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10 July 2013

Today’s news online TIMESOFMALTA.COM Vodafone launches new Traveller Plans – Vodafone Direct British High Commisioner lauds ‘unsung’ dimension to UK-Malta ties – Vodafone Indirect Joseph Calleja BoV Children’s Choir rehearsals underway – BOV CSR New Internet subscribers choosing Melita – Melita Direct GO wins exclusive Premier League rights until 2016 – GO Direct

DI-VE.COM Vodafone Malta Foundation supports Rowing Challenge – Vodafone CSR Direct Vodafone makes the smartphone experience super affordable – Vodafone Direct GO wins Premier League rights until 2016 – GO Direct

INDEPENDENT.COM.MT The Vodafone Malta Foundation supports Rowing Challenge 2 – Vodafone CSR Direct Vodafone makes the smartphone experience super affordable – Vodafone Direct BOV staff act as sparring partners in marathon training – BOV CSR GO awarded exclusive Barclays Premier League rights until 2016 – GO Direct


JOSANNECASSAR.COM Vodafone’s Mobile Wi-Fi at reduced rates – Vodafone Direct The Vodafone Malta Foundation supports Rowing Challenge 2 – Vodafone CSR Direct Vodafone makes the smartphone experience super affordable – Vodafone Direct New Traveller Plans from Vodafone – Vodafone Direct

MALTATODAY.COM.MT Vodafone’s Mobile Wi-Fi at reduced rates – Vodafone Direct New Internet subscribers choose Melita – Melita Direct GO wins exclusive Premier League rights until 2016 – GO Direct

GOZONEWS.COM Vodafone Malta Foundation supports Rowing Challenge 2 – Vodafone CSR Direct Vodafone Smart Android launched at “affordable prices” – Vodafone Direct Vodafone offers its customers the new Traveller Plan – Vodafone Direct GO has secured Premier League exclusive rights till 2016 – GO Direct

INEWSMALTA.COM Il-GO tirbah id-drittijiet tal-Premiership Ingliz – GO Direct


Vodafone in the news


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VODAFONE DIRECT JOSANNECASSAR.COM 2 JULY 2013

Vodafone’s Mobile Wi-Fi at reduced rates Vodafone has just lauched a new offer, where customers can now buy the Mobile WIFI R205 at €69 and get free internet for one whole month. The Mobile WIFI R205 is a portable home internet device that allows up to five devices to simultaneously connect to the internet over Vodafone’s network. The device can be used anywhere including at home and on the move. “Consumers nowadays have an array of WiFi enabled devices that they use both at home and when they’re out and about,” said Sandro Pisani, Head of Marketing at Vodafone Malta. “With this new offer, customers can now have a reasonably well priced and capable device that gives them a versatile portable Wi-Fi hotspot for virtually all kinds of laptops and tablets. Committed to offer the best in cutting-edge technology, Vodafone strives to bring to its customers the best propositions for data-on-the-move over a reliable network.” Vodafone prepaid internet plans include a data allowance of 1GB valid for 7 days for the price of €5 or 10GB valid for 30 days for the price of €25, both of which can be stopped any time at no extra charge. Alternatively, the Vodafone Mobile WiFi R205 is given for free on a 2-year contract. Vodafone provides a number of post-paid data plans which are now discounted. A data allowance of 5GB with download speeds of 21Mbps has now been reduced to €10 a month whereas a data allowance of 12GB with download speeds of 21Mbps has now been reduced to €15 a month. The Vodafone Mobile WiFI R205 can be used with laptops, game consoles and tablets to simultaneously access the internet through a single broadband connection. The device is very easy to set up. No wires and no installation are required. It also has a display screen which provides information about the type and strength of the signal available, WiFi connectivity and battery life. The device can be used for up to four hours without charging, making it attractive to anyone who requires internet on the move. For further information, call Vodafone Customer Care on 247 from a Vodafone line or on 9999 9247 from any other line, visit Vodafone’s website on http://www.vodafone.com.mt/prepaidinternetplans or Vodafone’s Facebook Page.


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VODAFONE DIRECT MALTATODAY.COM.MT 2 JULY 2013

Business Tuesday 2 July 2013 - 07:21

Vodafone’s Mobile Wi-Fi at reduced rates Vodafone has just lauched a new offer, where customers can now buy the Mobile WIFI R205 at €69 and get free internet for one whole month.

The Mobile WIFI R205 is a portable home internet device that allows up to five devices to simultaneously connect to the internet over Vodafone's network. The device can be used anywhere including at home and on the move.

"Consumers nowadays have an array of WiFi enabled devices that they use both at home and when they're out and about," said Sandro Pisani, Head of Marketing at Vodafone Malta. "With this new offer, customers can now have a reasonably well priced and capable device that gives them a versatile portable Wi-Fi hotspot for virtually all kinds of laptops and tablets. Committed to offer the best in cutting-edge technology, Vodafone strives to bring to its customers the best propositions for data-on-the-move over a reliable network."

Vodafone prepaid internet plans include a data allowance of 1GB valid for 7 days for the price of €5 or 10GB valid for 30 days for the price of €25, both of which can be stopped any time at no extra charge. Alternatively, the Vodafone Mobile WiFi R205 is given for free on a 2-year contract. Vodafone provides a number of post-paid data plans which are now discounted. A data allowance of 5GB with download speeds of 21Mbps has now been reduced to €10 a month whereas a data allowance of 12GB with download speeds of 21Mbps has now been reduced to €15 a month. The Vodafone Mobile WiFI R205 can be used with laptops, game consoles and tablets to simultaneously access the internet through a single broadband connection.

The device is very easy to set up. No wires and no installation are required. It also has a display screen which provides information about the type and strength of the signal available, WiFi connectivity and battery life. The device can be used for up to four hours without charging, making it attractive to anyone who requires internet on the move.

