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Hitting the beach or festivals this summer? Vodafone's got you covered

Investment into digital infrastructure means Vodafone customers are better connected at holiday hotspots over the summer

With Kiwis set to escape to holiday hotspots as Covid restrictions start to ease and the Auckland border comes down, Vodafone customers can keep in touch with friends, whānau or work around the country as the company has added extra capacity into its mobile network in Aotearoa.

Holiday hot spots are well covered with additional 42 mobile capacity upgrades completed in 2021 to cater to the expected increases in mobile phone data use at areas such as Omaha, Whangamata and Queenstown.

Vodafone is also ensuring festival-goers can keep in touch by standing up temporary cellsites on wheels (COWs) at some of the most popular events, including Northern Bass (Mangawhai), the Greenstone Summer Concert Tour 2022 in March (Taupo, Whitianga and Queenstown) and Rhythm & Vines in April (Gisborne).

Thaigan Govender, Head of Mobile Access Networks, hopes that customers use Vodafone's awesome mobile network around the regions to enjoy a safe and connected summer. "Summer is here and we've been working hard to ensure our slipped, slopped, slapped and wrapped Vodafone customers have great coverage for all their summer adventures. Whether it’s boogying the night away at festivals packed with local artists or just lounging on the beach, we want to ensure Vodafone customers can stay connected at the most popular summer destinations.

"We have a long history of setting up temporary cell sites around the country to support festivals and tourist hotspots. Though the 2021/22 summer period will feel slightly different for Kiwis, we're glad we can support customers with our robust network.”

To find out more about coverage in your area, be it home or away, please visit https://www.vodafone.co.nz/network/coverage/

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About Vodafone New Zealand:

Vodafone New Zealand is one of Aotearoa’s leading connectivity companies and we offer a range of broadband, mobile and technology products. We believe every New Zealander will thrive with access to the world’s best digital services and network technology. We maintain almost three million connections to consumer, business and public sector customers, as well as partner with world-leading brands to offer best-in-class ICT services to organisations in Aotearoa and beyond. Vodafone New Zealand is owned by Infratil and Brookfield Asset Management and we are now a partner market in the Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.co.nz

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