The company says the new Vodafone M2M tariff is aligned with the special characteristics of machine communication and is designed for the frequent transmission of small quantities of data via GPRS. Telematics applications are a growing market segment in the field of mobile data transmission.
Whether it is deployed in the remote retrieval of meter readings or the remote control of vending machines - wireless networking of machines is on the increase. This means that there are special requirements as far as the relevant tariffs are concerned.
With the Vodafone M2M tariff, the company is offering a datacard for a basic monthly fee of EUR 9.28 (gross) including a transmission volume of one megabyte for telemetrics communications purposes. The service is billed in kilobyte units per connection/per 24 hours. Each additional megabyte costs EUR 3.37.
The tariff is being marketed exclusively via Vodafone's key account and SME sales departments.