4G is the fourth generation of mobile network technology and offers improved mobile data speeds and higher quality voice calls than our 3G network.
To access Vodafone’s 4G network, you’ll need:
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.
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.
If you’re connected to our 4G network, ‘4G’ or ‘LTE’ will be displayed in your device’s status bar. Our 4G network operates on these frequencies:
If you’re connected to our 3G network, ‘3G’, ‘H’ or ‘H+’ will be displayed in your device’s status bar. Our 3G network operates on these frequencies:
3G offers faster data speeds and higher quality voice calls than our 2G network. If you’re using a 3G compatible phone, it will automatically connect to the 3G network where it's available.
To check what frequencies your device uses, check out our device guides.
No, there are no extra costs to use our 4G network.
Most 4G compatible devices support 4G calls (VoLTE), which is available where we have 4G coverage.
Yes. You can switch off 4G in your device’s settings.