Lisbon, 10 July 2002 – Vodafone Telecel customers can now use their own mobile
phones in Cuba and Brazil. Following the signing of agreements with the Cuban
operator C_Com, which operates a GSM 900 network, and the Brazilian operator
Telemar (Oi), which operates a GSM 1800 network, it is no longer necessary to
rent special handsets to use the roaming service in these major tourist destinations
(except in the city of São Paulo in Brazil where renting is still necessary).
Vodafone Telecel has also strengthened its coverage in India through agreements
with the operators Usha Martin, Escotel Kerala, Escotel Up West and Spice, in
South Korea through an agreement with the operator KT Freetel and in Canada
through an agreement with the operator Rogers Wireless.
Vodafone’s roaming service is now available on the networks of 239 operators
in 109 countries.