Vodafone Logo – Vodafone is an operator of mobile telephony , fixed telephony and ADSL , multinational headquartered in Newbury , Berkshire , United Kingdom . It is present in many countries, with extensive coverage. In Spain it has 98% coverage in 2G and 3G 90%. In this country, Vodafone has become the company with the highest number of complaints from users Facua due to its abuse (among which is the cramming ). 1 2 Vodafone has been a sponsor of the Festival Eurovision 2011 .
Vodafone conducted its first mobile phone call in the UK, a few minutes after midnight on January 1st of 1985 . Vodafone UK made its first voice call 3G on April 16th of 2001 . The name Vodafone comes from Voice-Data-FONE (Phone voice and data), a name chosen by the founder, who guessed already from those years that the data would be one of the key elements of future telecommunications. The story that, big fan of horses and racing, established the company headquarters in a town (Newbury) where there was a major race track that could go in the pauses of his work. Today the economy of this town is closely linked to the company Vodafone.
Vodafone has 252.3 million subscribers, mainly in GSM , in 28 countries . Until 2002 was the company’s largest mobile telephony England . It is currently the second largest (2004), after China Mobile , and continues to be the first Western. In the United States. States. , Vodafone owns 44% of Verizon Wireless , which until the merger of Cingular with AT & T Wireless was the largest mobile operator in the country. Currently Verizon Wireless is the second largest mobile operator in EE. States. However, the company Verizon has the majority stake in Verizon Wireless, Vodafone brand is not used and the Verizon network is not compatible with GSM phones.