YHOO has made a number of changes to the message boards and with each change the boards have become more and more out of order.
Hard telling with Yahoo. You won't get an answer out of them either. You could try to send a message but it would likely be a complete waste of time.
VOD has to be awful tempting here as a takeover target. Stupid cheap bonds in the Euro market because of ECB's QE. Even cheaper than U.S. At this point you could do majority stock merger but any cash portion paid would be nearly at a no interest cost of borrowing.
AT&T's Stephenson will go down as one big [donkey] who passed on a global behemoth position while buying an AOL rerun in DTV. Recently intrigued by UBS suggesting Malone's Liberty could make a stab at VOD. I'm not sure how Malone pulls it off but it would be smart for him to stay relevant in the space. Wireless ISP is going to knock the socks off fixed line cable operators and satellite players even more so. 4.5G will render most final mile fixed line unnecessary....same as satellite TV delivery.
No new posts x 6 days dating back to April 9;
forr 1-2 months, the "Message Board" tab (in L hand column) on the VOD page has not been a hyperlink;
the message board hyperlink is active via "My Portfolios."
Any thoughts as to what's going on?
Someone that did their DD finally. A lot of klowns out there try to write about VOD but usually miss the mark.
Will keep adding. Last I checked everyone needs a phone, and can't stay away from their favorite TV show or sports. Keep buying this dips. Should be at $45
To read the full article Google the title.
Vodafone Stock Remains a Great Dividend Play
Vodafone has been using share buybacks to give value back to stock holders for some time. It bought back more than 2 billion shares in fiscal 2012, then another 700 million in FY2013.
Moreover, while new money won’t be privy to the special dividend already paid out from the Verizon Wireless cash haul, VOD still yields a healthy 5.5% annually on its twice-yearly payout
Don’t be scared away from a good value just because Vodafone has had an uninspiring start to the year. After VOD finishes building out its Project Spring initiative, capex will decrease, and with it so will pressure on Vodafone’s dividend.
Vodafone is a large, established business, and even in its current capex intensive state, it still boasts positive free cash flow. What’s more, VOD has almost $20 billion in cash and short-term investments, so it can afford to increase its dividend payments even while making more acquisitions to better position itself for global growth.
That would be a lot to chew off for even Malone. Stranger things have happened.....like the head klown at AT&T buying an AOL rerun in DTV.
0949: Vodafone is up 1.1% after UBS highlighted the possibility of a potential bid from Liberty Global. The bank said that the stock has been held back recently by euro weakness and concerns that VOD could pay a high price to acquired LBTY. "However, developments in the UK (BT/EE) & potentially in Belgium (TNET/BASE) could suggest that mobile assets are strategically more valuable than investors expect, that other scenarios are equally possible, & that if any deal between VOD/LBTY were to occur it could be a merger of equals or LBTY acquiring VOD, rather than VOD acquiring LBTY," UBS said.
So undervalued. Have been adding to position. Can't believe it's below $33. Yes understand strong dollar, but that too will pass. Stay long!!! Summer is coming need to make more calls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vodafone customers will soon be able to add bank cards to their Vodafone Wallet and use smartphones to pay for goods and services at contactless terminals, the company announced today. Following new agreements with Visa and Carta Worldwide, bank card payments via Vodafone Wallet will be enabled in European markets from the second quarter of 2015 onward, the company said. This service, which requires a Vodafone NFC SIM, will be supported on a wide range of Android smartphones. To use the service, customers will: input their bank cards to the Vodafone Wallet app, where an alias of each card is stored securely in the Vodafone NFC SIM; confirm ownership of the card using Verified by Visa authentication;
pay by tapping their phones against a contactless point-of-sale terminal; and check their mobile payment transaction history using their phones, wherever they are. Payments are automatically debited from the selected bank cards, which are protected with a user-defined 4-digit PIN for higher value payments. "The digital wallet just took another step forward," Mark Ritzmann, head of m-commerce at Vodafone Group, said in the announcement. "With a few clicks, customers will be able to add payment cards to their Vodafone Wallet and use Android smartphones to pay at contactless terminals. Thanks to our agreements with Visa and Carta Worldwide, using bank cards stored on Vodafone Wallet is fast, secure and simple. Vodafone Wallet is currently available in Germany, Spain, the U.K., Italy and the Netherlands. Customers can already add loyalty cards into the Vodafone Wallet, as well as pay with the Vodafone SmartPass that was launched in partnership with Visa in 2013, the company said. Carta Worldwide has partnered with Vodafone to provide the payment card-enabling technology.
20 year licenses. Should provide good long term cover. With those massive population centers I imagine they will have to set up for some kind of small cell infrastructure to handle the data demands that will be coming with such a huge population.
Vodafone has spent £2.78 billion in this month’s Indian telecoms spectrum auction. Crucially, it bought spectrum in all six of its 900 megahertz (MHz) circles due for extension in December this year where competition is fierce. A19 day, and 115 rounds of bidding, the mobile phones giant bought spectrum in 12 circles to significantly expand its 3G capabilities. Vodafone India acquired 5 MHz of 900 MHz band spectrum in Orissa and added a further 30 MHz of spectrum in the 2100 MHz band in six new circles. An additional 5.6 MHz of 1800 MHz spectrum in three circles complement the 49 MHz of 1800 MHz spectrum bought in the February 2014 auction. All this means Vodafone can expand its 3G service over its own network from 9 circles to 16 circles, representing 88% of Vodafone India's service revenues. “The results seem much more favourable than feared,” said JP Morgan. “With the auction overhang removed, and FX pressures easing, we believe it is time to focus back onto the re-rating potential offered by Vodafone’s improving European outlook, and our anticipated return to revenue growth.”
Vodafone India had179 million customers at the end of last year, with 59 million data users, of which 17 million use 3G. Average data usage per customer grew by 40% in 2014. “Vodafone has emerged from the auction in a stronger competitive position in the Indian market,” said the firm. “In addition to buying spectrum in all its key circles that were under auction, Vodafone has acquired new 3G spectrum which will enable the company to increase further the number of Indian customers benefiting from high speed data services.” Vodafone will have to come up with £733 million “shortly”, with the other £2 billion payable in 10 equal annual instalments starting in two years. The spectrum won has a 20 year term.
Wonder why the message board link from VOD summary page has been disabled. I've seen junky microcaps with no posting activity still have a live link to the message boards.