In a statement, the company claimed it would become the first to offer unlimited data on both 4G and 5G when it launches its Vodafone Unlimited service on 10 July.
There would be no additional charge for accessing the 5G network and all unlimited SIMs were 5G-ready, the statement added.
EE, which is part of the BT Group, was the first UK operator to switch on 5G, launching its service on 30 May.
Two rugby players tackling one other, feeling every heave and shove, but one was in Coventry and the other was in London! The almost zero lag of our 5G network made this world first #5Gamechanger possible.— Vodafone UK News (@VodafoneUKComms) July 3, 2019
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Two players from the Wasps rugby union team demonstrated a tackle, despite being more than 160 km apart. Vodafone is a sponsor of the team.
Vodafone UK chief executive Nick Jeffery said: “5G will transform the way we live and work. Our customers are streaming over 50% more content today than they did last year, and with 5G the demand for data is only set to increase.
"That is why we want to remove the limits on data, so that customers can unlock the full potential of 5G, and we can really propel the UK into the digital age. By offering unlimited plans to our consumer and business customers, we will revolutionise the market. We will give customers all the data they need, when and where they want it.”
Our 5G network goes live today. Overnight we’ve been switching on 5G SIMs and our 5G masts. To help officially open the 5G network, it’s avid tech fan, Great British hero and Formula One Champion, Lewis Hamilton! #ReInvent #5Gamechanger pic.twitter.com/oVD8E8Pl7W— Vodafone UK News (@VodafoneUKComms) July 3, 2019
Vodafone is offering customers the choice of two 5G smartphones: the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and the Samsung S10 5G, as well as a 5G router, the 5G GigaCube.
There is as yet no indication when Vodafone Hutchison Australia, which is half-owned by the Vodafone Group, will launch 5G services.
The Australian firm has attempted a merger with TPG Telecom which has been knocked back by the competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. An appeal against this is now in court.