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Vodafone At Home Talk and Web Brings Fixed and Cellular Services Together
Posted on 25-Oct-2005 20:35 | Filed under: News

Vodafone At Home Talk and Web Brings Fixed and Cellular Services Together
Vodafone Germany is introducing a new fixed service based on cellular technology, providing voice and data for home users. The Vodafone At Home Mobile service costs €20 per month and includes 1000 minutes of talk time. Users can designate their At Home Zone, and any calls placed from the user's mobile phone while inside this area will be discounted from the included minutes.

The allowance include calls to other Vodafone mobile phone or landlines within Germany. When applying for this plan the user will also receive a standard fixed network number to allow friends and family to place calls without extra cost.

When placing calls outside the At Home Zone users will be charged at standard per minute rates. Users can freely move between zones and the call will be charged based on where the user was when placing the call.

The At Home Zone can be located within a radius of up to 2 kilometres around the registered At Home address. This means that At Home customers can make mobile calls in the garden, in the café or anywhere in this area.

Also part of this new service is the Vodafone Talk and Web Box, a single product offering phone calls and Internet surfing, an answerphone function and cable-free printing. When used with the At Home tariffs, the new hardware combines voice and data solution for private individuals, teleworkers, small enterprises or freelancers.

Existing fixed network devices - analogue telephone, PC and notebook (also via WLAN), answerphone and/or printer - can be connected to the Vodafone At Home Talk and Web Box. The Talk and Web Box doesn't have to be installed at a specific place in the home or office.

The Talk and Web Box enables customers to make phone calls and surf the Internet at the same time. If network coverage is available, the connection is established via UMTS to provide 3G data transfer speeds.

Vodafone is offering the Talk and Web Box in conjunction with the At Home tariff plus free data volume. For example, Vodafone customers with the Vodafone Per-Minute Package who opt for the Talk and Web Box pay €49.95 per month to use it. This price includes 1,000 minutes of free talktime for calls to the fixed network and an online volume of 60 hours or 5GB (gigabytes).

Customers and callers can make telephone calls in the usual way and Vodafone will take care of terminating the fixed network contract with the former provider to allow the client to port the number.

The Talk and Web Box is available at a one-off purchase price of €99.90 from the Vodafone shops and selected retail partners in Germany.


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