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Newlands Gets Early Xmas Present From Vodafone

GSM digital coverage has been significantly boosted in Newlands as part of Vodafone New Zealand Ltd's Christmas extension of its mobile network.

Vodafone's Managing Director John Rohan said the decision to boost coverage in the area was good news for the busy Christmas season.

"The Newlands topography has meant that, up to now, we had difficulty providing good coverage to the area. This new site remedies that, just in time for Christmas!" said Mr Rohan.

"The new cell site will provide excellent in-building coverage, and is located close to the commercial centre. This will be good news to the many businesses in the area that use our digital mobile network.

"The decision to boost coverage in the Newlands area reflects our commitment to ensure Wellingtonians are at the forefront of future technology. Wellingtonians have taken to mobile at a rapid pace, and it's great to be able to strengthen the coverage for such savvy, prolific users.

"Mobile telephony is the future of communications. And the future of mobile is digital - GSM digital", Mr Rohan said.

"In our first two years in New Zealand we are investing more than $200 million, in preparation for the continuing growth of our customer base. The coverage improvements we have made in Wellington is part of this investment programme," said Mr Rohan.

About Vodafone

Vodafone New Zealand Ltd is part of Vodafone AirTouch Plc, the world's largest mobile telecommunications company with 31.4 million customers, excluding paging customers. The company has interests in 24 countries over five continents.

As at the end of the September 1999 quarter Vodafone New Zealand had 293,000 customers on its fully digital network and provides coverage to over 96% of the population.

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A MERRY MOBILE XMAS PRESENT FOR AUCKLANDERS

GSM digital coverage has been boosted in the Auckland region as part of Vodafone New Zealand Ltd's Christmas extension of its mobile network.

Vodafone's Managing Director John Rohan said the decision to boost coverage in Auckland was good news for the busy Christmas season.

"A new site situated at Victoria Park will boost capacity for Vodafone mobile users along the section of motorway between St Mary's Bay and the Vodafone building," said Mr Rohan.

"Three other new sites complement our existing coverage in the greater Auckland region. One is situated at Pukekohe near Pukeoware, which will extend coverage south to Otaua and Aka Aka. The others are at Waiuku and Onetangi. The Onetangi site will provide coverage to this popular part of Waiheke Island," said Mr Rohan.

"The decision to boost coverage in the Auckland area reflects Auckland's tradition as a city at the forefront of future technology. Aucklanders have taken to mobile at a rapid pace, and it's great to be able to extend the coverage for such prolific users.

"Mobile telephony is the future of communications. And the future of mobile is digital - GSM digital", Mr Rohan said.

"In our first two years in New Zealand we are investing more than $200 million, in preparation for the continuing growth of our customer base. The coverage improvements we have made in the Auckland region are part of this investment programme," said Mr Rohan.

About Vodafone

Vodafone New Zealand Ltd is part of Vodafone AirTouch Plc, the world's largest mobile telecommunications company with 31.4 million customers, excluding paging customers. The company has interests in 24 countries over five continents.

As at the end of the September 1999 quarter Vodafone New Zealand had 293,000 customers on its fully digital network and provides coverage to over 96% of the population.

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VODAFONE DELIVERS EARLY XMAS PRESENT TO HEARTLAND NZ

GSM digital coverage has been boosted in several rural areas in the North Island, as part of Vodafone New Zealand Ltd's extension of its mobile network.

Vodafone's Managing Director, John Rohan, said the decision to boost coverage in the regions was good news for the busy Christmas season and Millennium parties.

Farmers and residents in Te Karaka, Murupara and Dannevirke are benefiting from extended coverage thanks to Vodafone boosting its nationwide digital network.

"The new cellsite at Te Karaka will provide good coverage to the township and surrounding areas, and builds on our existing coverage in Gisborne.

"Murupara and Dannevirke now enjoy enhanced coverage too. Both these sites add to Vodafone's coverage around these townships and their main highways. This really puts them on the digital mobile map", said Mr Rohan.

"Mobile technology is not just for city people. Whether it be in the office or in the wool shed, mobile telephony is the future of communications. And the future of mobile is digital - GSM digital.

"The decision to boost coverage in the Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Dannevirke regions reflects our commitment to ensure heartland New Zealand is at the forefront of future technology," said Mr Rohan.

"In our first two years in New Zealand we are investing more than $200 million, in preparation for the continuing growth of our customer base. The coverage improvements we have made in these regions is part of this investment programme," said Mr Rohan.

About Vodafone

Vodafone New Zealand Ltd is part of Vodafone AirTouch Plc, the world's largest mobile telecommunications company with 31.4 million customers, excluding paging customers. The company has interests in 24 countries over five continents.

As at the end of the September 1999 quarter Vodafone New Zealand had 293,000 customers on its fully digital network and provides coverage to over 96% of the population.

