November 1, 2016

Vodafone 4G Coverage and Network Summary

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Updated: November, 2016

Introduction to Vodafone 4G

Vodafone launched its 4G mobile network on 28th August, 2013 when its coverage was limited to London only. It purchased the largest amount of 4G frequency spectrum in the UK’s 4G auction and is well placed to offer first-class 4G services.

Vodafone currently has over 85% UK 4G population coverage across over 860 larger towns, cities and districts, as well as thousands of smaller communities. The network has over 6.9 million 4G subscribers and plans to provide 4G coverage to 98% of the UK population as soon as possible. Its customers can also get a 4G signal 57.21% of the time according to OpenSignal. That’s second only to EE.

Vodafone 4G Network Overview

Types of 4G from Vodafone:

  • Standard 4G – Typically 6 times faster than a standard 3G network.*
  • LTE Advanced (LTE-A)  – Typically 20 times faster than  standard 3G mobile networks.*

 4G from Vodafone uses the following network frequency:

  • 800 MHz (0.8 GHz) and 2600 MHz (2.6 GHz)

Find out more about 4G frequencies in the UK here.

Vodafone 4G Coverage

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4G from Vodafone is now available in over 860 larger towns and cities including but not limited to:

Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Coventry, Dudley, Edinburgh, Epsom, Ewell, Folkstone, Gateshead, Glasgow, Hatfield , Hove and Hastings, Hemel Hempstead, Huddersfield, Jarrow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Maidstone, Newbury,Newcastle, Nottingham, Oldham, Pontefract, Portsmouth, Reading, Rotherham, Sheffield, Slough, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Staines, Stourbridge, Swinton, Southampton, Tunbridge, Wakefield, Walsall, Watford, Wells, West Bromwich.

Vodafone’s 4G service is also available in thousands of smaller villages and other communities across the UK.

Recent locations to get a Vodafone 4G upgrade include: Rugeley, BridgnorthBletchley, Blaenau FfestiniogDursley, Blyth, LewesShrewsbury, Stone, FormbyNorthampton, Southport, BessacarrUlverston, Arbroath, Montrose, Exeter, Kirkintilloch, Bridlington and Thornbury.

4G LTE Advanced (3 times faster than standard 4G)

Vodafone has also begun rolling out a 4G LTE Advanced network (sometimes known as LTE-A, 4G+ or 4.5G). This is far faster than normal 4G and is currently available in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

Coverage

For deeper insights into Vodafone’s 4G footprint, speeds and reliability on both a local and national scale head over to our Vodafone 4G: Speeds and footprint guide.

Use Vodafone’s coverage checker to find out more about Vodafone 4G coverage in your area, including signal strengths and details on both indoor and outdoor coverage.

Roaming destinations

Not only does Vodafone offer 4G in the UK, but also abroad. The network offers inclusive roaming at no extra cost with a data allowance of up to 4GB on plans taken out from the 5th of May 2016.

On older plans you can use your existing data allowance at a daily charge of £3 in Europe or £5 for destinations further afield.

40 European destinations are currently included, 30 of them with 4G (Albania, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland).

Latest Vodafone 4G News

  • James

    4g from Vodafone in Belfast at 18.6 Mbps !

  • Lars

    Vodafone’s cover in London is very poor, you are lucky if you get 4G and often you can not even get 3G.
    The company keeps saying how good they are and it must be your phone or SIM card, but actually it comes down to the poor coverage of Vodaphone.
    If you want 4G or even 3G stay away.

  • http://Www.pagercall.co.uk Pagers

    No coverage at all in Northampton O2 have great coverage, why is Vodafone so slow!

  • LJR69

    I’m in Thatcham, just 6 miles from their head quarters in Newbury – no 4G even though their coverage checker says there is.

  • Bill

    poor coverage in Ealing and Moorgate in my experience.

  • Rich

    Seems mighty poor that a population centre as big as Bristol (and, for that matter, Cardiff) is completely untouched by Vodafone 4G. Seems like they have been delaying and delaying on giving any kind of timescale.

  • Stephen

    Looks like Aberdeen has begun the 4G switch on today. I’m seeing a few tests on the Rootmetrics map showing coverage at the beach front and in the Bridge of Don. I have no idea how many masts went live at this stage though so will just have to watch the coverage map and hope for more updates!

