Vodafone offers Big Value Bundles from £10 on Pay As You Go, giving you an allowance of data with unlimited minutes and texts.
In the UK, Vodafone has updated their line-up of Pay As You Go bundles with a range of new Big Value Bundles from £10 per month.
You’ll now get unlimited minutes and unlimited texts on all Big Value Bundles, plus 5GB of inclusive data on the £10 plan. This increases to 10GB data for £15 and 20GB data for £20. You can also get a 5G-ready bundle with 50GB data for £30 and unlimited 5G data for £40.
In this article, we’ll review Vodafone’s Big Value Bundles. We’ll start by looking at the new Pay As You Go bundles from Vodafone and what you’ll get included on each one. We’ll also look at some of the features and benefits including Total Rollover, VeryMe Rewards and the ability to use it without a contract. We’ll then look at how you can buy a Big Value Bundle and at the coverage that’s available on Vodafone.
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All Vodafone Big Value Bundles include unlimited minutes & texts.
- 1 Vodafone Big Value Bundles
- 2 Features & Benefits
- 3 Buying a Big Value Bundle
- 4 Network & Coverage
- 5 Keeping Your Phone Number
- 6 Frequently Asked Questions
- 7 More Information
Vodafone Big Value Bundles
In the UK, Vodafone offers Pay As You Go bundles known as Big Value Bundles. Available from £10, each of the bundles gives you unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and a data allowance to use over 30 days.
At present, you can choose from the following Big Value Bundles:
All of the Big Value Bundles last for 30 days, after which you can renew it to get a fresh set of allowances. Your unused data can be rolled over into the following month’s bundle and there’s access to VeryMe Rewards included in your plan.
Because the Big Value Bundles are a Pay As You Go product, there’s no contract or credit check required to get one. You also get the flexibility to change your bundle at any time (e.g. upgrading to a bundle with more data or downgrading to a cheaper bundle to save money).
If you don’t want to buy a 30-day Pay As You Go bundle, you’ll pay Vodafone’s standard Pay As You Go 1 rates instead. This is £1 per day for unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 50MB of data. You’ll only pay this on the days that you use your mobile phone – there’s nothing to pay on the days that you don’t. See our Vodafone Pay As You Go 1 review for more information.
Features & Benefits
Total Rollover is one of the key benefits of Vodafone’s Pay As You Go bundles. It allows you to roll over any unused data into the following month’s allowance.
To give an example, the £10 Big Value Bundle normally includes 5GB of data per month. If you have 1GB of unused data in the current month, your data allowance the following month will be increased to 6GB.
Total Rollover is only available when you automatically renew onto the same Big Value Bundle. It isn’t available if you renew your bundle early or if you switch to a different bundle (e.g. changing from the £10 Big Value Bundle to the £15 Big Value Bundle). Your unused allowances can only be rolled over once and cannot be rolled over multiple times. However, your rolled over data will always be used first. This maximises the amount of data you have leftover to roll into the following month.
As a Vodafone Pay As You Go customer, you’ll also get access to the VeryMe Rewards programme. This gives you access to exclusive giveaways and offers from brands like Costa Coffee, Thorntons, Vue and Greggs.
You can access new rewards every week through the My Vodafone app. This includes a treat every Friday as part of Vodafone’s #FeelGoodFriday campaign.
No Contract & No Credit Check
All of Vodafone’s Big Value Bundles are available on a 30-day rolling basis with no contract and no credit check.
One benefit of this arrangement is you’ll get lots of flexibility. You can change your plan whenever you like (e.g. upgrading to a plan with more data or downgrading to a cheaper plan with less data). If required, you can also renew your bundle early to get a fresh allowance of data.
As the Big Value Bundles are a Pay As You Go product, you can use them if you don’t want the hassle of going through a credit check. It also isn’t possible to run up a large unexpected bill, making it a good option if you’re looking to get a SIM card for your kids.
5G Ready Bundles
If you choose the £30 or £40 Big Value Bundle, you’ll have access to Vodafone’s 5G network in 100 UK towns and cities.
When using 5G on Vodafone, you can benefit from an average download speed of 150-200Mbps. This is about five to ten times faster than 4G which has an average download speed of 23-35Mbps. You’ll also benefit from more network capacity and a lower amount of latency.
On the £40 Big Value Bundle, you’ll get unlimited data and 5G without any speed restrictions.
Pay As You Go Phones
If you choose to buy a new Pay As You Go phone from Vodafone, there are a variety of devices available from manufacturers like Apple, Huawei, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony and more. You can get a low-cost smartphone for as little as £35, increasing up to £600 for the latest high-end devices.
If you order a Vodafone Pay As You Go SIM card, it will work inside any unlocked handset.
Buying a Big Value Bundle
If you’re new to Vodafone Pay As You Go, you can order a free SIM card online. When you do this, you can choose your Big Value Bundle:
Meanwhile, if you’re an existing Vodafone Pay As You Go customer, you can buy a Big Value Bundle through this page on Vodafone’s website. You can also call 2345, or you can send a text message with a bundle code as follows:
|Your Chosen Bundle||How To Buy Your Big Value Bundle|
|£10 Big Value Bundle||Text BIGVALUE10 to 2345 from your Vodafone PAYG handset|
|£15 Big Value Bundle||Text BIGVALUE15 to 2345 from your Vodafone PAYG handset|
|£20 Big Value Bundle||Text BIGVALUE20 to 2345 from your Vodafone PAYG handset|
|£30 Big Value Bundle||Text BIGVALUE30 to 2345 from your Vodafone PAYG handset|
|£40 Big Value Bundle||Text BIGVALUE40 to 2345 from your Vodafone PAYG handset|
Once you’ve purchased a Big Value Bundle, it will automatically renew every 30 days so long as there’s enough credit on your account. If you don’t want this to happen automatically or if you want to change your plan, you can dial 2345 from your Vodafone Pay As You Go phone.
