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4G phones and tablets available
It's your 4G to fit your needs. Not ours.
- You can now add 4G at no extra cost on pay monthly and
pay as you go
- Data bundles that you can change each month,
from 500MB to 8GB
- Available on Anytime Upgrade, SIM only and pay as you go
- Maps load smoothly
- Websites load faster
- Photos upload and download quickly
- Enhanced video streaming
- Apps run more smoothly 4G speed will vary depending on location and the number of people using the service
How do I get 4G?
Whether you're new to Tesco mobile, or already with us, getting 4G is easy.
Joining Tesco Mobile?
Just make a selection from our range of 4G ready phones
Just looking for a 4G sim? Get one here
Already with us?
To help you move to 4G, please tick the items you've already got.
No phone, SIM or bundle
If you don't have anything yet, you need to upgrade. Call us on 4422 from your Tesco Mobile phone.
To get your new 4G SIM and 4G bundle, call us on 4455.
You need to upgrade to a 4G phone. Call us on 4422.
You can only have a 4G bundle if you also have a 4G SIM. Call us on 4422 to get set up.
Phone and SIM, no bundle
Log in to your online account and add a 4G bundle.
Phone and bundle, no SIM
You can only have a 4G bundle if you also have a 4G SIM. Call us on 4455 to get set up.
Sim and bundle, no phone
You need to upgrade to a 4G phone. Call us on 4422.
Phone, SIM and bundle
Looks like you're 4G ready. Call us on 4455 if you need any help.
Not sure or don't have an item? Just leave it blank.
Pay as you go?
If you've got a 4G phone with a 4G SIM, you can buy one of our great value pay as you go data bundles that come with 4G at no extra cost. Simply log into your account online or call 282 free to add a 4G bundle.
If you'd prefer to use 4G for 10p/MB, just call us free on 4455 from your Tesco Mobile phone
If you need a Tesco Mobile pay as you go SIM, you can order one here.
Check your coverage and find out how much data you might need
Check your coverage
Why not check your coverage in the places you go to most?
O2's our network partner, and they've already launched 4G across the country,
with even more cities coming throughout 2014.
Top tip: To keep your data costs down, use Wi-Fi whenever you can.
This map is a prediction of outdoor coverage. Data reception and speeds may not be as good indoors or in a car. Radio-based mobile technologies can also be affected by local factors including buildings, trees and even weather conditions. This map is just a guide and does not guarantee signal coverage.
Check our data calculator to ensure you have the right amount of data to meet your needs.
Frequently asked questions
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.
Call our Care team free on 4455 or visit your local Phone shop where we'll be happy to help.
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
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.
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.
Take a look at our range of tablets. There's no up front cost and all the tariffs are on a 24 month Anytime Upgrade contract with a data only tariff.
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.
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.
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.
If you find that you do not want to access 4G data, you can turn it off in your phone settings.
Your calls will be carried over 2G and 3G, as they are today. 4G's just for data.