What is 4G?
4G is short for '4th Generation', the latest evolution of mobile technology. It's about giving you faster download speeds and a better overall mobile internet experience
With 4G, you’ll be able to:
- Experience amazing picture quality when watching HD movies and YouTube clips on–the-go, with less buffering.
- Stream your favourite music and share files, more quickly.
- Make video calls that feel more realistic.
- Enjoy better real-time gaming.
4G won't replace the existing 3G network - it will enhance it. If you've got a 4G compatible device, you'll be able to access our entire 3G network and 4G network.
WHAT IS 4G PLUS?
Imagine the mobile network as lanes on a highway.
With more and more people using data on phones, tablets and mobile broadband, busy times can become like peak hour, because it’s shared by more people.
4G Plus is like adding an extra 4G lane to the highway, which lets more people experience high-speed mobile internet at the same time.
So with a 4G Plus device, you can enjoy the best mobile internet experience on offer by being able to access the 3G, 4G and 4G Plus networks.
For the technically minded, 4G and 4G Plus use two different fancy technology types (FD-LTE and TD-LTE) and spectrum bands (1800 MHZ and 2300 MHz) to whizz your data along.
HOW DO I GET 4G OR 4G PLUS?
To experience 4G or 4G Plus you'll need:
4G coverage is already available in parts of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Byron Bay, Toowoomba, Perth, Adelaide, Coffs Harbour, Wollongong and the Central Coast/ Newcastle/Hunter regions. And you can get 4G Plus in select areas in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.
See our coverage map to check coverage in your area.