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  • 15 cities are now covered by Connex Vodafone 3G network
  • Attractive promotional offer combine video calling, fast Internet, better value on voice calls and 3G handsets at special prices

Connex Vodafone announced on Tuesday December 15, 2005 the launch of the 3G services in Braila, raising the number of cities with 3G coverage to 15.

'We are very pleased to offer 3G services in Braila, only a couple of weeks after launching these services in 6 other cities. Through faster data speeds, video calling and more affordable voice, Connex Vodafone customers have benefited enormously, and now it is Braila`s inhabitants turn to experience the innovative 3G services.  We are looking forward to expanding the coverage of our 3G network and to bringing more services to the market, in as many cities in Romania as possible', said Ken Campbell, Chief Marketing Officer Connex Vodafone.

Demonstrations of the 3G services are being made today in a press conference held in Braila.

Connex Vodafone 3G is a high capacity network that gives Connex Vodafone subscribers access to a range of new generation services. In addition to video calling and fast Internet, consumers can enjoy mobile television and the exciting content on the Play portal, from music video clips, to movie trailers, football videos from division A matches and other entertainment.

Business customers can now benefit from the advantages brought by the 3G Mobile Connect Card, which enables faster and easier access to the Internet, Intranet and Corporate e-mail, with up to 384 kbps data speeds. For the small and medium size enterprises, the 3G Multi Office is the best communications solution combining permanent broadband Internet connection, free national and group calls included, as well as special equipment for voice and data services access.

Attractive introductory offers combine video calling, fast Internet and more affordable voice in one single package with an extended range of 3G handsets at special prices.

The 3G services offered by Connex Vodafone are available also when roaming in 11 countries through 12 operators. For details, visit  www.vodafone.ro

Connex Vodafone is the first video mobile telephony network in Romania and had 5,529,007 customers as of September 30, 2005. Vodafone is the world'™s largest mobile community with equity interests in 27 countries and Partner Networks in a further 27 countries. Providing a full range of mobile telecommunications services, including voice and data communications, Vodafone currently serves 171 million proportionate customers worldwide.