Our reliable, award-winning network

#FeelTheConnection on our reliable, award-winning network

London's Best Network

Based on the NET CHECK 2023 benchmark of objective measures of infrastructural network performance report for mobile networks in Greater London, we're London's Best Network [PDF: 183KB]

5G Ultra on our reliable, award-winning network

Get the next-level 5G experience with Vodafone 5G Ultra. Thanks to our upgraded network, you can enjoy greater coverage, up to 25% improved phone battery life, fast 5G speeds, and connection in busy places.

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

Join our growing 5G network

Vodafone 5G and 5G Ultra provide faster speeds (around 10 times faster than 4G) and a more reliable connection.
Join our network and do what you love, without the delay.  

5G and 5G Ultra phones

Get future ready with a 5G phone. All phones marked with a 5G icon have 5G capabilities.

Pay monthly phones

5G SIM only plans

Most of our SIM only plans come with 5G, but the 5G icon shows which plans are included. 

Pay monthly SIM only plans

5G broadband

We have plenty of mobile broadband solutions to choose from – from data-only SIMs to our portable GigaCube device.

Broadband deals

Stay connected in the Underground

We've been providing 4G on the eastern end of the Jubilee Line - from Westminster to Canning Town - since early 2020, be able to receive 4G and 5G signal throughout the London Underground (including tunnels, stations, and platforms).

We're partnering with Transport for London and Boldyn Networks to make it happen.

Our customers can connect to the internet on all London Underground platforms using Vodafone WiFi. Check our frequently asked questions for more details.

  • Archway (5G connectivity)

  • Belsize Park (5G connectivity)

  • Bermondsey

  • Bond Street - Elizabeth Line only

  • Camden Town (5G connectivity)

  • Canada Water

  • Canary Wharf

  • Canning Town

  • Chalk Farm (5G connectivity)

  • Chancery Lane

  • Euston

  • Farringdon - Elizabeth Line only

  • Goodge Street (5G connectivity)

  • Highgate (5G connectivity)

  • Holborn (5G connectivity)

  • Holland Park

  • Kentish Town (5G connectivity)

  • Liverpool Street - Elizabeth Line only

  • London Bridge

  • Mornington Crescent

  • North Greenwich

  • Notting Hill Gate

  • Oxford Circus

  • Queensway

  • Southwark

  • St Paul's (5G connectivity)

  • Tottenham Court Road and the tunnel between the stations (Tottenham Court Road to Oxford Circus) - Central Line only

  • Tufnell Park (5G connectivity)

  • Waterloo

  • Warren Street

  • Westminster

We’re always improving our network

We’ve come a long way since 2G (when you could only call and text) and 3G (when you could only browse simple websites). Our commitment to provide the UK with the best coverage includes reliable 4G for those places 5G can’t yet reach. What’s more, we’ve just launched 5G Ultra – our next-level 5G experience.

We’re committed to improving our network and we’ve invested billions in our broadband and mobile networks to bring you more reliable connections.

We’re excited to share our new TV advert celebrating our Wimbledon sponsorship and Grand Slam-winning ambassadors, Gordon Reid MBE and Alfie Hewett.

Our network is now powered by 100% renewable electricity.

Coverage

Our 4G network covers more than 99% of the UK population, and our roaming package includes 212 destinations with more on the way - because keeping connected should be simple, wherever you are.

Legal terms

The UK relies on Vodafone as a network provider as it:

  • i) powers critical national infrastructure and 82% of Emergency Services* (see figures below for substantiation), also see our publicsector.vodafone.co.uk page to find out more.

Police

Number of Organisations in the UK = 44
Organisations Vodafone UK powers = 40

Fire

Number of Organisations in the UK = 49
Organisations Vodafone UK powers = 38

Ambulance

Number of Organisations in the UK = 14
Organisations Vodafone UK powers = 11

TOTAL

Number of Organisations in the UK = 109
Organisations Vodafone UK powers = 89

  • ii) has coverage in 99% of UK homes

  • iii) covers 96% of the UK's landmass; and

  • iv) has won numerous awards

Vodafone 5G is in a total of 364 places across EU (124 UK locations and 240 locations across Germany, Spain, Italy and Republic of Ireland) vs EE (160 UK locations and no locations across EU), Three (193 UK location and no locations across EU), O2 (150 UK locations and no locations across EU). As of 29 July 2021, see vodafone.co.uk/network/5g for coverage and terms.

Available on all Vodafone Red plans. Speed may be affected by a number of factors.

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 vodafone.co.uk/network/5g

Most Reliable Network in London
Most Reliable Network in Liverpool
Best Network for Voice in London
Best Network for Voice in Leeds
Best Network for Voice in Liverpool
Best Network for Voice in Manchester
Most Reliable Network for Voice in London
Most Reliable Network for Voice in Leeds
Most Reliable Network for data in Birmingham
Most Reliable Network for data in Liverpool

Based on measurements of umlaut connect Mobile Network Benchmark in December 2022.

See the verification and more information [PDF: 152KB]

Based on the NET CHECK 2023 benchmark of objective measures of infrastructural network performance report for mobile networks in Greater London.

Tested with latest commercially available equipment, on drive and walk tests, on four mobile networks, from April - May 2023.

The NET CHECK trademark is used under license and with permission.

Details of the test - London's Best Network [PDF: 183KB]

Full verification for the test [PDF: 8.72MB]

Bristol's Best Network, Glasgow's Best Network and Best Network for Voice:

Based on the NET CHECK 2023 benchmark of objective measures of infrastructural network performance report for mobile networks.

Tested with latest commercially available equipment, on drive and walk tests, on four mobile networks, from April - May 2023.

The NET CHECK trademark is used under license and with permission.

Full verification of the substantiation [PDF: 205KB]