Vodafone today delivered a surprise launch of the highly-anticipated Samsung GALAXY S III, which was available online from 11am and in store from midday, with double the usual data for the first 12 months.
To celebrate the launch of the Samsung GALAXY S III, Joel Madden from Good Charlotte and hit TV show The Voice made a surprise appearance at the Vodafone store on Pitt Street to present the hot new phone to Vodafone’s very first customer. (See photos here)
‘Designed for humans and inspired by nature’, the Samsung GALAXY S III is beyond smart and promises to fulfil the owner’s every need by thinking as they think and acting as they act. With incredible new features such as Pop Up Play and Best Photo, the new double the data offer from Vodafone allows customers to experience the full capabilities of the new smartphone.
Ross Parker, General Manager of Devices and Pricing, Vodafone said: “Our customers have an almost insatiable appetite for mobile internet and entertainment, and there’s a very simple rule we use to size our data inclusions: the faster and more intuitive the phone, the more our customers will use it, so we’re doubling our usual data inclusions for the first year on Vodafone.”
Parker continues, “We want our customers to enjoy the incredible Samsung Galaxy S III experience on Vodafone’s new network without having to worry about their data use.”
Samsung GALAXY S III key features include:
- HD Super AMOLED display
o 4.8 inches of high definition display and vivid viewing experience
o See reality with true colours and an ultra-fast response time
- Smart Stay
o A phone that can read you as you read it
o Smart Stay keeps the screen bright until you look away
- S Voice
o Some photos listen, this one responds
o Use your voice to wake up and control your phone
- Direct Call
o Sometimes its simpler to just make a phone call
o Lifting your phone to your ear calls who you’ve messaging
- Best Photo
o Do you struggle to take the perfect photo first time?
o GALAXY S III takes eight shots, then chooses the best one
- Pop Up Play
o Want to do more than one thing at a time?
o Watch HD video as you TXT or email, on the same screen
The amazing Samsung GALAXY S III also includes a 1.4GHz quad-core processor; the latest Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system; 8 mega pixel camera with single-LED flash that enables simultaneous HD video and image recording, auto-focus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection; ‘smart stay’ eye tracking that keeps the screen on while you’re looking at it; ‘direct call’ functionality that automatically dials the number on the screen when you lift the phone to your ear; and a ‘buddy photo share’ capability that uses facial recognition on photos to automatically tag people based on profile pictures in your contacts.
Customers can fully explore what the new device can do on the new Vodafone network. Following more than $1 billion invested into its new network, Vodafone is making significant progress on its continuing rollout, with more than 1,100 new 850MHz 3G sites now operating and an additional 400 new 850MHz sites scheduled to come online in the next few months. Vodafone’s new 850MHz 3G network layer is already delivering improved indoor and outdoor coverage, providing important new coverage to reduce network blackspots and dropped calls, while also improving the experience for customers using internet-enabled smartphones such as the new Samsung GALAXY S III, tablets and mobile broadband devices.
Following the investment in its network, Vodafone is also offering new and upgrading customers a Vodafone Network Guarantee. The guarantee allows postpaid customers choosing a new smartphone, tablet or mobile broadband device on one of Vodafone’s great value plans to experience the new Vodafone network, and if they’re not fully satisfied within the first 30 days of their contract, they can return the device and only pay for what they’ve used until the cancellation goes through. Full details and terms and conditions are available at www.vodafone.com.au/guarantee.