  • Shaun

    Live in hull and been with Vodafone for a while now but can’t get over the feeling I’m in clockwork network whilst all around me are moving on with 4G , lte-a and I am lucky if I even get a signal to call let alone browse net on the go or use maps
    I will be changing my network supplier when my contracts up as I feel even when Vodafone stop dragging their heals then everyone not with Vodafone will be moving onto whatever is next ?

    • Harry

      4G next month!

    • Jason Hendry

      I have to agree with you, that and the customer service is enough for me to move. Forum champions is a terrible idea, people with less knowledge than the customer giving advice to the customer. Bad move vodaphone.

  • Mal

    Swindon 4G coverage was launched with fanfare last year. There are holes in the coverage everywhere, don’t believe the coverage checker. Even standing next to one of their masts!

  • The network judge

    As a vodafone customer i am totally disappointed that they are investing more in mainland europe with 4 g than the uk,it might help if they had an english CEO and english management team.

    • Josef

      Very interesting conversation here, first I must add that from the title above of “4G from Vodafone is now available in over 414 large towns and cities including”

      There is no such place as Tunbridge, there is Tonbridge or Tunbridge Wells, I reside in the former and Vodafone’s performance/reputation here is shambolic, I like JPR, have an EE contract and a Vodafone contract. I would say that I am happy to pay for a quality and “reliable” service even if that means paying more. Vodafone’s network went down completely here for over 4 weeks, last year, this is a town less than 45 minutes by train to London. No phone or data for over 4 weeks and just to be clear, very, very, poor customer service. No notice as to how long the network would be down for, or when the problem would be fixed. Both of my contracts are business contracts, luckily I realise much like JPR that you need to “hedge your bets” with networks these days. Also Vodafone advised almost 12 months ago to the month that 4G services would be live in Tonbridge within weeks, 12 months later and a new contract and guess what the sales assistant offered? We will have 4G in Tonbridge in the coming days, two weeks later and nothing

      • Harry

        EE are great for data I feel but trying to get a signal indoors is incredibly difficult!! What customer series method did you use with Vodafone? I found them very good over the phone.

  • JPR

    Vodafone doesn’t spend to much on the network. Don’t think they will ever catch up with the superior EE and 3 networks. Vodafone is using the slow 800Mhz for 4G. This frequency will not carry as many users as the higher Frequencies. I have been on VF from the beginning but will get rid as soon as possible.

    • Harry

      they use 2.6GHz too. Their network has been very quick on both 3G and 4G for me

      • JPR

        Vf only got a small part of the 4G 2.6Ghz. They are using the budget way with the slower 800Mhz. The superior way is the way EE does it, with higher frequencies and more masts. VF are only aiming for the larger towns and cities. The VF 3G is a joke. I have a sim on both networks EE and VF. EE wins hands down. Where in the UK does VF have faster DATA connection? I have failed to find any.

        • Harry

          Although Vodafone have lower speeds, their connection seems more reliable to me (only from my experience). The fact that EE is two companies that have merged means they’ll easily have more masts, with other things such as planning permission for the infrastructure already complete. They had a head start too. I find Vodafone to have superior speeds (3G) in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, I gather that my findings would be the opposite to yours! And yes, EE have much more 4G coverage but in towns and cities, vodafone do the job just fine :)

          • JPR

            I have travelled all around the UK and carry both phones. I have also been around Newbury the home of VF UK. That was about the only city where VF had indoor coverage. But once I left the city I didn’t have much signal in many of the places. Only GP rubbish S and the dreaded EDGE. Just look at the root metrics report they are correct. In the last week been to some rural places and getting speeds of 40Mbs on EE. The best I ever got is a max of 10Mbs on Voda in cities. The problem is VF have not spent money on there network for years,

          • Harry

            Yes I agree that Vodafone left it a while to spend more money on the network. My experiences are much better it seems. I do find it strange though that when by their HQ a few weeks ago I only got 3G. EE doesn’t seem to compete in some areas. Anyway, they are certainly expanding rapidly

          • JPR

            I have changed over to EE. the best thing I have done. It provides 3G in all places. It also has more 4G than the others. I also keep a Voda Contract to carry out DATA speeds. I travel around the UK and have never been to a area where VF comes top. Is there any? Don’t think Voda will have many customers in a few years?

