21 November 2008
Bucharest, October 21, 2008 – Starting today, the number portability service is available at Vodafone Romania, according to the regulatory framework in place. Portability enables users to keep their phone numbers, either mobile or fixed, if switching carriers.
"Vodafone has been constantly preparing for number portability over the last 3 years in order to fit the communications needs of each and all. We have strongly invested in creating the most advanced network in Romania, in delivering new innovative services and improving the customer experience continuously. We want customers to get great value for money with Vodafone, through the best roaming tariffs, the unbeatable mobile broadband offerings, the strong voice portfolio and the loyalty programs rewarding the time spent in our network. Promotionally, customers who opt for our postpaid services, mobile and fixed, can port their numbers to Vodafone for free, until December 31, 2008”, said Liliana Solomon, CEO Vodafone Romania.
Until the end of 2008, Vodafone will promotionally cover the fee representing the inter-operators costs for customers porting-in to Vodafone, who opt for mobile and fixed postpaid services. As stipulated by the National Communications Authority, the Recipient operator has to pay to the Donor operator a tax of EUR 11, for mobile numbers, and 13 EUR for fixed national number, geographic or non-geographic. In order to become a Vodafone customer, telephony users need to fill in a porting request, in any Vodafone store or partner location all over the country.
Vodafone Romania customers calling a number that has been ported to another network will hear a distinct tone before the usual ring tone. Vodafone Romania customers can check on ported numbers by free call to *177# or *222.
Vodafone Romania offers business customers an advanced network which ensures the quality of voice and data services, based on the latest communications technologies. Corporate users can benefit from efficient and fast solutions, integrating fixed and mobile voice, as well as fixed and mobile data, at best rates.
Consumers choosing Vodafone can benefit now from our exclusive handset offering and our enriched voice portfolio either for extended on-net usage or for national minutes needs.
By November 12, 2008, new Vodafone postpay customers benefit from packages including free minutes for national and on-net calls, as well as free text messages, for life, at very attractive prices. Moreover, Vodafone price plans with free minutes included (Vodafone 50, Vodafone 75, Vodafone 100) offer now a double number of minutes for free calls each month and the same tariff for national and on-net calls.
The special offer for the Vodafone Card includes 150 on-net minutes for EUR 3 / month, 40 national minutes for EUR 3 / month and a EUR cents 9 / min tariff for calls to any national network for EUR 2 / month. In addition, by November 12, 2008, all Vodafone prepay customers will receive additional bonus for the monthly recharged value, as well as100 minutes for on-net calls on weekends.
By October 31, 2008, customers who opt for one of the price plans available for the Vodafone Acasa fixed voice services benefit from the special offer that brings up to 150 free minutes for calls from Vodafone Acasa to any Vodafone mobile number. In addition, users of fixed telephony services can choose one of the three Vodafone Zona Mea options that offer free minutes and tariffs starting Eurocents 3 / minute (VAT included) for calls towards any fixed destination in Romania. The persons who call Vodafone Zona Mea users benefit from a tariff corresponding to a fixed destination as well.
More details about Vodafone Romania’s current promotional offers are available at www.vodafone.ro.
Vodafone Romania, a subsidiary of Vodafone Group Plc., had 9,256,000 customers, as of June 30, 2008. Vodafone is the world’s largest mobile telecommunications group, with equity interests in 26 countries and Partner Networks in over 40 additional countries. As of 30 June 2008, Vodafone had 269 million proportionate customers worldwide.