For further information, call Vodafone Customer Care on 247 from a Vodafone line or on 9999 9247 from any other line, visit Vodafone's website on http://www.vodafone.com.mt/prepaidinternetplans or Vodafone's Facebook Page.


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VODAOFNE DIRECT GOZONEWS.COM 9 JULY 2013

Vodafone offers its customers the new Traveller Plan Posted By Gozo News On July 9, 2013 @ 8:12 am In Malta News | No Comments

Vodafone pre-paid and post-paid customers travelling to EU, Switzerland and Turkey and who currently take advantage of the Traveller Plan will now be updated on the new Vodafone Traveller plan. The company said that for €3 daily, clients will get a daily bundle of free unlimited incoming calls, a number of minutes in calls to Malta, an amount of SMS to any destination, an amount of Data-on-Your-Mobile and standard local rates for out of bundle usage. “With Vodafone, customers can have peace of mind and get in touch with their family and friends easily when travelling abroad ,” said Sandro Pisani, Head of Marketing at Vodafone Malta. “We are giving our customers more value for their money while they can always share memorable moments with their loved ones. In this way Vodafone customers can travel across Traveller countries and use their smartphones as though they were still at home.” Vodafone said that when opting for Vodafone Traveller, customers on NON-RED Plans and Prepaid plans will get a daily bundle of 30 minutes in calls to Malta, 30 SMS to any destination and 30MB of Data-on-YourMobile. They will also carry their local standard rates for out of bundle usage. Vodafone post-paid customers can apply for this offer by calling 247 or by visiting one of Vodafone’s retail outlets. The offer is available on the last issued Smartphone plans and Vodafone RED Plans, whilst all Vodafone pre-paid customers can apply for this offer by sending an SMS with the word TRAVEL, calling 247 or by visiting one of Vodafone’s retail outlets across Malta and Gozo. More information is available by calling 247 for free from a Vodafone line or 9999 9247 from any other line or on Vodafone’s website on http://www.vodafone.com.mt/traveller [1].


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT JOSANNECASSAR.COM 9 JULY 2013

The Vodafone Malta Foundation supports Rowing Challenge 2 All in the name of charity, determined trio will brave harsh conditions when they row from Sardinia to Malta to raise funds for the Children In Need Foundation through the Rowing Challenge 2, supported by the Vodafone Malta Foundation. Following five months of gruelling training, Daniel Abela, Ruben Vassallo and Neville Calleja are now putting the finishing touches on their plan to row from Sardinia to Malta to raise a large sum for the Children In Need Foundation in the Rowing Challenge 2, supported by the Vodafone Malta Foundation. The men will brave harsh conditions and a tough 600km journey in an effort to beat the €92,000 that Daniel Abela raised in his solo challenge that saw him row from Sicily to Malta in 2008. That sum has since made it possible for 21 families to enjoy an all-expenses-paid holiday with their sick children. This year, the funds raised will go to Children In Need, a foundation recently founded and chaired by Daniel Abela to help as many disadvantaged children in Malta as possible. “This foundation brings together Puttinu and Inspire, two of Malta’s leading children’s charities,” he explains. “It is a project that will see the two work together for the greater good, and will specifically support two of their key upcoming initiatives, as well as offer additional funding to other children’s charities or individual cases that might need support. Every cent donated to our Rowing Challenge will be injected straight into the Foundation’s efforts, since all of our expenses are going to be covered by ourselves” he adds. Two of the projects already highlighted to receive funds are Puttinu who in collaboration with Beyond the Moon will send children suffering from cancer or other illnesses n and their families on a dream holiday to Disneyland Paris and the setting up of Inspire’s educational centre specifically aimed at assisting children with learning disabilities such as autism and dyslexia, a first for Malta.


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT JOSANNECASSAR.COM 9 JULY 2013

In support of the initiative, Gemma Mifsud Bonnici, Chairperson of the Vodafone Malta Foundation, said that, “the relationship between the Vodafone Malta Foundation and Daniel Abela goes back a long way. We first supported him in 2006 when he walked underwater, and then in 2008 when he took on the challenge to row single-handedly from Sicily to Malta in aid of the Puttinu Children’s Cancer Support Group and the Beyond the Moon programme. This year, we are more than happy to support him again. Over the past few years we helped more than 20 families realise their dream vacation at the Paris Disneyland Resort with their children, and we are more than willing to do the same this time around,” Mrs Mifsud Bonnici concluded. The rowing trio, who have been trained under the careful guidance of coach Iman Galea, are now gearing up for a tough 10 day experience, especially as they will be completely self-sufficient for food, water, directions and first aid. “We’re totally on our own, which is a very daunting thought,” said Neville Calleja. “But it will be worth it” added RubenVassallo. “Knowing we can make such a tangible difference to these innocent children, and bring smiles to their faces, is what inspired this challenge, and is what will keep us going when we’re at sea. We’re so grateful to the Vodafone Malta Foundation for their on-going support and the many other benefactors, however large or small, to come forward and help us to achieve and exceed our goal” concluded Daniel Abela. Daniel Abela, Ruben Vassallo and Neville Calleja will set off from Sardinia during the third week of July and look forward to seeing as many people as possible on their return to Golden Bay, approximately ten days later. In the interim, the public is invited to make donations by cheque to the Children In Need Foundation, 217/ 1, September Avenue, Naxxar, NXR 1013.