          • Harry

            I find Vodafone fine, especially in London with LTE-A now. Well over 150mbps. I can’t justify the cost of EE either. I do agree EE are better in rural areas though. The cost to coverage ratio is in Vodafone’s favour I feel. They’re expanding very quickly.

          • Jason Hendry

            do you know if ee customer service is based in uk?

          • Harry

            I don’t know, a recent article on the BBC showed EE were the most complained about company in 2014!

          • Harry

            Also, EE have double speed as they say standard 4G averages 10-15mbps. Vodafone has always been plus 25 for me so yet again Vodafone being the right move in my opinion.

          • Will

            Except no 4G in banbury at all on VF! They used to base their call centres here and the network was great here. But since moving all of their business operations out of the area the network standard seems to have completely dropped! I live in the town centre and dont even always get 3G! Mostly 2G and edge. Yet you drive 5 minutes out of Banbury and i have full 3G everywhere yet cannot see a house in sight! Why not actually cover where the people are?

          • Harry

            Planning applications have gone in for Banbury, but yes, coverage there is not good. Especially the speeds, pretty slow! I find north of Banbury is really bad!

          • Will

            According to their website they have no works planned for the next 3 months. So when are these plans meant to be happening? And how can i check this anyway? You seem to be a fountain of knowledge on these forums but where are you getting this information?

          • Harry

            Council websites have it on their website and just saw one for the mast by the train station. Calm down. Voda never seem to update the 3 month thing, suddenly just pops up it seems like.

  • Harry

    Their rollout is coming along quickly! :)

  • Jason Hendry

    I live in a area they don’t support and they wont tell me when or estimate 4g arrival. Strange how they tried to sell me a 4g plan days after I bough a 3g plan. Itll be ee next time for me, at least they have a windows phone app and their coverage in north east Lincolnshire is well just there. 1 year and still my 4g is turned of on my phone. If you want 4g check the coverage cause unless your someone like ee your likely to have issues.

  • Harry

    Very good LTE-A from Vodafone! :) surprised it isn’t advertised on their website though

    • Sunjay Bhogal

      you are right Harry, I am getting LTE-A 4G+ on my Samsung Note4 with Vodafone here at Croydon and been getting speed of around 70. 4G+ has been improving around Greater London and 4G coverage in the South East has is pretty good as well, big improvement when compare to 6 months ago :-)

      • Harry

        Very nice! Is that just a standard Note 4 ordered from Vodafone? They won’t tell me whether it is cat6 or not!
        Cheers :)

        • Sunjay Bhogal

          There are two types of Note 4 here in the UK. The N910C is cat 4 and N910F is cat 6. I have the N910F which I manage to exchange at Carphone Warehouse after they gave me the N910C by mistake. I believe Vodafone issues the N910F model as standard. You should able to find out the model number on the sytems setting. If you do not have the N910F, I suggest you complain to your retailer that you have been fobbed off with the incorrect model.

          • Harry

            Thank you for clearing that up. I haven’t got one yet as can’t decide between the note 4 and the g4. I will investigate which model they give!

          • Harry
          • Harry

            Do you know your highest speed you’ve had on 4G+ yet?

      • leexgx

        and that test was at 6PM as well (could you do an unrealistic speed test at 4AM in the morning to see what the max speed you get on 4G+ when its not in use)

  • JPR

    Where in the UK does VF have faster DATA coverage than EE? On VF (Jokafone), I only get GP Rubbish S or the Dreaded EDGE, which has no DATA coverage at all. My EE phone always has 3G or 4G. There will only be 2 networks around soon EE and 3. The others have more or less finished?

    • Harry

      Do you know that EE’s double speed 4G is the same as Voda’s standard? Speeds are very good on voda, rarely dropping below 25 in town/city centres.

