Vodafone hits 500,000 4G subscribers in UK

17 Feb 2014

Six months into its 4G foray in the UK, Vodafone says it has now reached 500,000 subscribers – ahead of the same target achieved by Everything Everywhere, which reached the milestone after seven months.

Today, Vodafone UK announced it now has 500,000 customers on its Red 4G plans, just six months after they went on sale.

Vodafone’s standard data allowances and now come with an additional 1GB for the length of the contract, plus unlimited calls and texts.

Vodafone said customers on business 4G Red plans have increased their data usage by around 1GB – that’s over twice as much as 3G Red plans.

Vodafone launched 4G in Ireland in September and before Christmas reported it had switched on 4G for smartphone users in six cities and 31 towns across Ireland.

The six cities that can access 4G services include Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford and Kilkenny.

Towns in the south-east and south-west of the country include Bagnelstown, Ballincollig, Bunclody, Carlow, Carrigaline, Carrigtohill, Cloyne, Cobh, Dungarvan, Dunmanway, Enniscorthy, Fermoy, Gorey, Kanturk, Kenmare, Killarney, Killorglin, Kinsale, Lismore, Listowel, Mallow, Midleton, Millstreet, New Ross, Newmarket, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Strand, Thomastown, Tralee, Tullow, and Wexford.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years