5G is coming to Tesco Mobile in early 2020.

You can look forward to superfast connections on O2’s network and you can enjoy it at affordable prices with Tesco Mobile. Discover what 5G is and what it can do for you.

What can 5G do for me?

5G will give you a more reliable mobile experience, giving you quicker downloads and uploads, and super clear connections. The kids won’t be waiting for their film to be ready. You won’t be twiddling your thumbs while your emails send. And no more frozen images of the grandparents when you’re video calling. Everything’s faster and everyone’s happier on 5G.

The difference between 4G and 5G


What exactly is 5G?

5G is the fifth generation of mobile connectivity. It can handle loads more data than 4G and is significantly faster than 4G. For you it promises much faster speeds and less lag wherever you are, giving you instant connectivity even in the busiest of places.

Is 5G safe?


O2’s 4G and 5G network

We share O2’s network, which has 99% UK population coverage on 4G. Take it to the next level on O2’s 5G network, giving you an even faster, even more reliable service.

Coverage checker

Award-winning network

You might like to know that we’ve been a Which? Recommended Provider for an amazing 9 years running, and we’re consistently the mobile network with the fewest complaints to Ofcom.

About Tesco Mobile

Double your Clubcard points

Your Clubcard points are worth double at Tesco Mobile, and you can use them to get the phone you really want. You also collect 1 point for every £1 on your mobile bill. Every little helps!

Save with Clubcard

Your 5G family

To really get the most out of 5G, get all your family onto Tesco Mobile too. When you’re all on the same account, you each get extra Clubcard points, free extra data, extra minutes or money off your bill. Whatever makes each of you happy!

Family perks


Is 5G safe?

There’s no evidence to suggest that 5G is harmful to humans. Last year, the International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) published a draft review of their mobile frequency guidelines and said that none of the frequencies used by mobile communications, including 5G, required amendments to their guidelines.

Will 5G use more data?

As 5G is faster than 4G, files will take less time to download but the size of the file will remain the same. 5G won’t use more mobile data to download that same file. But, if you’re thinking that you might download more, because it’s quicker to do so, you can use our data calculator to see if you will need to get a bigger data allowance with your 5G contract.

Which countries have got 5G?

At the moment, 5G is slowly rolling out worldwide, with some countries adopting it faster than others – like the UK. Check back with us often to see if 5G is coming to you, or if where you’re planning on travelling is 5G-ready.

When will Tesco Mobile get 5G?

We’re working on our rollout now and hope to launch 5G phones on Tesco Mobile soon in 2020. After our initial rollout, we’ll join with O2’s UK-wide rollout programme.

What’s the difference between 5G and 4G?

A key difference between 4G and 5G is how fast you can download or stream files over your mobile data connection. For a full run-down of the difference between the technologies, check our 4G vs. 5G article.