2013, as they're... 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 claims 100,000 4G customers since launch, report suggests four times that own 4G phones

Vodafone claims 100,000 4G customers since launch, report suggests four times that own 4G phones

By Rik Henderson

Vodafone has revealed that it has signed up more than 100,000 people to its 4G data service in the seven weeks since it started to offer Red 4G plans. The service went live on 29 August in London and that represents more than new 4G customers a day.Claims... Read more

Vodafone Smart 4G phone for the UK exposed in US FCC filing

Vodafone Smart 4G phone for the UK exposed in US FCC filing

By Rik Henderson

An own-branded Vodafone phone that goes by the moniker Smart 4G is planned for release in the UK it seems, a fact revealed by an FCC filing that passes it fit for public consumption in the US.The Federal Communications Commission in America has been a... Read more

Vodafone to offer 4GB of extra data per month to 4G customers with new 4GBonus

Vodafone to offer 4GB of extra data per month to 4G customers with new 4GBonus

By Luke Edwards

Vodafone UK plans to offer an extra 4GB of data a month to existing customers and newbies signing up before the end of October. This comes the day before Apple announces it's iPhone 5S, which would suggest we can expect 4G speeds on the fruit giant's... 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 III review
4.0 stars

Vodafone Smart III review

By Ian Morris

The Vodafone Smart III - sometimes called the Vodafone Smart III 975 - is a handset that really knows its audience. Its first trick is that it's cheap. At £90 it's one of the cheapest Android handsets you can buy, and for pay-as-you-go users, it's likely... 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

Vodafone Sure Signal
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Vodafone Sure Signal

By Stuart Miles

The first iteration of the Vodafone Sure Signal was a big unsightly box that plugged into your router, nabbed a power socket wherever you were plugging it in, and wasn't exactly great at telling you what was going on. So can a new version fix all the... 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 UK warns iPhone 4S users to stay away from iOS 6.1

Vodafone UK warns iPhone 4S users to stay away from iOS 6.1

By Jake Smith

UK carrier Vodafone has sent a text message to iPhone 4S owners advising them not to upgrade to iOS 6.1 if they haven't already.According to the carrier, the update causes 3G performance issues: "If you've not already downloaded iOS 6.1 for your iPhone... Read more