Vodafone Hungary’s company history
|October 5||Significant Vodafone network development in Heves and Borsod Counties |
Over the next one-year period Vodafone Hungary plans significant network development in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and Heves Counties, explained in Bánkút Amrita Gangotra, Technology Director at Vodafone Hungary.
|October 3||Vodafone shakes up the pre-paid market: per-minute and text message (sms) charges of 19 HUF apply with top-up cards |
Vodafone Hungary introduces the Vodafone Tuti prepaid package for private individuals, offering per-minute and sms charges at a uniform 19 HUF to all domestic standard rate numbers. With Tuti, which offers uniquely favourable tariffs on the Hungarian market, prepaid users can reduce their mobile charges from several thousand HUF per month to as little as 600 HUF, assuming average volumes – announces Balázs Révész, Head of Segment Marketing at Vodafone Hungary.
|September 26||European Day of Languages: in many languages, in a diverse way |
At the initiative of the European Commission, each year we celebrate the European Day of Languages on September 26, as a way of raising awareness of the diversity of languages spoken in Europe, and encouraging everyone to become more open to other cultures, and pluck up the courage to start learning foreign tongues. In Hungary, international companies also make a significant contribution to linguistic and cultural diversity. Vodafone Hungary and Vodafone Shared Services Budapest have employees from 30 different countries. In addition to Hungarians, there are also colleagues from India, France, Germany, Malta, Sweden, Romania, Vietnam and Russia.
|September 23||Close to 800 km riding for underprivileged schoolchildren participating in the Vodafone Digital School Programme |
On the occasion of European Mobility week, the Vodafone Hungary Foundation encourages both regular and occasional bikers to participate in a charity ride. In 7 days, between September 16 and 22, enthusiastic riders covered a distance of close to 800 kilometres, using smartphone applications to post pictures of their rides on Facebook or Instagram. As a result, in exchange for the distance covered, in the 2016/2017 schoolyear the Foundation will boost the sum available for supporting schools and schoolchildren participating in the Vodafone Digital School Programme by 400 000 HUF.
|September 21||Another 5 million HUF for Miskolc acting |
Vodafone Hungary renews the sponsorship agreement concluded with the National Theatre of Miskolc back in 2014. Under the agreement, the company will support the work of career starting talents and the theatre with another 5 million HUF in the 2016/2017 theatre season.
|September 20||Rihanna and Metallica can be viewed in the Mobile Vodafone application free of charge |
Using the Mobil Vodafone application, Vodafone customers can watch the Global Goals Mobile Show of New York free of charge, which features Hugh Jackman as the Host, as well as world stars such as Rihanna or Metallica. The concert will be the closing event in the one-week programme series presenting the UN's Sustainable Development Targets.
|September 19||Vodafone for children world-wide and in Hungary |
Universal Children's Day is organised on September 20 world-wide. It was first established in 1954, initiated by UNICEF, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. The purpose of this universal day is to draw attention to the importance of supporting developing countries. For Vodafone, supporting children is of key importance, so it has launched a number of initiatives world-wide, which primarily aim to support the education of underprivileged children, and ensure equal opportunities.
|September 16||Ride and help! |
On the occasion of European Mobility Week, the Vodafone Hungary Foundation encourages people to get on their bikes. In the September 16 to 22 period 10 HUF is donated to schools participating in the Vodafone Digital School Programme and their underprivileged pupils, for each mile completed.
|September 6||Vodafone You: 2 GB extra data/month for everyone under 25 |
Vodafone opens the school year for under-25s with an extra data allowance of 2 GB, a university community space with a linked, 6-week programme, as well as inspiring stories from opinion leaders. The idea behind launching the Vodafone You platform is to give inspiration and a means to young people to achieve their dreams, and help them do so by providing support with Internet usage, a key factor for young people.
|August 24||New players in Vodafone's private label product offer |
A new smartphone and two new tablets are added to Vodafone's 7-series private label device family introduced in early June. The two new tablets, Vodafone Tab Prime 7 and Tab Mini 7 went on sale with Android v. 6.0.
|August 10||Vodafone: +1GB data for your holidays |
Under the co-operation scheme between Vodafone and Booking.com, +1GB of data is granted to Vodafone Red EU or EU+ subscribers who book accommodation in an EU member country or in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or Turkey via the www.booking.com/vodafone-hu website, for dates up until December 31, 2016.
|August 2||The largest Fan Centre in the country opens in downtown Budapest, on Március 15 Square. |
On August 6, the largest Fan Centre in the country opens on Március 15 Square, Budapest, where audiences can follow events taking place at the 31th Olympic Games in Rio on a gigantic, 35 square metre projector also doubling as a viewing tower.
|August 1||Payment by Vodafone ReadyPay mobile bank card is now also available at Tele5 Taxi. |
Following the completion of a 6-month pilot, Tele5 Taxi joins Vodafone's Ready Pay service with its full own fleet, starting from July. The ReadyPay service developed by Vodafone Hungary in response to market requirements will allow passengers travelling in any of the company's 110 taxis to pay by bank card, in a secure and smooth fashion.
|July 28||Diego Massidda will continue his career in the United Kingdom, starting from September 1. Alexandre Froment-Curtil will fill the position of CEO, Vodafone Hungary.|
|July 27||Smart devices to make our day-to-day lives safer and more comfortable |
Vodafone introduces a swimsuit, children's cap and travel bag using IoT (Internet of Things) solutions. The first pieces in the ‘Smart Summer' clothing range have been fitted by designers with smart features: the swimsuit or swimming trunks signal harmful levels of UV radiation while sunbathing, and the smart cap warns parents when their child wanders off on the beach, while the smart travel bag can come in handy when looking for lost baggage.
|July 19||Together for the past 9 years: Vodafone remains one of the key sponsors of Hungarian water polo |
Vodafone Hungary has extended the sponsorship agreement concluded with the Hungarian Water Polo Federation (HWPF) – announces Dr. György Beck, President of Vodafone Hungary and Dénes Kemény, President of HWPF. They explain that Vodafone continues to support Hungarian water polo, the only sport where both the Men's and Women's National Teams have won the right to participate in the Olympic Games, as part of a successful co-operation scheme with a history going back many years.
|July 18||Vodafone IoT barometer: The ‘Internet of Things' is essential for success. |
The Vodafone IoT (Internet of Things) Barometer, an international survey covering 17 countries, shows that 28% of companies already use IoT solutions today, while another 35% wish to introduce such services within the next year. Over 75% of the 1096 companies interviewed believe that IoT solutions represent the key to future success – highlighted István Király, Deputy CEO and Director of the Enterprise Business Unit, when presenting the results of the recently published Vodafone IoT Barometer 2016 Report.
