Roaming changes in the USA

Find out how changes to 3G networks in the USA may affect your service

As part of network upgrades, the major operators in the USA have switched off their 3G services. This means you may notice an impact on your roaming experience, depending on your device.

To help minimise disruption, 4G Calling abroad is now live.

What is 4G Calling abroad?

With 4G Calling abroad, you’ll be able to make calls and enjoy data over the 4G network in the USA, which should result in improved call quality.

To see if your phone is compatible, check out our device list

To access 4G Calling abroad, you’ll need to make sure your phone is updated to the latest software version

Bought through a Vodafone partner?

Business customers who have bought through one of our partners should contact their partner directly to confirm their roaming rates.

Devices capable of 4G calling abroad

  • iPhone 14 Pro Max

  • iPhone 14 Pro

  • iPhone 14 Plus

  • iPhone 14

  • iPhone 13 Pro Max

  • iPhone 13 Pro

  • iPhone 13

  • iPhone 13 Mini

  • iPhone 12 Pro Max (5G)

  • iPhone 12 Pro (5G)

  • iPhone 12 (5G)

  • iPhone 12 mini (5G)

  • iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB

  • iPhone 11 Pro 64GB

  • iPhone 11 64GB

  • iPhone XS Max 64GB

  • iPhone XS 64GB

  • iPhone XR 64GB

  • iPhone X 64GB

  • iPhone 8 Plus

  • iPhone 8

  • iPhone 7 Plus

  • iPhone 7 32GB

  • iPhone SE 2022

  • iPhone SE 2020

  • Galaxy S23 Ultra

  • Galaxy S23+

  • Galaxy S23

  • Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G

  • Galaxy S22+ 5G

  • Galaxy S22 5G

  • Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

  • Galaxy S21+ 5G

  • Galaxy S21 5G

  • Galaxy S21 FE

  • Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

  • Galaxy S20+ 5G

  • Galaxy S20 5G

  • Galaxy S20 FE 5G

  • Galaxy S20 FE 4G New Edition

  • Galaxy S20 FE 4G

  • Galaxy S20

  • Galaxy S10 5G

  • Galaxy S10 Lite

  • Galaxy S10+

  • Galaxy S10e

  • Galaxy S10

  • Galaxy Z Fold4

  • Galaxy Z Fold3

  • Galaxy Z Fold2 5G

  • Galaxy Fold 5G

  • Galaxy Z Flip4

  • Galaxy Z Flip3

  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G

  • Galaxy Z Flip

  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G

  • Galaxy Note 20 5G

  • Galaxy Note 10+ 5G

  • Galaxy Note 10+

  • Galaxy Note 10

  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite

  • Galaxy A90 5G

  • Galaxy A71

  • Galaxy A54 5G

  • Galaxy A53 5G

  • Galaxy A52s 5G

  • Galaxy A52 5G

  • Galaxy A51 5G

  • Galaxy A51

  • Galaxy A42 5G

  • Galaxy A41

  • Galaxy A34 5G

  • Galaxy A33 5G

  • Galaxy A32 5G

  • Galaxy A23 5G

  • Galaxy A22 5G

  • Galaxy A14 5G

  • Galaxy A13 5G

  • Galaxy A13

  • Galaxy A13 New Edition

  • Galaxy A12

  • Galaxy A12 New Edition

  • Galaxy A04s

  • Galaxy A03

  • Galaxy A03s

  • Galaxy Xcover 6 Pro

  • Galaxy Xcover 5

  • Galaxy Xcover Pro

  • Pixel 7 Pro

  • Pixel 7

  • Pixel 6 Pro

  • Pixel 6a

  • Pixel 6

  • Pixel 5a 5G

  • Pixel 5

  • Pixel 4XL

  • Pixel 4a 5G

  • Pixel 4a

  • Pixel 4

  • Pixel 3a XL

  • Pixel 3a

  • Pixel 3XL

  • Pixel 3

  • Moto Edge 20 Pro

  • Moto Edge 20 Lite

  • Moto G62 5G

  • Moto G50 5G

  • Moto G32

  • Moto G31

  • Moto G 5G Plus

  • Moto E32

  • G60 (5G)

  • G50 (5G)

  • G11

  • G10

  • 110 (2021)

  • 105 (2021)

  • 8.3 5G

  • 5.4

  • 5.3

  • 3.4

  • 2.4

  • 2.3

  • 1.4

  • XR20

  • X20

  • X10

Make sure your device is updated to the latest software version

4G Calling abroad only works if you have a compatible device, which is controlled by manufacturers. You’ll also need to have a 4G plan.

If your device isn’t listed, you’ll be able to make calls over any available 2G network in the country. However, this does mean you may experience a lower call quality.


For countries where Vodafone doesn’t operate its own network, we partner with other mobile networks to make sure you can keep using your phone abroad. This year, those mobile network operators are upgrading their networks to expand existing 4G coverage and new 5G services. To free up the capacity for these changes, they need to switch off older networks like 3G.

Unfortunately, we can’t control other operator networks – but now that a 4G Calling Abroad solution is live, this should result in improved call quality for compatible devices.

Device compatibility with 4G voice calls is controlled by manufacturers, so 4G voice calls will only work if you are on both the right plan and a compatible device.

If you’re having issues connecting automatically to the AT&T network, you can manually select AT&T.

Visit our Device guides to learn how.

If your phone isn’t listed, you’ll still be able to make calls over T-Mobile’s 2G network. This means you may experience a lower call quality while using your phone. You’ll need to make sure you’ve selected the T-Mobile network in your roaming settings.

If you’re a Vodafone customer and require further details regarding roaming changes in the USA, please give our support centre a call at 191