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VODAFONE DIRECT JOSANNECASSAR.COM 9 JULY 2013

Vodafone makes the smartphone experience super affordable In its effort to make the Smartphone experience more affordable, Vodafone Malta has just launched the new and powerful Vodafone Smart Android discounted at a breakthhrough price of €79 to all Vodafone customers, making it the most affordable smartphone in the Vodafone range that delivers an uncompromised level of performance and functionality. “We continuously push our boundaries with what is possible with our range of smartphones and tablets, giving more people the opportunity to join the mobile internet revolution at an exceptional price,” said Sandro Pisani, Head of Marketing at Vodafone Malta. “With the small price tag of €79 we will give a new wave of customers everything the mobile internet has to offer, from simple messaging through to multimedia apps and sophisticated location-based services. This device sets a new benchmark for high performance and an outstanding user experience in the value segment of the mobile market.” The Vodafone Smart Android has been specifically designed to deliver the complete mobile internet experience to the majority of users yet to benefit from smartphone ownership. It has a feature-packed design and operates on Jelly Bean 4.1 Android operating system with connectivity to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and high speed 3G UMTS HSPA. With a highly responsive 3.5 inch HVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen users can comfortably use all the popular internet sites and social networking platforms via readily installed software including Facebook, Google Maps and YouTube. For further information on the Vodafone Smart Android visit one of Vodafone’s stores across Malta and Gozo, call 247 for free from a Vodafone line of 9999 9247 from any other line or log onto www.vodafone.com.mt or Vodafone’s Facebook page.


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VODAFONE DIRECT JOSANNECASSAR.COM 9 JULY 2013

New Traveller Plans from Vodafone Vodafone pre-paid and post-paid customers travelling to EU, Switzerland and Turkey and who currently take advantage of the Traveller Plan will now be updated on the new Vodafone Traveller plan. For just €3 daily, clients will enjoy a daily bundle of free unlimited incoming calls, a number of minutes in calls to Malta, an amount of SMS to any destination, an amount of Data-on-Your-Mobile and standard local rates for out of bundle usage. “With Vodafone, customers can have peace of mind and get in touch with their family and friends easily when travelling abroad ,” said Sandro Pisani, Head of Marketing at Vodafone Malta. “We are giving our customers more value for their money while they can always share memorable moments with their loved ones. In this way Vodafone customers can travel across Traveller countries and use their smartphones as though they were still at home.” When opting for Vodafone Traveller, customers on NON-RED Plans and Prepaid plans will be enjoying a daily bundle of 30 minutes in calls to Malta, 30 SMS to any destination and 30MB of Data-on-YourMobile. They will also carry their local standard rates for out of bundle usage. The new Vodafone Traveller is also available on the RED plans, whereby RED BASIC customers have the opportunity to enjoy 60 minutes in calls to Malta, unlimited free incoming calls, 60 SMS to any destinations and 60 MB of Data. Customers on the RED plan will be enjoying 100 minutes in calls to Malta, umlimited free incoming calls, 100 SMS to any destinations and 100MB of internet. RED Premium clients may opt to have unlimited calls to Malta, unlimited free incoming calls, unlimited SMS to any destination and 150MB of data. All out of bundle usage will be charged at the local standard rates. All this, is offered for €3 per day. Vodafone post-paid customers can apply for this offer by calling 247 or by visiting one of Vodafone’s retail outlets. The offer is available on the last issued Smartphone plans and Vodafone RED Plans, whilst all Vodafone pre-paid customers can apply for this offer by sending an SMS with the word TRAVEL, calling 247 or by visiting one of Vodafone’s retail outlets across Malta and Gozo.. More information is available by calling 247 for free from a Vodafone line or 9999 9247 from any other line or on Vodafone’s website on http://www.vodafone.com.mt/traveller.


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT DI-VE.COM 5 JULY 2013

05 | 07 | 2013 at 16:47

Vodafone Malta Foundation supports Rowing Challenge Article By:di-ve.com news Following five months of gruelling training, Daniel Abela, Ruben Vassallo and Neville Calleja are now putting the finishing touches on their plan to row from Sardinia to Malta to raise funds for the Children In Need Foundation in the Rowing Challenge 2, supported by the Vodafone Malta Foundation.

The men will brave harsh conditions and a tough 600km journey in an effort to beat the €92,000 that Daniel Abela raised in his solo challenge that saw him row from Sicily to Malta in 2008. That sum has since made it possible for 21 families to enjoy an all-expenses-paid holiday with their sick children. This year, the funds raised will go to Children In Need, a foundation recently founded and chaired by Daniel Abela to help disadvantaged children. “This foundation brings together Puttinu and Inspire, two of Malta’s leading children’s charities,” he explains. “It is a project that will see the two work together for the greater good, and will specifically support two of their key upcoming initiatives, as well as offer additional funding to other children’s


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT DI-VE.COM 5 JULY 2013

charities or individual cases that might need support. Every cent donated to our Rowing Challenge will be injected straight into the Foundation’s efforts, since all of our expenses are going to be covered by ourselves” he adds. Two of the projects already highlighted to receive funds are Puttinu who in collaboration with Beyond the Moon will send children suffering from cancer or other illnesses and their families on a dream holiday to Disneyland Paris and the setting up of Inspire’s educational centre specifically aimed at assisting children with learning disabilities such as autism and dyslexia, a first for Malta. In support of the initiative, Chairperson of the Vodafone Malta Foundation Gemma Mifsud Bonnici said that, “The relationship between the Vodafone Malta Foundation and Daniel Abela goes back a long way. We first supported him in 2006 when he walked underwater, and then in 2008 when he took on the challenge to row single-handedly from Sicily to Malta in aid of the Puttinu Children’s Cancer Support Group and the Beyond the Moon programme.” “This year, we are more than happy to support him again. Over the past few years we helped more than 20 families realise their dream vacation at the Paris Disneyland Resort with their children, and we are more than willing to do the same this time around,” Ms Mifsud Bonnici concluded. Daniel Abela, Ruben Vassallo and Neville Calleja will set off from Sardinia during the third week of July and look forward to seeing as many people as possible on their return to Golden Bay, approximately ten days later. In the interim, the public is invited to make donations by cheque to the Children In Need Foundation, 217/ 1, September Avenue, Naxxar, NXR 1013.


