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Jersey Airtel brings Vodafone to the island as Airtel-Vodafone


Jersey Airtel, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bharti Group, has today announced it will launch its mobile services on the Island of Jersey under the brand name “Airtel-Vodafone” after signing an agreement with Vodafone, the world’s leading mobile telecommunications group. The agreement will see Vodafone’s leading global products and services available on the island for the very first time.

Customers of Airtel-Vodafone will be able to benefit from a range of Vodafone services, tailored to the needs of Jersey customers, both at home and when traveling in the UK and across the world, including Vodafone Passport, a simple roaming price plan. Airtel-Vodafone services will also include a mobile multimedia service; Vodafone Simply, a straightforward voice and data package and the Vodafone Mobile Connect Card for laptops which makes possible wireless internet access. These Vodafone products, together with other exciting services, will be brought to customers in Jersey by Airtel on a phased basis from launch.

In addition, business customers stand to benefit from a range of competitive corporate devices and services, including BlackBerry from Vodafone.

David Watson, Chief Executive Officer of Airtel-Vodafone said “Airtel-Vodafone will bring best in class global mobile telecommunications to Jersey. There will be important benefits for both the Jersey consumer and business customers, enabling them to live their lives and do business to the fullest whenever and wherever they are.”

Matthias Jungemann, Director of Partner Markets at Vodafone said: “Vodafone’s Partner Network Strategy is going from strength to strength, bringing benefits to Jersey and local operators such as Jersey Airtel. The creation of Airtel-Vodafone will mean that mobile network services of a global standard will be available to islanders and visitors alike, from the launch of the new mobile operator.”

Mr. Watson added, “This partnership will ensure that Jersey will enjoy the very latest mobile communications products and services for years to come, where world class communications services are so important to the economy.”


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