About Vodafone

We’re a world-leading technology communications company with 625 million+ global customers, a presence in 65 countries and 94 million+ business IoT connections.

Our story so far

We made the first mobile phone call in the UK, were the first to introduce texting and then brought international roaming to the British people.

1980s
UK's first mobile call

UK's first mobile call

New Year’s Day, 1985. Vodafone’s first chair, Sir Ernest Harrison, gets a mobile phone call from his son, Michael. This makes the history books as the UK’s first ever mobile phone call.

1990s
World's first text

World's first text

3 December, 1992. Vodafone’s director, Richard Jarvis, gets a text on his Orbitel TBU 901 from software engineer, Neil Papworth. ‘Merry Christmas,’ it says. This is the world’s first SMS text message. By 1999, we’ve hit 5 million customers.

2000s
A household name

A household name

We start the noughties by investing in a £5.9 billion 3G license – and signing a sponsorship deal with Manchester United. Next, we roll out roaming for 7.9 million customers, open our Newbury HQ, and launch the Vodafone Foundation. We end the decade with our famous ‘Power to you’ campaign and several awards to our name.

Reasons to choose us

UK’s best mobile network

Find out how we're keeping the UK connected.

VeryMe Rewards

Treats, freebies, giveaways, competitions – built for you.

5G in more places

We’re the first network to bring you 5G abroad – in 114 places.

Vodafone Together

Unlimited home broadband and mobile data in one great deal.

Our mission

Connect for a better future

As a technology communications company, our mission is to connect the UK and build an exciting digital future that works for everyone.

Be responsible and sustainable

We want to achieve our vision while minimising our impact on the planet, reducing the energy we use and the waste we produce.

Be the best place to work

We’re a company whose workforce reflects our customers and the societies in which we operate. We offer a flexible working environment with an extensive benefits package that can be tailored to suit our employees and their families.

Proud to promote inclusion for all

We’re proud to offer equal opportunities regardless of age, cultural background, disability, gender, marital status, nationality, political belief, race, religious or sexual orientation. We’re building a truly inclusive culture.

18+m customers in the UK
660+k Home Broadband customers
400+ UK retail stores
94+m connections in IOT

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What we're up to