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Vodafone begins rolling out 4G service across Ireland

The service is now available in six cities and 31 towns across the country.

Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

VODAFONE HAS BEGUN rolling out its 4G service for smartphones across the country.

As well as the major cities, the service is available to 31 towns, the majority of them located south of the country, including Carlow, Mallow, Wexford and Tralee. The company says that new areas will be switched on over the coming months.

The launch means its customers can now avail of the service if they already have a 4G ready handset. Those who already have a 4G activated phone and plan and are in switched-on areas can now access the service by texting “4G” to 50221.

The areas which have access to 4G coverage can be found below.

image(Image: Vodafone)

The company is the second provider to roll out 4G coverage. Meteor and eMobile, both owned by eircom, were the first to introduce it back in September.

Three Ireland is expected to roll out its 4G coverage after the new year, while O2 has yet to announce its plans for the service.

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