Ford and Vodafone prototype warns drivers of accidents and emergency vehicles

Ford and Vodafone are working on a connected vehicle technology that could alert drivers to an accident ahead just moments after it has happened. What's more, the system could also provide early warning that emergency vehicles are approaching – and which side of the road they should move towards to avoid being an obstruction. The…

Vodafone’s VOXI partners with PayPal to offer interest free deals on smartphones

Vodafone's youth brand VOXI has announced a collaboration with PayPal that it reckons will give customers a more flexible and affordable way to purchase a smartphone with no upfront cost and 0% interest using PayPal Credit. Offering monthly instalments over 30 months for its range of smartphones via PayPal Credit, VOXI customers will have full control over…

Vodafone claims UK’s first holographic call, plans 1000 5G base stations

At its 'Future Ready' Conference in Newbury yesterday (September 20th, 2018) Vodafone showed off its 5G prowess by conducting what it claims was the UK's first ever live holographic call using 5G technology. The call was carried out between the operator's Manchester office and Newbury headquarters, and featured England women's football captain Steph Houghton MBE…

Vodfaone announces Gigafest Broadband pricing, rolls out in Milton Keynes

Famous for its concrete cows (above), Milton Keynes will be the first place to get Vodafone's Gigafast Broadband Vodafone Gigafast Broadband, with download and upload speeds 20 times and 150 times faster respectively than the average fixed broadband connection in the UK, is available to pre-order from Friday, 14 September 2018…

Vodafone extends cost free roaming on Red Entertainment. Now available in 77 countries

Vodafone announces 500 international minutes in Pay monthly price plan Cost free roaming in 29 new destinations, including the USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia Customers signing up to Vodafone's Pay monthly Red Entertainment plans can now roam without extra charges in 29 additional destinations. This means new and upgrading customers can enjoy their home plan…

Vodafone announces it is blocking ‘Wangiri’ scam calls

Vodafone UK Fraud Manager Katharine Daubney protects customers from international ‘Wangiri’ scam calls at the company's network operations centre. Vodafone UK is now protecting its customers from international ‘Wangiri’ scam calls by blocking the calls before they reach users. The Wangiri scam is a worldwide problem, plaguing phone users and the…

Can I get 5G? Vodafone announces trials in seven cities including London, Birmingham

Vodafone UK has unveiled seven cities that will become 5G test areas, with roll-outs starting between October and December this year. It includes customers in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester. They form part of the company's investment in building a world-class network infrastructure to support Gigabit UK, a nation where people will enjoy…

Vodafone announces SIM only and home broadband deals

Hot on the heels of the launch of the Home Broadband Ultimate Speed Guarantee, which we wrote about here, Vodafone UK has announced four new SIM only and Home Broadband bundles. Vodafone claims the four new bundles offer big savings compared to other broadband and mobile providers.  New customers can enjoy a 20GB bundle for…

Vodafone tests new 5G spectrum across live network

Vodafone UK has completed the first test of new 5G spectrum across an existing live network between Manchester and the company’s headquarters in Newbury, Berkshire. It claims it's a major milestone in UK telecommunications, as it is the first time that the 3.4 Gigahertz (GHz) radio frequency allocated for 5G has been used in the…