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It’s time to spill the incredibly tasty beans: We’ve got two of the biggest names in mobile entertainment on board for Vodafone’s Red 4G-ready plans.

Yep: Vodafone’s Red 4G-ready network plans are here, and they’re set to change the way you use the mobile internet, thanks to a slew of amazing music and live sports action from Spotify and Sky Sports Mobile TV. Ready to soak up every goal, or stream the music you love on the go? Read on for the full details.

Vodafone 4G – ready to entertain you

Our Vodafone Red 4G-ready plans will be available from 12 August, with our 4G network following on 29 August in London. After London, launches in Birmingham, Bradford, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield will come before the end of the year. Vodafone will bring indoor 4G coverage to 98% of the UK population over the next couple of years. But there’s much more to the story here than just the jump to 4G.

We know that the speed of 4G on your mobile is nothing without amazing things to stream, download and browse, and that’s why we’ve partnered with Sky Sports and Spotify to offer a big bonus to suit you.

“Choose between either Spotify Premium or access to all the action from Sky Sports Mobile included as part of your plan.”

Sign up or upgrade to one of our Red 4G-ready plans and you can choose between either Spotify Premium – which offers unlimited, ad-free music even when you’re offline – or access to all the action from Sky Sports Mobile TV included as part of your plan. Yep, that’s right: your subscription is included for either service for up to two whole years.

That means you can find the right music for every moment, or watch the very best in live sport right on your phone.

Like the look of #4GSport? There’ll be over 150 hours of live Barclays Premier League action on Sky Sports Mobile TV, and our Red 4G-ready plans launch in time for the new season, so you won’t miss a kick.

Or does #4GMusic sound more your thing? Get instant access to millions of songs from your favourite artists when you’re out and about with a Spotify Premium account, and your subscription will be included with any Vodafone Red 4G-ready plan.

 

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Upgrading from a Vodafone Red plan? Choose from either Sky Sports Mobile TV or Spotify Premium, get double the amount of data you currently have and access 4G for just £5 extra each month without needing to sign-up to a new contract*. Nice!

Guy Laurence, CEO, Vodafone UK said: “With 4G, speed is just the start: it’s what you do with it that really matters. We are taking 4G into a new league by offering sport; and changing the tune with all the music you could want. 4G is coming of age, and there’s plenty to look forward to…”

Sounds like a plan

Our Vodafone Red 4G-ready plans come in three sizes – Vodafone Red 4G, Red 4G L and Red 4G XL. To make the most of that, as a Vodafone Red 4G-ready customer you’ll get double the data allowance of our regular 3G Red plans, and the choice of either Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile TV access for up to two years. Oh, and that’s on top of unlimited calls and texts.

Even better, though, you’ll be able to find out exactly how much data you need for the first three months with our Data Test Drive. There’s more information on Vodafone Data Test Drive here.

“You’ll get double the data allowance of our regular 3G Red plans.”

Customers who already have a 4G-ready phone and want a SIM-only deal can get access to 4G from just £26 each month**. Vodafone Red 4G-ready is also available on 24 month plans, with a 4G-ready handset included, from just £34 a month.

Existing Vodafone Red customers with a 4G-ready device can upgrade to 4G for only £5 extra each month.

There’s a Vodafone Red 4G-ready plan to suit everyone, though, and with a mobile data allowance of up to 8GB on Vodafone Red 4G XL, you can do a serious amount of browsing, social networking and streaming.

For more info, visit vodafone.co.uk/4G. You can also read up on how we’re preparing for our next-gen network here. In the meantime, keep an eye on #4GMusic and #4GSport for all the latest.

 

 

*Upgrading Vodafone Red customers will need to have a 4G-ready device.

**Customers opting for the SIM only Red 4G-ready plan, starting at £26 a month, can choose to have either Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile TV included for the first six months. They are then charged at £4.99 per month for Sky Sports Mobile TV or £9.99 a month for Spotify Premium. Customers can cancel at any time and they will still get double the standard data allowance and 4G service. 

