vodafone

Vodafone Germany hack compromised two million customer accounts

Vodafone Germany hack compromised two million customer accounts

Vodafone Germany has confirmed that about 2 million customer accounts have been compromised as a result of a recent server attack. Vodafone has said they are already working with the authorities and that a possible suspect has been identified. While that name hasn't been released to the public, there was talk of how the person behind the attack may have had "insider knowledge."

Continue Reading

Verizon and Vodafone confirm $130 billion deal

Verizon and Vodafone confirm $130 billion deal

Weekend reports were suggesting that Verizon and Vodafone had agreed on a $130 billion deal to buy out the near-half stake in Verizon Wireless. Anyway, as was expected, Verizon has come forward with an announcement confirming the deal. The deal and the dollar amount were indeed accurate and it looks like Vodafone will be parting with the 45-percent stake in exchange for the $130 billion.

Continue Reading

Verizon and Vodafone $130bn deal reportedly agreed

Verizon and Vodafone $130bn deal reportedly agreed

Verizon and Vodafone have agreed on a $130 billion deal that will see Verizon buy out the UK carrier's near-half stake in the US business, sources claim, with a public announcement tipped for Labor Day Monday. News of the rekindled negotiations broke last week, with Vodafone going on to confirm today that the rumored $130bn figure was accurate. However, according to the WSJ's insiders, the deal has been agreed barring a few final formalities.

Continue Reading

4G network switch gets flipped for Vodafone and O2

4G network switch gets flipped for Vodafone and O2

You may recall earlier this month we mentioned that O2 was set to launch its 4G network within the UK on August 29. August 29 is officially here and O2 has indeed flip the switch and turned 4G on for its customers. However, O2 isn't the only wireless carrier in the UK it's turned on 4G connectivity today.

Continue Reading

Verizon rekindles buyout talks with Vodafone

Verizon rekindles buyout talks with Vodafone

Vodafone currently owns a significant portion of Verizon Communications. Sources who claim to be familiar with negotiations between Verizon and Vodafone are saying that talks have started up again concerning Verizon possibly buying out Vodafone's stake in the company. If these sources are accurate, any buyout would cost Verizon a huge amount of money.

Continue Reading

Vodafone bringing 4G to the UK later this month

Vodafone bringing 4G to the UK later this month

EE's exclusivity on 4G data in the UK will be quickly coming to a close. O2, and now Vodafone, will be launching their 4G networks on August 29. O2 announced last week that they would launching on August 29, and today, Vodafone is turning up the competitive heat and announced an August 29 launch date as well.

Continue Reading

Vodafone pay-as-you-go call change could cost you double

Vodafone pay-as-you-go call change could cost you double

Vodafone has warned pay-as-you-go users that it will change its call pricing from August 1, rounding up calls to the nearest minute in a shift that could nearly double the price of some conversations. The news, billed by Vodafone as making its prepay pricing "simpler", sees all voice calls rounded up rather than charged per-second as per the current system (with a one minute minimum). That means a call that just edges over 60 seconds would be automatically charged as if it lasted for two minutes.

Continue Reading

Vodafone phone-charging sleeping bags could pave way to the Internet of Things

Vodafone phone-charging sleeping bags could pave way to the Internet of Things

It's not quite humans as fleshy batteries, Matrix-style, but Vodafone's latest attempt to coax talktime out of its users is pretty close. The carrier has put together a number of prototype sleeping bags - just in time for festival season - it's calling "Recharge Bags" that convert your body heat while sleeping into electricity for your phone. Eight hours of sleep is good for 24 minutes of talk or 11hrs of standby, though the future could be a phone that recharges simply by sitting in your pocket, and wireless sensors for the Internet of Things that don't require any external power source.

Continue Reading

Verizon considering Vodafone stake buyout, says sources

Verizon considering Vodafone stake buyout, says sources

As it stands right now, Verizon holds 55-percent of Verizon Wireless, with Vodafone holding the other 45-percent. According to some sources who spoke to Reuters, Verizon is looking at buying out Vodafone's stake to take full control of Verizon Wireless. Assuming Vodafone is approached by Verizon, nothing says it will need to sell, however, or that it will be interested in doing so.

Continue Reading

Verizon and AT&T tipped for joint Vodafone bid [UPDATE]

Verizon and AT&T tipped for joint Vodafone bid [UPDATE]

If you thought yesterday's April Fool's Day mess of rumors was hard to swallow, you're really going to have a difficult time with this tip: Verizon and AT&T have been reported to be jointly buying Vodafone. This absolutely wild possibility comes from The Financial Time's Alphaville where they've got what they say are "usually reliable people" suggesting a "breakup bid" for Vodafone between AT&T and Verizon. It's also been said that such a purchase would include a 40% premium on Vodafone's current stock price, this giving the company an enterprise value of right around $245 billion USD.

Continue Reading

Verizon considers buying out Vodafone’s share of Verizon Wireless

Verizon considers buying out Vodafone’s share of Verizon Wireless

Verizon is juggling its options to see how it should proceed with its joint venture with Vodafone. The two companies formed Verizon Wireless around 13 years ago. Verizon Wireless is now one of the top mobile service providers in the United States, and its shares are currently at $47.69 and are still growing. Apparently, since December, Verizon has been considering the future of its company and it's debating whether or not to completely merge with Vodafone, or to buy out Vodafone's share in Verizon Wireless.

Continue Reading

iOS 6.1.1 gets Vodafone all-clear for iPhone 4S problem

iOS 6.1.1 gets Vodafone all-clear for iPhone 4S problem

The iOS 6.1.1 update Apple released yesterday has fixed the iPhone 4S connection problem users of some European carriers were reporting, with Vodafone giving subscribers the green-light to upgrade if they hadn't already. "Please download the latest version from Apple as soon as you can" Vodafone said in an advice statement to customers today, ZDNet reports, "as this will deal with these issues." Vodafone UK users, among others, had complained that since updating to iOS 6.1 late last month, they'd experienced problems with calls, texts, and internet access.

Continue Reading

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 Next