VOXI offers one-month rolling plans on the Vodafone network with “endless social media” or “endless data”.

VOXI is Vodafone’s low-cost sub-brand in the UK, offering flexible one-month plans with endless social data.

Until the 2nd December, customers can get a VOXI SIM card from £10/month with 8GB of data, unlimited minutes and unlimited texts included. Customers will also receive unlimited data for use on Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Viber and Facebook Messenger.

For £30/month, VOXI offers an “endless data plan”, giving you unlimited data for use on any app or service. You’ll also get access to Vodafone’s 5G mobile network, offering download speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 4G.

In this article, we’ll review the VOXI mobile network including the one-month plans with endless social data. We’ll also discuss VOXI’s unlimited data price plan before looking at optional extras, handset compatibility and the level of coverage you can expect. Finally, we’ll summarise how you can keep your current phone number when moving from another mobile network to VOXI.

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VOXI Plans & Features

SIM Only Plans

VOXI offers a choice of four one-month rolling plans, ranging from £10 to £30 per month for different amounts of data.

On the cheapest £10/month plan, you’ll currently get 8GB of data (normally 6GB of data). This increases to 20GB of data on the £15/month plan (normally 15GB of data) and 45GB of data on the £20/month plan. On these plans, you’ll also receive “endless social media data” in addition to unlimited minutes and unlimited texts.

On the most expensive £30/month plan, you’ll get unlimited data (or what VOXI calls “endless data”). The unlimited data allowance can be used on anything you like and isn’t restricted to only social media apps. On the £30 plan, you’ll also get access to 5G coverage, providing you have a 5G-ready handset and providing you’re in a 5G coverage area.

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£10.00
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£15.00
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited45GB£20.00
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£30.00

See all VOXI Plans & Offers →

There’s no need to undergo a credit check when signing up for VOXI. This is because the service works on a pre-paid basis. You’ll pay for each of your bundles in advance using a registered credit card or debit card. Payment will then be taken automatically each month for the following month’s plan.

For any out-of-bundle usage (e.g. when you’re travelling abroad outside Europe, calling special-rate phone numbers or making international phone calls), you’ll first need to top-up your account with some additional credit.

Endless Social Media

VOXI’s £10, £15 and £20 plans come with something they call “endless social media”. This gives you unlimited zero-rated data for use on the following social media and messaging applications:

  • Endless Social Media apps (“Social Pass”): Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest.
  • Endless Chat apps (“Chat Pass”): WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Viber.

Data usage within these applications will not count towards your normal monthly download allowance.

To benefit from endless social media, you’ll need to have an active plan on VOXI. You’ll also need to have some of your regular data allowance remaining on that plan. If you’ve already used up your regular data allowance, you’ll also lose access to endless social data. To restore it, you can either pay £3 to add 1GB of extra data to your plan or you can wait until the following month when your data allowance refreshes.

VOXI says they reserve the right to change the applications included in the offer.

Endless Data with 5G

VOXI’s £30 plan comes with unlimited data, or what they often refer to as “endless data”.

“Endless data” on the £30 plan differs from “endless social media” on the £10, £15 and £20 plans as you’re not limited to only using it with certain types of app. On the £30 plan, the unlimited data allowance can be used with whichever app you like (including things like video streaming, music streaming, gaming and web browsing).

In addition, you’ll get access to 5G coverage on VOXI when signing up for the £30 endless data plan. You’ll need a 5G-ready handset to access VOXI’s 5G service and will need to be in a 5G coverage area.

According to VOXI, their endless data plan is available for £30/month as an introductory offer. This offer is currently scheduled to end in February 2020, after which the price will increase to £35/month.

VOXI Video and Music Passes

In addition to the “endless social media” which is included on VOXI’s £10, £15 and £20 plans, there are two paid-for extras in the form of the Endless Video Pass and the Endless Music Pass:

  • VOXI’s Endless Video Pass (£7/month) gives you endless data for use on Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Go Video, DisneyLife, My5, TVPlayer and UKTV Play.
  • VOXI’s Endless Music Pass (£5/month) gives you endless data for use on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer, Soundcloud, Amazon Prime Music and Napster.

If you add one of these optional passes to your plan, data usage within the listed applications will become zero-rated. This means it will no longer count towards your normal monthly download allowance. The regular subscription fee for using these services will still apply and continues to be paid for separately to the service provider.

Pay As You Go Rates

VOXI works on a pre-paid basis. If you like, you can decide to opt out of their monthly plans to use the service on Pay As You Go. However, if you decide to do this, you’ll no longer be able to use mobile data on your phone (though you’ll still be able to use data over wi-fi). You’ll be able to make and receive phone calls and text messages on traditional Pay As You Go.

The following table shows VOXI’s Pay As You Go rates:

Calling Rates:
Voice Calls 30p/minute (any network, any time)
Calls to Voicemail 30p/minute
Calls to Special Rate Numbers 45p/minute access charge
+ service charge from the company you’re calling
Messaging Rates:
Text Message (SMS) 14p
Picture Message (MMS) 45p
Internet Rates:
Mobile Internet Not available until you buy another 30-day bundle.

If you’d like to call internationally, you can buy VOXI’s £3/month International Minutes Extra add-on. This gives you 100 international minutes for calling one of 100 destinations. Alternatively, you can Pay As You Go with international calling available from 1.5p/minute.

For customers who decide to opt-out of VOXI’s monthly plans, your VOXI SIM card will remain active for 180 days since your last chargeable activity. After 180 days of inactivity on the SIM card, you’ll be given a warning that you’ll need to use your SIM card in the next 90 days. If more than 270 days have passed without a chargeable activity, your SIM card will be suspended and your phone number will be deleted. Any Pay As You Go credit remaining on the account will also be lost at the same time.

