Vodaphone taps into travel market

15th Aug 2006

A survey by Vodafone UK has revealed that cameras, mobile phones, guide books, MP3 players and currency converters are considered essential holiday items. Now, all these and more are available through a Vodafone live! handset and, introduced today, the Vodafone Traveller’s Toolkit.


As soon as a Vodafone live! customer arrives overseas, the Traveller’s Toolkit will feature prominently on a new roaming homepage, which they will automatically receive, allowing them to make the most of their time in the country with the minimum of hassle.

They can find out about the world’s greatest cities with Time Out City Guides; ‘mobicasts’ from The Independent’s travel writer Simon Calder; speak like a local with a language translator and even keep an eye on their finances with a currency converter - all from their handset. The roaming homepage also gives Vodafone live! customers pricing information on calling from abroad, access to home news and the opportunity to send a postcard from their handset.

This holiday survival kit is a perfect complement to Vodafone’s unique Passport roaming tariff, where customers can take their home tariff abroad for a one off connection fee of 75p per call.



Vodafone UK has now added eleven new countries to its Passport offering, extending its reach to cover every country in the European Union (EU).

Both business and consumer customers can register for Passport today for free and it is available on contract and pay as you talk.

The latest countries and networks to be covered by Vodafone Passport are: Austria - Mobilkom, Cyprus - CYTA Vodafone, Denmark - TDC Mobil, Estonia - Elisa, Finland - Elisa, Latvia - BITE Latvia, Lithuania - BITE Lithuania, Luxembourg - P&T Luxembourg, Poland - Polkomtel, Slovakia - T-Mobile Slovakia, Slovenia - SI Mobile.

To activate Passport, Vodafone customers should call 5555 from their mobile or for more information go to www.vodafone.co.uk/passport .


Last in Vodafone UK’s trinity of travellers’ treats is a new and improved customer services offering at Heathrow from September. With a top-up machine, mobile phone vending machine and phone charging facility all outside the store, it makes life easier for the hurried holiday-maker or busy business executive.


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