Customers opting for the Red 4G-ready plan, starting at just £34 a month, can choose to have either Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile TV included for the first six months. They can then choose to continue their subscription by paying £4.99 per month for Sky Sports Mobile TV or £9.99 a month for Spotify Premium. Customers can cancel at any time and will still get their double data and 4G service. 

Customers on the Red 4G-ready L plan, starting at £39, and the Red 4G-ready XL plan, starting at £44, get Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile TV included for the whole two years of the plan. At the end of the two years, they can then choose to continue their subscription by paying £4.99 per month for Sky Sports Mobile TV or £9.99 a month for Spotify Premium. Customers can cancel at any time and will still get their double data and 4G service. All Vodafone Red 4G-ready customers will be switched on to Vodafone’s 4G service when it launches. Vodafone will provide a state of the art coverage checker to ensure customers know where 4G coverage exists and where it is coming next. 

Minutes to UK mobiles and landlines (starting 01, 02, 03) within the UK. Standard UK texts. UK internet. One minute minimum call charge applies. Terms apply. Subject to credit check. Prices may go up during your plan. Registration and subscription required. Compatible device required for Spotify Premium. Sky Sports Mobile TV available on selected iPhone and Android Smartphones, and will include Pack 1. Pack 1 includes Sky Sports 1 and 2 only. Content may vary from time to time. UK residents only.

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  • Aaron

    What if I’m not on a Vodafone Red plan & have months to go?
    Can I still pay £5 extra per month to get 4G & double my data?

    • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

      You should speak to our team on Twitter @VodafoneUKDeals and they’ll be able to give you guidance based on your account. It’s going to depend on whether or not your device is 4G-ready too, but speak to them and they’ll give you the best advice.

  • Dan

    Great News!!! I will be upgrading on the 20th to one of Vodafones 4g plans.
    Quick question… Will using the Sky Sports Mobile package be taken out of my Price Plan Data Allowance? e.g. If I have a 4g plan with 2 gb of data, when i watch football on the go – will my 2gb data be used up?

    • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

      Hi Dan, so you’re a #4GSport fan? Yes, that’s right. The subscription to either Spotify Premium of Sky Sports Mobile TV is included in Red 4G-ready plans and the data it uses comes out of your plan. There’s plenty of data to cover what the average user consumes and using Data Test Drive for the first three months will enable you to get a real feel for how much data you need on an on-going basis. Let us know which plan you go for!

      • Dan

        Yes the Data Test Drive is a fantastic service to use and will definitely be used when watching live games :) My only concern is when the data test drive ends after 3 months, how much data streaming live games will use on a normal basis. I look forward for the 4g launch in the North West to find out.

        • markyboy81

          Seems to be some conflicting information, as in the past when vodafone offered the sky sports app, AFAIK it did not come out of your allowance. If you’re streaming a full match in would say that would use a lot of data, maybe even 1gb or more.

          • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

            Hi Markyboy, the data will definitely come out of your plan and there’s plenty included to cover the average user’s needs. You’ll also get unlimited UK data for the first three months so you’ll see how much you need after that. It sounds like you’re pretty keen on #4GSport – we hope you enjoy it!

  • kirk Waiyasil

    Hi if im currently vodafone customer, and already have a 4G phone , how can I upgrade to the 4G plans

    • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

      Hi Kirk, You’ll be able to upgrade from Monday – From then you can get in touch with @VodafoneUKdeals on Twitter, call 191 or go into one of our stores, whichever works best for you. Do you know if you’re going to choose #4GSport or #4GMusic yet? Decisions, decisions…

  • Swales

    When will 4g come to Wales as vodafone seem to have snubbed Wales for 4g this year

    • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

      Hi Swales, don’t say that – we’ll be there soon, we promise! We’re going to announce specific details on availability of 4G services as they become available. However, you can still sign up to a 4G-ready plan from 12 August and benefit from double your data allowance and either #4GSport or #4GMusic in the meantime. Which will you choose?