      • JPR

        Where I have failed to find VF with a speed near as good as EE. Most of the time Jokafone only has GP Rubbish S, or worst still the Deaded EDGE. Only 2 networks now that is EE and 3. VF died once 3G got launched all those years ago! The only places VF offer 3G is in Cities and Towns and is useless indoors. My EE has 3G everywhere. Also got the most 4G. RIP VF (Jokafone)

        • Harry

          Do you work for EE? Where abouts are you testing this because Vodafone have wonderful 3G which is usually above 3Mbps too when there’s no 4G. 4G from them which is coming along very well is always quick. 25 Mbps +. I’ll agree EE have better 4G coverage but it’s very difficult to get signal indoors anywhere out of a city. EE won’t be any different in a year or so once the other three networks have 98% covered

          • JPR

            I travel around the UK, I have both contracts VF and EE. In Wales VF is now called Jokafone. When I travel around, in the Cities and Larger Towns VF have the slower of the 3G. Lucky to get 3Mbs. But find it drops off indoors and left with the Dreaded EDGE. VF use the lower frequencies but it then can not cope if everybody is trying to use it. The EE signal seems to be stronger indoors due to more masts and repeaters. The true picture is seen once you leave the Cities and Towns. VF signal then drops off to GP Ribbish S or the dreaded EDGE. In terms of coverage EE also have the better coverage. Loads of black spots on VF. Look at the independ Rootmetrics report. EE and 3 top. VF are bottom. There are many reports putting Jokafone in bottom position. With the least amount of customers it good to see people like yourself still using VF other wise EE and 3 will have the Monopoly. Even O2 as bad as that network is has more customers than VF!

          • Harry

            Who said I’m only with VF? All I’m saying is from my experiences VF aren’t as bad as you say (don’t bring O2 into this, they’re the worst). I don’t know much about their coverage in Wales but I do know they’re certainly improving it. VF in the countryside are only poor when there’s no town or any kind of A or B road around, therefore not really an issue. Speed is almost always better on VF as EE is only quick when on double speed I’ve found. I don’t understand how you’re getting good EE coverage indoors, don’t in my town :/

          • JPR

            VF have 19.2 million customers, EE have 30 Million plus and rising. Look at the latest Rootmetrics reports. It says it all. I have been with VF from the beginning. I have tried many handsets over the years. In the 1G and 2G years VF was always there about. But since the introduction of 3G VF have fallen way behind. I have now changed over to EE as my main contract and find it better every where I go. The big advantage is rural places away from big built up areas, where EE and 3 come into it.

          • Harry

            I’m not surprised considering EE is two networks in one. When comparing rural areas with densely populated areas, it far more beneficial for a company in telecoms to invest in those large towns and cities. Just look at their 4G+. Anyway, yes VF is disappointing in rural areas but their 4G in rural areas is becoming impressive

          • JPR

            Different to what all the reports say? Rootmetrics puts EE well ahead with 3 second. Where have you found VF better speeds. I have recently visited Swansea, North Wales, Cardiff, Carmarthen, Bristol, Swindon, Northampton, Oxford, Newbury, Birmingham. Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle. Also all the surrounding areas. I have carried out speed tests and find EE a lot quicker on 3G and 4G. Give it a few more years there will only be 2 networks EE and 3. The others are losing the battle!

          • Harry

            Large towns and smaller cities, such as High Wycombe, Bicester, Coventry, Leamington Spa… I disagree with Oxford! You say there’s going to be only two networks yet it looks like VF will have the first success with VoLTE. Plus, their 4G+ is very strong in the three cities which you seem to avoid when mentioned on here 😉 You’re not giving Vodafone the deserved credit.

  • Antony Masters

    Only been with Vodafone for a week – not able to access or set up my on-line account as the wrong email was the ‘Username’ also they have two databases (one being C-Board/See-Board) and one wouldn’t show my number while the other wouldn’t show my account details. After speaking to the call-centre opps (four times) and two on-line ‘Live’ chats, still a problem and not able to set up or log in.

    Ask for PAK codes to move to EE. Phoned customer service for PAK codes, told have to go to the store to get them. At the store told have to phone customer service. ???? So, got the store to phone Vodafone customer service. One assistant couldn’t handle Vodafone’s own menu system, so gave up – got your store assistant manager to take over, he also had problems with Vodafone own call centre. in the end he spoken to 5 operators, and spent 45 mins on the phone. I was there for an hour to get PAK codes. It seems to be a problem that vodafone has two databases, and from reviewers who say they have been charged twice, the two databases could be why.

