Today Vodafone has officially switched on their 5G network in seven cities and will be live across 19 towns and cities across the UK by the end of 2019. The switch-on happened at an event held by the global technology company at the London Sky Garden along with a live demonstration of what 5G technology is capable of.
The world-first demonstration used 5G to transmit touch using haptic technology from a professional Wasps rugby player in their Coventry stadium to another player located in London at the event location. With around 100 miles between the 2 players Juan De Jongh (player located in London) instantaneously felt the impact of a rugby tackle made by Will Rowlands in Coventry.
World champion Lewis Hamilton also joined UK CEO Nick Jeffery on stage for the switch on, where it was announced that Hamilton was Vodafone’s first UK 5G ambassador.
Vodafone are also the first company to be offering 5G unlimited data plans. They are available to purchase today and are as follows:
Vodafone Unlimited Max: £30/month
Gives users unlimited mobile access as speeds as fast as the device and network will allow. Perfect for people who want to take advantage of the latest technology, such as virtual reality, watching live TV and sport in 4k with ultra-high definition (HD, real-time multiplayer gaming on the go or downloading boxsets super quickly.
Vodafone Unlimited: £26/month
Offering speeds of up to 10Mbps – ideal for customers who want to stream SD or HD video without worrying about their data usage.
Vodafone Unlimited Lite: £23/month
Offering speed of up to 2Mbps – aimed at users who want to chat on social apps, browse the internet and stream music.
Customers can also benefit from unlimited gaming over 5G (or 4G) with free access for 3-months to Hatch – the worlds first cloud-based mobile gaming platform built for the 5G network. The offer can be accessed through VeryMe, Vodafone’s loyalty programme that rewards its customer.
So there we have it, Vodafone has officially switched-on their 5G network in the UK in Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester. With also Newbury and the Isles Of Scilly joining the list of seven cities above.
You can head over to the Vodafone UK website to learn more