Vodafone Germany
Vodafone D2 is a mobile telephone company, operating in Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

. It is a non-listed, wholly owned subsidiary of Vodafone Plc
Vodafone Group Plc is a global telecommunications company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest mobile telecommunications company measured by revenues and the world's second-largest measured by subscribers , with around 341 million proportionate subscribers as of...

 (which is based in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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The company resulted from the 2000 takeover by Vodafone of the German operator Mannesmann Mobilfunk GmbH
Mannesmann AG was a German corporation with headquarters in Düsseldorf. The company was founded in 1890 originally to produce seamless steel tubes. It was traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The company had 130,860 employees worldwide and revenues of €23.27 billion.Over time, Mannesmann...

. D2-Netz, the company's primary asset, was the second digital (GSM) network licensed in Germany. It was rebranded in 2002 to Vodafone D2.

The Song "We are the people" from Empire of the sun
Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun is a 1984 novel by J. G. Ballard which was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Like Ballard's earlier short story, "The Dead Time" , it is essentially fiction but draws extensively on Ballard's experiences in World War II...

 in TV advertising campaing 2010 / 2011 became very popular in Germany (song charts).

Currently, the Vodafone D2 network serves both prepaid and postpaid
Post Paid: A model of cellular service whereby the customer is charged for usage in the prior month , and hence does not feature any limitations on volume of service used...

 customers on GSM and UMTS (with HSDPA). In december 2010 Vodafone startet with LTE (Long Term Evolution) as the first German operator.

In February 2011 Vodafone Germany started with IPTV via DSL and VDSL connection. In April 2011 Vodafone Germany started to contribute a lot of Disney content via IPTV.

At the end of 2010 Vodafone had 36,676 million customers with mobile phone or mobile internet contract and 3,945 million customers with a DSL / VDSL connection, a very high market share, making it the largest operator in the country.

Following T-Mobile
T-Mobile International AG is a German-based holding company for Deutsche Telekom AG's various mobile communications subsidiaries outside Germany. Based in Bonn, Germany, its subsidiaries operate GSM and UMTS-based cellular networks in Europe, the United States, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands...

, Vodafone Germany starts pre-registration for the Apple iPhone 4s
IPhone 4S
The iPhone 4S is a touchscreen slate smartphone developed by Apple Inc. It is the fifth generation of the iPhone, a device that combines a widescreen iPod with a touchscreen, mobile phone, and internet communicator. It retains the exterior design of its predecessor, iPhone 4, but is host to a range...

by September 12, 2011.
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