Tariff for Occasional / Emergency / Second Phone Use - Vodafone  Pay as You Go 1 tariff  - 525Mb of data for £1 on a single day
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Tariff for Occasional / Emergency / Second Phone Use - Vodafone Pay as You Go 1 tariff - 525Mb of data for £1 on a single day

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Found 30th Nov
The new Vodafone Pay as You Go 1 tariff has some merits when compared to similar tariffs such as Three 321 or the EE tariffs that suit occasional use. This one effectively gives you 525Mb of data for £1 on a single day - along with unlimited calls and texts that day. Its thus quite good for occasional use, in an emergency phone / second phone where you might need to check maps or download / upload pictures.
I'm sure this will get voted cold, as all these sort of deals do, as its clearly more expensive if you use your phone in this way more than 4 or 5 times a month, as it can be compared to the cheap deals from Plusnet etc - but if you expect to only need it once or twice a month - or even once every 3-6 months it will be a good option.

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You should put per day in the title.

That’s good. Just what I was looking for to put in an old phone as don’t like to take my iPhone X out on the beers.

So is this is a one-off £1 top up that remains there until you need it?

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BigOrkWaaagh10 m ago

You should put per day in the title.


The moderator chose those words - I deliberately omitted the price in the title I submitted as I know some of the more impulsive on here only look at the headline before voting a deal cold - rather than considering the pros and cons - or just abstaining if they can't be bothered to do that.

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Gollywood9 m ago

So is this is a one-off £1 top up that remains there until you need it?


Vodafone's quote is "Don’t use your phone? Don’t pay a penny."

redant2 m ago

Vodafone's quote is "Don’t use your phone? Don’t pay a penny."


525mb aint bad for £1 if you need urgently - assuming it doesnt expire daily if you dont use
Edited by: "Gollywood" 30th Nov

It's 20p per text, minute and 5mb of data but once you have used £1 of credit in a day you get unlimited mins and texts and 500mb of data for the rest of the day. Unused data does not roll over to the next day.
Edited by: "crumpetman" 30th Nov

So if you send one text it is 20 pence, fair enough. But what is not clear is how long the card remains active for after this. Looks to me that the card will expire 24 hours after that first text. If keeping it for just one emergency use, fair enough. Even then, when does the card expire?

Original Poster

One other point to note is that it allows tethering. Whether it would detect if you put the SIM in a SIM-enabled tablet for use when you can't get Wifi isn't too clear.

Still think the three 321 deal is better.

Thanks OP.
I'd recently checked the balance on an old Voda SIM and they'd said something about this Tariff but I didn't take any notice,
Turns out it's just what I need to use up the remaining credit...I can use it when I am coming to the end of my allowance on my contract mobile but need to make a few long calls.

Masteryates1 h, 53 m ago

Still think the three 321 deal is better.


The credit expires if you don’t use it on that I think

No it doesn't. Had mine for the last 3 years and not had a single issue with credit expiring. This is what makes it idea for casual users.

plewis008 m ago

The credit expires if you don’t use it on that I think



But when does the credit expire on this?

Masteryates50 m ago

No it doesn't. Had mine for the last 3 years and not had a single issue …No it doesn't. Had mine for the last 3 years and not had a single issue with credit expiring. This is what makes it idea for casual users.



I believe you have to make at least one call or text every six months to keep it active. Same as the O2 classic sim that I have in a spare phone in my car, just send a text every few months.

Masteryates1 h, 18 m ago

No it doesn't. Had mine for the last 3 years and not had a single issue …No it doesn't. Had mine for the last 3 years and not had a single issue with credit expiring. This is what makes it idea for casual users.


Ok, well my SIM did get turned off for lack of use at one point which made it really annoying as an emergency/backup SIM. But you may well be right.

plewis0012 m ago

Ok, well my SIM did get turned off for lack of use at one point which made …Ok, well my SIM did get turned off for lack of use at one point which made it really annoying as an emergency/backup SIM. But you may well be right.



You might be right. I probably do send/receive one text per month. It wouldn't be difficult to set a reminder to send a text every month. Still far cheaper than this Voda deal.

Masteryates1 h, 8 m ago

You might be right. I probably do send/receive one text per month. It …You might be right. I probably do send/receive one text per month. It wouldn't be difficult to set a reminder to send a text every month. Still far cheaper than this Voda deal.


No I totally agree. And I understand why networks turn unused SIMs off but it’s still annoying.

321 deal is much better
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