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What you need to be 5G ready, set, go!

5G Coverage

5G coverage

5G is live in parts of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

5G Phone

5G phone

Available from Vodafone or Noel Leeming.

5G ready plans

5G ready plans

Go 5G on us until 30 June 2021. Then $10 Add-On per month.

Want to enjoy 5G now?

Check out these new Samsung 5G capable phones available on eligible Pay Monthly and Prepay plans.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G
Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G

Save $201 on Interest Free with a $99 deposit when you purchase a $60 or above Pay Monthly plan with Endless Data. Plus get a free pair of the new Galaxy Buds + worth $329.

  • 6.7” FHD+ display
  • S Pen fluid
  • 12MP wide, 64MP telephoto and 12MP ultra-wide cameras
  • 10MP selfie camera
  • 4300mAh battery with Super Fast Charging
  • 256GB built in memory
  • Available in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green and Mystic Grey
  • 5G capable
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G

Save $201 on Interest Free with a $99 deposit when you purchase a $60 or above Pay Monthly plan with Endless Data. Plus get a free pair of the new Galaxy Buds Live worth $349.

  • 6.9” WQHD+ display
  • Fluid S Pen
  • 108MP (Wide), 12MP (Telephoto), 12MP (Ultra-Wide)
  • 10MP selfie camera
  • Super-fast charging, 4500mAh battery
  • 256GB builtin memory (Expandable up to 1TB)
  • Available in: Mystic Bronze, Mystic White, Mystic Black
  • 5G capable
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

Save $300 on Interest Free with a $60+ Pay Monthly plan and $99 deposit. Or Save $100 on a $40 plan with a $99 deposit.

  • 6.9" Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • Quad camera: Ultrawide 12MP,  Wide-angle 108MP, Telephoto 48MP, DepthVision
  • 40MP selfie camera
  • 100x zoom
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 128GB expandable
  • Available in Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black
  • 5G capable
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G

Save $300 on Interest Free with a $60+ Pay Monthly plan and $99 deposit. Or Save $100 on a $40 plan with a $99 deposit.

  • 6.7" Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • Quad camera: Ultrawide 12MP, Wide-angle 12MP, Telephoto 64MP, DepthVision
  • 10MP selfie camera
  • 30x zoom
  • 4500mAh battery
  • 128GB expandable
  • Available in Cloud Blue, Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black
  • 5G capable
Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
Samsung Galaxy A90 5G

Save $600 on Interest Free with a $60+ Pay Monthly plan and $99 deposit. Or Save $200 on a $40 plan with a $99 deposit.

  • 6.7” FHD+Super AMOLED
  • 8MP ultra wide, 48MP wide-angle, 5MP telephoto & Depth Vision
  • 32MP selfie camera
  • 4500mAh battery
  • 25w wired charging
  • 128GB internal memory / 6GB RAM
  • Expandable memory, up to 512GB
  • Available in black

 

OPPO Find X2 Pro 5G
OPPO Find X2 Pro 5G

Save $300 on Interest free with a $99 deposit on a $60 or above Pay Monthly plan. Plus get a free UE Boom 3 speaker (RRP $279), redeemable via OPPO.

  • 6.7" 120Hz QHD+ Ultra Vision Screen
  • Ultra Vision camera system with 48MP wide angle, 48MP ultra wide angle, 13MP periscope telephoto
  • 32MP selfie camera
  • 4260mAh battery
  • 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 Flash Charge
  • 512GB internal memory + 12GB RAM
  • True billion colour display
  • O1 Ultra Vision engine
  • 5G capable
  • Available in Ceramic Black
OPPO Find X2 Lite 5G
OPPO Find X2 Lite 5G

Save $100 on Interest free with a $99 deposit on a $60 or above Pay Monthly plan. Plus get free OPPO Enco wireless headphones (RRP $149), redeemable via OPPO.

