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Live in Waterford? Some of you are going to get extra-fast 4G coverage*

*But only a small number of phones are compatible.

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

THE FIRST 4G+ network, which will deliver speeds of up to 150Mbs (18.75MB) to customers, has been switched on in Waterford with three other cities to follow.

Vodafone will bring the second generation of 4G technology, which delivers speeds that are twice as fast as first generation 4G, to Dublin, Cork and Limerick at the end of the month. 4G+ is delivered by combining two 4G bandwidth together to bring faster speeds.

However, there are only three devices that support 4G+ and they come from Samsung: the Galaxy Alpha, the Note 4 and the Note Edge.

You will also need to be either a RED Super Business or RED Extra Super bill pay customer to avail of this. Those who are won’t have to pay extra for the service until April 2015. 

Vodafone Ireland originally rolled out 4G coverage this time last year, and covers six cities and 377 towns and villages across the country covering over three quarters (79%) of the country. They also have 95% 3G coverage nationwide.

Vodafone 4G coverage The areas which have access to 4G coverage from Vodafone. Source: Vodafone

The provider has more than 2.3 million customers – 2.1 million mobile customers and 267,000 using fixed landline and broadband services – although the company recently lost 29,000 customers in the past three months.

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