5G

Be spontaneous. Be seamless. Be future-ready.

On our next generation network.

Why Vodafone 5G?

5G in more places

As well as giving you 5G at home, we’re the first network to bring you 5G abroad. Get it in a total of 94 places.

5G at no extra cost

Get 5G as standard when you buy a plan that’s over 5GB of data.* Just pay no extra over 4G to be 5G ready.

Best 5G phones

We’ve got 5G phones for every budget. Choose from a range of the latest 5G phones from leading brands.

Best entertainment on the go

Films, TV, sports and music made even better with 5G – on our Red 20GB and unlimited plans with Entertainment.

5G in more places

Get Vodafone 5G in a total of 94 places – 31 locations in the UK and 63 locations across Germany, Spain and Italy. That’s more than any other network.

Sourced from our competitors' website as of 20 Nov 2019

UK Operators

5G within the UK314116
5G Outside the UK63000
Total number of places944116

Where is 5G available?

Use our Network Status Checker to see if 5G s available in your postcode area.

We’re constantly growing our 5G network. Our customers can experience Vodafone 5G in 30 towns and cities across the UK, with many more to come.

  • Ambleside
  • Bebington
  • Birkenhead
  • Birmingham
  • Bootle
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Droylsden
  • Eccles
  • Glasgow
  • Horwich
  • Huyton-with-Roby
  • Isle of Scilly
  • Lancaster
  • Liverpool
  • Llandudno
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Mangotsfield
  • Newbury
  • Paisley
  • Penarth
  • Plymouth
  • Prestwich
  • Salford
  • Solihull
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Stretford
  • Wallasey
  • Warrington
  • Wolverhampton

We’re the first mobile network to offer 5G roaming. And we’re continuing to roll out 5G across Europe faster than any other network.

Germany towns and cities

  • Aldenhoven
  • Aldenhoven
  • Baunatal
  • Berlin
  • Bernau bei Berlin
  • Birgland
  • Birgland
  • Bremen
  • Chemnitz
  • Chemnitz
  • Dortmund
  • Dresden
  • Duisburg
  • Düsseldorf
  • Eicklingen
  • Erfurt
  • Frankfurt am Main
  • Hamburg
  • Dortmund
  • Dresden
  • Duisburg
  • Düsseldorf
  • Eicklingen
  • Erfurt
  • Frankfurt am Main
  • Hamburg
  • Harbke
  • Hattstedt
  • Hesel
  • Karlsruhe
  • Leipzig
  • Leuna
  • Lohmar
  • Lüdersdorf
  • Mellenthin
  • Munich
  • Neukirchen/Erzgebirgskreis
  • Offenbach am Main
  • Ratingen
  • Rielasingen-Worblingen
  • Roth
  • Rothenstein
  • Schlettau
  • Seehausen am Staffelsee
  • Solingen
  • Stuttgart
  • Wedemark
  • Westhausen
  • Wilsdruff
  • Wolfsburg
  • Würselen

Spain cities

  • Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Valencia
  • Seville
  • Malaga
  • Zaragoza
  • Pamplona
  • Bilbao
  • La Coruña
  • Vigo
  • Vitoria
  • San Sebastián
  • Gijón
  • Logroño
  • Santander

Italy cities

  • Bologna
  • Milan
  • Naples
  • Rome
  • Turin

5G at no extra cost

You don’t have to lift a finger to get 5G – we give it to you as standard on plans that are 5GB and above*. That means 5G doesn’t cost any extra and connects in exactly the same way as 4G.

Don’t have 5G in your area? We’ve got you covered. We’re constantly rolling out 5G into new areas at home and abroad, so your 5G phone or device will automatically connect to our 5G network when you’re in one of our 5G locations.

Get more out of your entertainment

All of our Entertainment plans are 5G ready, so you spend less time loading and more time enjoying the entertainment you love – making your entertainment experience even better.

Prime Video

Prime Video

Watch thousands of popular TV episodes and films – anytime, anywhere

Sky Sports Mobile TV Logo

Sky Sports TV

Your fix of Premier League action and top quality coverage on rugby, boxing, NFL and more

NOW TV Logo

NOW TV Entertainment Pass

Enjoy 24 months of unlimited access to the latest and best TV shows and over 300 Box Sets

Spotify logo

Spotify Premium

All the music you’ll ever need on your phone, tablet and computer

5G phones and devices

Whatever your budget, we’ve got a 5G phone and device to suit your pocket. And all our 5G phones and devices are 5G ready – simply pair them with a plan that’s 5GB of data and above* and you’re good to go.