|July 1||World Daily Ticket now available in 72 countries. |
Vodafone extends the pool of countries covered by the World Daily Ticket. New countries include but are not limited to Armenia, Albania, Afghanistan, Georgia, Kazakhstan and even Uruguay, allowing customers to use their phones in the same way as at home.
|June 29||Electronic rental bikes benefitting from Vodafone M2M technology at Lake Balaton. |
The Velotrack security technology system using Vodafone M2M technology and developed for e-bikes is now available in Hungary.
|June 15||Vodafone offers top category own-branded headsets for the first time in Hungary |
In the newly opened downtown shop of Vodafone, four new own-branded smartphones go on sale, including Smart Ultra 7, a handset offering uniquely smart features, Smart Platinum 7 and Vodafone's own-developed VR glasses.
|June 3||Vodafone Hungary enters the market of corporate fixed-line data services |
Similarly to residential customers, corporate customers also increasingly aim to access telecommunications services in the most convenient, i.e. tailor-made manner, involving as few operators as possible. Through its new, Fixed Connectivity services, Vodafone will now be able to offer all that – announced István Király, Deputy CEO and Director of Enterprise Business Unit.
|June 1||Vodafone Red Mozi celebrates its 1st birthday |
The Oscar-winning film, Son of Saul, becomes the most successful film in the 1-year history of Vodafone Red Mozi – announces Vodafone Hungary.
|May 27||Thanks to Vodafone, the highest viewing tower in Hungary re-opens to visitors |
The Petőfi viewing tower, perched on the top of Hill Bálvány, is re-opened to visitors, announces Vodafone, after getting the viewing tower, which was previously closed for years due to a rather bad state of repair, renovated in co-operation with the Heves County Disaster Management Directorate.
|May 18||digitaliscsalad.hu is launched |
Vodafone Hungary launches the on-line magazine, www.digitaliscsalad.hu with the opening of Miklós Kiss's exhibition titled ‘Emoji Ballroom' and a round-table discussion centred around the topic of family Internet usage. The purpose of the website aimed at families is to provide easy-to-understand answers to issues that come up day-by-day whilst surfing the net, offering useful advice and solution tips for parents and children surfing the net together.
|May 13||Schoolchildren participating in the Digital School Programme vote in Parliament |
As part of the Vodafone Digital School Programme, the company hosts 250 schoolchildren at a full-day trip to Budapest. The children, who arrive from many distant places in the countryside, with many never have visited the capital before, first participate in a sightseeing trip on a boat on the River Danube, followed by a visit to the Parliament building, where Vodafone volunteers ask them to participate in an extraordinary round of voting.
|May 4||The Vodafone Instant Schools Programme can change the lives of millions |
Vodafone Group and the Vodafone Foundation announce the launching of ‘Instant Schools for Africa', its most comprehensive humanitarian programme to this day. Starting from the autumn of 2016, the project will provide free access to millions of young people in the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique and Tanzania to Internet-based curricula developed in co-operation with ‘Learning Equality', a market-leading non-profit teaching technology operator.
|April 26||New smartphones for summer globetrotting |
Vodafone offers numerous new smartphones to everyone who would like to benefit from one of the new price plans introduced on April 1 and available across the whole territory of the European Union subject to the same conditions as in Hungary, without any roaming charges, with new phones available from as little as 1 HUF.
|April 22||Vodafone sets up a Digital Library |
On the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death the very first pieces written by Shakespeare, also the most difficult ones to access, are made available to the general public, thanks to Vodafone and the British Library, via a platform containing virtual shelves, in the so-called Vodafone Digital Library.
|April 20||4G without borders |
The subscribers of Vodafone Hungary can use local 4G networks in 71 countries world-wide, allowing them to enjoy truly fast Internet services in significantly more locations than the subscribers of domestic competitors, who can do the same in 43 and 23 countries, respectively.
|April 6||Thanks to Vodafone, inhabitants of the refugee camp in Kenya can study via a video link.|
|April 1||Free of roaming charges across the EU |
Vodafone abolishes EU roaming charges for all new post-paid customers, meaning that subscribers can use their phones as if they were at home.
|March 23||Over 6 thousand schoolchildren participate in the Vodafone Digital School initiative |
Teachers and pupils from eight schools in Csongrád County receive a total of 600 tablets. This concludes the first stage of the Vodafone Digital School Programme. Under the programme involving 25 schools nation-wide, the company hands over a total of 1300 Vodafone Tab Speed LTE tablets to schools, and continues to provide a monthly data allowance of 3GB free of charge, sufficient for operating the devices for educational purposes, and also funds the Internet security training of the more than 6400 children involved, as well as close to 700 teachers.
|March 21||4G replaces ADSL |
Vodafone launches a new Internet service in Hungary under the name of HomeNet, aimed primarily at the more than half a million households living in locations where ADSL is the only fixed-line service technology available.
|8 March||Vodafone's ambulance taxi can save the lives of thousands of women and children in Tanzania every year. |
The Vodafone Foundation launches a pioneering ‘ambulance taxi' service in Tanzania. It is expected that this service can save the lives of 2700 pregnant mothers and children living in the countryside.
|8 March|| Vodafone's most touching good deed so far – Knowledge store in the rehabilitation of children and young people unable to speak or move. |
At the year 2016 award ceremony of the ‘3 Good Deeds' application's ‘Most Touching Good Deed' category, Vodafone Hungary wins the Jury's Special Award for its programme titled ‘Knowledge Store in the Rehabilitation of Children and Young People Unable to Speak or Move'. The knowledge store aims to call on ICT and mobile technology to facilitate communication, learning or even working for children and young people who are unable to speak or move.
|26 February||After cinemas, Vodafone is the first operator to offer the ‘Son of Saul'. |
After cinema-goers, the subscribers of Vodafone Red Mozi are the first to gain access to the ‘Son of Saul'. The Oscar-winning Hungarian film is on offer as part of Vodafone's Red Mozi service from April 1st. Subscribers to this movie service can view his film until the end of May.
|22 February||The Vodafone Foundation introduces a novel solution in Barcelona, which can ease the lives of thousands of refugees. |
On February 22, 2016, the international Vodafone Foundation introduces ‘Instant Charge', its portable outdoor mobile charger capable of charging over 60 handsets at a time, in Barcelona, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) exhibition.
