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MEDIA RELEASE

4 OCTOBER, 2010


Vodafone introduces alternative to caps with new

Simplify and TalkBusiness plans 


Sydney, Australia – 4, October 2010: Today marks a new era in the Australian mobile market as Vodafone unveils a new

range of mobile plans for consumer and business customers that redefine simplicity and transparency of mobile plan

pricing in the market, providing Australian consumers with an alternative to ‘Cap’ plans.


Vodafone’s Simplify and TalkBusiness plans are perfect for personal and business customers wanting a straightforward

mobile plan based on very simple rates. Both plans offer one flat rate for standard national calls and TXTs, with unlimited

free standard national voice calls to friends, family, and colleagues on the Vodafone network.


Anthony Dureau, General Manager of Consumer Markets at Vodafone said, “Our customers want transparency on call

costs and that is what we’ve delivered today with our Vodafone Simplify and TalkBusiness plans. Today we’re

communicating the value, inclusions and exclusions in each plan in the simplest way possible. The new plans will help

customers and businesses keep track of their usage and stay in control of their bills.”


Vodafone Simplify Plan (Prepaid)


Vodafone Simplify bases all charges on one simple low rate of 15 cents flagfall, and 15 cents a minute standard national

calls (charged per 60 seconds). Standard national and International TXT are 15 cents each.


Recharge with

Flexible Credit1

Vodafone to

Vodafone

standard national

voice calls

Standard national

Voice calls

Rate per minute

(charged per 60

seconds)

Standard national

and International

Text

Standard

international

Voice Rate per

minute to 20

Countries

(charged per 60

seconds)

$30

$30

50 mins

15 cents

15 cents

30 cents

$50

$50

100 mins

15 cents

15 cents

30 cents

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Flexible Credit may be used on Standard National and International Voice and Video calls/,TXT/ PXT®/ Video PXT®,

Voicemail, International Roaming, 1223 Directory Assistance, 123-Ask Us Anything, ‘13’, ‘15’ and ‘18’ numbers, Pay As You

Go Mobile Internet, Vodafone live! browsing and content downloads1


The Vodafone Simplify prepaid plan also offers sensational value for mobile calls to family and friends overseas, 30 cents a

minute flat rate (charged per x seconds) to 20 countries, including the UK, USA, New Zealand, China, Japan, India, and

more.


Call these countries for 30 cents a minute (charged per 60 seconds)

UK, Ireland, France, Germany, USA, Canada, South Africa, India, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore,

Malaysia, Thailand, Philppines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan.


Vodafone Simplify is available at $30 and $50 recharges, from October 5, 2010.


Vodafone TalkBusiness Plan 


Vodafone has simplified communications costs for business with the launch of its TalkBusiness plans1, available on

standard and SIM-Only contracts. 


Vodafone TalkBusiness come with minutes of talk time rather than a schedule of call rates to call colleagues, clients and

associates on the Vodafone network, giving customers greater clarity in their monthly usage. 


Edward Goff, General Manager of Business Markets at Vodafone said, “Vodafone has developed a new plan that

provides businesses with greater clarity and simplicity on call costs. The new Vodafone TalkBusiness plans are designed

with a streamlined pricing structure that offers business customers a simple low rate of 9 cents per 30 seconds for standard

national voice calls to mobiles and landlines (charged per 30 seconds). Flagfall has also been removed from all

TalkBusiness plans, ensuring greater transparency and significant savings for business customers.” 


Vodafone TalkBusiness and TalkBusiness SIM-Only plans are available at $40, $60, $80 and $100 price points1, and are

available now. Vodafone provides business customers with the choice of tailoring the TalkBusiness plan with all the


information.



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Standard Vodafone TalkBusiness 

Plan over 24

months1

Included Value2

Free VF to VF/3

standard national

voice call Mins3

(billed per 30 seconds)

Voice Call Rate

(charged per 30

seconds)

Voicemail

(charged per 30

seconds)

Flagfall

Talk Business 40

(total min cost $960)

$40

200

9c per 30 sec

9c per 30 sec

0c per call

Talk Business 60

(total min cost $1440)

$60

300

9c per 30 sec

9c per 30 sec

0c per call

Talk Business 80

(total min cost $1920)

$80

400

9c per 30 sec

9c per 30 sec

0c per call

Talk Business 100

(total min cost $2400)

$100

500

9c per 30 sec

9c per 30 sec

0c per call


Vodafone TalkBusiness SIM Only

Plan over 24

months1

SIM Only

Included Value2

Free VF to VF/3

standard

national voice

call Mins3 (billed

per 30 seconds)

Voice Call Rate

(charged per 30

seconds)

Voicemail

(charged per 30

seconds)

Flagfall

Talk Business 40

(total min cost $960)

$200

200

9c per 30 sec

9c per 30 sec

0c per call

Talk Business 60

(total min cost $1440)

$300

300

9c per 30 sec

9c per 30 sec

0c per call

Talk Business 80

(total min cost $1920)

$400

400

9c per 30 sec

9c per 30 sec

0c per call

Talk Business 100

(total min cost $2400)

$500

500

9c per 30 sec

9c per 30 sec

0c per call


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Your Talk Business included value2 can be used on:

Standard National Voice Calls (includes calls to National Mobile and PSTN)

Standard Calls whilst National Roaming

Standard National Video calls 

Standard National & International TXT up to 160 characters

Standard & International PXT®

Standard & International Video PXT®

Voicemail – Deposits and retrievals 

Calls to 1555 Customer Care 

Calls to Ask Anything (123)

1223 Directory Assistance

13, 15 Numbers 

1800 Numbers

-Ends –

Notes to editor

Vodafone Simplify

30 day expiry for all inclusions. 1. Excludes special numbers and selected premium services, including premium TXT.

Vodafone Pty Limited ABN 76 062 954 554


Vodafone Talk Business

1. Approved customers only. Minimum monthly spend is $40 (Talk Business 40), $60 (Talk Business 60), $80 (Talk Business 80),

$100 (Talk Business 100). Early exit fee: 100% of your minimum monthly spend x months left on contract. Unlocking fee

applies. The Primary Account holder is responsible for all charges incurred on their account.  2: Included value expires

after 1 month. Some additional services excluded. Charges apply for additional usage. Included Value is shared

amongst Vodafone TalkBusiness users connected to the main account on a first-in-first serviced basis. 

Services subject to device capabilities, network limitations & customer location. 3Vodafone to Vodafone/3 minutes are

deducted in blocks of 30 seconds, with a minimum call length of 30 seconds. Standard rates apply once limit is reached. . 

Important Note: The Primary Account holder must keep the Primary Account PIN confidential and must not disclose the

Primary Account PIN to any other party, including those who are entitled to access one or more of the subsidiary services

on the account. Doing so will compromise privacy across the entire range of services under the Primary Account (for

example, the call records / usage information of each service may become visible and accessible by all other services in

the group of users if the Primary Account PIN is shared).  Vodafone Pty Limited ABN 76 062 954 554



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For all media enquiries, please contact

Michelle O’Brien, michelle.o’brien@vodafone.com.au, 0414 012 401

Edwina Elliott, Edwina.elliott@vodafone.com.au, 0412 431 635


About Vodafone Hutchison Australia 

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) is Australia’s fastest growing mobile provider, operating the Vodafone, 3, and Crazy

Johns brands. Formed in June 2009 following a merger between Vodafone Australia and Hutchison 3G Australia, VHA

provides mobile services to over 7 million customers in Australia.

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