Vodafone 5G coverage
Vodafone doesn't charge extra for 5G access on its SIM-only plans and it's now available in selected suburbs across 6 states.
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From mid-2020 onwards, Vodafone's 5G network will be coming to areas of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth – over 650 sites in all. Planned for a progressive roll out, the high-speed, high-capacity technology has been touted as a game changer, bringing mobile and fixed wireless users huge speed and latency benefits.
Vodafone will also provide 5G coverage in select areas within the Gold Coast, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Geelong.
Importantly, 5G access for the moment is outdoor only. If you're inside a building within the coverage area, chances are you'll be switched back onto 4G. To see if 5G is available in your area, click on the state you're living in and we've got a list of the current suburbs where Vodafone's 5G network is up and running.
Vodafone plan pricing
On its current phone plans, Vodafone states that it won't charge customers any extra for access to its 5G network (provided you've got a compatible device). That's not to say that Vodafone won't shake up its plans in the future. For example, Telstra charges users on its cheaper plans extra for 5G access.
As an international brand, Vodafone will also provide its customers access to 5G in places "such as the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland". You'll have to be on its $5 Roaming package (with a 5G capable device) to take advantage when this is rolled out in Europe or other destinations.
Vodafone coverage areas
Check out the screenshots below of Vodafone's coverage areas. This includes its current live sites as well as its future 5G sites.
Vodafone 5G phone plans
If you want 5G access, you'll also need a 5G phone. Vodafone sells a couple of 5G phones with its SIM-only plans. We've shown Vodafone's plans for the iPhone 12 and Samsung S20, but you can click 'filter results' to search for more phone models.
Images: Vodafone AU
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