|10 February||ReadyPay – the mobile card acceptance solution |
The Vodafone ReadyPay service is launched jointly with OTP Bank, acting as the financial service provider, and the Hungarian subsidiary of Ingenico Group of France, a world-wide leader on the market of card reader terminals and secure transactions. MasterCard also contributes to establishing this service.
|3 February||Vodafone's customers are the most satisfied |
One of the best ways to express customer satisfaction is the so-called NPS (Net Promoter Score) ratio, which is an index calculated from the gap between those who would recommend the company's services as opposed to those who would not. The NPS value measured in the April 1 to September 30, 2015 period shows that significantly more post-paid and Red Vodafone customers would recommend the company's services to their acquaintances and friends than customers from competitor companies.
|4 January||On New Year's eve, on-line messages remain the most popular choice with Vodafone customers. |
Similarly to the Christmas period, on New Year's eve more and more people use various net-based platforms to send their best wishes. This results in significantly higher data traffic, a close to stable number of traditional calls, and a 3.5% drop in text (SMS) messages year-on-year.
|28 December||Vodafone's data traffic sees significant growth over Christmas |
In the days between December 24 and 26, 2015, many send greetings to their acquaintances, family and friends in the traditional way, on top of the millions of Internet messages sent using smartphones and tablets. In the Christmas period, Vodafone's customers send 89 thousand MMS and 6.7 million SMS messages, also initiating 9.4 million calls.
|21 December||300 underprivileged small children and an unusual Christmas celebration |
Vodafone's volunteers celebrate Christmas with close to 300 underprivileged small children in Bálna. Unusually, this time children not only receive, but also give presents. In exchange for the Christmas surprise packages, they sketch beautiful drawings for the volunteers.
|10 December||The Vodafone Digital School Programme changes the lives of thousands of underprivileged schoolchildren for the better. |
Vodafone launches a wide-ranging programme to improve the digital skills of underprivileged young people, and encourage the digital transformation of education in Hungary. The co-operation agreement initiated by Vodafone is jointly signed by the Ministry of Human Capabilities (EMMI), the Klebelsberg Institutional Maintenance Centre (KLIK), the ‘For the Schoolchildren of Hejőkeresztúr Foundation', which operates the Complex Instruction Programme (CIP) in Hungary, as well as Vodafone Hungary and the Vodafone Hungary Foundation.
|1 December||Thanks to an initiative by Vodafone and the National Theatre of Miskolc, Joulupukki, the real Finnish Santa Claus gives gifts to several hundreds of underprivileged children in Miskolc.|
|23 November||Electronic contracting at Vodafone |
Vodafone Hungary fully switches to electronic contracting, allowing the company to close new contracts or extend or amend existing ones much faster and in a much more environmentally friendly way than before.
|11 November||The latest HTC top model arrives in Vodafone |
HTC One A9, the latest HTC top model, which is the first Marshmallow HTC smartphone in Hungary; i.e. the first handset to run Android 6.0, the most recent version of this op system, is now on offer by Vodafone Hungary.
|19 November||Families in focus – research by Vodafone about the Internet and mobile phone usage of families |
A recent survey by Vodafone shows that there is clear demand for services that fit the needs of the whole family, such as the recently launched Vodafone Family package.
|29 October||Future managers are helped by the co-operation between Corvinus and Vodafone. |
The Vodafone Auditorium is inaugurated at the Budapest Corvinus University, as a result of co-operation between the two parties.
|21 October||5 000 children are touched by the programme of Szilvia Agárdi, Full-Time Angel. |
Over a period of one year more than 5 000 children and young people from 30 schools participate in the sensitising performances held nation-wide by partially sighted singer Szilvia Agárdi.
|19 October||Discounted Vodafone Family packages for 4 now available from as little as 6 880 HUF. |
With Vodafone's new Vodafone Family packages junior and senior family members can communicate with each other in Hungary free of charge by choosing the price plans most suitable for the family, from as little as 6 880 HUF/month – announces Vodafone.
|15 October||The serial production of Velotrack M2M bicycles starts. |
Soon the serial production of bicycles using Vodafone M2M technology and fitted with Velotrack security systems will start - announced Csaba Antal, Head of Business Development at Hargamon Kft., the owner of the Velotrack project.
|5 October||Budapest metro lines achieve full 4G coverage. |
‘After Vodafone achieved 99% 4G coverage across Budapest, from now on Budapest metro lines can also enjoy full 4G coverage' - announced Diego Massidda, CEO of Vodafone Hungary.
|2 October||Another award is granted for the co-operation between the Vodafone Hungary Foundation and the Cserhát Rescue Dog Association. |
At the award-giving ceremony of the Social Investments Award held on October 1, the ‘Vodafone for finding missing people' programme wins the Hungarian Donation Forum's (MAF) Joint Value Creation Special Award.
|1 October||Roaming: Growing data traffic at domestic prices – in more and more countries. |
As of October 1, Vodafone Hungary extends the number of countries that are possible to visit with the World Daily Ticket introduced in the spring by 14 to 36, and announces that its customers can now use 4G services in a roaming environment on at least one local network in 54 countries.
|28 September||In Hungary Vodafone also launches its international #BeStrong anti-bullying Internet emoji campaign.|
|25 September||Vodafone in the service of people living with disabilities: special discounts offered on handsets on the World Deaf Day. |
On the World Deaf Day, the Hungarian Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SINOSZ), which has over 14 thousand members, and Vodafone Hungary announce the extension of their fleet agreement, which allows the deaf and the hard of hearing, the third largest language minority in Hungary, to exploit the benefits of mobile communication to the full.
|23 September||A knowledge base, which is unique even in an international context, becomes available thanks to Vodafone's Full-Time Angel. |
ICT and mobile technology can open up the world for children unable to move or speak; allowing them to communicate, learn, and, later in life, even work. Brigitta Miksztai-Réthey, Full-Time Angel at Vodafone was the first in Hungary to devise development games and learning aids required to learn the usage of mobile devices.
|17 September||The Roma of Bagi are building a lawful and responsible life with a Full-Time Angel. |
Over the past year, close to 50% of the inhabitants of Bagi's Roma community have joined the Law Clinic Programme, which aims to support the social integration of Roma society. Under the project supported by the Vodafone Hungary Foundation, 40 law students give free legal advice to 200 Romas in over 100 matters, who decided to actively participate in the eradication of ‘lawlessness' and take a step on the road towards a responsible lifestyle.
|16 September||Call+: world-first messaging and dial-in application offered by Vodafone |
After the recent announcement of numerous new handsets, app stores are now also offering Call+, Vodafone's internally developed, free application which makes communication easier – announced the operator.
