Unlimited data is BACK. But not just any old data; no, Vodafone 5G Unlimited data is here – and it is 100% a game-changer
Quick Overview of Vodafone’s Unlimited 5G Plans
- When’s It Landing? Coming Summer 2019
- How Many Packages? Three: 1) Unlimited Lite; 2) Unlimited; 3) Unlimited Max
- Contract or SIM? Unlimited Will Be Available on PAYG & Contracts
- How Much Does It Cost? Prices Will Start From £23 to £30 Per Month
- What Phone Do I Need? Galaxy S10 5G and Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Will Run 5G on Vodafone
Just as 4G was arriving on the scene, unlimited data plans were going the way of the dodo. Increased data usage meant phone networks had to handle more data, so they started limiting plans.
And the reason? 4G was fast enough, in theory to replace your home broadband, and that meant people would be using HUGE amounts of data per month, running things like Netflix and the like.
But now that 5G’s here, Vodafone has broken that tradition, confirming it will offer an array of unlimited 5G data plans in the UK. Not only that, but Vodafone has even roped in Lewis Hamilton to promote it.
Below is EVERYTHING you need to know about Vodafone’s Unlimited 5G Data Plans…
Unlimited 5G Data From Vodafone
Is it really unlimited? Yep, Vodafone says its Unlimited 5G Data Plans are just that – 100% unlimited. That means you can use as much data as you want, whenever and wherever you like.
Vodafone Unlimited will be available on PAYG SIMs and Contracts; 5G roaming will be available in Germany, Italy, and Spain.
Make no mistake: this is a huge game-changer, and its effects will be felt throughout the telecoms industry. EE, O2, and Three will ALL have to counter this offer somehow, and that could lead to a proliferation of even more unlimited 5G data plans.
Vodafone UK Chief Executive Officer Nick Jeffery said: “5G will transform the way we live and work. Our customers are streaming over 50% more content today than they did last year, and with 5G the demand for data is only set to increase. That is why we want to remove the limits on data, so that customers can unlock the full potential of 5G, and we can really propel the UK into the digital age. By offering unlimited plans to our consumer and business customers, we will revolutionise the market. We will give customers all the data they need, when and where they want it.”
Vodafone Unlimited 5G Data Plans Pricing
Vodafone has three packages in its Unlimited 5G Data initiative, and they are as follows:
- Unlimited Lite (£23 per Month) – Good for browsing, catching up on social media and streaming music.
- Unlimited (£26 per Month) – Great for watching movies on-the-go, plus everything Lite can do.
- Unlimited Max (£30 per Month) – Best for super-fast downloads and UHD streaming, plus everything Unlimited can do
I know what you’re thinking: isn’t 5G, well.. 5G? What’s the difference between these packages if there’s no data limits?
It’s to do with download speeds; the basic package (Unlimited Lite) has a maximum download speed of 2mbps, whereas the Unlimited Max has maximum download speeds available. The middle package (Unlimited) supports 10mbps.
Best Vodafone Unlimited 5G Data Package?
Looking at the above, you’re definitely best off going with either Unlimited or Unlimited Max. Personally, I’d just pay the extra £4 and go with Max; that way you get the fastest possible download speed the network has.
There isn’t much to separate the plans, with respect to price, so your best bet it going BIG. If you’re just a normal user, however, meaning you simply browse the web and use a few apps, you’ll definitely get all you need from the Unlimited package.
Personally, I wouldn’t bother with the Unlimited Lite package. Why have hamburgers when you can have steak? And only for a few quid more…
Other Goodies Included In Vodafone Unlimited Contracts
As always, when talking about phone plans, the data allowances and minutes are just part of the equation. In a bid to differentiate offers, networks increasing bolt-on added benefits – things like free Spotify accounts and the like. Good news: Vodafone’s Unlimited 5G contracts are no different.
As long as you go on either Unlimited or Unlimited Max, you’ll get access to freebies from Amazon Prime Video, Now TV, Sky Sports Mobile TV, or Spotify. You can’t have them all, so you’ll have to decide which one you want the most and then go with that.
You’ll also need a phone that can handle 5G in order to get these speeds; fortunately, we have a guide to the best 5G phones you can buy right now.
Richard Goodwin has been working as a tech journalist for over 10 years. He is the editor and owner of KnowYourMobile.
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