Vodafone UK finally supports eSIMs in smartphones on its Pay Monthly plans. Promisingly, Vodafone says eSIMs will be provisioned using Vodafone’s accompanying online interface to load your eSIM on to your phone in just a few minutes rather than waiting days for a physical SIM card, or QR code to arrive in the post.
Vodafone and Disney have collaborated to create a premium kids smart watch planned to launch in time for Christmas. It will feature hardware designed by the Vodafone smart tech team and a software experience from world class designers at Vodafone and Disney.
Vodafone has been selected by Asda as the new network for its Asda Mobile MVNO. In a five-year exclusive deal, Asda Mobile customers will benefit from Vodafone’s 4G and 5G coverage, unlimited mobile data plans, Wi-Fi calling and other benefits, such as family discounts.
Vodafone and Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton have teamed up to showcase the potential of 5G with the world’s first 5G piano duet. For the one-off performance, two pianos in different locations in London were connected, allowing Lewis to show off his piano playing skills live with UK musician and producers, Jay Keys.
Vodafone UK is currently experiencing an outage across the United Kingdom today, leaving thousands of customers unable to access 4G internet or make calls. Particular hotspots appear to include London and the south of England, as well as Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.
Vodafone UK has launched its Gigafast Full Fibre Broadband service to 360,000 homes and businesses across Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool, bringing residents and small businesses access to speeds of up to 900 Mbps.
Vodafone UK has launched an Annual Upgrade Program for iPhone users, where customers buying the iPhone 11 series or iPhone SE can choose to trade in their handset anytime after 12 months for the latest iPhone, without paying an early upgrade fee
Vodafone UK has launched a video-based tech support service to help people unable to seek help in one of the physical stores. The new video-calling service, which launched today, means that anyone (customers or non-customers) is able to book a free 30-minute video or phone chat with an expert to resolve their technical issues.
Vodafone has expanded its business security services to include protection for business customers’ laptops and desktops. Trend Micro’s ‘Worry-Free’ service is a new detection service to protect businesses and their employees from online security threats such as ransomware, out-of-date applications, and phishing attacks on desktops and laptops.
Vodafone has launched ‘Work and Play’, a new service giving anyone the opportunity to purchase a second broadband line dedicated entirely to home working, including customers new to Vodafone. This frees up people’s existing broadband to serve everything else, making family bandwidth battles a thing of the past.
A rural OpenRAN site is the first of around 100 rural OpenRAN sites that Vodafone will deploy in the UK with the vRAN supplier Mavenir. The first site is connecting Vodafone customers around the Royal Welsh Showground in Powys, Wales.