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT GOZONEWS.COM 6 JULY 2013

Vodafone Malta Foundation supports Rowing Challenge 2 Posted By Gozo News On July 6, 2013 @ 8:21 am In Malta News | No Comments

Following five months of gruelling training, Daniel Abela, Ruben Vassallo and Neville Calleja are now putting the finishing touches on their plan to row from Sardinia to Malta to raise a large sum for the Children In Need Foundation in the Rowing Challenge 2, supported by the Vodafone Malta Foundation. The men will brave harsh conditions and a tough 600km journey in an effort to beat the €92,000 that Daniel Abela raised in his solo challenge that saw him row from Sicily to Malta in 2008. That sum has since made it possible for 21 families to enjoy an all-expenses-paid holiday with their sick children. This year, the funds raised will go to Children In Need, a foundation recently founded and chaired by Daniel Abela to help as many disadvantaged children in Malta as possible. “This foundation brings together Puttinu and Inspire, two of Malta’s leading children’s charities,” he explains. “It is a project that will see the two work together for the greater good, and will specifically support two of their key upcoming initiatives, as well as offer additional funding to other children’s charities or individual cases that might need support.” “Every cent donated to our Rowing Challenge will be injected straight into the Foundation’s efforts, since all of our expenses are going to be covered by ourselves,” he adds. Two of the projects already highlighted to receive funds are Puttinu who in collaboration with Beyond the Moon will send children suffering from cancer or other illnesses n and their families on a dream holiday to Disneyland Paris and the setting up of Inspire’s educational centre specifically aimed at assisting children with learning disabilities such as autism and dyslexia, a first for Malta. In support of the initiative, Gemma Mifsud Bonnici, Chairperson of the Vodafone Malta Foundation, said that, “the relationship between the Vodafone Malta Foundation and Daniel Abela goes back a long way. We first supported him in 2006 when he walked underwater, and then in 2008 when he took on the challenge to row


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT GOZONEWS.COM 6 JULY 2013

single-handedly from Sicily to Malta in aid of the Puttinu Children’s Cancer Support Group and the Beyond the Moon programme.” “This year, we are more than happy to support him again. Over the past few years we helped more than 20 families realise their dream vacation at the Paris Disneyland Resort with their children, and we are more than willing to do the same this time around,” Mrs Mifsud Bonnici concluded. The rowing trio, who have been trained under the careful guidance of coach Iman Galea, are now gearing up for a tough 10 day experience, especially as they will be completely self-sufficient for food, water, directions and first aid. “We’re totally on our own, which is a very daunting thought,” said Neville Calleja. “But it will be worth it,” added RubenVassallo. “Knowing we can make such a tangible difference to these innocent children, and bring smiles to their faces, is what inspired this challenge, and is what will keep us going when we’re at sea. We’re so grateful to the Vodafone Malta Foundation for their on-going support and the many other benefactors, however large or small, to come forward and help us to achieve and exceed our goal,” concluded DanielAbela. Daniel Abela, Ruben Vassallo and Neville Calleja will set off from Sardinia during the third week of July and look forward to seeing as many people as possible on their return to Golden Bay, approximately ten days later. In the interim, the public is invited to make donations by cheque to the Children In Need Foundation, 217/ 1, September Avenue, Naxxar, NXR 1013.


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VODAFONE DIRECT GOZONEWS.COM 7 JULY 2013

Vodafone Smart Android launched at “affordable prices” Posted By Gozo News On July 7, 2013 @ 3:25 pm In Malta News | No Comments

In its effort to make the Smartphone experience more affordable, Vodafone Malta said that it has just launched the new and powerful Vodafone Smart Android discounted at a breakthhrough price of €79 to all Vodafone customers, “making it the most affordable smartphone in the Vodafone range that delivers an uncompromised level of performance and functionality.” “We continuously push our boundaries with what is possible with our range of smartphones and tablets, giving more people the opportunity to join the mobile internet revolution at an exceptional price,” said Sandro Pisani, Head of Marketing at Vodafone Malta.” “With the small price tag of €79 we will give a new wave of customers everything the mobile internet has to offer, from simple messaging through to multimedia apps and sophisticated location-based services. This device sets a new benchmark for high performance and an outstanding user experience in the value segment of the mobile market.” The company said that the Vodafone Smart Android has been specifically designed to deliver the complete mobile internet experience to the majority of users yet to benefit from smartphone ownership. It has a feature-packed design and operates on Jelly Bean 4.1 Android operating system with connectivity to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and high speed 3G UMTS HSPA. For further information on the Vodafone Smart Android visit one of Vodafone’s stores across Malta and Gozo, call 247 for free from a Vodafone line of 9999 9247 from any other line or log onto www.vodafone.com.mt [1] or Vodafone’s Facebook page.


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VODAFONE DIRECT DI-VE.COM 5 JULY 2013

05 | 07 | 2013 at 16:44

Vodafone makes the smartphone experience super affordable Article By:di-ve.com news

In its effort to make the Smartphone experience more affordable, Vodafone Malta has just launched the new and powerful Vodafone Smart Android discounted at a breakthhrough price of €79 to all Vodafone customers, making it the most affordable smartphone in the Vodafone range that delivers an uncompromised level of performance and functionality.

