Vodafone's New Tariffs Boost 4G Data Deals But Signal Death for 3G Contracts

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Vodafone has overhauled its range of mobile tariffs, doing away with 3G-only contracts but upping the amount of 4G data you can get with one of its pay monthly contracts.

The network now offers three types of bundles - Standard, Red, and Red Value. The latter now boasts a hefty monthly 4G data allowance of 25GB, which falls into the category of 'might as well be unlimited'. Previously, the most data you could get with Vodafone was 20GB a month.

Red Value tariffs also now give you access to a Vodafone entertainment pack, which means free NOW TV, Spotify or Sky Sports Mobile TV. In addition, these bundles now include free landline and mobile calls to the UK from Vodafone's Europe zone, so you don't have to buy a £3-a-day EuroTraveller add-on unless you're going to be using data.

If you don't want an entertainment service rolled in, Red bundles now come with up to 20GB, while Standard bundles are an affordable option starting at £17 on two year contracts.

A number of 2015 flagship handsets, including the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9, are available on the new deals. But to find the best deal on these devices, you'll want to check out our Planhacker posts:

Don't want to sell your smartphone soul to a network for 24 months? We can also help you find the UK's best and cheapest SIM-only smartphone plans.

With Vodafone having now dumped 3G, O2 is only non-MVNO to still offer 3G contracts.

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