Mobile networks like VOXI, Talkmobile and Lebara Mobile piggyback on Vodafone’s coverage in the UK.

The UK has just four network coverage providers: EE, O2, Three and Vodafone. Alongside them, there are a number of other mobile networks that piggyback on one of the four network coverage providers.

At present, three other mobile networks also offer coverage from Vodafone: VOXI, Talkmobile and Lebara Mobile. As the three mobile networks piggyback on Vodafone for coverage, customers will get the exact same coverage as customers on Vodafone.

In this article, we’ll present a list of mobile networks using coverage from Vodafone in the UK. We’ll then compare the best value SIM cards with Vodafone coverage, ranging from £5/month up to £20/month and more.

Mobile Networks Using Vodafone Coverage

In the UK, Vodafone offers 99% population coverage using their 2G, 3G and 4G mobile networks. Download speeds of up to 450Mbit/s are available on Vodafone’s 4G network using Category 9 LTE technology.

On selected Vodafone and VOXI price plans, it’s also possible to access 5G coverage from Vodafone. 5G is currently available in more than 30 UK towns and cities. You’ll need a 5G-ready handset and a 5G-enabled price plan to get access to Vodafone’s 5G network, with download speeds of up to 1,000Mbit/s.

The following table shows a list of mobile networks offering coverage from Vodafone:

Mobile NetworkCoverage Provider2G3G4G5GCoverage Checker
Lebara MobileVodafoneCheck Lebara Mobile Coverage
TalkmobileVodafoneCheck Talkmobile Coverage
TalkTalk MobileVodafone*Check TalkTalk Mobile Coverage
VodafoneVodafoneCheck Vodafone Coverage
VOXIVodafoneCheck VOXI Coverage

* TalkTalk Mobile closed to new customers in April 2017. TalkTalk home broadband customers are now offered a discounted contract from O2.

5G coverage is available on Vodafone Red price plans with more than 5GB of data per month, all Vodafone Unlimited plans and VOXI endless data plans. On other networks like Talkmobile and Lebara Mobile, you’re currently limited to using 4G coverage.

In the past few months, VOXI has grown hugely in popularity with deals such as unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 8GB of data and endless social data for £10/month. This makes them the main alternative if you’re looking for a flexible one-month rolling deal that gives you coverage from Vodafone.

See VOXI Price Plans →

If you’re looking for features like Wi-Fi Calling and 4G Calling, these are currently only available on Vodafone.

Coverage & Price Plan Information

You can find out more information about each individual network by tapping on the relevant logo to visit their website:

  • Lebara Mobile focuses on the international calling market and offers a range of 30-day bundles with inclusive international calling.
  • Talkmobile offers 4G price plans with coverage from Vodafone. SIM-only deals start from just £5/month with unlimited calls and unlimited texts.
  • VOXI offers low-cost SIM only deals with a large allowance of data and endless social media data. All of their price plans work on a one-month rolling basis, with no need to undergo a credit check when you join the network.

Deals By Price Range

Through the rest of this article, we’ll compare the best value SIM cards giving you coverage from Vodafone. We’ve separated the plans out by price range to make it easier for you to find the best value deal.

Please select your preferred price range to see a list of currently available deals:

Under £10/month

If you’re looking for a Pay Monthly SIM card costing less than £10/month, we’d recommend one of the Vodafone Basics plans. Available from just £6/month on a 12-month contract, the plans give you unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and an allowance of data at up to 4G speeds.

The main limitation to be aware of is that Vodafone Basics is a UK-only plan. For this reason, you won’t be able to use it when you’re outside the UK. There are also a few other restrictions on paid-for services and add-ons.

If you choose an alternative SIM-only deal from Talkmobile or Lebara Mobile, this can be used when you’re travelling abroad in other countries.

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
Lebara Mobile1,0001,0002GB£5.00
1 month
Lebara Mobile1,0001,0002GB£5.00
No contract
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£5.00
1 month
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited2GB£6.00
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited2GB£6.00
12 months
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£7.00
1 month
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£7.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited9GB£8.00
12 months
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£9.00
1 month
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited9GB£9.00
12 months

From £10/month

Starting from £10/month, you can choose from a range of price plans across Vodafone, VOXI, Talkmobile and Lebara Mobile.