“We continuously push our boundaries with what is possible with our range of smartphones and tablets, giving more people the opportunity to join the mobile internet revolution at an exceptional price,” said Head of Marketing at Vodafone Malta Sandro Pisani. “With the small price tag of €79 we will give a new wave of customers everything the mobile internet has to offer, from simple messaging through to multimedia apps and sophisticated location-based services. This device sets a new benchmark for high performance and an outstanding user experience in the value segment of the mobile market,” Mr Pisani continued. The Vodafone Smart Android has been specifically designed to deliver the complete mobile internet experience to the majority of users yet to benefit from smartphone ownership. It has a feature-packed design and operates on Jelly Bean 4.1 Android operating system with connectivity to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and high speed 3G UMTS HSPA. With a highly responsive 3.5 inch HVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen users can comfortably use all the popular internet sites and social networking platforms via readily installed software including Facebook, Google Maps and YouTube. For further information on the Vodafone Smart Android visit one of Vodafone’s stores across Malta and Gozo, call 247 for free from a Vodafone line of 9999 9247 from any other line or log onto www.vodafone.com.mt or Vodafone’s Facebook page.


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT INDEPENDENT.COM.MT 5 JULY 2013

The Vodafone Malta Foundation supports Rowing Challenge 2

Friday, 05 July 2013, 14:14

All in the name of charity, determined trio will brave harsh conditions when they row from Sardinia to Malta to raise funds for the Children In Need Foundation through the Rowing Challenge 2, supported by the Vodafone Malta Foundation. Following five months of gruelling training, Daniel Abela, Ruben Vassallo and Neville Calleja are now putting the finishing touches on their plan to row from Sardinia to Malta to raise a large sum for the Children In Need Foundation in the Rowing Challenge 2, supported by the Vodafone Malta Foundation. The men will brave harsh conditions and a tough 600km journey in an effort to beat the â‚Ź92,000 that Daniel Abela raised in his solo challenge that saw him row from Sicily to Malta in 2008. That sum has since made it possible for 21 families to enjoy an all-expenses-paid holiday with their sick children. This year, the funds raised will go to Children In Need, a foundation recently founded and chaired by Daniel Abela to help as many disadvantaged children in Malta as possible.


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT INDEPENDENT.COM.MT 5 JULY 2013

“This foundation brings together Puttinu and Inspire, two of Malta’s leading children’s charities,” he explains. “It is a project that will see the two work together for the greater good, and will specifically support two of their key upcoming initiatives, as well as offer additional funding to other children’s charities or individual cases that might need support. Every cent donated to our Rowing Challenge will be injected straight into the Foundation’s efforts, since all of our expenses are going to be covered by ourselves” he adds. Two of the projects already highlighted to receive funds are Puttinu who in collaboration with Beyond the Moon will send children suffering from cancer or other illnesses n and their families on a dream holiday to Disneyland Paris and the setting up of Inspire’s educational centre specifically aimed at assisting children with learning disabilities such as autism and dyslexia, a first for Malta. In support of the initiative, Gemma Mifsud Bonnici, Chairperson of the Vodafone Malta Foundation, said that, “the relationship between the Vodafone Malta Foundation and Daniel Abela goes back a long way. We first supported him in 2006 when he walked underwater, and then in 2008 when he took on the challenge to row single-handedly from Sicily to Malta in aid of the Puttinu Children’s Cancer Support Group and the Beyond the Moon programme. This year, we are more than happy to support him again. Over the past few years we helped more than 20 families realise their dream vacation at the Paris Disneyland Resort with their children, and we are more than willing to do the same this time around,” Mrs Mifsud Bonnici concluded. The rowing trio, who have been trained under the careful guidance of coach Iman Galea, are now gearing up for a tough 10 day experience, especially as they will be completely selfsufficient for food, water, directions and first aid. “We’re totally on our own, which is a very daunting thought,” said Neville Calleja. “But it will be worth it” added RubenVassallo. “Knowing we can make such a tangible difference to these innocent children, and bring smiles to their faces, is what inspired this challenge, and is what will keep us going when we’re at sea. We’re so grateful to the Vodafone Malta Foundation for their on-going support and the many other benefactors, however large or small, to come forward and help us to achieve and exceed our goal” concluded DanielAbela. Daniel Abela, Ruben Vassallo and Neville Calleja will set off from Sardinia during the third week of July and look forward to seeing as many people as possible on their return to Golden Bay, approximately ten days later. In the interim, the public is invited to make donations by cheque to the Children In Need Foundation, 217/ 1, September Avenue, Naxxar, NXR 1013.


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VODAFONE DIRECT INDEPENDENT.COM.MT 5 JULY 2013

Vodafone makes the smartphone experience super affordable

Friday, 05 July 2013, 14:50

In its effort to make the Smartphone experience more affordable, Vodafone Malta has just launched the new and powerful Vodafone Smart Android discounted at a breakthhrough price of €79 to all Vodafone customers, making it the most affordable smartphone in the Vodafone range that delivers an uncompromised level of performance and functionality. “We continuously push our boundaries with what is possible with our range of smartphones and tablets, giving more people the opportunity to join the mobile internet revolution at an exceptional price,” said Sandro Pisani, Head of Marketing at Vodafone Malta. “With the small price tag of €79 we will give a new wave of customers everything the mobile internet has to offer, from simple messaging through to multimedia apps and sophisticated location-based services. This device sets a new benchmark for high performance and an outstanding user experience in the value segment of the mobile market.” The Vodafone Smart Android has been specifically designed to deliver the complete mobile internet experience to the majority of users yet to benefit from smartphone ownership. It has a feature-packed design and operates on Jelly Bean 4.1 Android operating system with connectivity to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and high speed 3G UMTS HSPA. With a highly responsive 3.5 inch HVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen users can comfortably use all the popular internet


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VODAFONE DIRECT INDEPENDENT.COM.MT 5 JULY 2013

sites and social networking platforms via readily installed software including Facebook, Google Maps and YouTube. For further information on the Vodafone Smart Android visit one of Vodafone’s stores across Malta and Gozo, call 247 for free from a Vodafone line of 9999 9247 from any other line or log onto www.vodafone.com.mt or Vodafone’s Facebook page.


