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    Vodafone UK switches on 5G service, with unlimited data plans

    Telco has laid down gauntlet with unlimited mobile data plans from £23. No premium for 5G.
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    Re: Vodafone UK switches on 5G service, with unlimited data plans

    £26 a month for 10mbps. i get 70mbps on their 4g, all be it only 8gb of it.
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    Re: Vodafone UK switches on 5G service, with unlimited data plans

    Did someone mis a 0 off those speeds. 5G at 3G speeds in limited areas and same price as 4G
    Think i'll pass

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    Does anyone else get reminded of the IT crowd with the internet in a box?

    Don't drop the internet!

    He pressed the big red button to turn on the internet. Wow. Well done Lewis. It would have been better if you'd got your dog to do it.

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    Re: Vodafone UK switches on 5G service, with unlimited data plans

    Quote Originally Posted by PC-LAD View Post
    £26 a month for 10mbps. i get 70mbps on their 4g, all be it only 8gb of it.
    Out in the relative sticks with mediocre 4G I get around 6mb/s down and 12mb/s up on Vodafone 4G. So I'd not really want to cap that at 2mb/s and I certainly won't be paying more for 10mb/s given that's the max speed I can expect. I'd want to see what "unlimited" actually does before I go paying for it. I'd probably want a demo / free trial before I shell out that amount. £30 / month for the plan and then the phone on top. So that's a Samsung 5G model then? Let's see.... shall we be very generous and say the phone might be a grand? 24 month contract = £42 / month. Plus £30.

    This is no gauntlet. This is two plans which are probably slower than the existing stuff and another which is an utter nightmare. The upside is unlimited data but I'm sure there will be a strict fair use policy and on top of that that'll probably end with your contract never to return as people transition to 5G as standard and the network gets saturated.

    Am I talking rubbish here? Please tell me if I am because I can't see this being great value. Sure there are definitely people who will want it but you're going to really struggle to tempt me when I can't even get 3G, never mind 4G when sat on the pan at work.

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    Re: Vodafone UK switches on 5G service, with unlimited data plans

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Out in the relative sticks with mediocre 4G I get around 6mb/s down and 12mb/s up on Vodafone 4G. So I'd not really want to cap that at 2mb/s and I certainly won't be paying more for 10mb/s given that's the max speed I can expect. I'd want to see what "unlimited" actually does before I go paying for it. I'd probably want a demo / free trial before I shell out that amount. £30 / month for the plan and then the phone on top. So that's a Samsung 5G model then? Let's see.... shall we be very generous and say the phone might be a grand? 24 month contract = £42 / month. Plus £30.

    This is no gauntlet. This is two plans which are probably slower than the existing stuff and another which is an utter nightmare. The upside is unlimited data but I'm sure there will be a strict fair use policy and on top of that that'll probably end with your contract never to return as people transition to 5G as standard and the network gets saturated.

    Am I talking rubbish here? Please tell me if I am because I can't see this being great value. Sure there are definitely people who will want it but you're going to really struggle to tempt me when I can't even get 3G, never mind 4G when sat on the pan at work.
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    Re: Vodafone UK switches on 5G service, with unlimited data plans

    Quote Originally Posted by PC-LAD View Post
    £26 a month for 10mbps. i get 70mbps on their 4g, all be it only 8gb of it.
    I just checked and didn't realise my phone can actually get 2/3/4G, but it was set to 2/3G mode... flippin' software updates!
    I now get 28/6mbps down/up rather then the 3/3 I'd previously been running on.

    I pay £24/mo, but do have 100GB, though!!


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    Re: Vodafone UK switches on 5G service, with unlimited data plans

    "Multiplayer gaming on the go" with 100 GB monthly cap... you'd just about download one game with that these days.

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    Re: Vodafone UK switches on 5G service, with unlimited data plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I just checked and didn't realise my phone can actually get 2/3/4G, but it was set to 2/3G mode... flippin' software updates!
    I now get 28/6mbps down/up rather then the 3/3 I'd previously been running on.

    I pay £24/mo, but do have 100GB, though!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by infraction View Post
    "Multiplayer gaming on the go" with 100 GB monthly cap... you'd just about download one game with that these days.

    Maybe it will encourage more efficient coding with less bloarware!
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