VOXI offers 5G-ready Pay As You Go SIM cards with no contract or credit check from £10/month.
In the UK, VOXI offers 5G-ready Pay As You Go plans from £10/month. Unlike many other 5G plans, there’s no need to sign a contract or to undergo a credit check on VOXI.
VOXI’s 5G service is compatible with the new iPhone 12, as well as other 5G-ready phones like the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G. You can access average download speeds of 150-200Mbps on VOXI’s 5G network, which is provided by Vodafone. You’ll also get endless video and endless social media included in your 5G plan.
In this article, we’ll review VOXI’s 5G service and how you can use it on 5G-ready phones like the iPhone 12. We’ll start by comparing VOXI’s 5G-ready plans and the download speeds you can expect when using 5G on VOXI. We’ll then look at the 5G coverage available and how you can keep your existing phone number when switching to a 5G on VOXI.
VOXI 5G Plans
In the UK, VOXI is one of the few mobile networks to offer 5G coverage on their Pay As You Go plans. This makes it possible to access 5G speeds without the need for a contract or the need to undergo a credit check for your SIM card.
You can get a 5G-ready SIM card on VOXI from £10/month, with a choice of different data allowances. All of the plans also include endless social media and endless video.
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- VOXI’s endless social media gives you unlimited usage of Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook Messenger without eating into your regular data allowance.
- VOXI’s endless video gives you unlimited usage of TikTok, YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, My5, TVPlayer, UKTV Play and Twisted Mirror without eating into your normal data allowance.
In our opinion, the inclusion of endless video is a particularly strong benefit on VOXI’s 5G plans. This is because video streaming apps normally consume data very quickly. For instance, streaming an hour of YouTube in high-definition quality can use up 2GB of data.
VOXI also offers a £10 SIM card but this is limited to 4G coverage. You won’t have access to 5G when using those plans but you’ll still get endless social media included.
5G Download Speeds
VOXI’s 5G service gives you access to faster download speeds, along with greater network capacity and reduced latency. It means you can download things from the internet much faster as well as benefiting from a more reliable connection. This is especially the case in busier locations where lots of other people are also using their mobile phones.
According to VOXI, their 5G network can offer peak download speeds in excess of 1,000Mbps (1Gbps). More typically, however, you’ll see average download speeds of 150-200Mbps on 5G. This is around five to ten times faster than a 4G connection which has average download speeds of 23 to 35Mbps.
You can access VOXI’s 5G network using any compatible 5G-ready phone. This includes the new iPhone 12 from Apple, the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G and a variety of other 5G-ready phones.
5G Coverage on VOXI
VOXI uses Vodafone’s network for 5G coverage (like with their 4G, 3G and 2G coverage).
At present, the 5G coverage on VOXI is available in the following locations:
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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
Check VOXI Coverage (voxi.co.uk) →
You can also access 5G coverage when travelling abroad in another 193 European towns and cities across Germany, Italy, Spain and the Republic of Ireland.
If you’re currently unable to access 5G coverage at your location, you’ll still be able to access 99% population coverage on Vodafone’s 4G, 3G and 2G network. You’ll then be able to access VOXI’s 5G coverage as soon as it launches in your area.
Keeping Your Phone Number
If you’re switching from another mobile network to VOXI, it’s easy to keep your current phone number.
Start by ordering your free SIM card from VOXI online. You’ll choose your plan when you activate the SIM card with 5G coverage being available on the plans from £10/month.
Once you’ve ordered your VOXI SIM card, you can request a PAC Code from your old network. You can get one through your mobile network’s website or app, or by texting PAC to 65075. It’s free to get a PAC Code from your old network and once issued, it’ll be valid for 30 days.
When your new SIM card arrives in the post (normally within 2 working days), you’ll be able to activate your plan and submit your PAC Code online. Once you’ve done this, your phone number transfer will normally be scheduled to take place on the next working day.
For a step-by-step guide on how to transfer your phone number to VOXI, please select your current mobile network from the drop-down menu below:
For further information, please see VOXI’s official website. You can also refer to Vodafone’s website for information about their 5G network and the benefits compared to 4G.
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Voxi charging for passes for the EU and other selected roaming now. I’m sure it’s free to receive so not bad at all. Not sure of the point of the two day pass though? Not sure whether 24 hours or till midnight UK time. Hopefully you’ll update soon Ken. Unfortunately non-EU Voxi passes stay the same unlike Sky who made non-EU in-line with EU
Pete Forman said:
I am sure it has been said before but calling the plan Pay As You Go is a bit of a stretch. You can only do calls and text on PAYG. The only way to access mobile data is with a monthly plan.
Great feedback, and I do somewhat agree that VOXI isn’t a great solution if you’re looking for traditional Pay As You Go. I do, however, think there are still some major benefits to using a “Pay As You Go bundle” over a Pay Monthly SIM card:
1. There’s no credit check, so you can regularly chop and change mobile networks and plans without affecting your credit rating.
2. You can get it if you’re new to the UK and under-18 (groups that aren’t traditionally able to get a postpaid product).
3. You can’t run up unexpected charges outside of the money you’ve already added to your account (albeit, the bill capping on Pay Monthly plans now offers you the same protection).
4. You can change your plan as often as you like and you can leave a gap in between two bundles if you want (e.g. get a bundle when you want to use your phone more and switch back to traditional Pay As You Go when you don’t).
There’s probably also a further discussion about semantics and the meaning of “Pay As You Go”, which might be what you’re referring to in your message. For instance, does Pay As You Go mean any pre-paid plan where credit is added to your account in advance of your usage? Or does it only refer to the plans where you pay on a per-minute, per-text and per-MB basis? If so, how about plans where you pay per day (e.g. Vodafone Pay As You Go 1)? Or plans where you pay per week, or pay per month?
Following this, I personally still subscribe to the train of thought that bundles are “Pay As You Go” as you only pay when you decide to use your phone in a given month (and you have the flexibility to pause your bundles if you don’t want to use your phone).
Would love to hear differing opinions on this, however!
Pete Forman replied:
My definition of PAYG is where you prepay a top-up and use it for calls, text and data. That may include bundles which are better value but often time limited. Regular credit never expires, unless the plan is terminated through inactivity. The criterion is that payments are one off. I exclude plans which take recurring payments, even when it is easy to cancel them.
The other two categories I use are monthly rolling plans and contract. The latter needs a credit check, typically are for 12 months or more and may include a handset.
I concede that my PAYG line is a bit grey. 1pmobile sneaks in as although they have a minimum top-up of £10 / 120 days that credit never expires. EE data is only available in bundles. Vodafone PAYG 1 goes further and only offers calls, text and data in daily bundles. All of those only take money when you explicitly pay them.
When you sign up for VOXI you must set up a recurring payment in order to use any data. If you forget to cancel money will continue to be taken.
M williams replied:
Unfortunately the term pay as you go like you could before is pretty much dead in the water, I’m literally holding on to dear life my o2 classic 3 2 1 SIM but who knows one day they will kill that too shame really
Pete Forman replied:
There are still 33 PAYG plans from 26 operators available. Though that includes Co-op which is being closed down at the end of February (monthly plan still available). I too am clinging onto my O2 Classic.