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VODAFONE DIRECT TIMESOFMALTA.COM 7 JULY 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Vodafone launches new Traveller Plans Vodafone customers travelling to EU, Switzerland and Turkey who currently take advantage of the Traveller Plan will now be updated to the new Vodafone Traveller plan. For â‚Ź3 daily, customers on NON-RED Plans and Prepaid plans will get a daily bundle of 30 minutes in calls to Malta, 30 SMS to any destination and 30MB of Data-on-Your-Mobile. Meanwhile, RED BASIC and RED customers get 60 minutes or 100 minutes in calls to Malta, unlimited free incoming calls, 60 or 100 SMS to any destinations and 60MB or 100MB of Data respectively. RED Premium clients may opt for unlimited calls to Malta, unlimited free incoming calls, unlimited SMS to any destination and 150MB of data. All out-of-bundle usage will be charged at the local standard rates.


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VODAFONE INDIRECT TIMESOFMALTA.COM 7 JULY 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

British High Commissioner lauds ‘unsung’ dimension to UKMalta ties

British High Commissioner Rob Luke and his wife Louise. Addressing President George Abela at a garden party on June 21 to celebrate the Queen’s birthday, British High Commissioner Rob Luke paid tribute to the “unsung individuals” who contribute to the strength of the relationship between the UK and Malta. These included a group of Surrey police officers who use their annual leave to come to Malta each year to honour three members of a previous generation of colleagues who died during World War II; a team of experts from the UK’s Courtauld Institute of Art involved in Din l-Art Ħelwa’s restoration of Our Lady of Victory church in Valletta; and British academics presenting at this year’s NSTF science expo, bringing chemistry to life for hundreds of Maltese schoolchildren. The High Commissioner said these were just a few of “thousands of interconnections” contributing to a “wider interlinking of our two peoples”. The High Commissioner noted that, following on from the events to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the pace of Her Majesty’s programme remained high in 2013, including the recent service to mark the 60th anniversary of her coronation. In addition to the President, guests at the party included Foreign Minister George Vella, Speaker of the House of Representatives Anġlu Farrugia and other senior business, government and political figures. Brass brand The Big Band Brothers played a set inspired by British bands and musicians and mezzo soprano Clare Ghigo sang the British and Maltese national anthems. The event’s five main sponsors were Arriva, Corinthia Group, Ernst and Young, HSBC and Vodafone.


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BOV CSR INDEPENDENT.COM.MT 3 JULY 2013

BOV staff act as sparring partners in marathon training

Wednesday, 03 July 2013, 18:43

As the final preparations for the BOV Volleyball Marathon- fall into place, a volleyball team made up of BOV staff members acted as sparring partners and drew the lines against the marathon players. Training for the marathon is in full swing with 40 players from a total of around 200 volunteers have been working around the clock since the beginning of June to ensure that this event is a success. This training session proved useful few days ahead the kick-off of the gruelling 53-hour marathon to raise money for Dar tal-Providenza. “Bank of Valletta is for the third year running, the main sponsor of the Volleyball Marathon in aid of Dar tal-Providenza. Through the BOV Volleyball marathon we want to encourage a healthy lifestyle while helping to raise funds for Id-Dar tal-Providenza to enable it to continue in carrying out the very important role it plays within the Maltese society. Moreover this year, the bank took up an active step in the preparation for the marathon and set up a team made up of staff members to take part in a training session against the marathon players,� Elvia George, Chief Officer Finance at Bank of Valletta said. The BOV Volleyball Marathon, 53 hours of continuous play in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza, is being held between Friday 5th and Sunday 7th of July 2013.


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Contributions can be made by calling 50602011 for a €10 donation, 50602012 for a €15 donation and 50602013 for a €25 donation or through BOV Mobile Pay on 79324834. A donation of €7 can be made by sending a blank SMS to 50618944.


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MELITA DIRECT MALTATODAY.COM.MT 3 JULY 2013

Business Wednesday 3 July 2013 - 09:49

New internet subscribers choose Melita Total internet subscriptions in Malta grow by almost 2,000 between January and March of this year and well over 8,000 (6.3%) over the previous year. Staff Reporter

Statistics published by the Malta Communications Authority revealed that in the first three months of this year, more than three out of every four new internet subscribers have chosen Melita as their internet service provider.

Internet subscriptions in Malta grew by almost 2000 between January and March of this year and well over 8,000 (6.3%) over the previous year.

"Customers opting for Melita's internet benefitted from speeds of at least 15 Megabits on standalone basis or 30Megabits when bundled with other products. Melita is also registering a rapid increase in subscriptions for internet connections with speeds of at least 30 Megabits," the company said in a statement.

Melita has also recently launched a summer promotional offer for customers wishing to switch to its high speed Fibre Powered internet. "New subscribers joining Melita's broadband service until the end of July get a free upgrade from 15 Megabits per second to 30 Megabits per second for a three month period," Melita said.

Melita's internet is recognised by independent international site www.netindex.com as the fastest internet in Malta, showing customers get internet speeds as advertised in more than 96% of tests.


