No contract, no fuss, no need to learn how to use a new phone! These are just some of the reasons more and more mobile phone users are opting to sign up for SIM only contract rather than getting a contract with a phone or Pay and Go. And when you see the amazing prices offered by Vodafone, you’ll understand why!
Vodafone is a British multinational mobile communications company that is headquartered in London, UK. It is the world’s second largest mobile telecommunications company, and had 434 million subscribers as of March 2014.
Vodafone owns and operates mobile networks in over twenty different companies, and has partner networks in an additional forty countries across the world.
Vodafone offers superfast 4G services, has a strong high street presence and vows to make sure that customers never have to be subject to increased prices during a contract. They also offer customers a range of extras and benefits that you can’t get with any other network.
Because Vodafone has so much to offer, their deals tend to be priced a little higher than those of their competitors. However, the rewards and benefits included are definitely worth what you pay for.
What’s Good About Them?
Although every mobile network has their pros and cons, there are definitely a lot of good things to say about Vodafone. They offer superfast 4G services, meaning that web pages will load faster on your smartphone and apps and files are able to download more quickly. However, it’s good to bear in mind that not all handsets are 4G enabled, so you’ll only get this service with Vodafone if you’re getting or have already got a 4G enabled handset.
Vodafone has a strong high street presence, and whilst customer service call centres are handy, sometimes customers want to speak to an advisor face to face. Most city and town centres will have a Vodafone shop which you can visit to get any problems that you may have resolved. If you’re not sure where your nearest shop is, the Vodafone website has a handy tool that will allow you to search for your nearest Vodafone store.
When you join a Vodafone Red Plan you’ll get a choice of exciting extra features. Choose from a free subscription to either Now TV, Spotify Premium or Sky Sports when you join one of these plans. The services are offered free for either 6, 12 or 24 months depending on the plan you choose.
Vodafone promises to keep the monthly price fixed for the full length of your contract, unless you go over your allowance of minutes, texts or data. For the first three months of your contract you can also enjoy free unlimited data, which will revert back to the original allowance once the three months are up.
How Good is Their Coverage?
Vodafone operates and maintains their own network which is rapidly expanding and they are constantly committed to improving their network in both rural and urban areas to ensure that all their customers have coverage both indoors and outdoors. However, 4G on Vodafone may not be available in certain areas for a while. If you’re thinking of joining Vodafone and are unsure whether or not you will get good coverage in your area, the best way to find out is to use the coverage checker tool on the Vodafone website.
Do Vodafone Offer SIM Only Deals?
SIM only deals are a great alternative to a pay monthly contract if you don’t want to get a new phone or aren’t prepared to commit to a lengthy contract period. Vodafone offers a range of both 12 month and 30 day SIM only contract deals with prices starting from just £9.50 per month. SIM only customers on Red Plans can also enjoy the benefits of a free subscription to either Now TV, Sky Sports or Spotify Premium. When you sign up for a 12 month SIM only contract with Vodafone you’ll also enjoy free unlimited data for the first three months of your plan.
If you have a poor credit rating or have been declined for a standard pay monthly phone contract with a handset, Vodafone may have the solution that you have been looking for. SIM only contracts tend to have a more lenient credit check than pay monthly contracts, and if you can get a 12 month SIM only contract from Vodafone, they will allow you to upgrade it to a regular pay monthly contract with a handset included after three months provided that you’ve paid all your bills in full and on time.
If you’re not interested in signing up for a set term contract, Vodafone also offers a range of 30 day rolling contracts that you can choose from. However, if you’re looking to take advantage of the three months unlimited free data or Red Plan offers these are unfortunately not available on 30 day SIM only plans.
All of Vodafone’s SIM only plans offer superfast 4G data, so if you’ve got a 4G enabled phone you’ll be able to start seeing the benefits of much faster browsing and download speeds. Visit the Vodafone website or a Vodafone store today to see what they can offer you.
SIM Only Deals for £15 or less
If you’re looking to pay as little as possible for a SIM only deal and want to get as much as you can for your money, Vodafone have you covered. For as little as £9.50 per month you can get 300 minutes, unlimited texts, and 250MB of 4G data for 12 months, or if you don’t want to commit to a 12 month contract, you can pay just £11.50 for the same deal on a 30 day rolling contract.
Looking for a bit more data? Remember that all 12 month contracts come with 3 months unlimited data, but once that’s up if you’ve got a smartphone or want to do a lot of browsing on the go, 250MB probably won’t be enough. However, you can still get a great deal for under £15 – Vodafone are offering 600 minutes, unlimited texts, and 1GB of 4G data for just £14 a month, or you can pay just £2 per month extra to get the deal on a 30 day rolling contract rather than fixed for 12 months.
£15 – £20 Per Month
For those with a budget of £20 per month, Vodafone has some great offers. At the moment you can get a deal for just £15.30 that was previously £17, which includes a great bundle of unlimited minutes and texts and 2GB of data. Or, if you’re looking to get even more for your money, just £19.80 will get you unlimited minutes and texts, 4GB of data, and 6 months of free Spotify Premium, Now TV, or Sky Sports! Spotify itself is £9.99 per month so if you love to listen to music while on the go, this is a great deal to choose. You’ll also get free calls to the UK from anywhere in the Vodafone Eurozone – visit their website for more information on this.
Deals for Data Lovers
If you love using the internet on your phone whether it be for browsing, messaging, playing games, or internet calling, you’re probably looking for a deal that provides you with a large amount of mobile data. Vodafone’s 4G data plans means that you’re unlikely to get much faster, and it’s compatible with most of the latest smartphones. £24.30 a month gets you 6GB of data, or you can upgrade to a whopping 6GB for just £27.20 per month! Both deals include unlimited texts and minutes and a free 12 month subscription to either Spotify Premium, Sky Sports, or Now TV. You’ll also get free calls to the UK from most countries in Europe, meaning that you won’t get a massive bill if you need to use your phone abroad.
Don’t Want a Contract?
Many people opt for a SIM only deal because they’re not prepared to commit to a 12 or 24 month contract, and with the range of new deals available it’s easy to see why. Although with Vodafone you can change to a Pay Monthly contract with a handset after 3 months if you choose a 12 month SIM only deal, there are also a range of 30 day rolling contracts available which allow you to cancel or change whenever you feel like it. And even though Vodafone guarantee your price won’t change throughout the duration of the contract, who knows when you’ll find a cheaper deal on offer that you’ll immediately want to get. Although 30 day rolling contracts do tend to cost a little more than 12 month contracts, the prices are still quite reasonable. For example, you can get 600 minutes, unlimited texts, and 1GB of data for just £16 per month, or if you’re looking for more, £29 per month gets you unlimited texts and minutes and 6GB of data. However, if you’d like to get your hands on a free Now TV, Spotify or Sky Sports subscription, unfortunately they’re not available with the 30 day deals.