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Vodafone K.K. Further Expands Global Roaming Service Areas PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 February 2006

Vodafone K.K. announces today that from 2 March 2006 it will expand global roaming service areas in which customers can use their Vodafone K.K. 3G handsets*1. With this expansion, roaming will be available to Vodafone K.K. customers traveling to Colombia and Mali, enabling them to roam in a total of 142 countries and regions.

To further improve customer convenience, Vodafone K.K. is progressively increasing the number of roaming partners in countries and regions that support global roaming. As of 2 March, Vodafone K.K. will have tied up with multiple operators in 59 of the 142 supported countries and regions, allowing customers to roam on a total of 196 networks.

Since launching global roaming services in December 2002, Vodafone K.K. has expanded its lineup of 3G handsets that can be used abroad. Currently customers can choose from 10 models*2 capable of global roaming in the latest Vodafone K.K. catalogue (for February 2006). Vodafone K.K. will continue to expand roaming service areas to offer even richer global communication to customers.

Global roaming service areas (as of 2 March 2006) numbers in ( ) indicate new expansions

Service: Voice calls
Countries and regions: 142 (2)
Operators: 196 (4)
Service: SMS
Countries and regions: 140 (2)
Operators: 193 (4)
Service: Vodafone live! (Web, MMS)
Countries and regions: 59 (1)
Operators: 80 (2)
Service: Mobile data communications
Countries and regions: 59 (1)
Operators: 81 (2)
Service: Video calls
Countries and regions: 9 (-)
Operators: 12 (-)

*1 Some 3G handsets such as the Vodafone 802N and Vodafone 703N are for use in Japan only.
*2 Including the Vodafone Connect Card VC701SI.

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