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GO DIRECT DI-VE 9 JULY 2013

09 | 07 | 2013 at 10:35

GO wins Premier League rights until 2016 Article By: di-ve.com news GO’s Chief Executive Officer, Yiannos Michaelides, announced that the Premier League today confirmed that GO has successfully secured exclusive rights to 380 matches per year for the seasons running from 2013-2014 until 2015-2016. Commenting on the acquisition, Mr Michaelides said: “GO is proud to, yet again, retain exclusivity to the Barclays Premier League. This is a good result for our customers and our business. It means that GO sports remains home of Premier League football and viewers will continue to enjoy their favourite sport for another three seasons.” This combined with the current rights of Champions League and Serie A cements GO as the undisputed leader in Premium Sports. The exclusive rights include the right to make Live, delayed and repeat transmissions of Barclays Premier League matches in English and Maltese on GO sports channels and over both Digital Terrestrial and IPTV platforms. Customers can subscribe to GO sports premium package of 8 channels on GO Interactive to ensure maximum live coverage of Barclays Premier League with the option to watch GO sports 1 and 2 in full HD quality. The rights also include the Live transmission of selected Barclays Premier League matches to be made in the Maltese language over GO sports channels to mobile devices, that is, the viewing of GO sports channels on the move and over your tablet or laptop. A new service which GO plans to launch in the near future. Mr Michaelides added “GO’s TV venture, which took off in 2007, is a truly outstanding success story especially when considering that today we serve almost 70,000 homes with quality television


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entertainment. Securing premium content such as the Barclays Premier League is only a small part of the Company’s strategic capital investment which is simply aimed at giving more to our customers”. Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, said: “GO has been a Premier League rights holder for several years and has a track-record of delivering excellent coverage to our fans in Malta. “We are pleased they have again chosen to invest in the Premier League and look forward to working with them for the next three seasons.” GO’s acquisition of the Barclays Premier League rights is consistent with the company’s policy to acquire quality content. GO currently holds exclusive rights for various sports including UEFA Champions League, the Italian Serie A, the French Ligue 1 as well as Formula 1, Rugby and Tennis.


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GO DIRECT GOZONEWS.COM 9 JULY 2013

GO has secured Premier League exclusive rights till 2016 Posted By Gozo News On July 9, 2013 @ 1:16 pm In Malta News | No Comments

Yiannos Michaelides, GO’s Chief Executive Officer, has announced today that the Premier League has confirmed that GO has successfully secured exclusive rights to 380 matches per year for the seasons running from 2013-2014 until 2015-2016. Mr Michaelides said, “GO is proud to, yet again, retain exclusivity to the Barclays Premier League. This is a good result for our customers and our business. It means that GO sports remains home of Premier League football and viewers will continue to enjoy their favourite sport for another three seasons. “This combined with the current rights of Champions League and Serie A cements GO as the undisputed leader in Premium Sports.” The exclusive rights include the right to make Live, delayed and repeat transmissions of Barclays Premier League matches in English and Maltese on GO sports channels and over both Digital Terrestrial and IPTV platforms. Customers can subscribe to GO sports premium package of 8 channels on GO Interactive to ensure maximum live coverage of Barclays Premier League with the option to watch GO sports 1 and 2 in full HD quality. The rights also include the Live transmission of selected Barclays Premier League matches to be made in the Maltese language over GO sports channels to mobile devices, that is, the viewing of GO sports channels on the move and over your tablet or laptop. A new service which GO plans to launch in the near future. Mr Michaelides went on to say, “GO’s TV venture, which took off in 2007, is a truly outstanding success story especially when considering that today we serve almost 70,000 homes with quality television entertainment. Securing premium content such as the Barclays Premier League is only a small part of the Company’s strategic capital investment which is simply aimed at giving more to our customers.” Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, said, “GO has been a Premier League rights holder for several years and has a track-record of delivering excellent coverage to our fans in Malta. “We are pleased they have again chosen to invest in the Premier League and look forward to working with them for the next three seasons.” GO’s acquisition of the Barclays Premier League rights is consistent with the company’s policy to acquire quality content. GO currently holds exclusive rights for various sports including UEFA Champions League, the Italian Serie A, the French Ligue 1 as well as Formula 1, Rugby and Tennis.


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GO DIRECT INDEPENDENT.COM.MT 9 JULY 2013

GO awarded exclusive Barclays Premier League rights until 2016

Tuesday, 09 July 2013, 10:04

GO’s Chief Executive Officer, Yiannos Michaelides, this morning announced that the Premier League confirmed that GO has successfully secured exclusive rights to 380 matches per year for the seasons running from 2013/14 until 2015/16. Commenting on this prestigious sports acquisition, Mr Michaelides said: “GO is proud to, yet again, retain exclusivity to the Barclays Premier League. This is a good result for our customers and our business. It means that GO sports remains home of Premier League football and viewers will continue to enjoy their favourite sport for another three seasons.” This, combined with the current rights of Champions League and Serie A, cements GO as the undisputed leader in Premium Sports. The exclusive rights include the right to make live, delayed and repeat transmissions of Barclays Premier League matches in English and Maltese on GO sports channels and over both Digital Terrestrial and IPTV platforms. Customers can subscribe to GO sports premium package of 8 channels on GO Interactive to ensure maximum live coverage of Barclays Premier League with the option to watch GO sports 1 and 2 in full HD quality. The rights also include the live transmission of selected Barclays Premier League matches to be made in the Maltese language over GO sports channels to mobile devices, that is, the viewing of GO sports channels on the move and over your tablet or laptop. A new service which GO plans to launch in the near future. Mr Michaelides added: “GO’s TV venture, which took off in 2007, is a truly outstanding success story especially when considering that today we serve almost 70,000 homes with quality


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television entertainment. Securing premium content such as the Barclays Premier League is only a small part of the Company’s strategic capital investment which is simply aimed at giving more to our customers.” Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, said: “GO has been a Premier League rights holder for several years and has a track-record of delivering excellent coverage to our fans in Malta. “We are pleased they have again chosen to invest in the Premier League and look forward to working with them for the next three seasons.” GO’s acquisition of the Barclays Premier League rights is consistent with the company’s policy to acquire quality content. GO currently holds exclusive rights for various sports including UEFA Champions League, the Italian Serie A, the French Ligue 1 as well as Formula 1, Rugby and Tennis.


