Vodafone switches on its 4G

By: December 9, 2013
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Vodafone Ireland’s 4G mobile broadband services went live today in six cities and 31 towns across the country.

The latest price plans show the cheapest on Vodafone is the RED 12 month at €35 (ex VAT) with 2GB data allowance.

“4G will deliver a step change in data services with speeds of up to 10 times faster than 3G. 4G devices on the Vodafone network are capable of speeds of up to 75Mbs. Customers will now be able to watch video content online without any buffering and upload pictures to social media in seconds. 4G will enable businesses to be more productive and provide greater flexibility with significantly enhanced connectivity while out of the office,” says Vodafone.

To avail of 4G, however, you must have a 4G phone and a 4G SIM. Currently 70% of Vodafone’s customers have 3G phones. New areas will be switched-on in coming months so to view coverage maps and all 4G information, you can visit www.vodafone.ie/4G.

The cities and towns include:
Cities – Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford and Kilkenny.

Towns in the South East and South West of the country include: Carlow, Tralee, Wexford, Middleton, Carrigaline, Mallow, Killarney, Enniscorthy, Dungarvan, New Ross, Kenmare, Tullow, Kanturk, Bagnelstown, Thomastown, Millstreet, Bunclody, Newmarket, Dunmanway, Lismore, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Strand and Killorglin.

4G ready handsets currently available include:
iPhone 5s
iPhone 5c
Samsung Galaxy Express
Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE
Samsung Express 2
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Samsung Galaxy Note III
HTC One SV
HTC One
HTC One Mini
Nokia Lumia 1020
Nokia Lumia 925
Nokia Lumia 625
Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia Lumia 820
Nokia 1520 Fablet
Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z1
Sony Xperia SP

The latest software also needs to be downloaded to experience 4G.