You can now get 5G on Vodafone whatever your preferred contract type – whether you go Pay Monthly with a phone, SIM Only, or, as of now, Pay As You Go.
Not only that, but the network has also added an unlimited data option to its Pay As You Go bundles, so you can make the most of your speedy data.
5G is available with both the unlimited data Big Value Bundle (with also includes unlimited minutes and texts, and costs £40), and the £30 Big Value Bundle, which gives you 60GB of data, 3000 minutes, and unlimited texts.
These bundles both last 30 days, so you’re not tied in, and Vodafone is offering 5G on them at no additional cost.
You'll still need a 5G phone
You will of course need a 5G phone to make use of 5G speeds though. At the time of writing you can get the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, or Huawei Mate 20 X 5G on Pay As You Go from Vodafone, though of course you could also get a 5G phone from elsewhere, just as long as it’s unlocked or locked to the Vodafone network.
Vodafone UK Chief Executive Officer Nick Jeffery said: “We want to enable our customers to do what they want when they want – our Unlimited plans do just that. Launching a contract-free 5G Unlimited plan will give more people the opportunity to experience the next generation of speed and connectivity without being committed to a contract – giving them the power to be as flexible as they want.”
Only Vodafone so far
It’s worth noting that at the time of writing the other major UK networks don’t offer 5G on Pay As You Go, so Vodafone stands out there. It also stands out through being the only major UK network to offer 5G while roaming.
Currently you can roam at 5G speeds in 68 locations across Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland, while in the UK the network has switched on 5G in 40 locations – which is second in number only to EE, though Three should have 5G in 66 UK locations at the end of February.
Check Vodafone 5G coverage