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Vodafone switches on 4G for smartphones

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9 December 2013

Vodafone Ireland today switched on 4G services for smartphones in six cities and 31 towns across Ireland. The mobile operator had been offering 4G over its wireless broadband service since October.

From today 4G connectivity will be available to customers in the cities of Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford and Kilkenny.

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

Customers on 4G-ready price plans and compatible handsets in switched-on areas can get access by texting 4G to 50221.

Pricing starts at €35 per month with a 2Gb data allowance on a 12-month contract rising to €80 for 7Gb with a Spotify Premium subscription. Enterprise packages start at €55 per month (excl. VAT) with a 2Gb allowance.

Anne Sheehan, Vodafone Ireland enterprise director, said: “This is great news for those customers who are really keen to experience 4G services on their smartphones as soon as possible. We believe that faster speeds will be a catalyst for innovation and provide a platform for businesses to create new services and applications on mobile that will benefit everyone.”

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