|11 September||99% 4G coverage all across Budapest. |
A mere 10 months after starting to use the required frequency spectrum, Vodafone now covers all of Budapest and the largest cities in the country with 4G, the fastest Internet service. Thanks to the high-speed 4G development of Vodafone, by now 4G is available across 99% of Budapest, as well as in all major cities and around Lake Balaton.
|7 September||Vodafone Big Bike Challenge starts off: Hungarian bikers ride the length of Great Britain. |
Vodafone's 6 Hungarian colleagues also participate in the ‘Deloitte Ride Across Britain' charity bike ride taking participants along the length of Great Britain, from Land's End to John O'Groats. The international Vodafone team, which consists of 115 colleagues from 5 different countries, rides more than 1 500 kilometres in 9 days.
|7 August||100 underprivileged children on the Ferris wheel in Siófok|
Close to 100 underprivileged children are hosted by the Vodafone Hungary Foundation at Lake Balaton. During the full-day programme organised with the co-operation of the Central Beach (Nagystrand) of Siófok, inhabitants of the Foundation for the Protection of Mothers from Budapest and the Primary and Specialist Vocational School of Gyömrő receive close to 400 thousand HUF credited to the Foundation's account from the proceeds of the children's book titled ‘Max is searching for friendship' published late last year.
|3 August||Smart watches offered by Vodafone for 1 HUF|
Vodafone has boosted the domestic smartwatch market with a richer-than-ever watch selection and excellent prices, also lifting some smart watches into the selection that were very difficult to access in Hungary.
|30 July||Now Vodafone customers may browse the net using 4G in as many as 35 foreign countries.|
Most recent data show that one out of every three customers of Vodafone Hungary who travel abroad also use 4G roaming – announces the operator on Thursday. The number of 4G-capable partner countries is continually growing, and, at present, customers of Vodafone Hungary can enjoy 4G, the most up-to-date Internet service currently available, in 35 countries, including in the regions that are most frequently visited during the summer holidays and/or business trips.
|27 July||Unprecedented co-operation between the state and its citizens for finding lost persons.|
A trilateral co-operation agreement is signed between the National Police Headquarters, the Cserhát Rescue Dog, Special Rescue, Voluntary Fire Service and Civil Guard NGO Association and the Vodafone Hungary Foundation. The organisations aims to boost the success ratio of finding missing persons, and develop new methods for the application of GPS and GSM-based tracking systems.
|2 July||It is announced that ‘Ki Mit Tube', the most unrestricted web competition of all times will kick off again this year.|
|21 July||Vodafone M2M Barometer: A quarter of companies already use M2M solutions.|
‘Boosting competitiveness, fast return and changing corporate operation – these are the key benefits of the introduction of M2M technology‘ – highlighted István Király, Director of the Enterprise Business Unit at Vodafone when presenting the Vodafone M2M Barometer 2014 report.
|13 July||A silver medal and many useful learning points at the Vodafone Cup – Vodafone remains the team's communications partner all through the World Championship.|
|9 July||The Vodafone Cup, organised for the 5th time, kicks off on Margaret Island.|
|7 July||Red Mozi: Liza, the Fox-Fairy arrives|
In the second week of July, a real delicacy is added to the Vodafone Red Mozi selection: the first local premiere film, one of the most successful movies of the past few years, a production by Károly Ujj Mészáros: ‘Liza, the Fox-Fairy'.
|4 July||Vodafone is the world's leading M2M operator.|
Vodafone has been the world's leading M2M (machine-to-machine) operator for the past 4 years – as shown by the most recent M2M scorecard survey of market research company Analysys Mason.
|1 July||Vodafone offers an extra data allowance of 3GB to new customers.|
From July 1 Vodafone offers a one-off data allowance of 3GB to new customers.
|30 June||This year the 5th Vodafone Cup is organised on Margaret Island.|
‘Vodafone Hungary has extended its sponsorship agreement with the Hungarian Water Polo Federation (MVLSZ)' – announces Dr. György Beck, President of Vodafone Hungary and Dr. Dénes Kemény, President of MVLSZ. They explain that the traditional Vodafone Cup will be organised between July 9-11, as part of their successful co-operation scheme stretching back many years.
|22 June||School goes to refugees from Kenya|
On the occasion of the UN's World Refugee Day, Vodafone Group deploys the first two Instant Classrooms in the Kakuma refugee camp of Kenya, in co-operation with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
|8 June||Full 4G coverage at Lake Balaton|
At the beginning of the summer season and at the end of the school year Vodafone welcomes holidaymakers to Lake Balaton with almost 100% outdoor 4G coverage. The good news is delivered by CEO Diego Massidda in Siófok, at the opening of Vodafone's latest shop.
|29 May||The much awaited LG top model arrives! |
Vodafone announces that it will soon launch sales of LG G4, LG's most recent top model.
|28 May||Red Mozi: Rich offering for Children's Day|
Vodafone prepares for the approaching Children's Day with films offering real family entertainment. The Red Mozi selection, which spans several thousands of hours includes many Hungarian and foreign films also appreciated by children.
|27 May||Renovations to the Hungarian Interchurch Aid's temporary home in Miskolc are completed.|
The temporary home run in Miskolc for families by Hungarian Interchurch Aid undergoes renovations and improvements in the value of 150 million HUF. The comprehensive renovation is completed using funds that include subsidies from the European Union, co-funding by the European Regional Development Fund, as well as donations from businesses and private individuals. The ceremonial inauguration of the building is attended by László Lehel, President-Director of the aid organisation, Katalin Novák, Secretary of State for Family and Youth Affairs, as well as Péter Major, Director of Customer Services representing Vodafone Hungary Foundation, which supports the development and the organisation as strategic partner.
