Trial participants should be able to benefit from the increased reliability, better coverage and improved battery life made possible by 5G Standalone.
Vodafone has become the first UK mobile operator to switch on its 5G Standalone (5G SA) network, with select customers now able to trial its many benefits.
Eligible customers who opt into the trial will benefit from even better reliability, improved battery life and improved coverage.
Who can take part in the Vodafone 5G SA trial?
Selected customers in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Bath, Glasgow, and Birmingham – and who have Oppo Find X3/X5 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S21/S22 handsets on Unlimited Max plans – will be contacted by SMS to take part in the trial.
The trial comes at no extra cost to participating customers and they can opt out whenever they wish.
How is 5G SA different from the 5G we already have?
The 5G non-standalone network available today uses 5G radios, with the Core network continuing to use 4G-era technology. 5G Standalone, on the other hand, uses upgraded technology from top-to-bottom so it can offer even more in addition to the increased speeds that 5G non-standalone has already brought.