The most popular tariff at this price point is VOXI’s £10/month plan. This comes with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 8GB of data and endless social data. It’s a one-month rolling plan with no credit check required – you can read our full review of VOXI for more information.

Alternatively, Vodafone offers a £10/month Basics plan on a 12-month contract. This is a UK-only plan with some additional benefits such as access to Vodafone’s VeryMe Rewards programme.

The following table shows tariffs available from £10/month with coverage from Vodafone:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited10GB
10Mbps max
£10.00
12 months
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£10.00
1 month
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£10.00
No contract
Lebara MobileUnlimited1,0003GB£10.00
No contract
Vodafone250Unlimited3GB£10.00
No contract
Lebara MobileUnlimited1,0001GB£10.00
No contract
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£11.00
24 months
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited24GB£12.00
1 month
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£12.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£12.00
12 months

From £15/month

For £15/month, a number of different price plans are available offering you coverage from Vodafone. Our current recommendation is VOXI’s £15 plan which comes with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 20GB of data and endless social media data.

The following deals from £15/month come with coverage from Vodafone:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£15.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited25GB
10Mbps max
£15.00
12 months
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£15.00
No contract
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£15.00
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£15.00
24 months
Lebara MobileUnlimited1,0005GB£15.00
No contract
Vodafone250Unlimited5GB£15.00
No contract
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£16.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£16.00
1 month

£20/month and more

A number of different price plans are available from £20/month, including the flagship plans with unlimited 5G data on Vodafone and VOXI. Depending on the offers and promotions that are currently available, you can often bag a great value SIM card with lots of data in this price range.

If you’re looking for a £20/month deal with lots of inclusive data, VOXI offers unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 45GB of data and endless social media data.

If you’d like unlimited data, prices start from £22/month on Vodafone and £35/month on VOXI. If you go with one of Vodafone’s unlimited data price plans, do note that some of the cheaper plans come with a restriction on download speeds. Consider Vodafone’s Unlimited Max price plan if you want unlimited data with the fastest available speeds on Vodafone.

The following table shows a full list of available deals from £20/month:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£20.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited100GB
10Mbps max
£20.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited60GB£20.00
12 months
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited45GB£20.00
No contract
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£20.00
24 months
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£20.00
1 month
Lebara MobileUnlimited1,00010GB£20.00
No contract
Vodafone1,000Unlimited10GB£20.00
No contract
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£20.00
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
2Mbps max
£22.00
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
2Mbps max
£24.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited40GB£25.00
24 months
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£25.00
1 month
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£25.00
No contract
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£25.00
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£26.00
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
10Mbps max
£26.00
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited40GB£27.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£27.00
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
2Mbps max
£28.00
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
10Mbps max
£28.00
12 months
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimited50GB£30.00
1 month
Vodafone3,000Unlimited20GB£30.00
No contract
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
10Mbps max
£32.00
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£33.00
12 months
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£35.00
1 month
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£35.00
No contract
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£35.00
No contract
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£37.00
1 month
To show you the most relevant plans, 9 similar but more expensive plans have been hidden. .

Traditional Pay As You Go

If you’re looking for a traditional Pay As You Go tariff where you don’t need to top-up every month, Vodafone offers a plan called Pay As You Go 1.

With Pay As You Go 1, there are no regular monthly fees. Instead, you just pay up to £1/day whenever you use your mobile phone. The £1 daily charge gives you unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. In our opinion, this is a fairly decent choice if you only use your mobile phone from time to time but you tend to use it a lot on the days when you do.

Lebara Mobile is a good alternative for international calling, with international rates available from as little as 1p/minute. Unfortunately, it’s a poor alternative for regular Pay As You Go usage in the UK. This is because they charge 19p/minute, 19p/text and 9p/MB for usage in the UK.

For a cheaper Pay As You Go tariff that doesn’t require you to top-up every month, it’s likely you’ll need to consider a different mobile network (one that doesn’t offer coverage from Vodafone). See our full comparison of Pay As You Go networks or our guide to the best value SIM card for light mobile users.

More Information

For more information, see our in-depth guide to the coverage on Vodafone. You can also read our overview of mobile phone coverage in the UK.

Your Comments 1 so far

We'd love to hear your thoughts and any questions you may have. So far, we've received 1 comment from readers. You can add your own comment here.

Leave a Reply