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Vodafone launches high-speed 3G mobile Internet in Ústí nad Labem

15. September 2010

September 15, 2010 Vodafone launches broadband Internet for mobile phones and laptops. It covers 97.1% of the population of the regional capital. So, residents of Ústí nad Labem, who use data in portable devices, can now surf at the same price up to 15 times faster. New and existing Vodafone customers in Ústí can try the technology for one month for free.

September 15, 2010 Vodafone launches broadband Internet for mobile phones and laptops. It covers 97.1% of the population of the regional capital. So, residents of Ústí nad Labem, who use data in portable devices, can now surf at the same price up to 15 times faster. New and existing Vodafone customers in Ústí can try the technology for one month for free.

"When building the 3G network, we placed great emphasis on its optimization in order to guarantee the maximum quality of our voice and data services on offer," says Pavell Kos, Vice-President of technology for Vodafone and adds: "Vodafone's engineers traveled around Ústí during the test measurement and network optimization for more than 800 km."

By the end of this year Vodafone 3G signal will cover 60 municipalities, including all of the regional capitals. By the end of October 2010, it will also cover other cities like: Teplice, Chlumec, Prostějov, Sokolov, Trutnov, Kroměříž, Přerov, Chrudim and Frýdek – Místek.

Vodafone uses the latest technology, HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) from Huawei, to operate its 3G network. This enables mobile Internet connection speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps for download and up to 2 Mbps for upload.

Thanks to 3G, customers can surf the Internet on their laptop or mobile phone realistically 10x to 15x faster than with the current EDGE technology. Customers will pay nothing extra for this increase in speed, 3G will be available within the existing data plan.

The ‘Steady Connect’ data tariff, which is ideal for surfing and downloading larger amounts of data, can now be tried out by customers in Ústí nad Labem for free for one month. If they then decide to continue to use the service, they get a practical USB modem for laptop Internet connections for the discounted price of CZK 77.

In addition to offering 3G, Vodafone also offers a 2G network - EDGE, which is now available for more than 95% of the population of the Czech Republic.

Overview of all Vodafone data tariffs:

Data tariffs for smartphone Internet connections:

Vodafone Internet in Mobile Full Price with VAT Price with the On My Own service
Monthly data tariff until the end of October (FUP 500 MB) CZK 177 CZK 159.50
Monthly data tariff from November 2010 (FUP 500 MB) CZK 315 CZK 283.50


Data tariffs for connecting to the internet with a mobile:

Vodafone Internet in For a Day Price with VAT
Daily data tariff (FUP 5 MB) CZK 17


Vodafone Internet in Mobile Price with VAT Price with the On My Own service
Monthly data tariff (FUP 100 MB) CZK 177 CZK 159.50


Monthly data tariff for connecting to the internet with a computer/notebook:

Vodafone Connect For Good Price with VAT Price with the On My Own service
Monthly data tariff (FUP 3 GB) CZK 525 CZK 472.50

About Vodafone Czech Republic

Vodafone (formerly Oskar) received a license of the operation of a GSM mobile telecommunications network in October 1999. Shortly after this, it became a swiftly growing operator and set a new record in the history of GSM – after nine months, its signal covered 98% of the population of the Czech Republic. In 2002, the company welcomed its millionth customer, and in 2005, it acquired its license for building and operating a 3G-standard network. In that same year, it became part of the world’s leading telecommunications company, Vodafone Group. Today it provides services to over three million business and private customers. The company is also active in the field of corporate responsibility and in 2006 it founded the Vodafone Czech Republic Foundation, through which it has distributed more than 50 million crowns to the non-profit sector. More information is available at www.vodafone.cz.