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Press Release | 26 Jul 2019

Vodafone 5G in more places than any other network as roaming goes live

Vodafone 5G in more places than any other network as roaming goes live
  • 5G rolling out in more places with availability in 55 cities and towns across Europe.
  • 5G pricing the same as 4G – even when roaming.
  • Take the flagship Samsung Galaxy S10 5G or the stylish yet affordable Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 away with you this summer – both are available now.
  • Choose one of Vodafone’s entertainment partners for perfect holiday downtime.

Vodafone consumer and business customers can now get 5G in more places than with any other network, giving them faster and more reliable roaming at no additional cost.

From today, Vodafone 5G roaming is live in 55 towns and cities across four countries – Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK – just in time for the summer getaway. Unlike with other networks, customers don’t pay extra to use 5G with Vodafone’s pay monthly plans.

Whether in Madrid, Munich, Rome or London, customers can roam on Vodafone’s 5G network in some of the most popular tourist and business locations. You can now stream music from the sunbed, download podcasts by the pool, watch live TV and sport at the airport, or play games on the go at speeds of up to ten times faster than 4G.

This can all be done with the help of Vodafone’s entertainment package, which offers a choice of four entertainment options – Spotify Premium, Amazon Prime Video, Sky Sports Mobile TV or a NOW TV Entertainment Pass – for customers who choose selected pay monthly plans.

With 5G, working abroad has also never been easier. 5G brings WiFi-like speeds, without the need to rely on hotel connections or public WiFi to keep in touch with the office.

In addition, Vodafone offers customers 4G roaming in 156 destinations – more than any other UK network provider. Customers will also be able to use their home plan in 48 European destinations at no extra cost.

Vodafone offers two of the best 5G smartphones available – the industry-leading Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the affordable Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. Both can be used at home and abroad over Vodafone’s 5G and 4G network.

Vodafone UK Chief Executive Officer Nick Jeffery said: “We have accelerated the availability of 5G roaming just as schools break up for the summer holiday. With 5G in more places than with any other network, our customers can keep in touch with loved ones at home, colleagues in the office or with their business customers while they’re travelling abroad.”

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About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed line connections, home and office broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Having made the UK’s first mobile phone call and sent the first text message, Vodafone has a history as a tech pioneer. In 2018 we made the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G, and were first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. We now have 5G in more places than anyone else, with multiple locations now live across the UK and the rest of Europe.

Today we serve more than 18 million mobile and fixed line customers in the UK, with 4G network coverage at 99%.  Our customers voted us the UK’s Best Mobile Network at the 2018 Trusted Reviews Awards – for the second year in a row. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 15 UK towns and cities through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach.

Connectivity is at the heart of what we do as it gives us a huge opportunity for good. We are using our network, products, talents and technology to help society prosper and respond to significant social and environmental issues.  Our free Digital Parenting magazine is helping families and schools across the UK to navigate the online world safely. Meanwhile, the Vodafone Foundation’s work with researchers at Imperial College is developing personalised cancer treatment using the processing power of smartphones.

We are part of Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest technology communications companies, with mobile operations in 26 countries, partnerships with mobile networks in 55 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets.  As of 30 September 2019, Vodafone Group had approximately 625 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed broadband customers, and 22 million TV customers – including all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates.

For more information about Vodafone UK, please visit: www.vodafone.co.uk

 

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