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GO DIRECT INEWSMALTA.COM 9 JULY 2013

Il-GO tirbaħ id-drittijiet tal-Premiership Ingliż 10:43 | 09.07.2013

Il-kumpanija GO ħabbret li rebħet id-drittijiet għall-380 logħba fis-sena għall-istaġuni tal-Premiership Ingliż 2013/2014 u dak tal-2015/2016. Li kumpanija jkollha d-drittijiet esklussivi jfisser li tkun tista' titrasmetti l-logħob live, b'sistema ta' delay u anke tirrepetti t-trasmissjonijiet tal-Barclays Premier League kemm bil-Malti kif ukoll bl-Ingliż. Il-GO għandhom ukoll id-drittijiet esklussivi ta' numru ta' sports fosthom il-UEFA Champions League, u s-Serie A Taljana, il-Ligue 1 Franċiż, kif ukoll il-Formula 1, ir-Rugby u t-tennis.


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GO DIRECT MALTATODAY.COM.MT 9 JULY 2013

Football Tuesday 9 July 2013 - 10:59

Go wins exclusive Premier League rights until 2016 CEO Yiannos Michaelides, announces acquisition of Premier League exclusive rights to 380 matches per year until 2016.

GO plc will transmit the UK premier league until the 2015-2016 season, CEO Yiannos Michaelides announced today, Tuesday.

"GO is proud to, yet again, retain exclusivity to the Barclays Premier League. This is a good result for our customers and our business. It means that GO sports remains home of Premier League football and viewers will continue to enjoy their favourite sport for another three seasons," Michaelides said.

This, combined with the current rights of Champions League and Serie A cements GO as the undisputed leader in Premium Sports.

The exclusive rights include the right to make Live, delayed and repeat transmissions of Barclays Premier League matches in English and Maltese on GO sports channels and over both Digital Terrestrial and IPTV platforms. Customers can subscribe to GO sports premium package of 8 channels on GO Interactive to ensure maximum live coverage of Barclays Premier League with the option to watch GO sports 1 and 2 in full HD quality.


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The rights also include the Live transmission of selected Barclays Premier League matches to be made in the Maltese language over GO sports channels to mobile devices, that is, the viewing of GO sports channels on the move and over your tablet or laptop, a new service which GO plans to launch in the near future.

"GO's TV venture, which took off in 2007, is a truly outstanding success story especially when considering that today we serve almost 70,000 homes with quality television entertainment. Securing premium content such as the Barclays Premier League is only a small part of the Company's strategic capital investment which is simply aimed at giving more to our customers," Michaelides said.

GO's acquisition of the Barclays Premier League rights is consistent with the company's policy to acquire quality content. GO currently holds exclusive rights for various sports including UEFA Champions League, the Italian Serie A, the French Ligue 1 as well as Formula 1, Rugby and Tennis.


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GO DIRECT TIMESOFMALTA.COM 9 JULY 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 09:52

GO wins exclusive Premier League rights until 2016

GO has secured exclusive rights to 380 matches per year for the seasons running between 2013/14 to 2015/16, retaining exclusivity to the English Barclays Premier League. Chief Executive Officer Yiannos Michaelides said this was a good result for the company’s customers and business. “It means that GO sports remains home of Premier League football and viewers will continue to enjoy their favourite sport for another three seasons.” The exclusive rights include the right to give live, delayed and repeat transmissions of Barclays Premier League matches in English and Maltese on GO sports channels and over both Digital Terrestrial and IPTV platforms. Customers can subscribe to GO sports premium package of eight channels on GO Interactive for maximum live coverage of Barclays Premier League with the option to watch GO sports 1 and 2 in full HD quality. The rights also include the live transmission of selected Barclays Premier League matches in the Maltese language over GO sports channels to mobile devices - a new service GO plans to launch in the near future.


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BOV CSR TIMESOFMALTA.COM 7 JULY 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Joseph Calleja BoV Children’s Choir rehearsals underway

The children during one of the rehearsals. The Joseph Calleja BoV Children’s Choir has started its series of rehearsals leading to the concert by Joseph Calleja and other artists on August 1. A surprise visit by medical doctor and Eurovision Song Contest singer Gianluca Bezzina was the highlight of the second rehearsal. Gianluca was given an enthusiastic welcome by the over 200 choir members. The young singers also had the opportunity to rehearse the choir parts of the song Tomorrow together with Gianluca in preparation for the live performance at the Granaries in Floriana. Rehearsals are being held at the Divine Mercy church in San Pawl tat-Tarġa under the direction of choir director Gillian Zammit. Bank of Valletta is the main sponsor of the Joseph Calleja concert, which is being organised by NnG promotions, and is also the sponsor of the Joseph Calleja BoV Children’s Choir, which will be accompanying the Maltese tenor and other artists, including Zucchero, Rebecca Ferguson and the DJ duo Tenishia, who will also be performing at the concert.


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MELITA DIRECT TIMESOFMALTA.COM 7 JULY 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

New internet subscribers choosing Melita Statistics published by the Malta Communications Authority revealed that in the first three months of this year, more than three out of every four new internet susbcribers chose Melita as their internet service provider. Internet subscriptions in Malta grew by almost 2,000 between January and March of this year and well over 8,000 (6.3 per cent) over the previous year. Melita recently launched a summer promotional offer for customers wishing to switch to its high-speed, fibre-powered internet. New subscribers joining Melita’s broadband service until the end of July get a free upgrade from 15 Megabits per second to 30 Megabits per second for a three-month period.

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