VOXI doesn’t have official support for eSIMs on their network. Learn more and discover VOXI eSIM alternatives.

In recent years, eSIM technology has rapidly grown in popularity across the UK. It’s a new technology that allows you to get connected to your mobile network without the need for a physical SIM card inside your phone. It eliminates the need to wait for a plastic SIM to arrive in the post. It can also enable dual-SIM functionality on many modern smartphones.

As of 2023, VOXI does not yet officially support eSIM technology. This means, in most cases, you’ll need to have a physical SIM card inside your mobile phone to use the VOXI network. This means you’ll need to wait up to 3 working days for your VOXI SIM card to arrive. You can, however, get free delivery to any UK address.

In this article, we’ll look at the current status of eSIM technology on VOXI. We’ll also look at VOXI’s latest deals and some of the other ways of getting an eSIM on your mobile phone in the UK.

VOXI eSIM

In the UK, VOXI currently offers a range of SIM-only plans from £10 per month.

All of VOXI’s SIM-only plans come with Unlimited Social Media, with 4G & 5G coverage on the Vodafone network. You’ll also get Unlimited Music and Unlimited Video included on certain plans:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited15GB
Unlimited Social
£10.00
1 month
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited60GB
Unlimited Social
Unlimited Music
£12.00
1 month
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited30GB
Unlimited Social
Unlimited Music
Unlimited Video
£15.00
1 month
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited300GB
Unlimited Social
Unlimited Music
Unlimited Video
£20.00
1 month
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£35.00
1 month

See all VOXI SIM Only Deals →

At present, VOXI’s SIM-only plans are officially only available on a physical SIM card. For this reason, it isn’t possible to order a VOXI eSIM and you won’t be able to convert your VOXI SIM card into an eSIM.

The reason for this concerns the technical set-up of VOXI’s SIM cards. In the background, all of VOXI’s SIM cards are actually set up as pre-paid Vodafone SIM cards, but with access to different range of plans from VOXI.

Because Vodafone only offers eSIM to Pay Monthly customers at the moment, it isn’t possible to get a VOXI eSIM (like it isn’t possible to get an eSIM on Vodafone Pay As You Go). However, it is possible to change your plan on Vodafone without needing to get a brand new SIM.

In the past, there has been an unofficial ‘loophole’ that a number of customers have used to get their VOXI plan on an eSIM. It involves getting a Pay Monthly eSIM from Vodafone and then transferring your service to VOXI without changing your phone number or SIM.

For most people, however, if you’re new to Vodafone, we wouldn’t recommend getting a contract from them just to utilise this loophole. That’s because you may incur early exit fees when you cancel your Vodafone contract, unless you choose a shorter one-month rolling plan. There’s also no guarantee the loophole will continue to work in the future, and you may have problems getting customer support from VOXI as this is not officially supported.

VOXI eSIM Alternatives

If you’re looking to get an eSIM with Vodafone coverage, it’s likely you’ll be better off just getting a low-cost Pay Monthly SIM card from Vodafone.

For instance, you can get a Vodafone Basics eSIM from just £7 per month, with instant online delivery once you’ve completed your order:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
(may rise during contract)
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£7.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£8.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited50GB£10.00
12 months

Simply choose the ‘eSIM’ option when you purchase your plan online.

In many cases, the Vodafone Basics plans can work out to be even better value than the plans on VOXI. For instance, you’ll get 50GB data for £10 on Vodafone. This compares to the 15GB data for £10 that you’ll get on VOXI. The disadvantage of Vodafone Basics is that you’ll need to sign up on a 12-month contract. You’re also limited to 4G speeds, and you won’t get Unlimited Social Media data.

If you’re looking for more than 40GB data per month, you can get one of the following SIM cards on Vodafone with full access to their 5G network:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
(may rise during contract)
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited50GB£21.00
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited150GB£25.00
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited200GB£28.00
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£33.00
6 months half price
24 months

Alternatively, if you’re just after a Pay As You Go eSIM, consider getting a Lyca Mobile eSIM instead. Lyca Mobile offers eSIM plans from £1.29/month, with no contract and no credit check required. You’ll get 4G & 5G coverage from the EE network, along with an introductory discount for up to 6 months:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
Lycamobile
5GB Data
Unlimited
+100 intl.
Unlimited5GB£1.29
for 3 months, then £5.90/month
Lycamobile
10GB Data
Unlimited
+100 intl.
Unlimited10GB£1.49
for 3 months, then £5.90/month
Lycamobile
15GB Data
Unlimited
+100 intl.
Unlimited15GB£1.80
for 3 months, then £8.50/month
Lycamobile
20GB Data
Unlimited
+100 intl.
Unlimited20GB£2.39
for 3 months, then £7.90/month
Lycamobile
30GB Data
Unlimited
+100 intl.
Unlimited30GB£5.99
for 6 months, then £12/month
Lycamobile
88GB Data
Unlimited
+100 intl.
Unlimited88GB£8.00
Lycamobile
Unlimited Data
Unlimited
+100 intl.
UnlimitedUnlimited£9.99
for 6 months, then £25/month
Lycamobile
200GB Data
Unlimited
+100 intl.
Unlimited200GB£9.99
for 12 months, then £25/month
Lycamobile
100GB Data
Unlimited
+100 intl.
Unlimited100GB£10.00
for 6 months, then £20/month

You can change or cancel your plan at any time on Lyca Mobile. Once you’ve placed your order with them, the eSIM will be sent to you straight away by email.

For a complete overview of your available options, see our guide to the best eSIM deals in the UK.

More Information

For more information, read our in-depth guide to eSIM on UK mobile networks. You may also find it useful to read our guide to Pay As You Go eSIMs and our VOXI network review.

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