|12 May||Vodafone adds three new own-branded handsets to its product offering: Smart First, the successor of the extremely popular Smart 4 Mini and two 4G-enabled devices: the 10-inch Vodafone Tab Prime tablet and Smart Prime, which comes with a 5-inch, HD display.|
|6 May||Vodafone Hungary launches Vodafone Wallet, its fast, convenient and safe mobile wallet application in co-operation with its partners, OTP Bank and MasterCard. At the time of its launch it was already possible to pay at 45 thousand terminals throughout Hungary, by touching the terminal with a mobile phone.|
|5 May||In its Budapest head office Vodafone Hungary officially opens a Visitor Centre, presenting the most important innovations in mobile technology, along with current and future developments. Visitors can observe the operation of one of Vodafone's most important control centres, and get to know the operative and surveillance processes of the broadband network, which covers 98.4% of the country.|
|30 April||Red Mozi presents a dual premiere. This time new films include Last Vegas and Walking on Sunshine – a romantic comedy full of hits from the 1980s.|
|30 April||Vodafone continues the abolition of roaming charges. From May 1st pre-paid customers can also use their phones at domestic prices in the EU and in a number of other European countries.|
|29 April||Vodafone's specialists arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of earthquake-stricken Nepal to deploy the portable mobile network named ‘Instant Network Mini'.|
|29 April||Vodafone Hungary suspends the advertisements it plans to run on TV2. The company, which, in close co-operation with NANE (the NANE Women's Right Association) actively participates in defending women's rights under the programme titled ‘Vodafone for the Safety of Women', publicly objected to the scenes seen in the episode of Eden Hotel, TV2's reality show, broadcast On April 24th, and the channel's response to events.|
|21 April||The ‘From Page to Sound' read-out application developed through the co-operation of the Vodafone Hungary Foundation and the IT Foundation for the Visually Impaired, which aims to support the work of volunteers reading out news and newspaper articles for the visually impaired, is launched. In addition to kicking off the application, the IT Foundation for the Visually Impaired also signed one-year co-operation agreements with three outstanding and highly recognised educational institutions in Hungary, whose students and employees have volunteered to read out and upload over 300 news articles over the next year to the ‘From page to Sound' website, created for the visually impaired. Eötvös Loránd University, the GNM Theatre School and the Komlósi Education Studio almost immediately said yes to the co-operation, which is a unique initiative even in an international context, aiming to expand the options available to the visually impaired to access information, culture or entertainment.|
|3 April||Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge may be pre-ordered from Vodafone.|
|1 April||From April 1st Vodafone Hungary restructures its residential and business Red packages, abolishing European roaming charges, which represents a unique step not only in Hungary but also in an international context.|
|27 March.||Only a few days after is debut, Vodafone Red Mozi gets into the pool of preferred Hungarian applications in app shops.|
|23 March||Under the Skool educational and inspirational programme, Vodafone Hungary hosts 15 schoolgirls for a whole day, to show them the world of technology using playful programs. In the workshop children develop on-line games with the help of an experienced trainer and a volunteer team. Later they have the opportunity to peep into the company's day-to-day work, getting to know about the basics of communication, as well as the underlying technology. They can also view a real-life base station, ad meet female managers working in ICT.|
|17 March||Starting from April 1st, subscribers of all currently available post-paid residential packages that also contain mobile Internet access may use VoIP; i.e. Internet protocol-based voice and messaging applications freely, without any limitations, via Vodafone's mobile broadband network offering 98.4% coverage.|
|12 March||Red Mozi arrives! Until the end of May all Vodafone residential and business Red subscribers have the opportunity to use the company's Red Mozi service, which was launched with a selection of films several thousands of hours long and still gradually expanding, free of charge.|
|11 March||Pre-registration for Samsung Galaxy S6 handsets starts at Vodafone.|
|6 March||The company introduces a unique remuneration system in Vodafone Group's 30 international subsidiaries, including Hungary, which allows pregnant women to go on maternity leave and later to return to work subject to much better conditions than what's required by the country they live in. Under the new system each female employee of Vodafone Group is granted maternity leave of at least 16 weeks, subject to full pay, and if someone returns to work within the first 6 months, they may choose working up to 30 hours a week, again for full pay.|
|2 March||The international Vodafone Foundation presents Instant Classroom in Barcelona, at the Mobile World Congress professional exhibition. With the help of the device that can be carried in a box and set up in almost just a few minutes, children and adults can continue their studies even in the largest and worst-equipped refugee camp. The Instant Classroom was specifically designed for areas that do not have reliable power and Internet supply, or none at all. The mobile device is implemented in co-operation between Vodafone and the Innovation and Education Unit of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).|
|23 February||Vodafone Hungary extends the Vodafone Office service introduced in the autumn of 2014 with a virtual switchboard and an interactive vice menu service (IVR) for its corporate and Government customers.|
|10 February||Vodafone Hungary's device selection is extended with new and exciting solutions from Samsung that are remarkable both on the inside and outside: the Galaxy A3 and A5 smartphones.|
|4 February||Vodafone Hungary presents Instant Network 3G; a unique solution in an international context as well, which is the advanced version of the portable mobile network already deployed in a number of international disaster situations. The currently introduced prototype of the base station that is much smaller than the original model but has several times its capacity was designed and built by Csaba Pervai and Róbert Tóth, Vodafone Hungary's radio network operation experts.|
|23 January||Vodafone Hungary wins a number of awards in the ‘3 Good Deeds' application scheme. The Portable Mobile Network programme gets into 1st position in the ‘Most Generous Good Deed' category and second in the ‘Most Creative Good Deed' one, while the Internal Full-Time Angel project receives silver medal in the ‘Greenest Good Deed' category.|
|21 January||Vodafone's ‘Pitch Your First' programme is closed. With Vodafone's help, Zsolt Wiesner, the Hungarian winner of the programme can participate in the very first New York Marathon run of his life.|
|5 January||In just 2 years, mobile data traffic on New Year's eve grows by 130% at Vodafone.|
|29 December||There is an outstanding increase in Vodafone's Christmas data traffic.|
|4 December||Vodafone announces the launching of tailor-made accessibility fleet tariffs.|
|3 December||Joulupukki gives the book titled ‘Max is looking for friendship' to 60 underprivileged children.|
|28 November||Vodafone's Hungarian operation turns 15.|
|26 November||In the category of companies with over one thousand employees Vodafone was granted the ‘Best Workplace' award.|
