Sony Computer Entertainment partners with Vodafone to provide 3G services for PlayStation Vita.
The high speed and extensive coverage of Vodafone's network will ensure that PS Vita users will have a great connected experience wherever they are in 97% of places where customers work, live and play.
Vodafone will be the preferred provider of 3G connectivity in Australia and New Zealand.
The PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model will come with a Vodafone SIM card so that users can immediately enjoy social gaming experiences on the go. In addition, customers connecting with Vodafone will receive a PlayStation Network voucher code to download the high speed, anti-gravity racing title WipEout 2048 from PlayStation Store at no extra charge* when they top up with Vodafone for the first time. For terms and conditions see vodafone.co.nz/psvita.
Vodafone's high quality network will assist in enhancing the portable gaming experience and allow owners of the PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model to unite with their friends and the world around them. With 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, gamers can stay constantly connected to their PlayStation world and their friends using the PS Vita system's bespoke gaming and social network applications.
The near application on PS Vita allows users to discover the games other PS Vita owners are playing nearby. near also enables location-based gaming features such as gifting, where users can share and leave behind virtual items, such as costumes and treasures, at locations they have visited.
PS Vita owners will also be able to keep in touch and update their gaming status via the dedicated applications for Facebook, LiveTweet for PlayStation Vita and Foursquare.
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