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Vodafone launches 3G in all of Brno, 70% population of Prague and will cover tens of other cities within a year

30. March 2010

Vodafone has launched high-speed 3G Internet in all of Brno and for 70% of Prague’s population today. Vodafone will launch high-speed mobile data in the rest of the capital by the end of June. Within a year, Vodafone’s 3G will be available in all regional cities and tens of other towns. Vodafone customers in Brno and Prague can try 3G out for one month free of charge. “In the next twelve months, we will gradually roll out high-speed mobile Internet in 30-40 towns, including all regional cities.

Vodafone has launched high-speed 3G Internet in all of Brno and for 70% of Prague’s population today. Vodafone will launch high-speed mobile data in the rest of the capital by the end of June. Within a year, Vodafone’s 3G will be available in all regional cities and tens of other towns. Vodafone customers in Brno and Prague can try 3G out for one month free of charge.

“In the next twelve months, we will gradually roll out high-speed mobile Internet in 30-40 towns, including all regional cities. The priority for us is to deliver the best customer experience for both voice and data services,” says Pavel Kos, Vice-President for Technology at Vodafone Czech Republic.

Thanks to 3G, customers can rely on being able to use the Internet on their notebooks or on their mobiles 10 to 15 times faster than with the existing EDGE technology. Customers won’t pay anything extra for this increase in speed, as it will be part of the current data tariffs.

Customers in Brno and Prague can try out the ‘Steady Connect’ data tariff, suitable for surfing and larger downloads, free for one month. If they decide to activate it afterward, they will receive a practical USB modem for the discounted price of CZK 77.

Vodafone uses the latest HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) technology from Huawei for its 3G network. It allows for mobile Internet connections up to 7.2 Mb/s for download and up to 2 Mb/s upload.

n addition to the accumulative 3G network, Vodafone offers 2G EDGE network, which is now available to more than 95% of the population in the Czech Republic.

Data tariff for computer/laptop Internet connections:

Steady Connect Price per month with 20% VAT 10% discount with My Way
Monthly data tariff (FUP 3 GB) CZK 525 CZK 472.50


Data tariff for mobile Internet:

Vodafone Mobile Internet per day Price per day with 20% VAT
Daily data tariff (FUP 5 MB) CZK 17


Vodafone Mobile Internet per month Price per month with 20% VAT 10% discount with My Way
Monthly data tariff (FUP 100 MB) CZK 177 CZK 159.50

About Vodafone Czech Republic

Vodafone (originally Oskar) got its license to operate a GSM mobile telecommunications network in October 1999. Shortly thereafter, it developed very quickly and set a new record in GSM history – covering 98% of the Czech population in nine months. In 2002, the company welcomed its millionth customer and in 2005, was awarded its license to build and operate a 3G network. In the same year, it became part of the leading world telecommunications company, Vodafone Group. Today they provide services for more than three million consumer and business customers. The company is also active in corporate responsibility and in 2006, established the Vodafone Czech Republic Foundation, which has distributed more than CZK 50 million to the nonprofit sector. You can find more information at: www.vodafone.cz.