Vodafone 5G is coming...

What is 5G?

5G is the fifth and newest generation of mobile networking. It works on higher frequencies - and more of them - to bring faster, more reliable outdoor coverage to mobile networks.

Which means any last-minute movies you want to download, any multiplayer action games you want to play on the go, and any map navigating you need to do - just got a whole lot faster too.

Look forward to holographic calls, remote healthcare, cloud-based AR gaming and smart home and city connectivity.

5G is going to be a game changer, opening up a new world of seamless opportunities. And it begins here.

Faster than home Wi-Fi speeds on your mobile*

Gives you the freedom to be spontaneous, so you can download shows in seconds compared to minutes on 4G.

Live life in real time

With smoother gaming experiences and video calling, as buffering becomes a thing of the past.

Be confidently connected

With reliable data and call connections in busy places like festivals and football matches.

Get ready for a 5G future

Look forward to better living through 5G-enabled healthcare innovations, smart buildings and cities and safer spaces.

Where will 5G be available?

Vodafone 5G will launch in seven UK cities on 3 July 2019. Find our 5G Vodafone network in Glasgow, London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol.

5G will then arrive in Birkenhead, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Guildford, Newbury, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Warrington and Wolverhampton later this year.

Use our Network Status Checker to make sure you can get 5G in your area.

Where will 5G be available?

How can I get 5G?

You'll need a 5G ready plan and a 5G phone to connect to the Vodafone 5G network. If you buy a 5G phone you won't need a new 5G SIM.

Some 5G phones will need a software update to get 5G once the network is live. You'll also need to be in an area that has 5G coverage.

If you're using a 5G compatible phone in an area that doesn't have 5G coverage, your phone will automatically swap to 4G, 3G or 2G - depending on the signal that's available. Your 5G phone will then automatically reconnect to the 5G network once you're back in a 5G area.

How can I get 5G?

5G phones and devices

These 5G phones are now available to buy at Vodafone and will be compatible with our 5G ready plans. The 5G GigaCube will be coming soon.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G


Galaxy S10 5G

Faster gaming, faster streaming, faster sharing, downloading and searching. The new Samsung Galaxy S10 - now available in 5G.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G


Mi MIX 3 5G

The Mi MIX 3 5G brings you ultra-fast downloading, VR/AR gaming, stable live video conferencing and HD video streaming across a 6.39-inch all-screen display.

Vodafone 5G GigaCube


5G GigaCube

Our GigaCube wireless router turns the Vodafone 5G network into Wi-Fi, connecting your family, friends and colleagues to a faster network.

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Get ready for the power of 5G

The power of 5G for business

5G can improve business efficiency and save costs, enable real-time remote collaboration, and let you work seamlessly on the move with a faster, more reliable connection. Be there at the start of an exciting journey to a world of innovative solutions such as self-driving cars, remote surgery and more.

You must have a 5G ready device and 5G coverage in the area that you are in.

The average home broadband Wi-Fi download speed across the UK is 46.2 Mbps (Reported by Ofcom, May 2018 https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0027/113796/home-broadband-2017.pdf). The average 5G download speed (outdoor coverage) across the UK will be faster than this.