For the first time on the Romanian market, videotones are available to Connex customers in the Play portal

Starting Thursday October 6, 2005, Connex customers can benefit from a new service available in the Play portal: the videotones.

 'žWe want Connex customers to enjoy the latest advantages that mobile entertainment brings. Videotones are innovative services, available for the first time in Romania. Combining ringtones and animation in a new format, videotones services aim at offering our customers a unique and delightful mobile experience. By this services also, we are committed to continuously enrich the Play portal with new content and services', said Ken Campbell, Chief Marketing Officer, Connex.

Videotones are available to all subscribers who access the Play portal and own mobile phones compatible with this new service. Mobile phones compatible with the new service
Nokia 6630
Nokia 6680
Nokia 3230
Nokia 3650
Nokia 3660
Nokia 6260
Nokia 6600
Nokia 6670
Nokia 7610
Panasonic X701
New compatible phones are to be added to this portofolio in the next period.

Connex customers can download videotones by accessing the Extra section in the Play portal. They can then use them to personalize both audio and video calls.

Connex is the first video mobile telephony network in Romania and had 5.250.621 customers, as of June 30, 2005. Connex is a trademark of MobiFon S.A., a subsidiary of Vodafone Group Plc. Vodafone is the world'™s largest mobile community with equity interests in 27 countries and Partner Networks in a further 14 countries. Providing a full range of mobile telecommunications services, including voice and data communications, Vodafone currently serves 165 million proportionate customers worldwide.