What is 4G?

Put simply, 4G is much faster than 3G. Up to five times faster. And you get it at no extra cost with Tesco Mobile.

4G completely changes the way you use the internet on your phone.

  • Maps load quicker
  • Websites load faster
  • Photo uploads & downloads are quick
  • Video stream seamlessly
  • Apps run smoothly

Keeping on top of your data

We’re all about flexibility, choice and value… so we make it easy for you to work out how much monthly data you’ll need with our data calculator, keep an eye on your data in our app, and buy data bundles if you need to.

Remember, 4G speed depends on where you are and the number of other people using it. Check the strength of our 4G in your location using our coverage checker

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How to get 4G

All our customers get 4G as standard.

Ready to join?

Choose your pay monthly deal

Order your free pay as you go SIM

Already with us?

If you don’t have 4G already, just check if you’ve got a 4G phone, bundle and SIM. If you don’t, give us a call on 4455 to get set up.

 

More great reasons to choose us

Your own flexible contract on Anytime Upgrade Flex

Choose the contract length that works for you. And if life throws you a curve ball, change your contract down as well as up

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No more scary bills with Capped contracts

Never worry that you’ll overspend on your phone bill. Cap your contract so you know what you’ll be paying each month.

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More days out, more vouchers collect Clubcard points

The more points you get, the more you’ll have to spend on family treats, something for you, or simply your weekly shop.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is 4G and why is it different?

Put simply, 4G (or LTE as it’s sometimes called) is like 3G only much faster. Up to 5 times faster.

Maps load right away
Websites load immediately
Photos upload and download in an instant
Videos stream without buffering
Apps run more smoothly
With Tesco Mobile 4G, you’ll be able to experience the best the internet has to offer in the palm of your hand.

I'm already with Tesco Mobile. How do I get 4G?

Call our Care team free on 4455 or visit your local Phone shop where we’ll be happy to help.

How will 4G affect my data usage?

With 4G you’ll be able to do lots more. In fact, it’ll completely change the way you use the internet on your phone.

You’ll be able to stream videos seamlessly without constant buffering. And get online without waiting around for pages to load.

Doing everything faster means you’ll probably need more data. We’ll help you keep on top of your data usage and costs:

Choose the right bundle with our data calculator
Change your data bundle each month
Buy one-off data bundles when you need them
Track your data usage in our app

Which areas have got 4G?

Tesco Mobile 4G is already available in many parts of the country, and we’re working to roll it out across the UK.

Find out if you’ve got 4G in the places you go to most with our coverage checker.

If it’s not in these places yet, please check back soon, as our 4G network is growing all the time.

Is 4G available on pay as you go?

4G is now available at no extra cost on all 4G-ready pay as you go phones. If you buy a data bundle, you’ll get 4G as soon as you buy it.

Or if you don’t want to buy a data bundle you can call us on 4455 from your Tesco Mobile phone and we’ll switch 4G on for you. Using data without a bundle costs 10p/MB on 4G or 3G.

Which phones are available?

To see our latest range of 4G phones go to our shop. We’ll be adding more 4G ready phones in the near future, so check back here for more information.

And as all our 4G phones are on Anytime Upgrade, it means that you can move to the latest smartphone whenever you want.

Is the iPhone 5 4G ready

The iPhone 5 can’t connect to our 4G network, but you’ll still get great 3G coverage on this phone.

If you want to use 4G you’ll need to upgrade to a 4G ready phone.

Do the iPhone 5s and 5c work on your 4G network?

The iPhone 5s and 5c both work on the Tesco Mobile network. If you already have one of these phones with us and would like to add 4G, log in to your online account and add a 4G bundle.

Do you sell iPhones on 4G contracts?

Yes, the iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available to buy with a 4G data bundle. See our Shop for details.

What if I find I don't need it?

If you find that you do not want to access 4G data, you can turn it off in your phone settings.

Will 4G make any difference to call quality?

Your calls will be carried over 2G and 3G, as they are today. 4G’s just for data.

Upgrade to a 4G phone

Existing customers can call our upgrade team on 4422.

What’s more, with Tesco Recycle you can get cashback for your old phone.