    Vodafone just have not got a system in place, and you will suffer if you go with them…

    • Will

      Make sure it has no capital letters in it. For some reason vodafone’s system auto capitalises the first letter of your username and pasword. Check that this is off when typing

  • rameshkumar

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  • Helen from Oz

    I’m with Vodafone and have had 4G enabled on my phone for over a year now and have never once been able to pick up 4G signal. I live in Battersea but I’m always out and about and have never seen the 4G come up on my phone. Yes, I have it enabled on my phone

    • Scottie

      Hi Helen, What phone do you have and also, have YOU switched the phone to pick up 4G

      • Helen from Oz

        Yes, i have since found out that iPhone 5 isn’t ready for 4G in the UK although Vodafone never told me this when I signed up (and paid) for supposed 4G access on my iPhone 5

    • Harry

      Any luck with sorting this?

      • Helen from Oz

        Yes, i have since found out that the iPhone 5 isn’t ready for 4G in the UK although Vodafone never told me this when I signed up (and paid) for supposed 4G access on my iPhone 5

        • Harry

          But it was never advertised though was it? The 5 can only use 1800MHz which they don’t have.

  • Annette

    Hi I have an iPhone 6 and it’s set for 4G. But I’ve never had 4G since I got my phone. It states 3G which really irritates me as my daughter gets it so why can’t I???

    • Harry

      Hi, when you say it’s set to 4G, is it referring to the contract or the settings in the device? Have you contacted Vodafone?

  • Pete

    So can we really expect this 4G improvement?

  • Harry

    Why hasn’t the coverage percentage been updated in three months for O2 and Vodafone?

  • JPR

    Forget Jokafone, they are are a network of the past. They didn’t invest in 3G properly, so the damage is done. Once you leave city they only provide the dreaded EDGE or decrepit GPRS. Once 3 finish the O2 takeover. There will be only 2 networks EE and 3.

  • NB001

    I have recently returned to Vodafone from EE, EE is a con. Most of the time when I had three bars on 4G, browsing would be painfully slow on my iPhone 5s, but with Vodafone even if I have one bar on 4G I can still browse no problems. Also when my partner was on EE as well, i-messages would not reach her even though it was indicated that they were received. EEs signal is great out doors but if you are in a building it is useless. In both offices she worked at in London, even though it said full bars 3G, the signal was actually non existent and drain the battery by the end of the day.

    • Harry

      I also find EE is great outdoor yet nowhere indoors. Much prefer Vodafone for now, until EE make their 800 MHz go live probably!

      • JPR

        It’s all about speed, and Coverage. EE wins every time. Went into Bristol, Swansae, Cardiff city centres the other day. Done speed check in each on 3G EE way quicker. VF in Bristol I was getting less than 1Mb in places. EE was giving me 20+. Look at all the reports. mobile News, Mobile Industry Awards, Mobile Choice, Root Metrics, Ofcom own reports. There is only 2 networks to chose EE or 3. These reports confirm what I have been saying.

        • Harry

          Since when has it ever been all about speed? Neither EE or Voda offer plans that allow it to be ‘all about speed’. But on the subject of speed, I do like 150+ of 4G+ on Voda indoor and out.
          I am impressed coverage-wise with EE’s outdoor 4G+ in small towns!!
          You refer to 3G in many posts, yet why? 4G is phenomenal on all networks, yes, even Three, so 3G isn’t that relevant for cities.

    • Biioniic

      I am currently with EE. I left EE from Giffgaff (which I am completely done with) but have had Vodafone in the past but I’ve always found it to be expensive and EE prices were better (at the time)… I was excited to join EE as they claim to the fastest network in the UK and 4G in 93% of the country and I live in Birmingham, I am lucky to get E in my house. 4G in my home isn’t as fast as they claim it is, I have GPRS in central LONDON! I am so done with EE! They are mediocre at best! Vodafone offered a great service, fast internet and have found a perfect contract with them. Can’t wait to go back once this contract ends next month!

