Vodafone is really pushing its unlimited data plans at the time of writing. So much so, in fact that its limited-data SIM only deals look quite unappealing by comparison, in particular its bafflingly expensive monthly 1GB plan. There are also some things you can bolt onto your plan if you so desire. Let's take a look at the main features of Vodafone’s SIM only deals.
Vodafone is one of four UK mobile networks, the others being Three and O2. All other UK mobile providers are actually MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators) that piggyback onto one of these four.
Vodafone’s 4G network covers 99% of the UK population. Note that is population, not landmass, which means you will still find not-spots (where you can get no signal) out in the sticks, as with all of the UK's mobile networks. In the latest analysis published by OpenSignal, Vodafone's 4G network was given a 83.4% availability score, meaning OpenSignal’s testers could get a 4G signal just over four-fifths of the time.
There are a number of features you can expect with a Vodafone SIM.
Vodafone was the best network in terms of free roaming destinations covered. However, as of January 31 2022 it has begun charging for roaming via a tiered (or 'zoned' system). Zone A: the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man. No roaming charges apply. Zone B: 49 destinations, most of which are in Europe and are EU member states. For anyone with a Vodafone Pay Monthly plan that started on or after 11 August 2021, roaming costs £2 a day. Zone C: 32 destinations, from Australia and Barbados to the US and South Africa. For anyone with a Vodafone Pay Monthly plan that started on or after 11 August 2021, roaming costs £6 a day. Zone D: 75 destinations, from Argentina to Uzbekistan and Vietnam. For anyone with a Vodafone Pay Monthly plan that started on or after 11 August 2021, roaming costs £6 a day.
How long is a piece of string? Seriously, though, finding the best Vodafone SIM deal starts with knowing what it is you want. Right now, deals with unlimited data are very reasonably priced, so perhaps consider whether never having to worry about data ever again is something worth paying a little extra for.
Vodafone SIMs arrive are universal. There is a standard, micro and nanoSIM all on the same card, and you just need to punch out the size you need.
Yes. Just contact your existing provider for a PAC code and give this to your new provider after installing your new Vodafone SIM.