Live life unlimited on our next-generation network

We’re here to keep you connected

We’re constantly investing in our UK network to make sure you're connected to the people you love. We've got a history of firsts: we made the UK’s first mobile call, sent the first text, and supported the nation’s first holographic 5G call.

We do it so you can live your life connected – today and tomorrow.

Faster, more reliable data

Vodafone 5G gives you faster speeds, lower latency and a more reliable connection. Join us now and do what you love, without the delay.

Introducing Vodafone 5G Ultra

Thanks to our upgraded 5G network, you can enjoy greater coverage, improved phone battery life, fast 5G speeds, and better connection.

To get 5G Ultra, you’ll need a 5G Ultra-enabled device, any of our Pay monthly Airtime Plans bought from 24 February 2023 onwards, and to be in an area covered by our 5G network.

5G Ultra is currently available on the Samsung Galaxy S21 series, Samsung Galaxy S22 series, Samsung Galaxy S23 series, Samsung Galaxy S24 series and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and Z Fold5, with more coming soon.

Vodafone 5G Ultra is here – ready?

Greater coverage

Over one million more customers in the UK can connect to our 5G network.

Up to 25% improved battery life

Help prevent the challenge of running out of battery, with up to three hours of improved battery performance.

Fast 5G speeds

Experience amazingly fast 5G speeds – around 10 times faster than 4G.

Connect in busy places

Make a call or use your data even when it’s busy – on station platforms, in stadiums, and at festivals.

Providing increased 4G coverage, indoors and out

We work hard to continuously increase and improve our coverage across the UK. We do it in a variety of ways: physically building new masts that provide coverage to geographical and population areas that we didn’t cover before; deploying new masts in areas we already cover, to increase the capacity of our network; adding more spectrum or new technologies such as 4G to existing masts; and reducing downtime on our network by fixing faults and outages more quickly.

4G in more places

In September 2018, our internal tools showed our 4G 1Mbps outdoor population coverage at 99%. But what does that really mean for you?

Well, not only does it show that we’re increasing coverage up and down the country, we’re also working hard to increase coverage in places of interest. Places like Gatwick Airport, where we’ve built a complete coverage solution to make it the fastest 4G airport in the UK. So now you’ll have up to 200Mbps download speeds throughout the entire airport – including the departure gates.

Doubling the amount of 4G+ available

We've been re-farming 3G to 4G across the UK. The result? We’ve doubled 4G capacity from 2 lanes to 4 lanes and increased 4G capacity by 150%, so you can enjoy download speeds of up to 300Mbps.

We’ve been doing this up and down the country, including (but by no means limited to) cities like London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff, Nottingham and Bristol.

Find out more about 4G+

Best in tests in several major cities

Vodafone is the UK’s Best in Test for voice in Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool and ManchesterBest in Test for data in Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow and Manchester and is the most reliable network based on crowdsourcing assessed by P3.

P3’s annual testing reflects the results of network performance, assessed independently by P3 across October and December 2018, where four major operators were tested in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Coverage may vary. 

To discover what this means for you, please read the full P3 report breakdown [PDF: 2.3MB]

Legal terms

Subject to compatible device, plan, and coverage. For more information, visit our 5G Ultra network page