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Wednesday 03 November, 2004

Vodafone Group Plc

Agreement with Vodacom

Vodafone Group Plc
03 November 2004


3 November 2004

      VODAFONE AND VODACOM TO DELIVER NEW MOBILE SERVICES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Vodafone Group today announced that it has reached an agreement with Vodacom,
South Africa's leading mobile operator, for Vodacom to market Vodafone's global
services.

Through the agreement, Vodacom will offer Vodafone's next generation mobile
services in the South African market. Vodacom will market the 3G Vodafone Mobile
Connect Card, Europe's first high speed lap top data card, to its business
customers. The Vodafone Mobile Connect Card allows customers to quickly install
a Vodafone branded data card and software on their lap top, offering access to
e-mail, calendar, contacts, and other business applications.

Vodacom plans to introduce Vodafone's industry leading multi-media consumer
service, Vodafone live!, early next year. Vodacom customers will be able to
access a whole new world of communication from customised Vodafone handsets,
supplied by world leading handset manufacturers. Customers will be able to send
and receive video and picture messages, download games, music, pictures and
video and access entertainment such as sport, news and weather from leading
entertainment brands. Vodafone live! is currently available in 20 countries and
already has more than 10 million customers.

The agreement will also enable Vodafone customers travelling in South Africa to
access Vodafone's enhanced roaming services. Contract and pre-paid Vodafone
customers using the Vodacom network will now be able to dial their domestic
short codes to seamlessly access mobile services such as voice mail and customer
services. Vodafone customers will also be able to use services such as the
Vodafone Mobile Connect Card and Vodafone live! Roaming costs will be made
simple and clear for Vodafone customers in South Africa with the future
introduction of Vodafone World, Vodafone's flat rate roaming price plan.

Vodacom customers will benefit from being able to seamlessly access their
Vodacom services in an increasing number of Vodafone's markets.

Peter Bamford, Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone, said:

'The enhanced partnership between Vodafone and Vodacom provides the opportunity
to bring new services, like the Vodafone Mobile Connect Card and Vodafone live!
to Vodacom's customers in South Africa. It also means that both Vodafone and
Vodacom customers will be able to access their services more easily when
travelling.

'Vodacom will now play an even more important part in Vodafone's global mobile
community. Our strengthened partnership will bring benefits to both companies
and our customers at a local and global level.'

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For further information:

Vodafone Group

Investor Relations                       Media Relations
Melissa Stimpson                         Bobby Leach
Darren Jones                             Ben Padovan
Tel: +44 (0) 1635 673310                 Jon Earl
                                         Tel: +44 (0) 1635 673310

Tavistock Communications
Lulu Bridges
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7920 3150


About Vodafone
Vodafone is the world's largest mobile community, with equity interests in 26
countries and Partner Networks in a further 13 countries, serving over 139
million proportionate customers worldwide.

The Vodafone Mobile Connect Card enables customers to access their business
applications from their lap top whilst out of the office. Available in 13
markets, more than 300,000 customers are now using the service.

Vodafone's global consumer service offering, Vodafone live!, opens up a world of
mobile colour communication, bringing news, information, e-mail, chat, sport,
location-based services, games and shopping to customers' mobile devices.
Vodafone live! is available in 20 countries globally and has already connected
more than 10 million customers worldwide.

(c) Vodafone Group 2004. Vodafone, Vodafone Mobile Connect Card and Vodafone
live! are trade marks of the Vodafone Group. Other product and company names
mentioned herein may be the trade marks of their respective owners.



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