Vodafone Goes to Channel Isles

Jersey Airtel brings Vodafone to the island as Airtel-Vodafone

May 1, 2007

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NEWBURY, U.K. -- Customers of Airtel-Vodafone will be able to benefit from a range ofVodafone services, tailored to the needs of Jersey customers, both at homeand when traveling in the UK and across the world, including VodafonePassport, a simple roaming price plan. Airtel-Vodafone services will alsoinclude a mobile multimedia service; Vodafone Simply, a straightforwardvoice and data package and the Vodafone Mobile Connect Card for laptopswhich makes possible wireless internet access. These Vodafone products,together with other exciting services, will be brought to customers inJersey by Airtel on a phased basis from launch.

In addition, business customers stand to benefit from a range of competitivecorporate devices and services, including BlackBerry from Vodafone.

David Watson, Chief Executive Officer of Airtel-Vodafone said"Airtel-Vodafone will bring best in class global mobile telecommunicationsto Jersey. There will be important benefits for both the Jersey consumer andbusiness customers, enabling them to live their lives and do business to thefullest whenever and wherever they are."

Matthias Jungemann, Director of Partner Markets at Vodafone said:"Vodafone's Partner Network Strategy is going from strength to strength,bringing benefits to Jersey and local operators such as Jersey Airtel.The creation of Airtel-Vodafone will mean that mobile network services of aglobal standard will be available to islanders and visitors alike, from thelaunch of the new mobile operator."

Mr. Watson added, "This partnership will ensure that Jersey will enjoy thevery latest mobile communications products and services for years to come,where world class communications services are so important to the economy."

In a separate release:

NEWBURY, U.K. -- Guernsey Airtel, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bharti Group, has todayannounced it will launch its mobile services on the Island of Guernsey aftersigning an agreement with Vodafone, the world's leading mobiletelecommunications group. The agreement will see Vodafone's leading globalproducts and services available on the island for the very first time.

Customers of Airtel in Guernsey will be able to benefit from a range ofVodafone services, tailored to the needs of the island's customers, both athome and when traveling in the UK and across the world, including VodafonePassport, a simple roaming price plan. Airtel services will also include amobile multimedia service; Vodafone Simply, a straightforward voice and datapackage and the Vodafone Mobile Connect Card for laptops which makespossible wireless internet access. These Vodafone products, together withother exciting services, will be brought to customers in Guernsey by Airtelon a phased basis from launch.

In addition, business customers stand to benefit from a range of competitivecorporate devices and services, including BlackBerry from Vodafone.

David Watson, Executive Director of Guernsey Airtel said "Our agreement withVodafone will bring best in class global mobile telecommunications toGuernsey. There will be important benefits for both the Guernsey consumerand business customers, enabling them to live their lives and do business tothe fullest whenever and wherever they are."

Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD)

Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Mumbai: BHARTIARTL)

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