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This support article will give you key information on our 4G network, as compared with our 3G and 2G networks. 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 the 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.
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:
• 2100MHz for use in metro areas.
• 900MHz for use in metro and regional areas.
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.
If you’re connected to our 2G network, one of these will be displayed in your device’s status bar:
Our 2G network operates on the 900MHz frequency however it will be closing down soon. For more information, check out our support page on closing on 2G network.