Vodafone is currently offering 8GB of data for £8/month when you use a special discount code on the £8 Vodafone Basics Plan.
In the UK, Vodafone is currently offering 8GB of data for £8/month when you use a special voucher code on the £8 Basics plan.
Using the MOREDATA voucher code when ordering a plan through this link, you’ll get an extra 3GB of data every month on the £8 Basics plan. This will further increase your monthly data allowance from 5GB to 8GB for just £8/month.
In this article, we’ll discuss Vodafone’s March 2020 voucher code offer, what you’ll get on Vodafone Basics and what you can do with the 8GB data allowance. We’ll also discuss some of the features and benefits of Vodafone before looking at how you’re able to keep your current phone number.
Vodafone Basics Voucher Code (March 2020)
Vodafone is currently offering an extra 3GB of data per month for customers who sign up to their £8 Vodafone Basics tariff. Instead of getting the regular 5GB data allowance, you’ll get a massive 8GB of data for £8/month when you use the MOREDATA voucher code.
This is available on a 12-month contract which also includes unlimited UK minutes and unlimited UK texts.
The voucher code should be entered during the checkout process in the box that’s provided after choosing your plan. The box is labelled as “promotional code”.
Vodafone Basics Plans
Unfortunately, the MOREDATA voucher code isn’t valid on either of these plans but the monthly data allowance has already been boosted up from the normal monthly amount (originally 500MB on the £6 plan and 3GB on the £10 plan).
It’s worth noting that Vodafone Basics is a UK-only plan, available as an online-only exclusive to customers who are new to Vodafone. As a plan that comes with “no fuss, no frills, and none of those extra features that just cost you more”, usage of some paid-for services are barred on the plan. This means you won’t be able to make international calls or premium-rate phone calls to phone numbers beginning with 09. You also won’t be able to send MMS picture messages.
On Vodafone Basics, you’ll have access to 99% population coverage from Vodafone’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks. 5G coverage isn’t available on Vodafone Basics – you’ll need either a Vodafone Red or Vodafone Unlimited plan for this. The Vodafone Red and Vodafone Unlimited plans will also give you Vodafone Global Roaming (inclusive roaming in 48 destinations, or 77 destinations with Unlimited Max).
8GB Data Allowance
In the UK, the average smartphone user consumes around 3GB of data per month. The increased 8GB data allowance provided on Vodafone’s £8 Basics plan should therefore be more than enough for the majority of users.
As a rough guide, 8GB of data per month will allow you to use the following:
|Activity||8GB data is equal to…|
|Accessing web pages||4,800 web pages (approx 96 hours browsing)|
|Basic e-mail/instant message||2,800,000 messages|
|Rich e-mail/IM (with attachments)||16,000 messages|
|Downloading or streaming music||1,600 songs|
|Downloading or streaming video (SD)||16 hours|
|Downloading or streaming video (HD)||4 hours|
|Skype voice call||240 hours|
|Skype video call||32 hours|
|Listening to online radio||128 hours|
|Downloading or updating apps||200 apps|
Vodafone Features & Benefits
2G, 3G & 4G Coverage
Although the Vodafone Basics price plans are cheaper than Vodafone’s other SIM-only plans, you’ll get access to the same 99% population coverage on Vodafone’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks. This gives you 99% population coverage with up to Category 9 LTE download speeds on your phone (up to 450Mbit/s).
You can check the coverage in your area by entering your postcode on Vodafone’s online coverage map:
Unfortunately, 5G coverage, Wi-Fi Calling and 4G Calling are not available on Vodafone Basics price plans. You should choose either a Vodafone Red or Vodafone Unlimited plan if you want access to these features.
On Vodafone’s 4G network, it’s possible to obtain up to Category 9 LTE download speeds (a maximum speed of 450Mbit/s). More typically, however, download speeds might be closer to 25-35Mbit/s when using Vodafone’s 4G network in the UK.
For a more accurate data speed prediction that’s specific to your area, enter your postcode on Vodafone’s online coverage map. You can then tap the “Data speed info” button for an expected range of download speeds and upload speeds on 2G, 3G and 4G in your area.
For more information, see our guide to mobile download speeds.
Customers signing up for a Vodafone Basics price plan will have access to Vodafone’s customer rewards programme which is known as VeryMe Rewards.
VeryMe Rewards gives you access to weekly discounts, offers and giveaways from brands such as Asos, Vue, Greggs and Costa Coffee.
Tethering & Personal Hotspot
Tethering or personal hotspot refers to the process of sharing your smartphone’s internet connection with other devices (e.g. with your laptop or tablet).
On Vodafone Basics, you can tether and share your increased 8GB data allowance with other devices. This allows you to use the internet whilst you’re on-the-go from other devices (e.g. for watching a video on your tablet or for working on your laptop where a wi-fi connection isn’t available).
You can tether up to your entire monthly data allowance with Vodafone Basics.
Keeping Your Phone Number
If you’re changing from another mobile network to Vodafone, it’s a straightforward process to keep your current phone number.
To start the process, you should obtain a PAC Code from your current mobile network. You can get one through your mobile network’s website or app, or by texting PAC to 65075. It’s free getting a PAC Code from your old network and once issued, it’ll be valid for 30 days.
You can then order your Vodafone Basics SIM card through this link, remembering to use the MOREDATA voucher code to get your larger allowance of data.
Once your new SIM card is active, place it inside your mobile phone and then fill out Vodafone’s number transfer form online. They’ll schedule the transfer of your phone number, normally for the next working day, after you do this.
For a step-by-step guide on transferring your phone number to Vodafone, please select your current mobile network from the drop-down menu below: