Live life unlimited on our next-generation network
We’ve got a history of firsts – we made the UK’s first mobile phone call, sent the first text message, and supported the nation’s first holographic 5G call.
We do it for you – so you can live your life connected – now and tomorrow.
First mobile call
Michael Harrison calls his dad – our first ever chairperson Sir Ernest Harrison – at 12:01am on 1 January 1985. This makes the history books as the UK’s first ever mobile phone call.
First text message
One of our test engineers, Neil Papworth, sends his colleague the UK’s first text message on Christmas Eve – it said, ‘Merry Christmas.’
First 3G call
The UK’s first 3G voice call is made in the Thames Valley using our network of 30 radio base stations.
First network you could roam with
We give our Pay monthly customers the chance to roam for the first time.
First delivery by 4G-powered drone
For the first time ever, we send a special Christmas delivery by 4G-powered drone to the Portland Bill Coastwatch in Dorset.
First holographic call
We use 5G technology to make the UK’s first holographic call. England and Manchester City’s Women’s Football Captain, Steph Houghton MBE, appeared on stage at Vodafone HQ as a 3D hologram – live from Manchester.
And in 2019?
This year, we launched our 5G network, and opened up a faster, freer world.