Vodafone Telephone Number: 3 Things You Should Know About Vodafone
Most of you already know that Vodafone is Europe’s leading mobile service. But there are other facts about Vodafone that the consumer should know before investing in or contracting with services from them. Vodafone may be the big fish in Europe, but informed customers need to understand the relationship it has to Verizon Wireless, Europe and its moral obligations to make positive changes in the lives of the people Vodafone affects. The Vodafone Telephone number provides a primary point of contact should you wish to discuss any of the following topics with this particular network provider.
- Old Network Technology: Unlike the USA and Asia, Europe has a dramatically lower percentage of networks that offer 4G LTE (long term evolution) technology. As of mid-2013, only about 2% of the networks in the European Union have this technology whereas nearly 20% of US networks do. This means that most Vodafone networks are lagging well behind in the current technology used by the industry. 4G LTE networks are able to offer faster data transfer rates allowing multimedia messages and videos viewed on smartphones to be seen nearly instantly. For techies, the speeds of data transfer on a 4g Network are about 15 mbps for downloads and 10 mbps for uploads. Compare this with the 384kbps download speed for 3G and you can see the huge difference in user experience. If you have any concerns about the speed of your network connection, call the Vodafone Telephone Number to speak with a technical expert today.
Vodafone has blamed the poor European Union economy for their failure to keep up with other parts of the world. It intends to offer 4G LTE technology by the end of 2014. Asia and the USA have had this technology since at least 2011. Additionally, the US mobile user sees speeds that are 75% faster than those in Europe. Granted, consumers in the EU may not have much choice about what mobile carrier to use, but at least they should know that the service they are getting is substandard. To speak to a member of their team now, phone the Vodafone Telephone Number 0843 515 8644.
- Vodafone Owns 45% of Verizon Wireless: Vodafone owns 45% of the shares of US Company Verizon Wireless. This is the company that offers 4G LTE technology to nearly 60 million US users and yet there is virtually no such network in Europe. Last quarter (May 2013), Vodaphone received a dividend payment from Verizon Wireless of about $3 billion. Yes, that is a ‘b’ for billion. What is Vodafone doing with this money? They say that they are going to invest it in rebuilding the mobile network technology in Europe that was cutting edge 15 years ago. For example, earlier this year Vodafone struck a deal with Deutch Telecom so that Vodafone could begin to offer more “bundled” services which include TV and broadband services. Also, there are talks of Vodafone making a serious offer to acquire Kabel Deutchland which will allow it to make improvements to the level and scope of service in Europe.
A final element to the Vodafone/Verizon saga is the potential purchase by Verizon of the 45 percent of shares in Verizon. While this has not happened yet, it appears to be a viable possibility. In June of 2013, the primary hold up to this purchase was an agreement about how much Verizon shares are worth. However, the joint venture between the two companies has helped them both to compete against Google and Apple in the smartphone market so it is also possible that a buyout is not in either company’s best interest. Vodafone Telephone Number has based this information through sources defined at the bottom of this article.
- Human Rights Centered Mobile Services: Vodafone offers services that can and do help millions of workers throughout the world. Companies that control huge segments of an industry often try to mitigate an image of stealth and greed by doing good works. Whatever the motivation, it is very noble that Vodafone is doing its part in this regard. One such service is called mPayroll. This offers secure mobile payments to workers who do not have a bank account, or who live in remote places which are difficult to access. In such places, it is not uncommon for trucks carrying cash to get stuck or break down on poorly maintained roads. Thus, a service like this will enable millions of workers to get a regular “paycheck” so they can support their families. Another mobile service is called mLearning. This service is not yet launched, but is expected to provide job skills training and basic literacy and numeracy education to as many as 12 million workers by 2020. Since so many of the people in the world are living in conditions that can be greatly helped by mobile technology, it is important that Vodafone is stepping up to the challenge.
Vodafone Telephone Number: 0843 515 8644
If you would like to know more about the benefits of Vodafone, please use our Vodafone Telephone Number and speak to a customer agent on 0843 515 8644. Calls to the Vodafone Telephone Number are charged at 7p per minute + operator’s access charge. Please be advised that calls from mobile phones and other networks could cost more.