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Paul, we’re planning to launch 4G in Glasgow before the end of the year – stay tuned for more specific details on timings.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi MCHargreaves, there are lots! We’ve mentioned a few in the small print of our article above and there will be full details published on vodafone.co.uk from 12 August. All of them will include #4GSport or #4GMusic, unlimited calls and texts and unlimited UK data for the first three months.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Richard, good question. If you have a 2GB allowance, you should be able to watch up to 8, 90 minute matches within that each month, so a fair few. You’ll have unlimited UK data for the first 3 months too, so you’ll know at the end of that if you need to move to a plan with more data included.

    We’re going to compile some more stats about data usage for another post, so keep an eye out for that.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Lisa, that’s correct – the iPhone 5 won’t work on our 4G network. But don’t worry – it sounds like you could be eligible for our 4G Promise. Check out all the details on http://www.vodafone.co.uk/4g/vodafone-4g-promise/

  • gavin brookes

    When will it come to walsall, Birmingham and is sky sports live and available to existing customers

    • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

      Hi Gavin, we’re planning to launch 4G in Birmingham before the year is out. We’ll bring you more news when we have it.

      As for Sky Sports, you’ll just need to upgrade to the #4GSport package.

      • gavin brookes

        Thank for reply what speed are expected when it is relsed in Birmingham and how good will the covage be

        • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

          Hi Gavin, in terms of speeds, plenty fast enough to enjoy your choice of either #4GSport or #4GMusic!

          Typically, 4G is around six times faster than our average 3G connection, although that varies depending on demand and coverage. We’ll be giving more specific details closer to the network going live in each location, so stay tuned.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Andy, you can take out a 4G-ready plan to get the double data and subscription if you like. You may also be eligible for our 4G Promise, so take a look at that too.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Dan, yes, you can upgrade to a 4G-ready plan! Check out our online shop for more details of the Vodafone Red 4G-ready plans – enjoy! http://vodafone.co.uk/4g

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Simon, we’re working hard on 3G too – and 2G for that matter!

    Check this post out for more details on our plans to bring indoor and outdoor coverage to 98 per cent of the UK population by 2015 (http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/2012/11/20/better-coverage-fewer-masts-your-complete-guide-to-our-network-joint-venture/) and this one for more information on some of the specific things we’re doing to build better coverage for rural customers http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/2013/04/09/connecting-cranborne/

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Vicky, A 4G-ready phone means your device is capable of connecting to 4G when you have a 4G-ready plan and are in an area with 4G coverage. And with our plans you’ll get double the amount of data in our standard Red plans and a choice of subscription to either Spotify Premium of Sky Sports Mobile TV, so everyone benefits when they upgrade.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Swales, not all – we’re getting ready to bring Vodafone 4G to the UK as soon as possible, but we want to make sure it’s the best possible experience and that takes a little time. It’ll be worth waiting for, and in the meantime you’ll still get double the data allowance of our standard Red plans AND either Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile TV included. And stay tuned for more specific details of our 4G roll out!

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Tom, get in contact with our team on Twitter @VodafoneUKDeals and they’ll be able to give you guidance based on your account.

    Which package is catching your eye? #4GSport or #4GMusic?

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi John, check out our online shop for more details of the Vodafone Red 4G-ready plans – http://vodafone.co.uk/4g

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Ian, you’re right, the Nokia Lumia 900 isn’t 4G-ready. However, the Nokia Lumia 925 is.

    Take a look here – http://www.vodafone.co.uk/4g/4g-devices/index.htm – for other 4G-ready phones and also your purchasing options.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Josh, yes you can upgrade to a 4G-ready plan. Dial 191 from your handset, or go into one of our stores, where one of our members of staff can assist you.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Ross, the iPhone 5 won’t work on our 4G network. However, you may be eligible for our 4G Promise. Check out all the details on http://www.vodafone.co.uk/4g/vodafone-4g-promise/

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Chris, it looks like it as the BlackBerry Z10 is 4G-ready. You’ll need to make sure you’ve got a 4G plan, though.

    Check out our online shop for more details of the Vodafone Red 4G-ready plans – http://vodafone.co.uk/4g

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Ash, take a look at our online shop for more details of the Vodafone Red 4G-ready plans – http://vodafone.co.uk/4g

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Kieran, we’ll bring you more details on where and when as soon as we have it.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Ben, not at the moment. However, we’ll bring you more details of 4G coverage when we have it.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Bazzwell, we’ll be giving more specific details closer to the network going live in each location, so stay tuned. But typically, 4G is around six times faster than our average 3G connection, although that varies depending on demand and coverage.