  • 6.4 inch AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 765G Octa-core processor
  • Ultra-clear quad 48MP camera
  •  32MP selfie camera
  • 30W VOOC Charge 4.0 + 400mAh battery
  • Flash charge
  • 8GB RAM  + 128GB ROM
  • 5G capable
  • Available in Moonlight Black and Pearl White

 

Samsung Galaxy Note20/Note20 5G Save $201 pre-order offer: Available until 20 August 2020 when the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G is pre-ordered Interest Free on a $60 or above Pay Monthly plan. Total monthly cost is phone cost plus plan cost, plus an initial $99 deposit. Balance of phone cost must be repaid if you exit, transfer or trade down your plan before your Interest Free Term expires. Credit criteria and terms apply, see vodafone.co.nz/interest-free and vodafone.co.nz/legal/terms-conditions/mobile.

Free gift with purchase:  Available while stocks last, when you pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra or Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G Interest Free on a $60 or above Pay Monthly plan. Limit 1 per customer. Gift model Samsung Galaxy Buds +  (RRP $329).

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra/Note20 Ultra 5G Save $201 pre-order offer: Available until 20 August 2020 when the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G is pre-ordered Interest Free on a $60 or above Pay Monthly plan. Total monthly cost is phone cost plus plan cost, plus an initial $99 deposit. Balance of phone cost must be repaid if you exit, transfer or trade down your plan before your Interest Free Term expires. Credit criteria and terms apply, see vodafone.co.nz/interest-free and vodafone.co.nz/legal/terms-conditions/mobile.

Free gift with purchase:  Available while stocks last, when you pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra or Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G Interest Free on a $60 or above Pay Monthly plan. Limit 1 per customer. Gift model Samsung Galaxy Buds Live in bronze (RRP $349).

OPPO Find X2 Pro 5G Save $402 Offer: Available for pre-order until 4 June 2020, when the OPPO Find X2 Pro is purchased Interest Free on a $59.99 or above Pay Monthly plan. Total monthly cost is phone cost plus plan cost, plus an initial $99 deposit. Balance of phone cost must be repaid if you exit, transfer or trade down your plan before your Interest Free term expires. Credit criteria and terms apply. See Interest Free,  Mobile termsMobile Plan Terms/Pay Monthly Terms.

Samsung Note10+ 5G save offer:
Available until 30th June, Available when the Samsung Galaxy Note+ 5G is purchased Interest Free on a $59.99 or above Pay Monthly plan. Total monthly cost is phone cost plus plan cost, plus an initial $49 deposit. Balance of phone cost must be repaid if you exit, transfer or trade down your plan before your Interest Free Term expires. Credit criteria and terms apply, see Interest Free and Mobile terms.

5G: 5G requires 5G plan and 5G device. 5G coverage: 5G now live in parts of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch & Queenstown, see coverage.

5G access: 5G add-on $10 per month (or when your Prepay bundle renews) from 1 July 2021. For more info on 5G see vodafone.co.nz/5G.

Terms and conditions 
5G is set to enhance your digital life

5G is set to enhance your life

5G is the next generation of mobile connectivity and will power a network unlike anything you’ve ever seen, until now. It starts with your smartphone; here you’ll notice brilliant voice quality and near-instant connectivity to the web. This will make streaming in HD easier than ever, even when you’re on the move.

But in time, you’ll see the effects of the 5G network make even more exciting things come to life. For starters, you’ll be able to transform your home into a smart home and access your devices and appliances, via the cloud.

You’ll be able to enjoy multiplayer online gaming with near-zero lag, putting you in the heart of the action in high definition. Your family will also be able to stream movies and TV in stunning 4K simultaneously across multiple devices. And all this is just the beginning.

What makes 5G better for me?

Innovation
Futuristic innovation

With a network latency of under 20 milliseconds, 5G will power exciting new interactions between more devices, giving you a connected life that is seamless and enhanced.

productivity
Increased productivity

With the ability to keep you online at high speeds, even in a crowded area (using beamforming), 5G is designed to keep your online productivity at its peak, at all times.

Quality
Enhanced quality

With increased channels, 5G networks will bring a marked improvement in everything you want to achieve online – game faster, stream better and multitask more.

What makes 5G better for me?

Our 5G network will change the digital landscape across New Zealand. In the near future, you’ll be able to scan a tag in-store and see online reviews instantly. In fact, if you want to try on a new pair of shoes without leaving your home, virtual reality will make that possible.

Augmented reality will give you a scaled view of what new furniture could look like in your home. And with holographic phone calls, you’ll be able to see your friends and family in stunning 3D. That’s life to the power of 5G.

