4G is faster than 3G. However, both use radio technology, therefore the following local physical conditions can reduce your signal strength or speed:
- The distance between your device and your nearest mobile mast
- The antenna design of your device
- Being in a tunnel, or in mountainous or wooded areas
- The type of building you’re in (for example, a basement flat or a building with very thick walls)
Our 3G and 4G signals are both digital, so a lower signal strength doesn’t always mean slower speeds. Vodafone has both low and high frequencies for our 3G and 4G signals, which is great for rural and indoor coverage, as well as for cities where we need more capacity.
Learn more about our share of the 4G spectrum