Hutchison Telecommunications Australia's (ASX: HTA 50 percent share of the VHA joint venture gave it a $17.9m profit for the first six months of 2010 and EBITDA of $222.7m.
For budget conscious mobile users, a key feature that often draws them to plans of particular carriers is the ability to make free calls to contacts on the same network. Now 3 and Vodafone, which joined forces last year under Vodafone Hutchison Australia, have announced a new application which enables users to see which of their contacts are fellow users and are therefore free to call.
Vodafone and 3 are holding a private party for buyers ahead of tonight's midnight launch of the iPhone 4. But if you're not in Sydney, tough luck.
To Optus or not to Optus with your iPhone 4? With concerns by some that Optus had become Droptus and Dialuptus, an Optus spokesperson has stridently defended its network, promising to send me a micro SIM to test it out for myself, which I'll be very keen to do against Telstra, Vodafone and 3 Mobile. Is the force with Optus?
Now that all the carriers have released their iPhone plans it's time to look at them and work out where the best bang for buck lies. We look at the best plan for light, moderate and heavy data users.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has appointed Ericsson to build a new Australia-wide network that, it says, will greatly increased capacity of the Vodafone mobile network.
Even Australians with no particular interest in cycling seem drawn to the Tour de France, and Vodafone Hutchinson Australia is tapping this interest by delivering "exclusive" content.
New voice contracts on 3 will include free access to major social networking sites.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia has started a loyalty program for its prepaid Vodafone customers.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has revamped the postpaid plans offered under both the Vodafone and 3 brands, claiming a "massive increase in cap plan value."
Vodafone Hutchison Australia has awarded ASG Group a five year contract for the provision of corporate IT support services.
Australia's three mobile carriers, through the Mobile Carriers Forum, have launched an online training programme for industry employees in bid to reduce the carbon footprint and electricity costs of mobile networks, which typically account for 93 percent of operators' energy consumption.
VHA has introduced a white version of the BlackBerry Bold 9700, in a blaze of hyperbole.
Once again, some expert has been quoted in one of the daily papers, discussing how buyers are likely to be hit with 'bill shock' for using more data or calls than their capped plan includes. Well, I for one am getting a little sick of this. Sure, the telcos are out there to make as much money from us as possible but we, as users, also bear some of the responsibility.
Part of the telco merger between Vodafone and 3 means a reimaging of the brand. For many years 3 has supported the endeavours of the Australian cricket team, but from this upcoming Ashes tour Vodafone Hutchison Australia will pick up the cheque. iTWire spoke to Vodafone CEO Nigel Dews about cricket, Android and 3G networks.
VHA has announced prepaid and postpaid data plans specific to the iPad, which will be sold under both the Vodafone and 3 brands and which include an unlimited option for $49.95.
The implementation study says that NBN Co should provide backhaul to mobile base stations, even though mobile networks will compete with NBN services.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia has chosen to outsource management of its network operations to Nokia Siemens Networks under a seven-year agreement. Nokia Siemens will also supply equipment to upgrade VHA's core network, but VHA has made no announcement on a supplier for its radio network.
VHA has confirmed that it will eventually kill off the former Hutchison Telecom '3' brand and trade only as Vodafone, but has given no time frame.
The latest Roy Morgan mobile service customer satisfaction survey puts Virgin Mobile in the lead. VHA disagrees. I don't.
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