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An iOS software update will NOT all of a sudden give you 4G on the iPhone 5. You will need to be in a 4G 1800 MHz (LTE Band 3) area which is not yet available everywhere. You may find some areas in the capital and larger cities are already live but the speed will not be as fast as the other base frequencies (800 MHz and 2600 MHz). Vodafone only have a small slice of 1800 MHz bandwidth so they will use it wisely to increase capacity in dense areas.
Any idea if this is working yet, i have been to London a few times in the last month, made sure i have the apn setting in the handset correctly... got the latest update from Apple but still no luck... was able to use 4g while in spain with the same handset/number...
I'm pretty sure it is working and still being rolled out in the big cities, I can't find it at the moment but other posts have shown success.
Areas of London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, etc, are being made live, and I imagine it is a case of finding areas with spare 1800mhz capacity on the masts and doing them first.
As it worked in spain, the ability to activate LTE must be on your handset already, which is what the latest update should allow if the option was missing.
I am not able to get 4G on my iPhone 5. I have gone to Cellular, and Voice & Data. It shows 4G. The Vodafone map shows my home is in a 4G area. But, it's never worked. Can you help me out? Thank you.
Having spent the day in notting hill yesterday i can confirm that no 4G 1800mhz is available to use on an iphone 5...
Shame really... would be nice to be able to use this service but looks like its not ready just yet.. looking on coverage maps i can see no 1800mhz coverage anywhere so will wait for these to be updated at work..