Awarded the best mobile data network
Now with 5G in more places across Europe

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Award-winning network

We’re the UK’s best mobile data network as awarded by nPerf. With leading scores for data performance across 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G – including download speeds and upload speeds.

nPerf results 2019

UK Operators

Success ratio93.70%89.29%89.56%88.83%
Download bitrate50.35Mb/s37.79Mb/s21.56Mb/s17.55Mb/s
Upload bitrate13.66Mb/s10.69Mb/s7.87Mb/s6.25Mb/s
Streaming YouTube83.92%84.89%81.14%75.47%
2G/3G/4G/5G Score nPerf*78.284 nPoints73.917 nPoints57.223 nPoints53.445 nPoints

*The formula for calculating the score has changed since 1 January 2018, so the values are not comparable with those of previous publications. See details in the publication.

For the full report on the award, see here

5G has landed

We have 5G in more places than any other network, unlocking a world of exciting opportunities. Simply get a 5G ready phone with us, and start exploring the future of 5G today.

Why Vodafone 5G?

5G in more places

Vodafone 5G is available in more places than any other network.

5G at no extra cost

All our unlimited plans are 5G ready at no extra cost.

3 months of Hatch gaming on us

Get 3 months of the world’s first gaming streaming service free when you buy a phone from us.

It’s quick and easy to check our network and coverage

We're committed to giving you the best possible service, but we know that our signal can sometimes dip or slow down. If this ever happens, the chances are we're already aware of it and doing all we can to get it fixed.

Check the status of our network and see what coverage is available in your area, including 5G, with our Network Status Checker.

Where will 5G be available?
No roaming charges in 77 countries, more than any other network

Take your plan to more destinations on Vodafone Global Roaming where you can use your data, minutes and texts in 48 European destinations. Alternatively, choose an Unlimited Max plan to roam at no extra cost in 77 destinations – more than any other UK network.

We're also the first UK mobile network to offer 5G roaming in Spain, Germany and Italy.

Join the World’s second-biggest network

With great reliability and improvements in speed, we’re firmly on the map. We’re always improving our network, putting in £1bn every year. We want you to rely on us – to keep you connected to the people and things you love, wherever you are.

Our legal terms

Based on nPerf testing during 2019, Vodafone was awarded: Best 2019 Mobile Internet Performance vs EE, O2 & Three. Results based on 35, 664 tests carried out on the nPerf app in the UK. As of January 2020, for full verification see here

Vodafone 5G is in a total of 108 places across EU (40 UK locations and 68 locations across Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland) vs EE (50 UK locations and no locations across EU), Three (One UK location and no locations across EU), O2 (21 UK locations and no locations across EU). As of 19 December 2019, see for coverage and terms.

You can experience 5G in many ways, such as faster speeds, greater network capacity and lower latency.
You must have a 5G enabled device on the Vodafone 5G network, a Vodafone 5G plan and 5G coverage in the area that you are in. Coverage may be affected by a number of factors. See for details

Available only on Android devices. Three months subscription to Hatch Premium on us (worth £6.99 a month) for Vodafone Pay monthly mobile customers. After three months have elapsed you’ll be charged £6.99 a month on a rolling contract for access to Hatch Premium. Opt in and manual activation required at
Some features may be modified and may not be compatible with certain mobile devices. Please refer to the End User Licence Agreement with the relevant third party provider.