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Vodafone At Home Talk and Web Box: a Fixed Network Substitute for Fast Internet Surfling with UMTS PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 October 2005

One single product offering low-cost phone calls and Internet surfing, an answerphone function and cable-free printing! The Vodafone Talk and Web Box now offers a fully-comprehensive alternative to fixed network connections. In combination with the inexpensive At Home tariffs, the new hardware is the ideal combined voice and data solution for private individuals, teleworkers, small enterprises or freelancers.

What customers want most of all is a home fixed network connection that offers them flexibility, is easy to use and associated with inexpensive tariffs. Vodafone's answer is the Vodafone At Home Talk and Web Box with attractive tariffs for telephony and Internet usage in the At Home Zone. The practical, simple to install plug-and-play solution is yet another step in the direction of fixed network substitution. Vodafone will remain committed to promoting it and to extending the range of services in the future.

Existing fixed network devices - analogue telephone, PC and notebook (also via WLAN), answerphone and/or printer - can be connected to the Vodafone At Home Talk and Web Box. This product's most convincing attribute is that it is not associated with the time and cost-consuming process of installing and registering a conventional fixed network connection. The Talk and Web Box doesn't have to be installed at a specific place in the home. It is simply positioned at the most convenient location for the customer. Simply plug the box into the mains and connect up the terminal devices.

The Talk and Web Box enables customers to make phone calls and surf the Internet at the same time. If network coverage is available, the connection is established via UMTS to provide data transfer rates that are up to 6 times faster than ISDN. Vodafone already offers UMTS network coverage in more than 1200 German towns and cities.

"The Vodafone At Home product family is all about communicating via the mobile network instead of the fixed network. The At Home Talk and Web Box is a product that makes it easy and inexpensive to dispense entirely with the fixed network connection at home or in the office, and it also enables high-speed Internet surfing," explained Friedrich Joussen, CEO of Vodafone Germany.

A first-rate combination: Talk and Web Box and tariff option with an attractive monthly all-inclusive price

Vodafone is offering the Talk and Web Box in conjunction with an inexpensive At Home tariff plus free data volume. For example, Vodafone customers with the Vodafone Per-Minute Package who opt for the Talk and Web Box only pay EUR 49.95 per month to use it. This price includes 1,000 minutes of free talktime for calls to the fixed network and an online volume of 60 hours or 5,000MB. Customers and callers can make telephone calls in the usual way because the offer includes a fixed network number. Vodafone automatically takes care of terminating the fixed network contract with the former provider.

The Talk and Web Box is available at a one-off purchase price of EUR 99.90* from the Vodafone shops and selected retails partners.

* Applies when a Vodafone customer contract is concluded via a Vodafone BusinessDataPro8 data card (not for voice services) and a Vodafone Web Time or Volume tariff option is booked at the same time. Each have a 24-month minimum term and are subject to the following terms and conditions. Data card: one-off connection fee of EUR 24.94 and minimum monthly volume (for national connections/text messages/MMS messages, except to special-purpose numbers). On discontinuation of the tariff option, usage-dependent charges as per the tariff option or - for text messages and other line-connected data services - as per the Vodafone Business Data tariffs (see price list for the Vodafone Business Data tariffs). Tariff option: all-inclusive monthly price of EUR 29.95 for 60 hours or 5000 MB of free data volume for data packages and usage-dependent charges for services not covered by the all-inclusive offer of EUR 1.86 per 10 minutes or MB, billing increments of 10 minutes or 100KB at the end of each connection and at least every 24 hours.

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