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Vodafone Sim Only - Unlimited Minutes and Texts, 8GB for £8pm (12mo - £96) via uSwitch
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Vodafone Sim Only - Unlimited Minutes and Texts, 8GB for £8pm (12mo - £96) via uSwitch

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Posted 6th Apr

This deal is expired. Here are some options that might interest you:

Matching the current Three offer. Dependant on your location / preference Vodafone may be a more suitable choice for you, so worth sharing I thought

Poss £15 TCB on this also.

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UK data, minutes and texts

An allowance to use data, call standard UK mobiles and landlines (starting 01, 02 or 03), and standard texts to UK mobiles - when using your mobile in the UK. You can also make calls to 08 and 118 numbers, but these aren't included in your plan, so please remember that they are subject to an additional charge. You can find more information on this in the Additional Charges table.

Data capping

The data cap is designed to prevent you from running up extra costs once you've reached your monthly data limit. To make it easy for you to keep track of the data you're using, we'll text you when you've used up most of your data, and again when you've reached your allowance. Then your data cap kicks in to stop you from using any more.

UK plan

Vodafone Basics plans are for use in the UK. Roaming is unavailable on all Vodafone Basics SIMs as standard. Only emergency calls are available abroad.

Tethering

Your Vodafone Basics SIM can be used to share your device's data allowance with another device at no extra charge. You can even tether or hotspot all of your data to other devices if you want.

What's not included?

If you don't use it, you shouldn't have to pay for it. But if you're wondering if there's anything you'd miss, make sure you'll be happy without the features listed below:

  • Roaming and international calls are not available with Vodafone Basics - only emergency calls are available abroad with this plan
  • Premium calls starting 09, Premium messages, MMS, M-Pay (or mobile payment software), and calls and outgoing messages with adult content are barred
  • Upgrades aren't available during your plan, but you can switch to another SIM only or Vodafone Basics plan
  • Extras aren't compatible, with the exception of Data and 08 number minute Extras
  • Vodafone Passes aren't compatible
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As a Vodafone customer, I'd definitely avoid. This is a good price though.
I’ve been on three and Vodafone. Currently on Vodafone, not a fan would like to switch at end of contract.

But signals are better with voda than three
Only if you don't need any roaming, roaming is blocked entirely.

I know that no one is going to be roaming for a while, but if you think you might need it the next year would be better with voxi for the same vodafone coverage and roaming allowed.
Tesco are doing a deal for 12GB per month for 12 months using the O2 Network with a possible £90 Topcashback. It was posted yesterday. I ordered it and cashback tracked within an hour so it works out at £4.50 per month over the 12 months.
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Is this the basics plan- no roaming?
As a Vodafone customer, I'd definitely avoid. This is a good price though.
Only if you don't need any roaming, roaming is blocked entirely.

I know that no one is going to be roaming for a while, but if you think you might need it the next year would be better with voxi for the same vodafone coverage and roaming allowed.
I’ve been on three and Vodafone. Currently on Vodafone, not a fan would like to switch at end of contract.

But signals are better with voda than three
£20 cashback through quidco.
Anybody know if easy to switch between voxi to Vodafone?
Good deal (voted hot) but unfair to compare to 3's £8 sim as that includes roaming at no extra cost
leypb06/04/2020 13:38

Anybody know if easy to switch between voxi to Vodafone?


Easy, You can do it via there online chat. Switch over is usually pretty instant.
Got the £10 sim for 10gb instead me
5reds06/04/2020 13:23

I’ve been on three and Vodafone. Currently on Vodafone, not a fan would l …I’ve been on three and Vodafone. Currently on Vodafone, not a fan would like to switch at end of contract. But signals are better with voda than three


Why do you want to swap if the signal is better?
ToxicHazard06/04/2020 13:58

Why do you want to swap if the signal is better?


Prices are too high, I’m on a fixed contract.
How are Vodafone's signal in London? Was with three a few years ago and said to myself never again. With EE now who are the best so far but too expensive.
Tesco are doing a deal for 12GB per month for 12 months using the O2 Network with a possible £90 Topcashback. It was posted yesterday. I ordered it and cashback tracked within an hour so it works out at £4.50 per month over the 12 months.
The monthly cost of the above is £12
Kelsier06/04/2020 15:26

How are Vodafone's signal in London? Was with three a few years ago and …How are Vodafone's signal in London? Was with three a few years ago and said to myself never again. With EE now who are the best so far but too expensive.


I have been with Three for 10 years odd and just switched to VOXI best thing I have done. Three over the past 18 months odd has been a shambles, can’t even use data in central London as the network is too heavily congested.
This doesn't seem very good value for money.
Kelsier06/04/2020 15:26

How are Vodafone's signal in London? Was with three a few years ago and …How are Vodafone's signal in London? Was with three a few years ago and said to myself never again. With EE now who are the best so far but too expensive.


Been using vodaphone 4 3 years now all over london best ome yet. Even at crowded events.
Vodafone / voxi network coverage and performance has been superb for me for last 5 years. They invested a boat load of money into their infrastructure a few years back and upped their game. This is an excellent price, but if you need roaming then voxi might be the better choice at £2/month more with no contract.
Been with them for almost a year now having been with Plusnet before. Highly recommend
What are people in about saying "never again" with Vodafone? What are you feasible alternatives? Charged through the roof for EE or having the most dire internet with 3?

Thanks - but no thanks.
Libre1106/04/2020 13:20

As a Vodafone customer, I'd definitely avoid. This is a good price though.


