Apple's iPhone 5 will not support Vodafone and O2 4G networks
Apple has revealed its iPhone 5 as 4G capable, but the new device will not run on Vodafone and O2's 4G networks.
If you are willing to buy the device and use the 4G network you prefer, you'll be disappointed, as there are limited options
The problem is that Everything Everywhere will be rolling out the 4G ahead of the competitors, launching the connection in the next month and will be the only operator to provide 4G speeds to users.
Everything Everywhere's network is using a 1800MHz range which the iPhone is supporting, however Vodafone and O2 are bidding for Ofcom's 4G range of 2.6GHz and 800MHz that the specifications of the iPhone 5 do not match.
Also T-Mobile and Orange users will not be having an option for 4G, but since Everything Everywhere is owning them, it will be easier to move over to a new carrier.
Three is an exception as Everything Everywhere is providing the parts of the 1800MHz range to Three which can be used for 4G services.
Currently your alternatives with the iPhone 5 are to go with Three or Everything Everywhere for 4G when the networks go live or use the device with the existing 3G networks from Vodafone and O2.