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Vodafone Goes Big on Smartphones, Small on Price


North Sydney, New South Wales -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/24/2012 -- Finding the right mobile plan is as easy as 1-2-3 with Vodafone’s new range of offers

1. Begin with choosing a new smartphone from Vodafone's extensive range of devices, like the HTC Sensation XL exclusive to Vodafone, now $0 upfront on our $29 Plan over 24 months, and enjoy Vodafone's new 850MHz network built for smartphones and data, rolling out now.

2. Get the most out of your new smartphone with Vodafone's full-feature plans. Take your pick of six full-feature plans with a mix of 12 or 24 month options, as well as a SIM Only (BYO mobile) option for customers who already have a phone.

3. Complete your plan with the choice of additional options for a truly customised solution, like Vodafone's new Mobile Internet Packs, which offer extra data for those keen to really explore their smartphone and discover all it can do.

Vodafone is making it easy for customers to get a new smartphone or tablet on the new Vodafone network rolling out now, with a new range of more simple, straightforward plans, available from today. The new plans have been redesigned to give customers what they need to make the most of their new Apple, Android™, Windows, or BlackBerry® smartphone or tablet.

Whether customers have a penchant for social networking, web, text or talk to friends, family or colleagues, here or overseas, Vodafone's refreshed range of postpaid plans have all the bases covered, with amazing value for money on a great range of services. The range has been simplified for easy selection with six price-points starting at $19 up to $99 per month. To sweeten the offer, plans from $29 come with „Infinite? frills to boot, depending on the price-point. For example: Infinite standard voice calls to anyone on Vodafone within Australia on the $29 plan and above, and Infinite Voicemail on the Vodafone Business plan $49 above. For $79 per month, customers can enjoy Infinite standard national talk and text, Vodafone to Vodafone and 3 calls in Australia , 2GB data, and a choice of a smartphone, like the iPhone 4S 16GB from $0 upfront, over 24 months.

For customers who already have a mobile phone, Vodafone is offering great discounts off their monthly bill with its range of SIM Only plans, ranging from $20- $85 per month.

To keep pace with customers? growing appetite for mobile internet, supported by the roll out of a new network built for smartphones and data, Vodafone has introduced a new range of mobile data packs, starting at $5 per month over 12 months for 750MB data and Infinite access to popular Social networking sites, all for use within Australia. Vodafone is leading the way in preventing high excess data charges with new data packs with excellent included data allowances. Vodafone encourages all customers to use its new mobile internet data calculator, to help ensure they have the right amount of data included in their plans, available at http://www.vodafone.com.au/datacalculator

Noel Hamill, Director of Sales and Marketing said; “We recognise that our customers are changing the way they communicate, so we?re giving them more options to build a plan that suits their needs.”

“With more customers buying smartphones and tablets, we think it's important to give customers plans that enable them to make the most of their new device and explore its full capabilities. This launch means our new mobile internet packs offer unmatched value for getting the most out of your smartphone, and also feature a cost-conscious 2c per MB overage rate,” added Noel Hamill.

With the tablet phenomena sweeping the nation, Vodafone is giving customers the choice to bundle a tablet, like the iPad 2, with their new smartphone plan. Vodafone's new range of Mobile Broadband (MBB) bundled plans are set to save customers money by rolling the two services into just the one bundled plan, for greater simplicity and convenience. What's more, with Vodafone's tablet MBB bundle options, customers don?t have to pay anything upfront with the convenience of spreading the cost of their device over the term of their plan. Prices start at $45 per month for the iPad 2 with WiFi (16GB) with 2GB monthly data allowance, over 24 months.

And for customers looking for even more international calling value, Vodafone's Talk International packs offer sensational value for overseas calls, starting at $5 per month for 50 minutes of standard international calls to fixed and mobile numbers in over 20 countries, plus a further 25% off further standard voice calls once the included minutes allowance exceeds, all from within Australia.

”We?re rolling out a new network especially for smartphones, tablets and mobile internet data, and we?re now offering the very latest smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband devices on great value plans.”

To find out where Vodafone's new network is rolling out see Vodafone.com.au/network.