Vodafone Group Plc is the world’s leading and largest mobile telecommunications company.
The company was formed in 1984 as a subsidiary of Racal Electronics Plc. In 1991 it had fully de-merged from Racal Electronics and became an independent company, at which time it changed its name to Vodafone Group Plc.
Vodafone has a significant presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the United States, which shows in its latest global customer figures – 444 million by the 31 December 2016, and a market value of around £133.7 billion (2016).
In the UK the regional customer base in 2017 is more than 19.5 million.
Vodafone have always been the leader in terms of UK subscriber numbers, although the margins are narrowing due to increased competition.
Vodafone, perhaps the largest out of the UK providers, has always been the leader in terms of UK subscriber numbers and coverage. The Vodafone GSM network is mostly 900MHz, although they do have some 1800MHz bases.
Even though they are the leaders for coverage (claiming 99% population coverage), their services on the web need updating, as the slow web site makes it hard to find their coverage map.
Website – www.vodafone.co.uk
Customer services – TEL: 191 from Vodafone handsets OR
Pay monthly customers – TEL: 08700 700191
PAYG customers – TEL: 08700 776655