Vodafone 5G is here

5G will open up a new world of seamless opportunities, and it begins here.


5G in more places

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

Where is 5G available?

We’re rolling out our 5G network in the UK in:

  • 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

5G will then arrive in Blackpool, Bournemouth, Guildford, Portsmouth, Reading and Southampton later this year.
*See our terms to find out how we compare to other networks when it comes to 5G roll-out.

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

Where will 5G be available?
First mobile network to offer 5G abroad

Not only do we have more roaming destinations than any other UK network, we’re also the first mobile network to offer 5G roaming in 47 cities across Spain, Germany and Italy – with more to come very soon.



From Malaga to Madrid, you can stream lag-free on 5G.



Download large files in an instant in Berlin or Frankfurt.



Enjoy seamless online gaming when it’s raining in Rome.

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.

Best entertainment on the go

Let us entertain you with the best gaming, sport, music or TV.

5G phones and devices

These 5G phones and devices are now available to buy at Vodafone and are compatible with our new 5G network (when you buy with a 5G ready plan).

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G


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


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+


Galaxy Note10+ 5G

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

How does 5G work?


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?

Vodafone 5G GigaCube

Connect family, friends and colleagues to our super-fast 5G network with GigaCube. It can support up to 64 devices, so everybody can benefit from the power of 5G.

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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.

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.

*5G in more places

Places: We define ‘places’ as towns and cities. Dated 07.11.2019 and sourced from competitors’ website

UK Operators

Places where they are rolling out 5G in the UK
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