Gaming

Get ready for the future of gaming

Vodafone 5G will give gamers the performance edge they’ve been looking for. With less than 20 milliseconds of network latency, in-game movement becomes incredibly fluid, textures and maps load without lag, dynamic lighting renders seamlessly and squad commands can be delivered in near real-time; all this gives players a competitive advantage especially when competing online against other teams from across the globe.

Where is 5G available?

5G is now live and available in selected locations across Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Vodafone NZ launched its 5G mobile network on December 10, 2019.

 

Check our 5G coverage

Frequently asked questions

Why has the date for the 5G add-on changed from 1 July 2020 to 1 July 2021?

At the time we set the date of 1 July 2020 for introducing a 5G premium, there was still some uncertainty around spectrum allocation and further device launches. With COVID-19 there has been some supply chain delays, as well as a delay to the spectrum early auction – however we remain committed to bringing 5G and next generation mobile tech to NZ and we felt extending the period for free 5G was a good way to reward loyal customers, at a time when discretionary spend is tight. Ensuring we invest in a 5G future longer-term is even more important, as we need to deliver the best possible connectivity services to our customers.

How can I access 5G?

You will need a 5G phone from Vodafone, a 5G ready plan (all 4G capable plans) and be in a 5G coverage area. 5G is live in parts of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown, and we will continue to roll out 5G to more New Zealanders, so keep an eye out on the coverage map.

How much will I pay for 5G?

From 10 December 2019 until 30 June 2021, all existing Vodafone customers on a 5G ready plan (4G capable mobile plan) and any new customers who join us during that period, will get access to 5G at no extra cost.  To access 5G from 1 July 2021, you will need to purchase a 5G add-on for $10 per connection per month including GST (or when your Prepay bundle renews).

Why is there a charge for 5G?

5G is our premium network. It’s the best mobile quality you can get and Vodafone is committed to continually investing in rolling 5G network out to New Zealand. Our goal by 2025 is to have 5G in 90% of places where New Zealanders live, work and play. In addition to this, we are also upgrading 4G cell sites to 4.5G throughout the country. We believe $10 per month is a fair reflection of the additional value 5G can deliver for our customers, and just like any other business offering, for customers who want premium there is a cost to enjoy this.

Is 5G for me?

5G may be right for you from day one if you live or work in an area with 5G coverage and want to enjoy the benefits of the fastest mobile network speeds, next to no lag, greater network capacity and reliability, even when it’s busy. You can take advantage of 5G access at no extra cost until 30 June 2021 with Vodafone - all you need is a 5G capable phone from Vodafone on a 5G ready plan and be in an area with 5G coverage.

How can I tell if my plan is 5G ready?

A 5G ready plan is a plan that will enable you to access 5G when the network is live.  All 4G capable plans (including all our current in market Personal and Business plans) are 5G ready. If you signed up to your plan in the last 2 years, then your plan is 5G ready.


You can also check if your plan if 4G capable by looking in the notification bar (usually on the top section of your screen). If you can see “4G”, it means your plan is 4G capable and therefore 5G ready.

What’s the difference between a 5G ready plan and having 5G access?

A 5G enabled/ 5G ready plan is any current 4G capable mobile plan, if you signed up to your plan in the last 2 years, then your plan is 5G enabled, or 5G ready. To access the benefits of 5G you need to be on a 5G ready mobile plan, with a 5G phone from Vodafone, in a 5G coverage area. You will experience 5G access at no extra cost until 30 June 2021 and then you’ll just need to let us know (closer to the time) if you want to remain using 5G which will be a $10 (incl GST) add-on, per month.

How much data will I use on 5G? Do I need to be on a plan with unlimited data?

With much faster speeds, you will be able to use a lot more data on 5G. At launch, speeds will range between 150-200Mbps on average and it is likely you will use more data on a 5G connection. If you are on a capped plan, we recommend you upgrade to a plan with unlimited data, so that you don’t run out of data.

Will 5G work on my current phone?

Current 4G phones are not 5G capable. You will need to buy a new 5G phone.

When will Vodafone be selling Apple or Huawei 5G phones?

We are awaiting more information from both Apple and Huawei on when they will release 5G versions of their phones in New Zealand.