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VODAFONE BRINGS A DIGITAL CHRISTMAS TO THE WAIKATO

Christmas 1999 promises to be the season of the mobile phone in the Waikato region, with Vodafone New Zealand Ltd enhancing its GSM digital mobile network in the area.

Vodafone users in Hamilton South East, Gordonton, Tahuna, Tamihana and those around (and travelling along) State Highway 1 between Mercer and Te Kauwhata, can now benefit from extended coverage in the area.

"Mobile technology is not just for city people. Whether it be in the office or the milking shed, mobile telephony is the future of communications. And the future of mobile is digital - GSM digital," said John Rohan, Managing Director.

"Vodafone intends to make sure New Zealanders can enjoy the benefits of world class GSM coverage, whether they are from the Waikato, Wellington or Waihi.

"The decision to boost coverage in the Waikato reflects our commitment to ensure heartland New Zealand is at the forefront of future technology," said Mr Rohan.

Waikato will benefit from GSM digital's unsurpassed clarity and security. With GSM you can transmit data in digital form, forward faxes, receive text messages and customise your mobile phone," Mr Rohan said.

"In our first two years in New Zealand we are investing more than $200 million, in preparation for the continuing growth of our customer base. The coverage improvements we have made in the Waikato region is part of this investment programme," said Mr Rohan.

About Vodafone

Vodafone New Zealand Ltd is part of Vodafone AirTouch Plc, the world's largest mobile telecommunications company with 31.4 million customers, excluding paging customers. The company has interests in 24 countries over five continents.

As at the end of the September 1999 quarter Vodafone New Zealand had 293,000 customers on its fully digital network and provides coverage to over 96% of the population.

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VODAFONE DELIVERS EARLY XMAS PRESNETS TO HEARTLAND MAINLANDERS

GSM digital coverage has been boosted in many rural areas of the South Island as part of Vodafone New Zealand Ltd's Christmas extension of its mobile network.

Vodafone's Managing Director John Rohan said the decision to boost coverage in the South Island's heartland was good news for the busy Christmas season.

Farmers and residents in Clinton, Fairlie, and Culverden are benefiting from extended coverage thanks to Vodafone boosting its nationwide GSM digital network. Two sites are also currently under construction in Otematata and Kurow, with another planned for Mt John near Tekapo.

"Mobile technology is not just for city people. Whether it be in the office or the wool shed, mobile telephony is the future of communications. And the future of mobile is digital - GSM digital.

"Vodafone intends to make sure New Zealanders can enjoy the benefits of worldclass GSM coverage," said Mr Rohan.

"The decision to boost coverage in the South Island reflects our commitment to ensure Mainlanders are at the forefront of future technology. South Islanders have taken to mobile at a rapid pace, and it's great to be able to strengthen the coverage for such savvy, prolific users.

"In our first two years in New Zealand we are investing more than $200 million, in preparation for the continuing growth of our customer base. The coverage improvements we have made in these regions is part of this investment programme," said Mr Rohan.

About Vodafone

Vodafone New Zealand Ltd is part of Vodafone AirTouch Plc, the world's largest mobile telecommunications company with 31.4 million customers, excluding paging customers. The company has interests in 24 countries over five continents.

As at the end of September 1999 quarter Vodafone New Zealand had 293,000 customers on its fully digital network and provides coverage to over 96% of the population.

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NEW BRIGHTON GETS EARLY XMAS PRESENT FROM VODAFONE

GSM digital coverage has been significantly boosted in New Brighton as part of Vodafone New Zealand Ltd's Christmas extension of its mobile network.

Vodafone's Managing Director John Rohan said the decision to boost coverage in the area was good news for the busy Christmas season.

"The new site provides coverage to a popular summer suburb for Christchurch, including the New Brighton Plaza Mall, Brighton Beach, Southshore, and north to Waimariri Beach," said Mr Rohan.

"The decision to boost coverage in the Christchurch area reflects our commitment to ensure Christchurch residents are at the forefront of future technology. Mainlanders have taken to mobile at a rapid pace, and it's great to be able to strengthen the coverage for such savvy, prolific users.

"Mobile telephony is the future of communications. And the future of mobile is digital - GSM digital", said Mr Rohan.

"In our first two years in New Zealand we are investing more than $200 million, in preparation for the continuing growth of our customer base. The coverage improvements we have made in Christchurch is part of this investment programme," said Mr Rohan.

About Vodafone

Vodafone New Zealand Ltd is part of Vodafone AirTouch Plc, the world's largest mobile telecommunications company with 31.4 million customers, excluding paging customers. The company has interests in 24 countries over five continents.

As at the end of the September quarter Vodafone New Zealand had 293,000 customers on its fully digital network and provides coverage to over 96% of the population.

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