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Yettel promotes environmental awareness by selling used smartphones

The operator’s second-hand handset range includes top-rated handsets tested to 56 points

Yettel is launching a pilot scheme to sell premium second-hand smartphones from April to promote more sustainable handset use. Initially, the mobile operator will offer only the highest-rated (A+), rigorously pre-tested iPhones at a lower price than new phones.


30 years after the launch of the first GSM service you can use mobile internet to surf the web at home

From phone calls to big-screen streaming – how mobile technology has transformed our lives in three decades
30 years ago, on 26 March 1994, Yettel, then called Pannon GSM, launched the first commercial GSM service in Hungary. Not only the brand, but also mobile technology has seen many innovations over the past three decades. From a prohibitively high entry fee that only offered voice services at the time, we now have unlimited voice and data plans and broadband mobile internet available at affordable rates both on the mobile phone and at home. These 30 years of development have benefited both consumers and business users.


New national record set

Hundreds of people drumming simultaneously on Yettel’s 5G network

On 26 March 2024, hundreds of people in different parts of Hungary beat their drums simultaneously to set a national drumming record. The attempt was made to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the commercial launch of Yettel, then called Pannon GSM. The celebrate the anniversary the participants set up a record attempt with a cross-country music session connected by the mobile network. The sites including the mobile operator’s HQ in Törökbálint and several locations across the country were connected via the 5G network setting a new, officially registered national record.


Students from Budapest and Jászapáti to represent Hungary at robotics competition in Estonia

“Robotics has a place in public education”

The third ProSuli National Robotics Competition, one of the largest of its kind in Hungary, ended with the highest number of participants ever, exceeding the expectations of the organisers. The two winning teams of the competition attended by nearly 100 students and their teachers in 46 teams will compete at the Robotex competition in Estonia in November, with 27 countries taking part.


Unlimited e-book reading brought to you at a discount with new partnership between Bookmate and Yettel

E-books are popular with readers for their many benefits including portability, flexibility and environmental friendliness. The format is growing in popularity around the world. Thanks to a new partnership between Bookmate, one of the world’s largest e-book providers, and Yettel in Hungary, digital book lovers can now enjoy a discount on Bookmate’s e-book and audiobook catalogue, which contains millions of volumes available to read and listen to without restriction.


94% of people still watch TV on a TV set, but mobile is the device for live broadcasts

The operator shares 1 year experience of the Yettel TV service

With the advent of stable, high-speed internet and streaming providers, many predicted the demise of traditional, so-called linear TV services. A year ago, on 14 February, Yettel Hungary launched the pilot of its TV service and soon made it widely available. Yettel TV now offers customers up to 98 channels. The conclusion of one year of service experience is that traditional TV is alive and kicking.


Student internet safety test to celebrate Safer Internet Day

Online quiz and valuable prizes for young people

Since 2009, Safer Internet Day has been celebrated every year in February around the world. This year’s event falls on 6 February. During this time, several initiatives will take place to communicate that while the internet has many benefits that play an important role in global progress and social development, it also has downsides and threats that everyone should be aware of and be prepared for. To celebrate Safer Internet Day, Yettel is launching a nationwide educational game called Nagy Diák TudatosNet Test (Big Student Internet Safety Test) in partnership with DUE Media Network. The aim of the competition is, among other things, to give students an opportunity to learn about safer use of the internet in a fun way, while at the same time giving them the chance to win valuable prizes.


Yettel’s mobile traffic nearly doubled over the festive period compared to last year

Data traffic was up by 89% compared to the previous year’s winter holidays, while New Year's Eve SMS traffic increased by 8%

The growing adoption of unlimited data plans and home internet solutions contributed to a significant 89% increase in mobile internet traffic on Yettel’s network this year compared to last year over the festive period between 24 December and 1 January. The operator’s customers sent 8% more text messages on New Year’s Eve than at the same time the year before.