I live outside of the areas where 5G will be available at launch, should I buy a 5G phone now?

Over the next few years we will be rolling out 5G to 90% of the places that Kiwi’s live, work and play. If you are already thinking about buying a new phone, then buying a 5G phone will be a way to futureproof your phone, so you don’t need to buy a new one again in the near future when 5G becomes available in your area.

We cannot guarantee dates of when 5G will be rolled out to specific areas, but will continually provide updates on the 5G roll out.

Can I use a 5G phone that was bought outside of New Zealand or parallel imported, to access Vodafone NZ’s 5G network?

We cannot guarantee that overseas/parallel imported phones will work on the Vodafone 5G network. We recommend that you buy a Vodafone approved 5G phone from Vodafone NZ or other selected retailers. Vodafone-approved handsets are fully tested and compatible with the full suite of Vodafone NZ services.

Where is 5G available?

5G is now live in parts of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. You can use our coverage map to check if 5G is available where you live, work or play.

When will I be able to get 5G in my area?

5G is now live in parts of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. Over the next few years we’re going to be launching 5G in many of the places that Kiwi’s live, work and play, so keep an eye out on the coverage map, as we will be updating it as more places go live with 5G.

Our goal is to bring 5G coverage to 90% of New Zealanders within 3 to 5 years.

We cannot guarantee dates of when 5G will be rolled out to specific areas, but will continually provide updates on the 5G roll out.

How fast is 5G?

At launch, speeds will range between 150-200Mbps on average, and reduce latency to a round trip in under 20 milliseconds. As we get more spectrum and build out the 5G network, speeds will increase and will eventually have the potential to be up to 10x faster than 4G.

What does latency mean, and why does 5G reduce latency?

We experience latency as responsiveness. For example, after entering a web address, does the page load straight away or are you left drumming your fingers? On a network with lower latency like 5G, content could load in a few milliseconds, compared to 4G.

What about 4G?

It's important to remember that our 4G network and 5G network will co-exist in the future, just like 4G and 3G co-exist today. So we are continuing to invest significantly in our 4G network and upgrading many 4G sites to 4.5G. That means Vodafone customers will have a consistently awesome experience. And wherever you are, you can get access to the best available network experience from Vodafone.

Is this really 5G – or more like 4.5G or 4.9G?

Vodafone is rolling out 5G, according to 5G standards (based on 3GPP Release 15). This standard defines the 5G New Radio interface (5G NR), operating in a non-standalone mode i.e. using 4G as the anchor network. It is GSMA R15 5G compliant and as rolled out in other world leading markets.

We’re launching 5G in the most popular global spectrum band (3.5GHz). This technology will form the foundation upon which we will build our 5G network through 2020 and beyond – and has been tested in live international networks including Vodafone Italy (which launched 5G in June).

Due to mobility management and 4G/5G carrier aggregation features, our customers will move seamlessly between networks.

Can I use 5G when I am roaming overseas?

5G is currently not available when roaming overseas. However, we will be looking to make 5G roaming available as soon as we can in the more than 100 destinations we currently offer roaming to our customers.

When roaming overseas, you will able to use 4G just as you do now.

Will the 5G network support eSIM capability?

As part of our 5G ecosystem rollout, we will be integrating eSIM capability for eligible phones and cellular wearables (eg smartwatches) in 2021. This will open up enhanced possibilities for what you can do with your device.

If you want to stay up to date on our eSIM launch, you can register your interest here.

Is 5G safe to use?

Yes, 5G is safe. The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation offer factual information on their websites. Over 30 years of research has been done on the effects of radio waves from mobile phones and there are no known negative health impacts.

Learn more about 5G and health.

What is the difference between 5G mobile and fixed wireless broadband?

Vodafone is building a national 5G network, which includes upgrading cell sites around New Zealand. This will mean that we can offer 5G connectivity via a range of devices.

From December 2019, New Zealanders will be able to buy 5G enabled phones using the Vodafone 5G mobile network.

In 2020, we expect to offer a fixed wireless solution which means we can offer broadband to businesses and homes via a 5G router, as an alternative to cabled broadband access.

We recently showed Kiwis the potential of fixed wireless broadband via a trial at Wellington Airport. Read more here.

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