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Press Release | 08 Jun 2021

Lebara extends MVNO partnership with Vodafone

Lebara extends MVNO partnership with Vodafone

Thanks to the extended partnership, Lebara Mobile customers will now be able to access Vodafone’s 5G service, as well as take advantage of other benefits such as roaming and 4G Calling.

Vodafone has been chosen by Lebara to continue to be the host network for its UK Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) business, Lebara Mobile, in a new three-and-a-half-year exclusive deal.

Lebara Mobile customers will now be able to access Vodafone’s 5G service. Customers will continue to be able to use Vodafone’s award-winning 4G network, with new features such as 4G Calling being launched this year.

As part of the extended partnership, Lebara Group will also use Vodafone’s Sponsored Roaming service to give its customers roaming in 215 countries. Lebara has operations in Germany, France, the UK, the Netherlands and Denmark.

Vishal Dixit, Strategy & Wholesale Director at Vodafone UK, said: “The extension of our 14-year relationship with Lebara is testament to working in a true partnership. We’re delighted to be able to ensure Lebara Mobile customers can access the latest technologies that will give them improved coverage, reliability and speed, as well as access to Vodafone’s network when they are abroad. We look forward to continuing to work with Lebara, helping them achieve their growth ambitions.”

Rajesh Dongre, Commercial Director at Lebara UK, said: “Vodafone have been a fantastic partner to work with and have fully supported us with our ambition to broaden our appeal, and the extension to our agreement will allow us to accelerate this approach. Our partnership with Vodafone will also provide some of the very latest innovations, such as 5G, at a time when connected devices are playing an increasingly central role in all our lives. We are really excited to be bringing new features to our customers and are confident they will find Lebara Mobile offers a great choice of services.”

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Notes to editors:

Lebara has been in partnership with Vodafone since 2007 when the Lebara business was established in the UK.

About Lebara

Lebara was founded in 2001, headquartered in the Netherlands, as an international calling cards provider, recognising the need of migrant workers to keep connected with friends and families with an honest, good value mobile services option to make calls abroad. Today, 20 years on, it has established itself as a budget-friendly mobile services provider with presence across the UK and Europe.

The brand offers flexible SIM Only and Pay As You Go plans in the UK which start from just £5. All plans include data, UK minutes and texts, as well as international mins to more than 40 countries.

Lebara runs on the Vodafone network, so customers can be assured of fast, reliable network coverage. Rated Excellent on TrustPilot, Lebara aims to provide an easy and convenient customer services access, with options to chat or call an advisor 9am–9pm every day, including weekends and bank holidays.

For more information see lebara.co.uk

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About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK is a technology communications company that 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).

We have a strong track record as a tech pioneer, making the UK’s first mobile phone call, sending the first text message, and making the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G in 2018. We were also the first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. As of June 2021, we have 5G in 364 locations across Europe – 124 in the UK and 240 across Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland. Our 4G network coverage currently reaches over 99% of the UK population.

Today, Vodafone serves more than 18 million mobile and fixed-line customers in the UK. 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.

Sustainability is also at the heart of what we do: as of 1 July 2021, 100% of the grid electricity we use in the UK is certified to be from renewable sources.

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