Press Releases

From women’s clubs to Facebook Groups

Telenor studies the power of female communities

Career, hobbies, tips and tricks or motherhood: what unites women in 2021? Female groups and communities have always played a key role during the history of Women’s Days. These communities are now moving to the online space, but their role is unchanged. Women use them to support and help each other, which is especially important during the pandemic. Based on the results of Telenor’s research conducted on the occasion of   International Women’s Day, members of female groups are usually active to get advice or gain inspiration.


Dogs are more likely to be found running loose in the spring but you can prevent them from doing so

Tips to protect your pet against seasonal hazards

Dogs and their owners go hiking and participate in more outdoor programs in springtime, but such activities require special care as dogs are more likely to run away in this season. With more animals spending more time outdoors, their instincts can make even peaceful dogs excited. You should pay special attention to your dog when it is in heat, lonely or simply due to the pandemic situation. Please read on to learn some useful tips from Zita Annoni and András Óvári, expert of the Take Me Home (Vigyél Haza) Foundation on how to keep your pet safe in springtime.


Telenor gives more extra services to Hiper customers

Telenor’s Hiper tariffs now offer customers more than a normal mobile tariff plan. The mobile operator provides new subscription-related services and extra offers to Hiper customers. Besides exclusive offers and handset services, they can also use express lane service at the call center. Having adjusted these extra services and benefits in response to customer feedback, Telenor wants to provide its Hiper customers with an outstanding customer experience.


Official announcement of the PPF Group

PPF Group announces that it has named Ladislav Bartonicek, one of PPF Group’s shareholders, to manage all PPF Group’s activities on behalf of the deceased Petr Kellner.


SMS scam: “Your shipment is about to arrive, track it here”

How to prevent falling victim to SMS scam

In recent days, several millions of Hungarians have received SMS messages from scammers offering them a link to track their parcel about to arrive. Telenor warns its customers not to click on the link in the message and download the app, but delete the message as soon as possible. Please read on for more information about the SMS scam.


The most common reasons why the elderly ask for help

Dizziness, loss of consciousness, loneliness – these are some of the many reasons why elderly people call 24x7 emergency hotline SOS Center (SOS Központ) every day. Once the service was called by a person who had fallen into a hole and couldn’t climb out. According to Telenor’s survey, two out of three elderly people reduced their number of contacts during the pandemic which makes it even more important for them to be able to access help when in need.


How did a year of pandemic impact businesses?

The first lockdown was announced a year ago – please read on to learn about its business benefits

It was exactly one year ago that Hungarian businesses faced the challenge of digitising their offline processes overnight. Despite having ample experience, Telenor also had to implement many new online solutions, initiate joint thinking and provide efficient support to business customers to maintain success. The top list of digital transformation needs included digital contracts, more mobile Internet and collaboration tools.


One year of lockdown home-schooling – key lessons learnt

Telenor continues to provide free access to major education websites during the extended lockdown

A year ago, public education changed out of recognition. Students and teachers moved from the classroom to their homes overnight and the concept of lockdown home-schooling was born. This abrupt change brough lots of difficulties, but it has also generated a vast store of useful experience in digital education. Now, one year after home-schooling was first introduced, students are at home again. What did we learn over the past year? How to survive the next lockdown period? Please read the answers from psychologist Réka Szigeti and maths teacher Balázs Koren, Digital Education Ambassador.


Hungary to host first independent FIRST LEGO League competition

LEGO robots conquer HiperSuli schools

Project-based problem solving, algorithmic thinking, teamwork, programming fundamentals: for the first time in 2021, Hungary will host the local rounds of the FIRST LEGO League competition, a joint initiative by FIRST, one of the world’s largest robotics communities, and leading global building toy manufacturer LEGO. The more than 90 teams registered for the competition will participate in five regional qualifiers in Győr, Debrecen, Zalaegerszeg, Budapest and Tatabánya. The three winning teams of the national finals to be held in Budapest will qualify for international rounds including the global finals in Detroit, US.


You can buy public transport tickets and passes using your mobile account balance with Telenor

Telenor customers will be the first in Hungary to enjoy the benefits of mobile account-based ticket and pass payment in Hungary

Starting from mid-February, Telenor customers can use their mobile account to buy tickets and passes from the public transport companies of major cities including Budapest, Szeged, Debrecen, Székesfehérvár and Sopron and also from long-distance coach company Volánbusz and railway company GYSEV.  Touchless payment especially important during the pandemic is not subject to a convenience fee and you don’t even need to give your bank card data to use it.