Superfast mobile internet will reach almost a million more Vodafone customers across Berkshire, Hampshire and Dorset this summer. Could your town soon be part of the 4G mobile uprising?
Vodafone's announced it'll soon be able to provide 4G to hundreds of thousands more customers in towns and cities across the south of England.
Without specific launch dates, Vodafone has said that "later this summer" superfast mobile internet will reach almost a million more people and over 35,000 more businesses as the network continues to chase EE, the UK's first major - and still the biggest - 4G mobile provider.
Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Reading and Southampton will all be covered.
Fergal Kelly, chief technology officer for Vodafone UK, said: "Mobile connectivity plays a vital role in keeping communities in touch and helping to support the local economy.
"Our network improvements will ensure thousands of businesses and hundreds of thousands of consumers in the south of England will have a better opportunity to take part in the growing smartphone revolution."
In the last few months, Vodafone's expanded its 4G coverage to 239 large cities, towns and districts as well as thousands of smaller communities across the country. This is all part of a £1billion investment in 4G technology.
Vodafone hopes to reach about 98% of the population by the end
of 2015, but if you live in one of the areas above - and you've got
a Vodafone Red 4G plan and a compatible 4G device - you're already
well on your way to being 4G fast.
If you're eager to enter the mobile fast lane, but can't yet get Vodafone 4G where you live, then you might want to consider a different provider. O2 and Three both have 4G networks, but like Vodafone, only cover select pockets of the country at the moment.
EE, the UK's original 4G provider, still has by far the biggest 4G network, having launched a year earlier than any of its rivals. It now reaches over 200 towns and is thought to be on track to hit a target of 98% coverage by the end of 2014.
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