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Press Release | 02 Apr 2020

Vodafone provides 30 days of free unlimited mobile data for NHS staff

Vodafone announces it will be extending its 30-day free access to unlimited mobile data offer, by proactively upgrading customers who have personal Pay Monthly contracts and are registered in its systems as working for the NHS.

These customers will receive a text informing them of this upgrade from 6 April.

Vodafone has already proactively upgraded Pay Monthly customers who were flagged as vulnerable in its systems to the same offer.

This follows the successful launch, last Friday, of the offer to 500,000 Pay Monthly customers to take advantage of 30 days unlimited data for free. Any NHS staff or vulnerable customers with personal Pay Monthly contracts who are not currently flagged on Vodafone systems can still take advantage of this offer via VeryMe on the My Vodafone app*.

Today’s announcement is the latest in a series of measures Vodafone is taking to keep the UK connected during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The offer is designed to give worry-free data usage to staff working for the NHS who may not have time to take advantage of the wider customer offer.

Vodafone will continue to monitor usage of the free data offer and if network capacity allows it, our ambition is to open the offer up to even more customers.

Vodafone UK Chief Executive Officer Nick Jeffery said: “Last week we announced we were giving 30 days of unlimited free data to our most vulnerable customers and the first 500,000 customers to sign up. We said we would be monitoring the feasibility of opening this up to even more customers and if we could give more capacity, we would.

“So today, we are proactively upgrading all private customers who are registered with us as working for the NHS to this 30-day unlimited free data offer.”

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*All Pay Monthly customers (consumers and small business) who are registered for VeryMe can access the offer.

About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed line connections, home and office broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Having made the UK’s first mobile phone call and sent the first text message, Vodafone has a history as a tech pioneer. In 2018 we made the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G, and were first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. We now have 5G in more places than anyone else, with multiple locations now live across the UK and the rest of Europe.

Today we serve more than 18 million mobile and fixed line customers in the UK, with 4G network coverage at 99%.  Our customers voted us the UK’s Best Mobile Network at the 2018 Trusted Reviews Awards – for the second year in a row. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 15 UK towns and cities through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach.

Connectivity is at the heart of what we do as it gives us a huge opportunity for good. We are using our network, products, talents and technology to help society prosper and respond to significant social and environmental issues.  Our free Digital Parenting magazine is helping families and schools across the UK to navigate the online world safely. Meanwhile, the Vodafone Foundation’s work with researchers at Imperial College is developing personalised cancer treatment using the processing power of smartphones.

We are part of Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest technology communications companies, with mobile operations in 26 countries, partnerships with mobile networks in 55 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets.  As of 30 September 2019, Vodafone Group had approximately 625 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed broadband customers, and 22 million TV customers – including all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates.

For more information about Vodafone UK, please visit: www.vodafone.co.uk

 

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