Network & Coverage
2G, 3G & 4G Coverage
Vodafone offers 99% population coverage on their 2G, 3G and 4G networks in the UK.
Before signing up for Vodafone Pay As You Go, it’s worth checking to make sure you can get coverage where you live. To do this, enter your postcode on Vodafone’s online coverage map:
On Vodafone’s 4G network, it’s possible to get download speeds of up to 450Mbps in some cases. However, the average speeds available on 4G will normally be closer to 23-35Mbps.
For more information, you can read our full guide to Vodafone’s network and coverage.
Customers choosing the £30 or £40 Big Value Bundle will also have access to Vodafone’s 5G network in the following 100 UK towns and cities:
|Now Live||100 towns and cities are live on Vodafone 5G (October 2021)|
Aberdeen, Alexandria, Ambleside, Aughton, Basingstoke, Bebington, Belfast, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bishopbriggs, Blaydon, Bolton, Bootle, Bournemouth, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheadle, Cheltenham, Chesterfield, Clydebank, Crawley, Crosby, Dewsbury, Dinas Powys, Droylsden, Dudley, Dundee, Eccles, Edinburgh, Eston and South Bank, Felling, Gateshead, Glasgow, Gloucester, Gosforth, Guildford, Hebburn, Helensburgh, Horwich, Huddersfield, Hull, Huyton-with-Roby, Isle of Scilly, Jarrow, Killingworth, Kingswood, Lancaster, Leeds, Lisburn, Liverpool, Llandudno, London, Longbenton, Manchester, Mangotsfield, Middlesbrough, Morley, Mosborough, Newbury, Newcastle, Newtownabbey, North Shields, Oldbury, Paisley, Penarth, Pendlebury, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Prescot, Prestwich, Pudsey, Rawmarsh, Reading, Rochdale, Rotherham, Salford, Sheffield, Shipley, Solihull, South Shields, Southampton, Stockport, Stockton-on-Tees, Stoke-on-Trent, Stranraer, Stretford, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Swansea, Swinton, Tynemouth, Urmston, Wallasey, Wallsend, Warrington, Washington, Whitley Bay, Wolverhampton, York
On Vodafone’s 5G network, you can access download speeds of up to 1,000Mbps in some cases. However, average download speeds will normally be closer to 150-200Mbps. You’ll also benefit from more network capacity and a lower amount of latency.
Tethering & Personal Hotspot
Tethering or personal hotspot refers to the process of sharing your smartphone’s internet connection with another device (e.g. with your laptop or tablet). It’s a convenient way of getting a mobile broadband connection on your other devices.
You can tether on all of Vodafone’s Pay As You Go bundles. Any data that’s used through tethering functionality will simply come out of the data allowance on your Big Value Bundle.
If you’re travelling abroad, you can use your Big Value Bundle at no extra cost in 51 Roam-free destinations. This includes your allowance of minutes, texts and mobile data (capped at a maximum of 25GB per month if you choose the £40 Unlimited Bundle from Vodafone).
If you’re using a Big Value Bundle that includes access to 5G, you’ll also get access to 5G coverage when roaming in more than 150 towns and cities across Spain, Germany, Italy and the Republic of Ireland.
For more information, see our guide to Vodafone Global Roaming.
Keeping Your Phone Number
It’s easy keeping your current phone number when you move to Vodafone.
To transfer your phone number to Vodafone, start by asking your current mobile network to provide you with a PAC Code. You can get one through your mobile network’s website or app, or by texting PAC to 65075.
You can then order your new Pay As You Go SIM card from Vodafone’s website. Once you’ve done that and once you’ve activated your SIM card, you can provide your PAC Code to Vodafone through this online form. They’ll schedule the transfer of your phone number (normally for the next working day).
It isn’t possible to transfer Pay As You Go credit from another mobile network to Vodafone. You should therefore try to use it up before the number transfer happens.
For a step-by-step guide on transferring your phone number to Vodafone, please select your current mobile network from the dropdown menu below:
Frequently Asked Questions
|What Pay As You Go bundles are available from Vodafone?||
Vodafone currently offers a choice of five Pay As You Go bundles:
|Does Vodafone offer a £5 Big Value Bundle?||
In the past, Vodafone also offered a £5 Big Value Bundle with 150 minutes, 250 texts and 100MB of data. This was withdrawn from sale in November 2019. Vodafone’s new Big Value Bundles start from £10 for 30 days and include unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and a much larger amount of data.
|How does Total Rollover work on Vodafone Pay As You Go?||
When you automatically renew your Big Value Bundle, any unused allowances from the previous bundle will rollover automatically. For instance, if you have 1GB of unused data from a £10 Big Value Bundle, your data allowance the following month will be increased from 5GB to 6GB.
|How does Big Value Bundles compare to Pay As You Go 1?||
On Vodafone’s Big Value Bundles, your credit is converted automatically into a 30-day allowance of minutes, texts and data.
If you don’t want to top-up your phone every month, Vodafone’s Pay As You Go 1 is a good alternative. You’ll pay £1 per day when you use your mobile phone. This gives you unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and up to 50MB of data.
|What coverage will I get on Vodafone Pay As You Go?|
|Can I keep my current phone number?||
Yes. It’s a straightforward process to keep your current phone number. Ask your old mobile network to provide you with a PAC Code. You can get one through your mobile network’s website or app, or by texting PAC to 65075. The PAC Code should then be provided to Vodafone once you’ve activated your new Pay As You Go SIM card.
For more information on Vodafone’s Big Value Bundles, please refer to Vodafone’s official website.