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We’ve been making history since 1983. Read about the big Vodafone moments between then and now
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Now you can pay your Vodafone mobile bill or top up your Prepay on Facebook.
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