Our customers are at the heart of what we do. That's why more than 2 million New Zealanders choose us to keep them confidently connected to the things and people that matter
We’ve been making history since 1983. Read about the big Vodafone moments between then and now
We give Kiwis the flexibility to dial up or down their data, minutes and TXT to get more of what they want and less of what they don’t
Vodafone Home Wireless Broadband delivers superfast broadband speeds to Kiwi households over our 4G network
We join forces with Chorus and Spark to restore telecommunication services after the devastating 7.8 earthquake in Kaikoura
Customers can now binge, browse and burn through their GBs as we add 50% more data to On Account plans
We promise our home broadband customers that they’ll never be without a connection
To celebrate this quarter century milestone, The Vodafone New Zealand Foundation offers its first ever Technology Development Grants
We shake up the youth market, offering a new twist on Prepay for young New Zealanders
Shining a light on the future of bike safety – a mobile technology innovation designed to keep cyclists safer at night
We make one of the first iPhone 7 deliveries by drone – the first iPhone delivery of its kind anywhere in the world
Vodafone Fantastic Fridays celebrates giving away a total of 10 million rewards to our customers
The final cell site in the nationwide Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) is switched on in Waipu
We put our 4G network to the ultimate test – Mad Mike Whiddett completes a high octane drift stunt… with completely blacked out windows
Powered by solar panels and wind turbines, this is the first ‘off grid’ cell site to be built on the mainland under the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI)
Our teams move into Vodafone Innov8 - a $50 million South Island headquarters in the heart of Christchurch’s Innovation Precinct
We launch a global start-up accelerator in New Zealand – Vodafone xone – to help Kiwi start-ups and SMEs innovate, scale and go global
The Vodafone New Zealand Foundation deploys the Instant Network to assist Fiji with recovery in wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston
A team of specialist submarine cable experts lay the first section of the Tasman Global Access (TGA) undersea cable in Raglan
Our $22million network upgrade paves the way for Wellington and Christchurch to become New Zealand’s first ‘gigacities’
Our CEO Russell Stanners wins the Walk The Talk award at the 2015 Diversity Awards acknowledging his inspirational leadership and commitment to workplace diversity
It’s been 365 days of that ‘Friday feeling’ for Vodafone customers with 5.5 million rewards snapped up through Fantastic Fridays
We switch on NZ’s first Carrier Aggregation sites to harness the power of 4.5G on NZ’s leading network and set a clear roadmap to 5G
We acquire WorldxChange to bring high reliability IP-based voice and converged services to our customers
We launch www.digi-parenting.co.nz and a range of family services to help parents navigate the digital age
We complete a nationwide $14 million 4G upgrade programme and launch a new network guarantee for our customers
Vodafone pioneers a new maternity policy globally, providing a new level of financial support and flexibility to our employees, our most valuable assets
A prototype 4G mobile cell site in a vehicle, which is operational as soon as it is switched on and even when on-the-move
Everyone’s favourite little pig shows Kiwis great things happen when we’re connected. Vodafone’s network reaches 97.5% of where Kiwis live, work and play and delivers super-fast 4G to over 80% of the country
Customers who sign up for 24 months to one of our Red+ mobile plans will receive free Netflix for 6 months. Streaming on smartphones has never been easier
Making it even easier for Kiwis to see the world, we launched Daily Roaming. For $5 a day, customers can use TXTs, calls and data from their local plans in 17 international destinations
We launch Fantastic Fridays to say thanks to our customers – a loyalty programme with an incredible range of movie, music and sports experiences, and fantastic Prepay deals
We unveil the largest 4G international roaming network
An 11kg mobile network in a backpack that can be deployed in just ten minutes to connect people in disaster situations
We extend our sponsorship of the Vodafone Warriors until the end of the 2018 NRL season, marking a 20-season partnership and New Zealand’s longest professional naming rights sponsorship
Over 110,000 rural households and business now have access to new services under the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI)
We increased speed and boosted capability with national coverage available to over 1.26 million Kiwis
We launched the world’s best mobile voice calling technology, High Definition (HD)
Now you can pay your Vodafone mobile bill or top up your Prepay on Facebook.
4G is LIVE! First on New Zealand’s leading network.
We've brought together NZ's leading mobile network and best fixed line network to create SuperNet™.
We give our customers complete control over their data usage and spend with Data Angel, a world first service to stop data bill-shock. In 2013, we renamed this service Flexi Data.
Vodafone announces plans to acquire TelstraClear in New Zealand, in a bid to bring greater choice and competition to New Zealand consumers and businesses.
We offer 50,000 customers free Maori language lessons on their smartphones with the new Hika Lite app.
We introduce a new app, Vodafone Guardian, to help parents keep their kids safe from unwanted calls, TXTs and inappropriate use of the internet while using their smartphones.
Android smartphone users get their own version of the My Vodafone App.
Vodafone DriveSafe launches - a free service to help Kiwis stop TXTing while driving.
Vodafone enters a joint venture with Telecom to roll out the government’s rural broadband initiative, which aims to bring broadband to rural New Zealanders.
We sign up with Pacific Fibre, a start-up working on building a new undersea cable system to link NZ to the rest of the world.
Vodafone and the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal Trust launch the Vodafone Canterbury Fund – a $4m fund to rebuild communities and places following the devastating earthquakes.
We say no to TXT bullying by giving our customers Blacklist - the power to decide who can send them TXT and PXT messages.
We made it even easier to be in control of your account by launching the My Vodafone iOS App.
Vodafone’s NZ customer count hits 2.5 million.
We extend our sponsorship of the Vodafone Warriors for another four years - that’s 16 years of partnership.
Vodafone purchases First Mobile and suddenly we’ve got more than 800 retail outlets.
We were the first to demonstrate LTE (4G) services.
The first-ever Vodafone Homegrown festival happens in Wellington. Did you go?
Vodafone is the first to offer the iPhone in New Zealand, continuing Kiwis’ affair with technology beginning with i...
SKY customers who choose Vodafone for their landline and broadband get MY SKI HDi for no extra cost. What a deal!
Vodafone launches NZ’s first 3G network and the possibilities of mobile expand once again.
Vodafone goes beyond mobile with the purchase of ihug. The door is open for customers to choose us for home phone & broadband as well as mobile.
A world first - we broadcast a live All Blacks game direct to mobile.
We make a long standing commitment to the health and wellbeing of young New Zealanders by setting up the Vodafone NZ Foundation.
The Vodafone Warriors make their first ever grand final and Stacey Jones puts New Zealand in front with a scorching try in the 46th minute.
Two million Kiwis are connected to Vodafone.
Vodafone launches New Zealand’s first Prepay mobile service. Now everyone can afford to use a mobile phone.
Our Kiwi customer count hits 500,000!
And now we’ve got one million Kiwis connected to our mobiles. That’s a 100% increase in a single year.
Vodafone Group PLC purchases Bellsouth New Zealand and Vodafone New Zealand is born. At the time of switchover, Bellsouth had 138,000 customers.
New Zealand’s first Vodafone retail store opens for business. New phone anyone?
Vodafone launches TXT messaging in New Zealand. What was your first TXT?
Vodafone Group is born in the UK. The group’s current Chief Executive Officer is Vittorio Colao.
A few minutes after midnight on New Year’s Eve, Vodafone makes the UK’s first-ever mobile call – from London to Newbury.
The world’s first international roaming agreement is signed between Vodafone and Telecom Finland.