I'm looking at buying a 5G phone. I'm currently on Boost, but they don't support 5G right now.
I understand Vodafone prepaid supports 5G -
*No additional charge for 5G
Keeping its customers front of mind, Vodafone will offer access to 5G across its range of current and existing post-paid and prepaid mobile plans for no additional charge.
Mr Berroeta said the telco believes Australians should be able to enjoy the benefits of 5G when it becomes available to them, not worry about paying additional costs to simply access it.
“When 5G arrives to our customers with 5G devices, they will get 5G network access at no extra charge,” he said.
“Throughout 2020 our customers will see us deliver 5G coverage to more areas; with more 5G devices to choose from; while delivering the great value that Vodafone is known for. We have more than 650 5G sites in planning, with thousands more on our roadmap over coming years.
Vodafone’s 5G services will be progressively rolled out to parts of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and Canberra. The first phase of the rollout will be made up of more than 650 sites which are being planned right now, with sites progressively going live from mid-2020. As the rollout continues, more and more 5G sites will go live each year in these areas.*
Should I just pop my boost prepaid SIM in and keep going? or switch to a Vodafone prepaid plan (ie 80GB for $120, 6 months). Is 5G even worth it? Is vodafone still a dog of a network? Am I actually better off on Boost/Telstra 4G for the time being?
For context - I'll be working from home about 70% of the time for the forseeable future, so the volume of included data isn't a concern. Just speed. Living in Melbourne (north east) with patchy Voda 5G coverage according to the maps.