|17 November||Vodafone Red ‘Real Dream' exhibition opens.|
|12 November||Vodafone announces family-friendly offers.|
|6 November||Vodafone announces its participation in the development of the Velotrack M2M-based bicycle tracking smartphone application.|
|5 November||The results of the ÉLMÉNYVEZÉREK (EXPERIENCE LEADERS) 2014 survey are published, which show that the best place to be a customer is at Vodafone.|
|30 October||Vodafone Red and BP Clothing bicycle collections are issued, with built-in discounts.|
|28 October||Vodafone announces a unique iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offer.|
|29 September||Vodafone is satisfied and happy with the results of the frequency spectrum tender that facilitated the usage of previously unallocated 3G and 4G frequency sets.|
|25 September||Vodafone announces that next to the discounted roaming options, subscribers of its favourably priced Red packages can also travel to the US and Canada at discounted prices in the October 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015 period.|
|24 September||A Vodafone M2M solution provided security at TBS Grand Prix, a solo sailing competition at Balaton.|
|12 September||Vodafone Hungary organises a round-table discussion under the title ‘Internet in the family'. Participants are seeking answers to what parents can do about keeping their children safe on the world-wide web.|
|4 September||Vodafone's Full-Time Angels active in the 2013/2014 season pass on the relay stick to the new Angels.|
|2 September||The Daily Ticket also becomes available in the US.|
|27 August||Sales of Xperia™ M2 Aqua also start in Vodafone Hungary.|
|14 August||Vodafone Max custom-made benches are introduced in Budapest and at Lake Balaton.|
|12 August||The ‘Jeles' sign language teaching application for children is first launched at the Sziget festival.|
|8 August||Vodafone contributes to security at the Sziget Festival with an M2M solution.|
|29 July||Four days, eight Olympians and thousands of visitors: the Vodafone Water Polo Arena closes.|
|27 July||Vodafone makes the dream of Benedek Varga come true, as he can pay water polo with Ádám Steinmetz in the Vodafone Water Polo Arena.|
|23 July||Towards the finish of the Water Polo European Championship, Vodafone Water Polo Arena, the biggest spectacle in downtown Budapest, opens.|
|10 July||Vodafone announces that its MobilNet Basic service is also available with the Europe Daily Ticket, and that at the airport RED customers can again use the Red Pass service.|
|2 July||Full-Time Angels of the 2014/2015 season introduce themselves. Their aim is to broaden the scope of information available to the sight impaired, promote the social integration of Roma communities, and develop the communications skills of children and young people with multiple disabilities.|
|23 June||Vodafone Hungary becomes a key sponsor to the National Theatre of Miskolc.|
|20 June||Vodafone continues to offer Red, Go and Max packages at unchanged prices.|
|6 June||In Görzenál in Budapest, Vodafone builds a world-standard skateboard course.|
|2 June||Vodafone offers 0 HUF per-minute charges to users of its Max pre-paid packages.|
|30 May||Vodafone Red customers can party at the Budapest Essentials festival with half-price tickets and a one-night survival kit.|
|26 may||The application period for the Full-Time Angel programme announced by Vodafone for the 7th time closes. In total, 159 applications were received for Vodafone's Full-Time Angel programme.|
|14 May||Vodafone Firsts – a spectacular wall-painting session takes place on March 15th Square.|
|9 May||Vodafone's latest own-branded handset, the 4-inch, touch-screen Vodafone Smart 4 Mini arrives in Hungary.|
|8 May||Vodafone Hungary further enhances its services to Red customers by offering additional attractive options and personalised extra services, such as dedicated customer service staff called Red Assistants.|
|5 May||The Vodafone Hungary Foundation announces its Full-Time Angel Programme anew.|
|25 April||In its nine Budapest stores Vodafone Hungary offers free sign language interpreting to customers with impaired hearing – announced dr. György Beck, President of Vodafone Hungary.|
|11 April||Vodafone Hungary launches sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5.|
|3 April||Vodafone opens its specialist mobile communications store on the Arrivals side of the Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. Out of all the mobile operators active in Hungary, Vodafone is the only one present at the airport. The opening hours of the Vodafone Airport store are adjusted to airport traffic, welcoming customers 13 hours a day with staff speaking several foreign languages.|
|1 April||‘In the next one-and-a-half years Vodafone will increase the number of staff working in the Miskolc Regional Customer Service Centre by 240, to a total of 540' – announces Diego Massidda, CEO, at the event organised for the inauguration of the new office wing.|
|21 March||In the Budapest History Museum the exhibition titled ‘Painters in the Mirror – Hungarian Self-Portraits from the Uffizi Gallery' is opened with the official opening ceremony of the Budapest Spring Festival, supported by Vodafone Hungary.|
|10 March||A comprehensive co-operation agreement is signed between the Slovak National Organisation for Special Rescue Services and the Cserhát Rescue Dog, Special Rescue, Voluntary Firefighting and Civil Guard Non-Governmental Organisation supported by the Vodafone Foundation.|
|5 March||Vodafone announces new, transparent and flexible tariffs for tablet users.|
|26 February||The International Vodafone Foundation presents the ‘mini' version of Instant Network, a portable base station already deployed in a number of disaster areas, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It weighs a mere 11 kilograms, can be transported in a rucksack and be deployed in 10 minutes.|
|February||Two additional Budapest districts join the ‘Vodafone for the Safety of Women' programme, thus increasing the number of participating districts to 5.|
|3 February||Vodafone increases its 3G mobile coverage to 98.3% in Hungary, thus reinforcing its leading role in the provision of mobile Internet services.|
|14 January||Vodafone's Firsts programme starts with Fanni Weisz in Hungary. This global programme aims to support initiatives that are implemented using mobile technology for the first time.|
|8 January||Vodafone Hungary wins a Government tender. Vodafone Hungary wins the public procurement tender issued by the Directorate-General for Public Procurement and Supply (KEF) titled ‘The Procurement of Mobile Telecommunications Services- 2013', thus obtaining the right to provide mobile services to hundreds of institutions over a period of 2 years.|
|31 December||Vodafone presents edible and flavour-able fireworks in London. This is the event that kicks off Firsts, a global programme of Vodafone Group.|
|27 December||Vodafone announces that no changes will be made to the prices of its pre-paid and post-paid services in January, 2014.|
|22 December||ICT development worth 10 million HUF and an up-to-date play park is commissioned in Egyházasdengeleg, with support from the Vodafone Foundation.|
|20 December||Vodafone announces that in 2014 it will continue to provide Red packages offering unlimited calls, at unchanged prices.|
|9 December||Santa Claus gives gifts to 680 underprivileged children, thanks to the Vodafone Voluntary Community.|
