5G is ready to transform the way we do business.
With Vodafone 5G, your business can benefit from future tech, today.
Vodafone is New Zealand’s 5G mobile network leader, offering 5G mobile services in more places, and covering more Kiwis than any other provider. With Vodafone, you can get the newest mobile technology in parts of Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Manawatū-Whanganui, Taranaki, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, Southland and more. Plus more locations are being added constantly!
Get more reliable calls and faster mobile downloads on the best mobile network in Aotearoa New Zealand. Vodafone has been awarded New Zealand’s ‘Best in Test’ mobile network by global leader in mobile testing, umlaut. The full report is available on the umlaut website.
Open up to the possibilities of the 5G network which has the potential to enhance, augment or even reshape your business.
From agriculture to manufacturing, transport to smart cities. 5G is opening up a world of opportunities that will transform New Zealand businesses. Take a look at how Vodafone has worked with businesses locally, and globally to see the types of innovations and opportunities 5G can offer.
5G innovation on show at Vodafone's 5G Lab
The 5G Business Lab at Vodafone InnoV8 Christchurch demonstrates the opportunities 5G can offer business.
Discover how 5G has the potential to deliver exciting benefits to businesses and individuals across NZ in healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, and agriculture, as well as in our communities.
Learn more about 5G for Business
Where you can get 5G
5G Roaming is now available in selected countries, including Australia. See our list of Roaming countries.
What you need to be 5G ready, set, go!
Available from Vodafone or Noel Leeming.
5G is included in all Vodafone Mobile plans at no extra cost for a limited time.
Want to enjoy 5G now?
Call 0800 888 399
Frequently asked questions
How can I access 5G?
5G is live in parts of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Palmerston North, Tauranga, Whanganui, Whangarei, Queenstown, and more. We will continue to roll out 5G to more New Zealanders, so keep an eye out on the 5G coverage map. If you want to use 5G broadband in your business, see our Wireless Broadband for Business.
How much will I pay for 5G?
To access 5G from 1 July 2022, you will need to purchase a 5G add-on for $10 per connection per month including GST (or when your Prepay bundle renews).
How can I tell if my 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?
How much data will I use on 5G? Do I need to be on a plan with unlimited data?
Will 5G work on my current phone?
What 5G phones can I use?
Now, there are many more 5G phones to choose from, including the latest iPhone SE and iPhone 13 range from Apple, the OPPO X5 5G range, and Samsung's Galaxy S22 range of phones. Take a look through all of our 5G capable phones.
You can buy a Vodafone approved 5G phone from Vodafone NZ and other selected retailers.
I live outside of the areas where 5G will be available at launch, should I buy a 5G phone now?
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?
When will 5G start to roll out around New Zealand?
When will I be able to get 5G in my area?
Our goal is to bring 5G coverage to 90% of New Zealanders within 3 to 5 years.
We will continue to provide updates on our 5G roll out as we progress.
How fast is 5G?
What does latency mean, and why does 5G reduce latency?
What about 4G?
Is this really 5G – or more like 4.5G or 4.9G?
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?
When roaming overseas, you will able to use 4G just as you do now.
Will the 5G network support eSIM capability?
If you want to stay up to date on our eSIM launch, you can register your interest here.
Is 5G safe to use?
What is the difference between 5G mobile and fixed wireless broadband?
This will mean that we can offer 5G connectivity via a range of phones and devices.
Since December 2019, New Zealanders have been able to buy 5G enabled phones to use with the Vodafone 5G mobile network.
In 2021, we introduced 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 even demonstrated the potential of fixed wireless broadband as a trial at Wellington Airport.