When it comes to choosing a network with good 3g coverage, Vodafone are certainly up there with the best. Vodafone 3g coverage is actively increasing as we speak, with around 80% of the UK population accounted for, to ensure Vodafone customers have a reliable and, perhaps most importantly, fast connection. After all, their motto is Power to You!
You can check the Vodafone 3g coverage map to make sure your area is sufficiently covered.
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Vodafone 3g Coverage
After the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requested Ofcom to provide the 3G network coverage for all UK network providers, the Vodafone 3G coverage map is now available for everyone to see. It backs up what we’ve known for years about the coverage, which sees large portions of the UK without very good reception at all, and the major cities of London, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Cardiff, Swansea and the Midlands seeing the most coverage. While there are good pockets of network coverage around a belt running from Aberdeen through Edinburgh to Glasgow and the coast at Greenock, much of inland Scotland and the islands have zero coverage.
The main areas that the Vodafone 3G coverage map shows having the best and strongest signals are all around the south coast of England, pockets around the cities and larger towns of East Anglia, and the best signal is within the M25 motorway. There are sporadic signal strengths on the east coast travelling north before Middlesbrough and Newcastle having a very good Vodafone coverage. The west of England fairs a lot better on the Vodafone 3G coverage map, from Carlisle down through Blackpool, Liverpool and Manchester, and inland towards Leeds and York, it gets stronger and from Birmingham down the edge of Wales to Bristol.
The areas on the Vodafone 3G coverage map that are particularly lacking, although the Ofcom report shows the coverage available on the final day of 2008 so it could be different now, include almost all of Wales, most of Northern Ireland, most of rural and inland Scotland and major parts of inland Cornwall and Devon, as well poor performances down the central spine of northern England.
The report was collated by Ofcom, which collects information of Vodafone coverage and the other networks in the UK, and shows the 3G aerial signal strength, location and identity of the operator. The Vodafone coverage map shows that a large majority of England is covered quite well by the network, whereas rural, inland and quieter areas of the rest of England and the UK have poor access according to the Vodafone 3G coverage map.
Unfortunately for some people, the Vodafone coverage simply does not stretch to rural parts of England, and most of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It’s simply a case of supply versus demand. The need for 3G coverage, according to the Vodafone 3G coverage map shows that large, populated cities, the east of England, and the majority of the south-west require mobile 3G signal, and that’s why the network focuses its efforts on supplying them. In the quieter areas, such as the north of East Anglia, there are pockets of signal strength, which supply 3G Internet connections to smaller groups of towns, and the same is true for the more populated areas of Scotland. Wales and Northern Ireland have the least amount of signal strength according to the Vodafone 3G coverage map, but over time with demand rising in smaller areas, this could change and the Vodafone coverage for the UK could increase.