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So if I was in Egypt right now, and I needed help… where would you be, Vodafone?

It’s a good few hundred quid a month I pay to Vodafone for services here in the United Kingdom. One would imagine that if I was working in Egypt, my Vodafone UK handsets would naturally roam on to Vodafone Egypt. Right? I should expect that’s the preferred network. Thus if I was in Egypt right […]

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Vodafone ‘obliged’ to suspend service in Egypt

If you’re one of Vodafone’s 28 million customers in Egypt — and you’re resident in one of the hotspot areas of the country demonstrating dissatisfaction with the Government — chances are, you might not have mobile service. That’s right. Vodafone Egypt has been ‘obliged to comply’ with the Government order. AP/Businessweek reports: Telecoms company Vodafone […]

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Impressed by Vodafone UK’s support service

I was searching earlier for the Vodafone UK APN settings. I know the details off by heart but I wanted to confirm nothing had changed since I last messed around setting up the APN on an unlocked Android device. I came across this rather helpful Vodafone official site. Genius. I’m delighted. This kind of clear, […]

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Day 103 of the Vodafone Zero-3G Experience in Richmond

So I’ve been doing a lot of consultancy with a massive, global, huge, big company in Richmond-Upon-Thames for quite a while now. 103 days, approximately. There is next to no Vodafone signal in the building, despite it being located in downtown PRIME Richmond. Walk outside and wave your handset around and you’ll be lucky to […]

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Vodafone’s My Account system exposes user information

There’s a raft of Vodafone UK customers up in arms because of a recently discovered exploit with the company’s My Account online control panel. Mobile enthusiast-cum-uber-geek Terence Eden documents the joyous experience on his blog. The quick overview? Use the password reminder feature to type in a random phone number and the system will tell […]

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The mobile reality: I’m in Richmond and I can only get EDGE

Well then. Yet again I am reminded of how supremely rubbish the mobile industry is. Occasionally I manage to pull myself out of this stupor and allow myself to get very excited at the possibilities. Then reality slaps me on the face with a big, wet haddock. I’ve been doing some work in Richmond-Upon-Thames. Near […]

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Vodafone discontinues bespoke 360 handsets; H2 cancelled

If you recall a few weeks ago I posted an exclusive from the Vodafone 360 team announcing the upcoming arrival of the Vodafone 360 Samsung H2. I’d taken a look at the H2 and found it a rather nice improvement on the Samsung H1 (the original top-end 360 handset). Well, I’ve got some news straight […]

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Vodafone’s dongles: Broadband for the luddite generation

I have to say, Vodafone UK is seriously, seriously disappointing when it comes to mobile broadband. I’ve been sitting enjoying both my unlocked Novatel Wireless MiFi unit for quite some time, but I’m hugely frustrated for the rest of the Vodafone marketplace not able to easily enjoy the benefits of MiFi. Pop over to challenger […]

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Exclusive: The Vodafone 360 Samsung H2 roars into view – photos, video

There’s been a lot of inaccurate speculation across the web about the upcoming Samsung H2 handset for the Vodafone 360 service. I’ve been briefed directly by Vodafone and I’m pleased to correct the speculation with these official specifications: Height: 125mm Width: 60.8mm Depth: 11.7mm (smaller than the H1) Weight: 137g Memory: 16GB internal, MicroSD for […]

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Welcome to 2001

I don’t know if there’s much different in the decade since I’ve been actively visiting the States on business. Yeah they’ve obviously now, more or less, got 3G data here, but the stupid data pricing offered by Vodafone (and the rest of the US operators) is utterly, utterly inexcusable. Here’s what I got from Vodafone […]

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Vodafone on iPhone 4: “We’ve sold everything we have”

Bad news if you decided to wait ’til launch day to walk into the Vodafone shop or phone up and get an iPhone. The Vodafone UK site has published this iPhone 4 statement: We’ve seen huge demand for the iPhone 4 on Vodafone – we’ve sold everything we have at the moment. We have more […]

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Vodafone UK’s iPhone 4 pricing revealed (free on 60/month)

If you’re after a free iPhone 4 from Vodafone, you’ll need to get the 16GB version on the operator’s 60/month price plan. At any other price plan below, you’ll need to stump up some cash. On the uber-popular 35/month tariff, you’ll need to pay 119 pound for the 16GB device, or 219 pounds for the […]