Vodafone is a mobile network that has a strong 2G network and a solid 3G network in the UK. However, it does not have as good 3G coverage as 3, T-Mobile and Orange. You can check the Vodafone coverage map to find out about the signal strength in your local area.
Vodafone launched its 4G mobile network in August 2013. It uses the following frequencies: 800 MHz and 2600 MHz.
It bought a large amount of spectrum in the 4G auction and aims to cover 98% of the population by the end of 2015. It’s 4G coverage is currently available in the following 233 towns and cities:
Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Coventry, Dudley, Edinburgh, Epsom, Ewell, Folkstone, Gateshead, Glasgow, Hatfield , Hove and Hastings, Hemel Hempstead, Huddersfield, Jarrow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Maidstone, Newbury,Newcastle, Nottingham, Oldham, Pontefract, Portsmouth, Reading, Rotherham, Sheffield, Slough, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Staines, Stourbridge, Swinton, Southampton, Tunbridge, Wakefield, Walsall, Watford, Wells, West Bromwich.
Vodafone is an old-hand in the mobile phone industry. It’s been around in some guise or another since way back in 1985. It’s a worldwide company with over 300 million users across the globe. In the UK it’s still one of the most popular mobile networks.
The coverage is very strong. Like everyone else, the 2G coverage should reach 99% or more of the UK population. Vodafone successfully make a voice call in the UK using 3G back in 2001 – their strong coverage reflects their position as 3G pioneer. You can get a more precise picture of the exact signal strength you’ll get with Vodafone by checking out their coverage map.