|5 December||The first stage of the ‘Vodafone Smart Village 2013' programme, a joint project by Vodafone, the daily paper ‘Délvilág' and the municipality of Maroslele, a settlement in Csongrád County, is closed with a visit from Joulupukki, the Finnish Santa Claus. As part of the school and adult education programme titled ‘My Maroslele – from the slate board to the tablet' schoolchildren and interested adults had 30 and 14 lessons respectively to study mobile internet technology and the applications and options available, using the 30 tablets donated by Vodafone Hungary and supplied with mobile Internet access.|
|19 November||Vodafone's small business packages are given a facelift.|
|15 November||Vodafone Hungary's corporate responsibility report is issued for 2012/2013.|
|11 November||A mobile network is built with Hungarian help in the wake of the typhoon to have hit the Philippines. Vodafone Group Foundation's instant mobile network, which is made up of portable base stations, helped the charity organisation save lives, whilst also helping locals reach their loved ones in the wake of the typhoon.|
|30 October||Vodafone announces that starting from 2014 it will contribute 10 million HUF per year to the Vodafone Humanitarian Foundation that supports the work of Hungarian Inter-Church Aid in crisis situations. In addition to the financial support, a team, made up of trained volunteers will also be set up within the company, which will be possible to involve in the aid organisation's work at any time.|
|24 October||Sales of iPhone 5s and 5c start.|
|16 October||Vodafone launches sales of its Office 365 service package.|
|15 October.||The Complex Instruction Programme (CIP) supported by the Vodafone Hungary Foundation organises a conference with the title ‘Success in the classroom – the benefits of student heterogeneity', where they introduce the results achieved over the past few years.|
|October||The test period of the ‘Vodafone for the Safety of Women' pilot programme is successfully closed. The company decides to continue and extend the programme.|
|10 October||The 3rd generation of Vodafone's own tablet family arrives with Smart Tab III 7 and Smart Tab III 10|
|3 October||There is a price revolution happening at Vodafone with the launch of the Red Basic package, which offers unlimited domestic calls and unlimited text and MMS messaging to domestic numbers subject to regular pricing, now for a monthly price of under 10 thousand HUF. Vodafone has simplified its price plans, making them much more transparent. New packages include Go, Go+, Red Basic and Red Plus.|
|1 October||GALAXY Note3 arrives.|
|27 September||Vodafone Hungary Zrt. Announces the extension of its Miskolc Regional Customer Service Centre in 2014-2015, at a cost of 450 million HUF.|
|25 September||Full-Time Angels of the 2013/2014 season, Máté Lencse, Nóra Lipcseiné Takács and Fanni Weisz start their work, formally taking the relay stick from the previous season's Angels at the press conference organised to introduce themselves.|
|18 September||‘Chilli or Mango', the first comedy series in the world only viewable on smartphones is launched with Vodafone's support.|
|13 September||‘Crossing Lines – Határtalanul' an internally created AXN production is published on the live! 24/7 smartphone website, prior to its nation-wide television debut.|
|30 August||The ‘Maroslele Smart Village' programme is launched, announced in Maroslele by Dr György Martonosi, the Mayor of Maroslele, Pál Marchhart, Deputy CEO of Vodafone Hungary and Gábor R. Tóth, at the 2013/2014 school year opening ceremony celebrating the 180th anniversary of local education.|
|23 August||The music of the ‘Network of the Mosts' is published. The ad music titled ‘Magical' was written by Antelope Kid feat Judie Jay.|
|14 August||In early July Vodafone introduces its VitaMAX Premium Minue&Net pre-paid tariff package, which offers a monthly data plan of 1GB, unprecedented on the local market. During the month of July, the company placed 1GB sculptures, i.e. WiFi stations in busy locations all across the country. In just under one-and-a-half months close to 10 thousand people used Vodafone's WiFi service available in public places, in Budapest, on Erzsébet Square and also in a number of countryside towns.|
|7 August||Vodafone introduces more favourable mobile Internet packages than ever before.|
|5 August||Vodafone launches sales of GALAXY Tab3.|
|15 July||In Szolnok Vodafone Hungary inaugurates the first store re-designed in Hungary along Vodafone Group's new international store concept. The store displays a new design and offers new services.|
|8 July||Vodafone launches its Red Pass service, allowing Vodafone Red subscribers not ‘only' to enjoy limited calls, but also to receive special service at Budapest Airport's 2A and 2B terminals when travelling abroad.|
|4 July||Thanks to the Vodafone Hungary Foundation and the Hallatlan Foundation, a video-based sign language interpreting service is launched, available free of charge to those who need it from the Fiume Street building of the Budapest Municipality's Péterfy Sándor Street Hospital and Outpatient Clinic and Accident Centre – the first public institution to introduce this service.|
|4 July||In preparation for the introduction in Hungary of contactless payment technology, the testing of Mobile Wallet, a solution relying on NFC (Near Field Communications) technology is launched.|
|1 July||Vodafone Hungary introduces a pre-paid price plan offering a uniquely large, 1GB data plan on the domestic market.|
|10 June||Vodafone announces the doubling of its mobile Internet plan available with the Europe Daily Ticket, a roaming daily ticket accessible at Vodafone only.|
|5 June||Vodafone launches Sony Xperia E and SP.|
|30 May||A unique tracking system using a combination of GSM and GPS technologies and jointly created by the Vodafone Hungary Foundation, the Cserhát Rescue Dog Association and Inepex Kft. is launched, which already helped members of the Association save lives.|
|22 May||Enikő Sándor and Zsanett Sütő, Vodafone's Full-Time Angels from South Hungary organised an eventful children's day in Orosháza, which, next to the entertainment of children, also had the important goal of raising funds for the Szeged Neonatal Rescue Service responsible for saving new-born children in the region.|
|24 May||Nokia Lumia 720 and 520 are launched at affordable prices.|
|15 May||HTC One is launched.|
|14 May||Vodafone announces that in the future the company will help small and medium-size enterprises with advice tailored to their individual needs.|
|6 May||Vodafone ran a campaign with Noémi Mondik and the Grafitember.|
|3 may||Vodafone launches the Huawei Ascend G510 smartphone, which has a unique control panel.|
|29 April||Jenson Button introduces the extended Vodafone Red unlimited service package in Hungary.|
|25 April||Under the ‘Girls' Day' initiative, Vodafone Hungary plays host to twenty secondary schoolgirls in the company's head office to raise their interest in technical careers.|
|24 April||Vodafone also launches Samsung Galaxy S4 as part of its offering.|
|April||The Vodafone Humanitarian Foundation helps Hungarian Inter-Church Aid's fight against flooding with 9 pumps. The 9 pumps, purchased from funds made available by the Vodafone Humanitarian Foundation offered significant help in the spring in the areas affected by flooding. During the floods numerous Vodafone employees performed voluntary work on the dams.|
|19 April||At the Bahrain Grand Prix, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes racing cars are given a new image.|
|17 April||Vodafone now offers BlackBerry Z10 as part of its product range.|
|9 April||European premiere in Vodafone's AXN NOW selection! The popular film series ‘Hannibal' was already available via the live!24/7 smartphone website, prior to its television debut.|
|2 April||Vodafone significantly reduces the price of smartphones on offer.|
|29 March||The Vodafone Hungary Foundation, actively working on creating equal opportunities for the underprivileged and the development of civil society, celebrates its 10th birthday.|
