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Vodafone opens the TXT floodgates to North America

  • 16 March, 2004 12:35

<p>Vodafone customers can now TXT to an estimated 120 million mobile users* in the US, Canada &amp; the Caribbean</p>
<p>Vodafone today became the first Australian mobile carrier to offer customers two-way
TXT messaging to customers of over 80 carriers in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.</p>
<p>Prior to the deal with US-based TXT forwarding service InphoMatch, Vodafone had roaming agreements with three US carriers.</p>
<p>“We’ve opened up the channels so that Vodafone customers can now TXT more people in the US than ever before,” said Ian Scherger, Chief Marketing Officer for Vodafone Australia.</p>
<p>“We’ve expanded our reach from 17 per cent of the US market to over 70 per cent.</p>
<p>“The new agreement also includes carriers in Canada, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Bermuda and Saipan. We’re making the world a little smaller and a lot more accessible for our customers.”</p>
<p>The agreement will allow customers using Vodafone’s GSM network to send messages to US customers on GSM, CDMA and TDMA networks after being converted by InphoMatch, and vice versa. While GSM is widely used in Australia, Asia and Europe, CDMA is the dominant technology in North America.</p>
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<p>For media information please contact:
Kelly Smith, Vodafone Australia, on 0414 208 386
Kristen Allen, Savage &amp; Horrigan, on 0412 759 753</p>
<p>* There are currently 171 million mobile phone users in North America (not including the Caribbean). Source:
http://cellular.co.za/stats/stats-americas.htm</p>
<p>About Vodafone
Vodafone Group Plc is a leading mobile communications company - 25 per cent of
the world’s mobile phone users are connected to Vodafone. Vodafone has equity
interests in 26 countries, and partner networks in a further 13 countries - leaving an
unmatched network footprint. The company provides quality services to 2.67 million
Australian customers and has more than 130 million proportionate customers
worldwide.</p>
<p>© Vodafone Pty Limited 2004: VODAFONE and the Vodafone logos are trademarks
of the Vodafone Group. Other product and company names mentioned herein may
be the trademarks of their respective owners.</p>

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