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Vodafone 5G coverage
Find out if you’re in one of the 350 suburbs that Vodafone has already rolled out its 5G network to.
Vodafone may be the last of Australia's three networks to roll out 5G, but it's available in 6 states and over 350 suburbs at the time of writing (March 2021).
Vodafone plans to cover 85% of Australians in the 6 biggest cities by the end of 2021, so metro areas should have decent 5G coverage soon.
Am I in Vodafone's 5G coverage area?
Rather than having an interactive coverage map, Vodafone lists the suburbs where its 5G network is currently available. You can click on the state headings below to see if Vodafone is already available in your suburb
How fast is Vodafone's 5G network?
At the time of writing, we couldn't find any published data on Vodafone's 5G speeds, apart from a few users doing ad hoc tests in their suburb. However, we can assume that they'll be on par with the average speeds for Telstra and Optus' 5G networks, which are 231.8Mbps and 170Mbps respectively as of August 2020.
How much does Vodafone 5G cost?
There's no extra cost for 5G access with Vodafone. It's available on all Vodafone prepaid and postpaid plans so long as you have a 5G-capable device and are in an area covered by Vodafone's 5G network.
- Postpaid plans range from $40 to $120 per month. You can continue using data past your monthly cap, but at a reduced download speed of 2-25Mbps depending on your plan.
- Prepaid plans range from $30-$50 per month for 28-day expiries. You can continue using data past your cap on these plans at a reduced download speed of 1.5Mbps.
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Is Vodafone 5G any good?
Here's how Vodafone's 5G compares to its competitors, Telstra and Optus:
Vodafone's 5G network is the smallest of all three network providers, meaning you have the worst chance of getting coverage. However, if you live and work in covered areas, you shouldn't have a problem with signal.
Vodafone technically has the cheapest 5G access with its 15GB for $30 prepaid plan. Optus isn't too far off with its range of postpaid plans, but Telstra is the most expensive of the three.
Without any published data on Vodafone's 5G speeds, it's impossible to compare.
Overall, Vodafone's 5G network is hard to judge. It could be good for you if you live in a covered area.
Can I get a 5G phone with Vodafone?
To access the 5G network, you must have a 5G-capable device. If you don't already have one, Vodafone sells the latest 5G handsets with one of their 5G plans attached, to make the process straightforward.
This could end up costing you more than simply buying your 5G phone outright, but could be a good solution if you're keen to get onto Vodafone 5G quickly.
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