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5G on Vodafone IE

Vodafone 5G is live,

the journey starts here

What is 5G?

5G is the fifth and newest generation of mobile networking.

It gives you the freedom to be spontaneous and live life in real time. Buffering is on its way to becoming a thing of the past. A 5G future will bring us better living through 5G-enabled healthcare innovations, smart buildings and cities and safer spaces.

5G is going to be a game changer, opening up a new world of seamless opportunities. And it begins here.


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How does 5G work?


5G works on larger channels to carry higher speeds. Get faster mobile speeds than you’ve ever experienced before. Play multiplayer action games on the go, get real time map information and download movies in seconds.

Greater network capacity

5G means you can be  connected in a crowd. You'll have reliable data and call connections in busy places like train stations and football matches.

Lower latency

The new technologies used by the 5G network are designed to create less latency (lag).

How fast is 5G?

At its peak, 5G will deliver speeds up to 10 times faster than standard 4G provides. This is up to 1Gbps, with further improvements to follow.

Where is 5G available?

Our 5G network is now live in selected areas. These are in Dublin. Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Galway. 5G is also live in the Aviva stadium.  

Our 5G network will be further expanded over the coming months.

Graphic map of Ireland showing 5G coverage.
Graphic map of Ireland showing 5G coverage.

How can I get 5G?

You’ll need a 5G enabled plan and a 5G phone to connect to the Vodafone 5G network. 

Check out our 5G ready plans

You'll also need to be in an area that has 5G coverage. If you're using a 5G compatible phone in an area that doesn't have 5G coverage, your phone will automatically swap to 4G, 3G or 2G - depending on the signal that's available. Your 5G phone will then automatically reconnect to the 5G network once you're back in a 5G area.



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5G phones

You will need a 5G ready phone to connect to the 5G network. There are multiple 5G ready smartphones available to purchase from Vodafone.

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G

With a 5G modem built in, the Galaxy S20 5G lets you download in an instant and enjoy your favourite films and shows. You can download a whole season of your favourite show in a flash.

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Samsung Galaxy A51 5G

The ideal 5G phone lasts throughout the day and charges fast. That’s why Samsung built Galaxy A51 5G with a long-lasting 4,500mAh (typical) battery and speedy 15W Fast Charging.

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Huawei P40 Pro 5G

Connect to the future with this 5G enabled phone. The P40 Pro is now ushering in the 5G mobile world and setting the industry’s benchmark. Grab your key to the 5G era.

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5G Frequently asked questions

Can I roam with 5G?

Vodafone 5G roaming is now available in Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom.

You can roam with a 5G roaming ready device* in nearly 100 towns and cities across the Vodafone networks in Germany, Italy, Spain and UK.

Vodafone customers on a bill pay plan can use 5G in these countries at no extra cost, just like at home.

*December 2019 5G Roaming ready devices - Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and Samsung Galaxy A90 5G.


How do I know that 5G is safe?

5G is designed to comply fully with existing international Electromagnetic Fields exposure guidelines.

These provide protection for everyone, including children, against all established health hazards.

These guidelines are regularly reviewed and issued by independent public health authorities and expert groups including:

  • The International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO)

 and reflect decades of research.

Further information can be found here.


Will 5G use more data?

Because 5G will work on faster speeds, you’ll be able to download and stream the same size movies, songs and more as today but quicker. Our new Unlimited plans have unlimited data so you never have to worry. 

How can I experience 5G? 

To experience 5G you must have:


  • a 5G ready device 
  • a 5G ready plan that is 5G enabled 
  • 5G coverage. 

Coverage is subject to availability and may be affected by a number of factors.

Check out our 5G ready plans 


Are all Unlimited plans 5G enabled? 

Yes all Unlimited plans are 5G enabled. Certain Vodafone price plans will come with a maximum mobile data speed which is designed to match how you use your data. Plans with a maximum data speed other than fastest available will not achieve 5G speeds however all other 5G benefits will apply provided you have:

  • A 5G ready device
  • 5G coverage 

Coverage is subject to availability and may be affected by a number of factors.


I am on a Red Complete Plan – can I get 5G? 

All our RED Complete plans are 5G ready. To get 5G enabled on your RED Complete plan, visit us in store, call us on 1907 or go to live chat and request 5G. From January 15th 2020 all new connections and upgrades to RED Complete plans and any existing Red Complete plans with account level changes are automatically enabled with 5G.

The power of 5G for business

5G can improve business efficiency and save costs. It can enable real-time remote team working, and let you work seamlessly on the move with a faster, more reliable connection. Be there at the start of an exciting journey to a world of innovative solutions such as self-driving cars, remote surgery and more.

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