    As for Liverpool, we’ll be bringing 4G there before the end of the year.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Mark, we’ll make sure to bring you more news on that when we have it.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Micky, the Q5 will work on our 4G network, yes, so you can connect to it when it’s live in your area by taking a 4G-ready plan, as well as taking advantage of the double data allowance. Just so you know, the Sky Sports Mobile TV app will only be available for iPhone and Android, so it doesn’t currently work on BlackBerry devices.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Neil, yes – If you speak to our team on 191 when you’re ready to sign up, they’ve got the info on the process to transfer your account so it’s covered by your 4G-ready plan.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Phill, if you upgrade to a 4G-ready plan, you’ll be able to access the content as soon as you’ve activated your subscription. It works over WiFi too, and if you’re looking for a 3G coverage boost at home you can also take a look at our Sure Signal – http://shop.vodafone.co.uk/shop/mobile-accessories/sure-signal

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Stuart, we’re working on all aspects of the network to bring indoor and outdoor coverage to 98 per cent of the population by 2015. All the details we have on that are here http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/2012/11/20/better-coverage-fewer-masts-your-complete-guide-to-our-network-joint-venture/

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Jonathan, good question – All of the details on our price plans have been published this morning, so you can see the full breakdown over here http://www.vodafone.co.uk/shop/plan-selector/index.htm#4G

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Dafydd, ah – no problem. The plans only became available today but you can contact us on 191 or in store to switch to a 4G-ready plan. Switching should be a breeze.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Ian, it’s all down to personal choice, but with double data, great entertainment and faster speeds we hope there’s something for everyone to get stuck into.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Paul, we’re working on bringing 4G to 98 per cent of the UK population by 2015. Stay tuned for regular updates on the roll out plans.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Grant, unlimited UK data for the first three months should help to reassure you how much data you’re going to need every month. Then there’s up to 8GB included in our biggest plans, so loads to keep you entertained with #4GMusic or #4GSport – whichever takes your fancy.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Dave, sounds like you’ve been told about our 4G Promise. Check out the details here http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/2013/08/12/vodafone-4g-promise/

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi James, you’ll be able to connect your Xperia Z to our 4G network with a 4G-ready plan, and what a cracking screen to watch #4GSport on! Or will it be #4GMusic? Call out team on 191 or visit one of our stores. The iPad mini won’t work on our 4G network, but it’s very much good to go on 3G.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Paul, yes, you can upgrade to a 4G-ready plan! We can’t give you an exact date for 4G reaching Exeter at the moment, but stay tuned for roll out details.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    HI David, good idea…watch this space.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Christopher, that’s one of the reasons we’ve doubled up on data allowances, so that you can use them without having to worry. That’s also why we’re giving you unlimited access in the first three months so that you can get used to how much you need. So, will it be #4GMusic or #4GSport?

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Both apps work on mobile and WiFi data connections – but will you pick #4GSport or #4GMusic?

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Paul, if you dial 191 from your handset you can speak to someone who can help you.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Michelle, you’ll be able to choose and activate your #4GSport selection if you have a compatible device as soon as you receive the confirmation message.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Ian, the subscription is for Sky Sports Mobile TV.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Silures53, we’ll let you know as soon as the details have been confirmed.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Tom, yes you can upgrade to 4G for just £5 extra a month.

  • Johnny Rooney

    When will 4g be in Lincoln

    • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

      Hi Johnny, we’ll bring you more details on where and when as soon as we have it.

  • http://forum.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    Hi Andy,

    Follow the link at the bottom of this page to contact us on either Twitter, Facebook or the eForum.

    We’ll then be able to help further.

    Thanks,

    Kay

  • Alan kimber

    I have taken out a Vodafone red 4g contract with spotify included. Can I change my mind & switch to the sky sports mobile deal instead?

    • http://forum.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

      Hi Alan,

      You can make the change within the first seven days of taking the agreement. Contact us here and we’ll see what we can do for you.

      DaveCD

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