Vodafone brings 4G to Whangarei
Whangarei’s mobile network gets a significant speed boost today, with the launch of 4G mobile technology in the city.
Vodafone’s 4G network is up to 10 times faster than standard 3G services*, allowing customers to stream, download, upload, browse and game faster than ever before. On 4G, customers can load web pages instantly, load apps at lightning speed, and upload and download attachments, books and music in seconds.
Sandra Pickering, Vodafone Technology Director, says 4G is changing the way we use our mobiles.
“Our 4G launch over 12 months ago marked a new era for mobile users. Today, Vodafone’s 4G is available to over 1.54 million Kiwis in 38 locations – including Whangarei – allowing consumers and businesses to do much more, faster, on the move.
“This year, our network priority is to deliver the benefits of superfast mobile to more of New Zealand – and innovative ways for our customers to make the most of their 4G experience.”
Sandra continues: “Kiwis want to use their smartphones in the same way they use their broadband at home – for activities like shopping, web browsing and watching videos – and 4G makes this possible.”
Northland Chamber of Commerce CEO, Tony Collins, says the arrival of 4G in Whangarei is a major milestone for the city.
“I’ve used Vodafone’s 4G when working in other locations around New Zealand, and noticed a remarkable difference in speed.
“Simple functions like responding to email and accessing business information on my smartphone is significantly quicker on 4G, which means I’m more productive when working on the go.
“I can see huge benefits for the people who visit and do business in Whangarei with the arrival of the service, particularly in areas where our city and facilities are on show.”
Vodafone 4G is available to nearly 70 percent of Whangarei’s population today, increasing further when 4G is activated at Whangarei Hospital later this month.
Kiwis wanting to experience the speed of 4G will need a 4G-capable device with the latest software, a qualifying plan and be in a 4G coverage area. The device seamlessly switches to Vodafone’s next fastest 3G speeds when customers leave the 4G coverage area.
Vodafone offers the largest range of 4G-capable devices at a range of price points – 27 now, including the recently launched Samsung GALAXY S5. The Sony Xperia Z2 is coming soon, exclusively to Vodafone.
For more information and 4G coverage maps, visit: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/network/coverage/