      • Harry

        EE have crazy prices sometimes (too expensive). Indoor 4G is slowly coming as they’re rolling out 800MHz. Vodafone are doing very well nowadays coverage wise it seems

  • JPR

    Think it might be a iPhone 5 issue. I have 2 contracts one on VF the other on EE, iPhone 6 on both. I travel around the UK. I can only get 3G in larger Towns and cities with VF. On EE I am getting 3G and increasing 4G in rural places. I often carry out speed tests and have failed to find a place where VF is quicker! Look at the latest Rootmetrics Reports. EE wins Everywhere.

    • Harry

      Could you give an examples of places? I find Vodafone and O2 are the only two to have indoor 4G coverage anywhere

  • Jim

    Does anybody know why my phone (Samsung 4S) keeps changing from LTE to GSM every 2 hours or so even when it never moves from the desk. Is this connected to why sometimes it take 20 minutes to send an sms?

    • Harry

      Sounds very unusual. How long has it been happening for?

      • JPR

        Just look at all the reports Ie Rootmetrics. I have travelled around the UK. I have VF and EE on the same type of handsets and the handsets before. Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Sony. In rural places VF 3G is non existent. EE have 3G every where. Even Newbury the home of VF UK once I left the city centre the coverage was shocking on VF.

        • Harry

          Firstly, EE are the only network that don’t charge for Rootmetrics speed tests which allows more people to do so.
          It is quite apparent that you work for EE considering the very incorrect facts you’re giving. Can’t remember the last time I had indoor 4G with EE, whereas, Voda, O2 and Three always do. Outdoor, there’s no competition with EE very impressive.

        • Clive Sinclair

          As others mention…. my EE 4G speed in a major city (Glasgow) is great outside. Go in any shop in city centre and my 50mb dl 4G goes to slow 3G.

          Outdoors great, indoors rubbish. I do however think that is the same for all 4G networks – same as 5G wifi, good speed, bad coverage.

          • Harry

            Once going inside in a city, you’ll go onto 800MHz with Vodafone and O2 so it works far better. Three use 800 too but only for newer handsets (2015 onwards). EE awful indoors it seems

    • JPR

      Sounds like your on Vodafone! Change network is probably best option. Only 2 networks now EE or 3

  • Harry

    Do like the roaming with Vodafone. Unbeatable value!

  • Lawrence

    My wife took out a contract with Vodaphone for 4G as this was said to be available in the Aberdeen area. Her Apple phone had been checked to be capable of 4G reception. Despite Vodaphone’s advertising and confirmation by phone she has failed to receive 4G. She cancelled the contract as they did not provide the 4G service they advertised. Now she is being hassled for post cancellation monies. Trying to contact Vphone is dreadful. Pushed from pillar to post worldwide often with poor signal and incompetent English speakers, at best. We get nowhere. Vodaphone appear to be fraudulent. Anyone ideas on how to sort them out and get justice?

    • Harry

      Which iPhone model was it? Be aware you need to manually turn on 4G in the settings sometimes. There is great signal, especially 4G, across Aberdeen. Did you try and cancel with the seven days given? After that I believe you’ll be charged

  • Harry

    Huge 4G+ coverage in London now!

  • Glen Hoashoo

    Hi,

    I’m moving to quite a rural area shortly. And looking for a network which will provide good signal and 4g coverage as both times been down there with o2, I have struggled. Been looking at either the Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 or Moto G on EE. Which network will perform better in Headley, Kent? Looked at the 4g coverage maps and EE says coverage would be minimal yet Vodafone is saying good both outdoor and indoor coverage. Yet I have heard the opposite when speaking to others. Any advice? Never used EE or Vodafone before.

    • Harry

      I would recommend getting pay as you go SIMs and test it exactly where you want it. Vodafone now have a 30 day guarantee system in place (more info on their site)

  • JPR

    The Jokafone network is the worst in rural places. They are only interested in the areas with large populations. In the cities the EE 3G and 4G is at least 50% faster. The way to find which is the best network is to go to rural places. EE and Three wins hands down they have 3G H+DC or 4G! I am so fed up with my Jokafone contract had to take out another on EE!

    • Harry

      Still here are you?
      Three is the slowest network I have come across for a while – relying on the O2 merge.
      Vodafone have come along way in rural areas and I only ever have 4G and 3G now. Very impressive from Vodafone and a clear second place in the market. EE indoor 4G is non existent!!

