Skip to content

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.


Couple standing on a beach at dusk looking at a phone.

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

Means you can be confidently connected in a crowd with 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 ( up to 1Gbps) with further improvements to follow.

Where is 5G available?

Our 5G network is now live in selected areas in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford & Galway.

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 ready plan that is 5G enabled and a 5G phone to connect to the Vodafone 5G network. All our RED Complete plans are 5G ready. To get 5G enabled on your RED Complete plan simply visit us in store, call us on 1907 or go to live chat and request 5G.

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.

See our plans

3 surfers walking into the ocean carrying surf boards.

5G phones and devices

You will need a 5G ready phone to connect to the 5G network. Two 5G ready smartphones will be available to purchase from Vodafone in August and September

Front of Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

Completely redesigned to remove interruptions from your view. No notch, no distractions. Precise laser cutting, on-screen security, and a Dynamic AMOLED that's easy on the eyes make the Infinity-O Display the most innovative Galaxy screen yet.

Register your interest

Huawei Mate 20X 5G

Huawei Mate 20X 5G

Built to be a performance dynamo. With an expansive screen and immensely powerful engine under the hood, this elite device reveals a revolutionary mobile working and entertainment experience.

Buy now

Frequently asked questions

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 Red Complete plans have more data than ever before so you can make the most of the 5G speeds.

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.

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.

To get 5G enabled on your RED Complete plan simply visit us in store, call us on 1907 or go to livechat and request 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.

Find out more

Close message
4gaccessoriesicon-app-storechevron-down battery-lifebatterybill-or-report-midbill-pay-phones-icon4C91DB73-75FE-4565-8F69-BC6C675B1EA1binblockBrandsbroadband-iconbroadbandcalendarcallcameracasesChatchevron-downchevron-left chevron-left chevron-upcircuitclose closecollectionscommunitycontinuouscontractdashboarddatadelivery download-squareDownloadediterror-circledata eyefacebookfilters fixed-line-midgeneric-tariff-plan-midgohelp-midhome-midlandline-or-call-midlettersLike_whitefillmail-new-midmenumessageminutes-sms-midmobilemobile-midmobilemy-vodafone-or-my-profile-midmy-vodafoneneed-help-midnetwork-signal-midorderspayg-midpayg-phones-iconF86C85F6-FFFF-4C62-8F9A-45D7251FC836payment-midphotosplaceholderplay-storeplayplusreportreturn-product-midroaming-midroamingsearchsecurity-midsettings-midroaming shopping-trolley-midshoppingsim-midsim-swap-midsimsms-or-text-midspinnersquarestechnologysquares three-points tick-simpletick-simple info-circle top-up-icontop-up-midtravellers-info-midroaming tv-midblock twitterupgrade-midvaluevf-tv-iconvodafone-store-midvodafone voice-of-vodafone-alerts-midwarning-midworld
Processing ...
Please wait.

About seconds remaining...

Close dialog
Skip to content

Close dialog
Skip to content
Close dialog
Skip to content