|29 March||Vodafone employees gather and distribute over 3 thousand chocolate bunnies and chocolate eggs to children spending Easter in hospital or in a children's home.|
|29 March||Vodafone's newest premium category shops open in Budapest, in the Árkád and Campona shopping centres and in Gödöllő.|
|28 March||The most extensive broadband mobile Internet network in the country celebrates its 1st birthday.|
|8 March||Another Budapest district joins the ‘Vodafone for the Safety of Women' programme, increasing the number of participating districts to 3.|
|20 February||Brigitta Kravalik, Vodafone's Full-Time Angel organises an unusual music session for close to 100 underprivileged lower primary school children. As part of the MUS-E programme, the interactive music session was held by Kálmán Berkes, world-renowned clarinet artist, conductor and Art Director of the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra.|
|17 February||After visiting several large cities across the country, the art/education programme represented by Brigitta Kravalik, Vodafone's Full-Time Angel is kicked off in the Kőrösi Csoma Primary School of Tatabánya with sessions incorporated into the children's timetables.|
|31 January||In Woking, a town in the United Kingdom, the latest Formula 1 racing car of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is unveiled.|
|25 January||A new Vodafone fleet package is launched for the hearing impaired. As part of the exemplary co-operation between the Hungarian Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SINOSZ) and Vodafone Hungary, a fleet package has been made available to SINOSZ's hard-of-hearing members since 2007, at special prices. The parties jointly updated the contents of the package, which is now much more in line with new requirements.|
|24 January||Vodafone announces that Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 smartphones have been available from the beginning of the year.|
|21 January||The Vodafone Sound Map gets into the finals in one of the music industry's key competitions. At Midem, a renowned international music conference, in the Midem Marketing Competition, Vodafone's large-scale music project implemented in co-operation with Yonderboi, is shortlisted.|
|11 January||Vodafone announces that the Europe Daily Ticket will also be available in the winter.|
|4 January||Version 2.0 of the mobile phone application of the ‘Hallatlan' language dictionary, created with support from the Vodafone Hungary Foundation is completed. The application can be downloaded to smartphones and tablets running iOS or Android.|
|17 December||HTC 8S becomes available from Vodafone.|
|14 December||The newest Vodafone Premier Store with entirely new branding opens in Szeged's nicest pedestrian street.|
|7 December||Thanks to Full-Time Angel, Brigitta Karvalik, 75 young underprivileged schoolchildren from Budapest enrolled in the MUS-E programme can participate, as a present from Santa Claus, in exciting art programmes at the Palace of Arts (MÜPA), performed by outstanding artists such as singer Balázs Bolyki, members of the Yvette Bozsik Company, and László Fassang, organist and pianist.|
|3 December||The mobile operator's corporate social responsibility report is completed.|
|27 November||Vodafone's creative competition open to students of higher education, which welcomes the best ideas for the popularisation of the renewed VitaMax Tuning tariff, is closed. The professional jury finds JackFlash's application material to be the best.|
|26 November||Vodafone prepares for Christmas with wonderful bonuses, endless talks and fantastic handsets.|
|23 November||Vodafone presents new Samsung top mobiles – Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III Mini.|
|21 November||From Hungary three former Full-Time Angels get into the international final of Vodafone Foundation's Full-Time Angel Grahame Maher Award.|
|16 November||An open-air exhibition focusing on saving prematurely born babies opens in Szeged with the assistance of Zsanett Sütő, Full-Time Angel at Vodafone.|
|42320||The first Windows Phone 8 HTC is already available from Vodafone.|
|42317||Vodafone presents the Vodafone Smart Tab II tablet.|
|42309||1 month after the post-paid Vodafone RED service package, a real milestone in the industry, Vodafone also makes unlimited calls and text messages available for pre-paid customers, within its own network.|
|18 October||At the EFFIE Awards Vodafone reaches the finals with three campaigns in the Services/Telecommunication category, where the very popular ‘Start something new' project receives 1st prize, the Vodafone Advertisement Music Application Scheme gets into second position, and the ‘Fight of Universities 2' project reaches 3rd place.|
|October||In the competition titled ‘Excellence in Customer Service Award' Vodafone wins gold medal in the electronic customer service category, while in the competition launched by GfK Hungária Market Research Institution for telecommunications operators, Vodafone wins gold medal in the ‘General Customer Service' and ‘On-Line Problem Resolution' categories, which, in turn, wins it the recognition of ‘Excellent Call Centre'.|
|October 1||From 3 p.m. iPhone 5 becomes available in numerous Vodafone stores across the country.|
|October 1||Vodafone introduces a pioneering service package on the market. The Vodafone RED Standard and Super packages are truly the first ones in Hungary to offer unlimited talk and messaging, coupled with a mobile data plan of up to 4GB, as well as numerous extra services. On this day, the operator celebrates the new package with a phenomenal evening party as well.|
|24 September||This year it is for the 5th time that Vodafone's Full-Time Angels get into action.|
|23 September||In the Kemény Dénes Municipal Swimming Pool of Miskolc the inauguration of the ‘Wall of Fame' takes place, which was made in honour of Dénes Kemény, Coach of the National Men's Water Polo Team and the excellent water polo players of the past 16 years. (For 16 years Dénes Kemény was Coach of the National Men's Water Polo Team, and it was on September 21st that he announced his resignation from the National Team).|
|22 September||Vodafone holds an exclusive Yonderboi concert concluding its Sound of Hungary project in the Ruin Church of Zsámbék, where the world-renowned artist presents the song composed of the ‘country's sounds' for the very first time.|
|10 September||After a number of highly successful Vodafone applications, now Vodafone Guardian also allows children to use their smartphones safely. The Android application downloadable for free helps filter out unwanted calls, text messages and on-line content.|
|27 August||Vodafone launches the Sound of Hungary project, as part of which it creates the song of the country by the end of September, thanks to its over 90% 3G coverage.|
|9 August||The first Vodafone dealer store in the country designed along its latest business concept is opened in Pólus Centre.|
|25 July||Another Budapest district is added to the ‘Vodafone for the Safety of Women' programme, helping make the lives of women even safer.|
|18 July||Dénes Kemény's team snatches the gold medal for the third time running at the Vodafone Cup.|
|10 July||Vodafone's business processes earn international ISO certification, which is presented to Gábor Piller, Deputy CEO and Director of Vodafone's Enterprise Business Unit.|
|5 July||Vodafone launches its latest own-branded handset, Smart II, presented to the public at an unusual ‘red snow' event.|
|June||With the European Daily Ticket, Vodafone introduces a unique roaming service on the domestic market, allowing customers to make calls and send text messages at domestic prices for a fee of 990 HUF, with 50 MB of data thrown in.|