      • Ibster

        Totally agree with this comment…

  • Ibster

    I still want to know if anybody out there does whether Vodafone have any plans to use the 1400mhz for 4g going forward which they recently acquired along with Three network from Qualcomm

    Also if anybody knows whether they will be rolling out the 2600mhz outside of the 3 big cities.

    • Harry

      2600 is live in Liverpool (as seen on the Rootmetrics app)

      • Harry

        and nothing about 1400, don’t forget about the 2300 and 3400 auction at some point!

        • Ibster

          Thanks for the heads up, Yeah they had to delay the auction cause of the o2/Three merger deal. hopefully they can get the auction done a.s.a.p. as speeds are slowing on 4g in some parts of the country due to more and more people using 4g.

          • Harry

            Yeah good point! 4G+ also now in Newbury and Ascot.
            As far a I know now, these locations have 2600: London (upto at least the M25), Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Newbury, Ascot, Guildford, Silverstone Race Circuit – I believe Silverstone is the only non 4G+ site

          • Ibster

            Excellent info. Do you know of any sites or even mobile apps that we can obtain this kind of in depth information…

          • Harry

            There is nPerf, but Rootmetrics is the best I find – In terms of speed tests, anything over 75 meg down is 2600 guaranteed and normally 4G+. Also, some of the info is just from experience of having 4G+. I missed Swindon and Southampton off the list!!

          • Harry

            Just found out Cheltenham does too!

          • Ibster

            Thanks

          • Harry

            No problem

  • Harry

    4G available in 848 towns! Rapid expansion

  • Aaron

    Would you say Vodafone is better than O2 around the London area or at least the UK in regards to signal of you knowledge?

    • Harry

      Vodafone are really putting work into the London area. I am personally finding the network quicker and quicker. For the rest of the country, it is definitely improving. Big focus on rural areas. O2 just seem to be left behind in the last year or so, and rather expensive. Vodafone’s 4G+ will normally be quicker than O2’s due to the amount of spectrum

      • Aaron

        Thanks I thought this was the case as used to use my friends phone on O2 and the speeds on 4G didn’t seem that great.

        • Harry

          Are you currently a VF customer?

          • Aaron

            Yes, unfortunately I had to leave recently because of the poor customer service and they incorrectly charged me but I checked on Opensignal and Rootmetrics and apparently O2 coverage is better than Vodafone in London.

          • Harry

            Don’t forget these sites rely on customers voluntarily adding to it. I’d recommend getting PAYG SIMs for each network to see which is best before opting for a contract :)

          • Aaron

            That is very good advice thanks for the help I will do that!

          • Harry

            No problem. Don’t forget you’ll probably have to have a £10 top up for each, but in the long run it is definitely worth it, knowing you’ll have the best coverage from your chosen network

          • Aaron

            Ok.

          • Munchy

            Their customer service for me has been great in the last year. I could do without the 2 to 3 calls a year to try con me to upgrade lol. I just got the galaxy s7 edge and I’m shocked. My area is supposed to be full 4g coverage. I’m getting mostly speeds around 1 to 8 mgs when my friend on his ee is getting 19 to 30s mbs. Somethings very wrong there. Most of the time my phone reads 4g. Sometimes 3g and often h+ in areas shown to be 4g inside and out. Their map is wrong

  • Harry

    101 4G roaming destinations and 860 towns and cities in the UK!

  • Harry

    It says 871 towns and cities on their website…

  • Chris

    Does anyone have experience of Vodafone performance when in the USA?

    • Scottie

      Yes I have used it several in both DC and NYC. The phone connects to.AT&T. Coverage is rock solid and they don’t slow you down. Also being on AT&T you get free access to AT&T free WiFi network just like o2.

  • Harry

    As you don’t allow links on here, thought I’d add a section of the current coverage info from their site.

    “Vodafone UK’s network leadership follows a £2 billion investment programme in its network and services since 2014 – the largest in the company’s history. Vodafone UK has upgraded or installed more than 5,000 4G-enabled mobile sites over the last year alone to bring world-class 4G outdoor coverage to 95% of the UK population” & “the introduction of its 4G service to more than 897 cities and towns”