The Vodafone 4G network.

4G is the fourth generation of mobile network technology and offers improved mobile data speeds and higher quality voice calls than our 3G network.

How to access the 4G network.

To access the Vodafone’s 4G network, you’ll need:

  • A 4G compatible device.
  • A 4G compatible SIM.
  • To be in an area with 4G coverage.

When you’re on the 4G network, '4G' (otherwise known as 'LTE') will be displayed in the status bar of your screen next to the signal bars. If you have 4G switched on in your device’s network settings, it will automatically pick up the 4G signal. Where 4G isn’t available, or if the signal in your area isn’t strong enough, your device will automatically switch back to the 3G network. While we continue to support you on our best ever 4G network, since mid-2020 Vodafone’s 5G network is progressively being rolled out to selected areas in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth.

How to check what network you’re using.

The best way to find what network you’re using is by checking the signal icon displayed in the status bar of your device. This is generally at the top of the screen next to your signal bars.

You can use our coverage checker to find what networks are available in your area.

Mobile frequencies for our 4G and 3G network.

Additional information

What frequencies does my device use?

To check what frequencies your device uses, check out our device guides.

Does it cost any more to use 4G?

No, there are no extra costs to use our 4G network.

Can I use 4G to make calls?

Most 4G compatible devices support 4G calls ( VoLTE), which is available where we have 4G coverage.

Can I switch off 4G if I don’t want to use it?

Yes. You can switch off 4G in your device’s settings.