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G

Samsung

Galaxy A90 5G


A triple-lens camera with a 48-megapixel wide angle lens, a 6.7-inch Infinity-U Display and an intelligent battery. Complete with a premium metal body and colour block finish.

Huawei Mate 20 X

Huawei

Mate 20 X 5G


A truly immersive 7.2-inch screen, fast Kirin 980 processor and easy-grip design make the Huawei Mate 20 X the ideal gaming phone.

Samsung Galaxy Note10+

Samsung

Galaxy Note10+ 5G


Samsung’s fabulous phablet returns with loads of new features, 5G compatibility and enough power to handle the most demanding tasks.

What is 5G?

5G is the fifth and newest generation of mobile networking. It gives you the freedom to be spontaneous, and live life in real time.

Buffering is on its way to becoming a thing of the past. And a 5G future will bring us better living through 5G-enabled healthcare innovations, smart buildings and cities and safer spaces.

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

How does 5G work?

Faster

5G works on larger channels to carry higher speeds. Get faster mobile speeds than you’ve ever experienced before - play multiplayer action games on the go, get real time map information and download movies in seconds.

Greater network capacity

Means you can be confidently connected in a crowd with reliable data and call connections in busy places like train stations and football matches.

Lower latency

The new technologies used by the 5G network are designed to create less latency (lag).

How fast is 5G?

5G will work at average speeds of 150-200Mbps, and peak speeds will reach 1Gbps. Which means you’ll be able to download a full HD film in around 3 minutes (compared to over 15 minutes on 4G).

This is up to 10 times faster than 4G.

  • Where 5G will work at average speeds of 150-200Mbps, 4G works at average speeds of 23-35Mbps

  • Where 5G will reach peak speeds of 1Gbps, 4G works at a maximum speed of 150Mbps

So how fast is 5G?

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.

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?

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.

Our legal terms

1.      To experience the benefits of 5G

You must have a 5G ready device with the downloaded 5G software, a Vodafone 5G plan and 5G coverage.  Coverage may be affected by a number of factors

2.      5G speed

Available on Vodafone Red plans (5GB of data or more) and Unlimited Max plans.  Speed may be affected by a number of factors

3.      Full details on 5G availability

For details and 5G availability see our coverage checker.

 

More information on 5G and how it will change the world…

Because 5G works at faster speeds, you can download and stream movies, songs and more, much quicker. This leaves you more time to download and stream the things you love. Downloading the same file on 4G and 5G will use the same amount of data, but with 5G it will take less time, which could lead to you downloading more. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered, with our Unlimited 5G plans

You’ll need a 5G-enabled phone to connect to the 5G network. You’ll also need a 5G plan, and be in an area with 5G coverage. You can check this using the Network Status Checker

If you are using 5G and you move into an area that only has a 4G, 3G or 2G signal, your phone will automatically swap to that instead. It will switch back to 5G as soon as a 5G signal is available.

5G is the fifth and newest generation of mobile networking. It has three main benefits outside of its faster speed:

  • Lower latency – Sometimes called lag, latency is the response time when you make a request. A lower latency means less time waiting for your favourite song, movie, or social media to load.
  • Reliable – Ever been at a stadium or festival, and found it hard to keep in touch? The 5G network has a greater capacity, so you’ll be able to reach your mates when it really matters.
  • Beyond – these two factors, and many other functions of the 5G network, offer the opportunity for exciting innovations such as smart cars and holographic calling

The international safety recommendations for radio signals apply to all frequencies up to 300GHz, including 5G, and there is currently no verified evidence that 5G frequencies are harmful to humans. 

We are fully compliant with all national and international electromagnetic frequency regulations. Find out more

Vodafone 5G will cost the same as 4G, because we don’t think you should have to pay extra for a better experience. Our Unlimited 5G ready plans start from £23 a month.

The 4G Gigacube can reach speeds up to 300Mbps, and the 5G Gigacube can reach speeds up to 1GB, but the speeds achieved on your device while using the GigaCube may vary significantly. Speeds can vary depending on the layout of your home, the number of people using the Gigacube, your network coverage in the area and other environmental and technological influences.

To experience 5G: You must have a 5G ready device with the downloaded 5G software, a Vodafone 5G plan and 5G coverage. You can also experience 5G in Spain, Germany and Italy where it’s available. Coverage may be affected by a number of factors. For details and 5G availability see our coverage checker.

3 months access to Hatch Premium on us: 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 will be charged £6.99 per month on a rolling contract for access to Hatch Premium. Opt in and manual activation required at https://offers.vodafone.com/gb/offers?partner=hatch. 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.