I got rid also of Vodafone x2 Sims... I had nightmares with customer service.. and this was biggest lesson for me..no more mess with vodafone if I value my health
Taz152907/04/2020 07:31

What are people in about saying "never again" with Vodafone? What are you …What are people in about saying "never again" with Vodafone? What are you feasible alternatives? Charged through the roof for EE or having the most dire internet with 3? Thanks - but no thanks.


1p mobile for calls as it's EE and three sim for internet.i don't see any better options.
Libre1106/04/2020 13:20

As a Vodafone customer, I'd definitely avoid. This is a good price though.


I agree as well and EE is in the same boat. Extremely poor on Milton Keynes. O2 is the only network which has masts installed outside city centre
Worst network ever cant wait to get rid
Taz152907/04/2020 07:31

What are people in about saying "never again" with Vodafone? What are you …What are people in about saying "never again" with Vodafone? What are you feasible alternatives? Charged through the roof for EE or having the most dire internet with 3? Thanks - but no thanks.


I could literally write a book on the mishaps I’ve had with Vodafone. Network coverage wise, they’re good. But customer service is huge for me. I’ve been ripped off & messed around by them more times than I can count. Funnily enough, I’ve literally just had an email telling me my contract is going up as of last month (for the 2nd time this past year). Seriously can’t wait to see the back of them.
ShauntaffCollins07/04/2020 08:50

Worst network ever cant wait to get rid


Same. First time I've been with Vodafone, it's been terrible. Moving network as soon as I can
I can only get good coverage with Vodafone in my area and was with them 10 years since I moved to my current house (sim only). Same experience of very poor customer service, and they wanted to increase my bill from £11 to £18 (unlimited minutes, texts and 2gb data). I searched around and saw Labera run on Vodafone. I switched 3 months ago via uSwitch who had an exclusive deal; unlimited minutes, texts and 2gb for £6 per month which includes roaming and 100 international minutes (this automatically dropped to £5 last month for some reason). I read really bad reviews after buying but my experience of customer service has been excellent every time I've called, much better than Vodafone i.e. connect within minutes and they actually do what we discuss and agree unlike Vodafone who almost always messed things up. The reception has been excellent. I highly recommend for anyone that needs Vodafone level reception at the best price.
Good shout
40331957-9RfGz.jpgIt's actually £8.20 small increase cause off RPI which I think is cheeky they've added it on to a new contract
.MUFC.06/04/2020 13:44

Easy, You can do it via there online chat. Switch over is usually pretty …Easy, You can do it via there online chat. Switch over is usually pretty instant.


Believe it or not, they're not doing switch over straight away. I thought it would take a day, they spent 3 weeks. Luckily they're giving me compensation, but honestly it was a horrible experience. I would recommend switching to another sim and then Vodafone.
If you want roaming on the Vodafone network for similar price look at VOXI
Libre1106/04/2020 13:20

As a Vodafone customer, I'd definitely avoid. This is a good price though.


I'm on Vodafone and i would recommend, never had any issues and usually have great signal
beastkay_byt07/04/2020 10:27

Believe it or not, they're not doing switch over straight away. I thought …Believe it or not, they're not doing switch over straight away. I thought it would take a day, they spent 3 weeks. Luckily they're giving me compensation, but honestly it was a horrible experience. I would recommend switching to another sim and then Vodafone.


I've switched 4 people over from Vodafone > Voxi and each time it's been instant. Although they did state it could take 24 hours. I'm sure it'd work the same the other way. However I guess in some circumstances they make a hash of it like yours etc.. I've done what you're suggesting on a few occasions too i,e Vodafone > Three > Vodafone.
Virgin offering the same deal
jtalep07/04/2020 10:41

Virgin offering the same deal


Much worse coverage though, and before someone exclaims they use EE, they use budget EE so no 4G calls, no Band 20 (800mhz - which works much better indoors) and no Wifi calling so useless for a lot of people.
Kelsier06/04/2020 15:26

How are Vodafone's signal in London? Was with three a few years ago and …How are Vodafone's signal in London? Was with three a few years ago and said to myself never again. With EE now who are the best so far but too expensive.


In London only EE and Vodafone are good.
dcx_badass07/04/2020 12:00

Much worse coverage though, and before someone exclaims they use EE, they …Much worse coverage though, and before someone exclaims they use EE, they use budget EE so no 4G calls, no Band 20 (800mhz - which works much better indoors) and no Wifi calling so useless for a lot of people.


This comment reminds me so much of Sam

Didn't realise B20 was exclusive to BT/EE, thought at least some other MVNOs would have it. No wonder Virgin switched, cheaper prices and presumably full access to Vodafone's network.
Libre1107/04/2020 09:30

I could literally write a book on the mishaps I’ve had with Vodafone. N …I could literally write a book on the mishaps I’ve had with Vodafone. Network coverage wise, they’re good. But customer service is huge for me. I’ve been ripped off & messed around by them more times than I can count. Funnily enough, I’ve literally just had an email telling me my contract is going up as of last month (for the 2nd time this past year). Seriously can’t wait to see the back of them.


What kind of issues do people have? I have never really understood it as it has never happened to me.

My normal experience is:
1) start the contract
2) use my phone
3) if I need to change anything use their website or app
4) tell them I am leaving for a cheaper contract or renew on their counter-offer

I can’t remember the last time I needed to talk to mobile provider mid-contract. Must be at least 10-15 years.
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