Here’s What You Need To Know About Vodafone’s 4G Network

The internet undeniably plays an important role in our lives, especially in this age where people are heavily dependent on social media and online news. That’s why it’s almost a necessity to have a stable internet connection anywhere you go. Vodafone is one network in Australia that promises a stable and strong mobile network that’s designed to satisfy the data hungry needs of your mobile device… 

By Zy Gonzales

The internet undeniably plays an important role in our lives, especially in this age where people are heavily dependent on social media and online news. That’s why it’s almost a necessity to have a stable internet connection anywhere you go.

Vodafone is one network in Australia that promises a stable and strong mobile network that’s designed to satisfy the data hungry needs of your mobile device. This year, Vodafone has raised the bar once more by bringing to consumers the power and speed of 4G connectivity. But what exactly is 4G and do you really need it?

If you don’t know the answer to these questions, you’ve come to the right place.

4G otherwise known as LTE (Long Term Evolution) is the 4th generation mobile network technology that offers a considerable increase in speed and better internet compared to its predecessor – 3G. Vodafone’s 4G network offers speeds up to 40Mbps which should be more than enough for most consumers.

But the question is, is it for you? Before you jump aboard the 4G ship, here are a few things you should know.

For starters, 4G is a data-only network, which means that you cannot make or receive a call when your connected using 4G. In order to do calls, you have to drop from 4G to either 3G or 2G networks. Moreover, the service is still limited to select metro areas in Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Perth Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Wollongong so if you’re not living within this area, you might have to wait a bit more for Vodafone’s 4G network to reach your location. You can use Vodafone’s coverage checker to verify if LTE is available in your area.

You’ll also need a 4G-capable device to access the network. You’re device should either be a 4G-enabled device (no setup needed) or 4G-ready which means it has the hardware to connect to the network and just needs some settings adjustment to enable LTE connection.

You’ll also need a new SIM card that supports the service – this is usually the micro ones. If you have a regular-sized or nano SIM, it still won’t work with 4G. If your card was cut down to a smaller size using a SIM cutter or scissors, 4G is also a no go for you. Luckily you can solve this problem easily by swapping your SIM with a microSIM on any Vodafone Store.

Basically, these are the most important things you’ll need to know about 4G/LTE. If you have other questions, you can check out Vodafone’s support page using this link.


 



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