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Vodafone drops prepaid international calling rates

Offers new, lower rates to 12 countries

Vodafone has lowered its prepaid international call rates to 12 countries, offering amazing value to its prepaid customers.

The new rates make Vodafone the most affordable prepaid provider in Australia for calls to 12 countries, including Bangladesh, Thailand, Lebanon, Indonesia, Egypt, Iraq, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Germany, Turkey and Jordan.

“Our prepaid customers want to be able to call family and friends overseas without worrying about the calls chewing through their credit. We’ve seen an increase in mobile to mobile calls internationally and we want to make it more affordable for our customers to stay connected,” said Chief Marketing Officer Kim Clarke.

“Australia is a multi-cultural country and we’re proud of that. Vodafone is one of the biggest telecommunications companies in the world and we are passing on our international advantage to our customers by offering them the best rates in the Australia,” said Ms Clarke.

Vodafone offers free data

Vodafone is also offering prepaid customers 250MB of data for all international recharges $20 and above, valid for 30 days from sign up. The offer runs until the 3rd of March 2014.

“This is just another bonus for our prepaid customers, many of whom are loyal and have been with Vodafone for years. It’s another step in making our prices, service and offers as easy, clear and transparent as possible,” said Ms Clarke.

Vodafone will continue to offer $1 capped calls to India, China, New Zealand (landline only), UK (landline only), USA & Singapore to customers who buy a recharge card for $10 or more.


Notes to editors:

New International rates **

Vodafone Previous

(calling rates per minute)

New rates

(calling rates per minute)

Position in market
Landline Mobile Landline Mobile Mobile Rates
Bangladesh 0.05 0.07 0.03 0.04 Best
Thailand 0.02 0.02 0.01 0.02 Best
Lebanon 0.10 0.24 0.09 0.18 Best
Indonesia 0.09 0.09 0.05 0.08 Best
Egypt 0.80 0.80 0.08 0.11 Best
Iraq 0.80 0.80 0.12 0.14 Best
Nepal 0.19 0.19 0.10 0.14 Best
Saudi Arabia 0.20 0.20 0.08 0.10 Best
Sri Lanka 0.20 0.20 0.11 0.11 Best
Germany 0.07 0.20 0.01 0.15 Best
Turkey 0.20 0.15 0.04 0.10 Best
Jordan 0.20 0.20 0.09 0.11 Best

** All calls have a 23 cent connection fee (flagfall)

International recharge call rates:

Calls from these countries capped at $1 except calls to UK or NZ mobiles.

Landline* Mobile*
India Capped at $1  Capped at $1
China Capped at $1  Capped at $1
UK Capped at $1 30c/min + flag fall
NZ Capped at $1 30c/min + flag fall
USA Capped at $1  Capped at $1
Singapore Capped at $1  Capped at $1


Prepaid portfolio:

International Recharge 10 20 30 50
Flexible credit for calls, data, TXT and more $10 $20 $30 $30
Data 0 25MB 50MB 100MB
Included data from now until 17/3 0 250 250 250
Calls to Vodafone mates Infinite Infinite Infinite
Expiry 30 days 30 days 30 days 30 days

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