Lisbon, 25 August 2008 – Vodafone obtained the highest customer satisfaction index in the telecommunications sector in 2007, according to annual results published by Anacom. Vodafone achieved a satisfaction index of 74.4 (on a scale of 0 to 100), the highest score of all the companies in the Portuguese telecommunications market and considerably above the sector average of 67.6.
In the report published by Anacom, Vodafone is ranked in first place in all the indicators included in the survey: Satisfaction with the operator, Image that customers have of the operator, Customer Expectations, Perceived Quality of the operator’s network and services, Perceived Value for Money, Complaints received and their handling, and Loyalty of customers to their operator.
In the Perceived Quality indicator, Vodafone obtained a score of 8.3 points for overall quality, way ahead of the scores of the other two operators (both obtained 7.7 points). Vodafone comes top in all the indicators for perceived quality of network and services: technical quality of the network (8.2 points); customer service and advice capability (7.6 points); quality (8.2 points), diversity (8.0 points) and reliability (7.9 points) of products and services offered; clarity and transparency of information supplied (7.8 points); network coverage (7.9 points) and clarity and transparency of price plans (7.9 points).
Similarly, in the indicators measuring the Image of mobile operators, Vodafone comes top in the five categories analysed (on a scale of 1 to 10): ‘It is a reliable company in terms of what it says and what it does’ (8.1 points); ‘It is stable and well established in the market’ (8.8 points); ‘It contributes positively to society’ (7.5 points); ‘It cares about its customers’ (7.6 points); and ‘It is innovative and forward looking’ (8.5 points).
The methodology used in the ECSI Portugal 2007 survey (ECSI European Customer Satisfaction Index) is similar to that used by the European Commission to survey customer satisfaction in 25 Member States, enabling comparisons to be made between the results obtained in each country.
The ECSI Portugal 2007 Communications survey was carried out by the Higher Institute of Statistics and Information Management at Lisbon’s New University in partnership with the Portuguese Quality Institute and the Portuguese Quality Association, with sponsorship from Anacom.
The publication of the survey by the telecommunications sector regulator (available at www.anacom.pt/render.jsp?contentId=606658) will contribute to informing the general public about the customer satisfaction indices of individual operators.