We’d recommend against choosing VOXI if you’re looking for a traditional Pay As You Go service without the need to top-up your phone every month. There are far cheaper alternatives out there which will allow you to use mobile data without buying a one-month bundle (e.g. Three’s 321 tariff).

Comparison to Alternatives

VOXI is often compared to the mainstream mobile networks and to other low-cost sub-brands like giffgaff and SMARTY (giffgaff belongs to O2 and SMARTY belongs to Three).

In the following section, we’ll compare VOXI’s SIM-only plans against rival mobile networks.

£10 per month bundles

For £10/month, VOXI offers 8GB of data along with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and endless social data (normally 6GB of data outside of the Data Promo offer).

At the time of writing, this is the best value deal at the £10 per month price point. It’s more than the 6GB per month you’ll get on giffgaff and significantly more data than the 4GB per month you’ll get on SMARTY. On larger mobile networks like O2 and Vodafone, you’ll normally get even less data and on a longer contract.

The following table shows a comparison of SIM-only deals around the £10 per month price point:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£10.00
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£10.00
12 months
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£10.00
1 month
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£10.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£10.00
24 months
O21,000Unlimited2GB£10.00
18 months
O21,000Unlimited1GB£10.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£11.00
18 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£11.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£12.00
12 months
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£12.00
1 month
To show you the most relevant plans, 5 similar but more expensive plans have been hidden. .

£15 per month bundles

For £15/month, VOXI currently offers 20GB of internet (normally 15GB outside of the Data Promo offer). You’ll also receive endless social data, along with unlimited UK minutes and unlimited UK texts.

The following table shows a comparison of deals around the £15/month price point:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited45GB£15.00
1 month
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£15.00
1 month
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£15.00
1 month
O2UnlimitedUnlimited10GB£15.00
18 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£15.00
18 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited6GB£15.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£15.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£16.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£16.00
1 month
EEUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£16.00
12 months
To show you the most relevant plans, 3 similar but more expensive plans have been hidden. .

£20 per month bundles

VOXI’s £20 plan comes with 45GB of data, endless social data, unlimited minutes and unlimited texts.

For the same monthly price, it’s possible to get unlimited data on other mobile networks like Three. However, you’ll need to undergo a credit check for this and will need to sign up for a contract. Alternatively, you can get 40GB of data per month on giffgaff’s one-month rolling goodybag.

The following table shows a comparison of SIM card deals for around £20/month:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£20.00
24 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited50GB£20.00
18 months
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited45GB£20.00
1 month
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited40GB£20.00
1 month
O2UnlimitedUnlimited30GB£20.00
12 months
EEUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£20.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£20.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£20.00
18 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£20.00
12 months
To show you the most relevant plans, 3 similar but more expensive plans have been hidden. .

£30 per month bundles

For £30/month, VOXI offers an endless data plan. This comes with unlimited data, unlimited minutes and unlimited texts. You’ll also get access to 5G coverage if you’re in VOXI’s 5G coverage area, providing you have a 5G-ready smartphone.

The following table shows how VOXI’s endless data plan compares to rival mobile networks:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£18.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£20.00
24 months
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£22.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£22.00
12 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£23.00
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
2Mbps max
£23.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
2Mbps max
£23.00
18 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£24.00
1 month
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedAlways-On£25.00
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
2Mbps max
£25.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£26.00
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
10Mbps max
£26.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
10Mbps max
£26.00
18 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
10Mbps max
£28.00
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£30.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£30.00
18 months
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£30.00
1 month
Virgin MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£32.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£32.00
1 month
O2UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£33.00
18 months
EEUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£34.00
12 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£35.00
12 months
EEUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£39.00
12 months
EEUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£44.00
12 months
To show you the most relevant plans, 15 similar but more expensive plans have been hidden. .

For more information, please see our full comparison of SIM-only deals in the UK.

Handsets

There are two ways to join the VOXI mobile network. You can either get a free SIM card for your existing unlocked smartphone or you can buy a new mobile phone directly from VOXI.

Most people decide to keep their existing smartphone. You can use any device providing it’s unlocked (or a handset that’s locked to Vodafone UK will also work on VOXI). You can order a free SIM card from VOXI through this link.

If you’re buying a mobile phone from the VOXI website, there are a selection of handsets available to buy from Apple, Huawei, Samsung and Sony. Unless you decide to pay the full cost of the handset upfront (which tends to be much more expensive at VOXI than at other SIM-free retailers), you’ll be taking a 30-month consumer credit agreement with PayPal Credit. You’ll need to undergo a credit check to use this service.

If you’d like to buy a new smartphone to use on VOXI, we’d strongly recommend comparing prices across the market and also looking at handsets sold by other retailers as well. You can buy an unlocked smartphone from any UK retailer for use on the VOXI mobile network with a free SIM card.

Network & Coverage

2G, 3G & 4G Coverage

VOXI is the low-cost sub-brand of Vodafone offering flexible SIM-only deals on a one-month rolling basis. As Vodafone is the underlying coverage provider for the service, customers of VOXI will get the same coverage as customers on Vodafone.

At the time of writing, VOXI offers 99% population coverage on 2G, 3G and 4G.

Before signing up to the VOXI service, we’d strongly recommend checking the coverage in your area. You can do this by entering your postcode on the VOXI online coverage map:

Check VOXI Coverage (voxi.co.uk) →

Unfortunately, Wi-Fi Calling and 4G Calling are not currently available to customers on VOXI.

For more information, see our in-depth article on how to compare UK mobile network coverage.

5G Coverage

On VOXI, 5G coverage is only available to customers choosing the £30/month endless data plan.

With VOXI’s 5G network, it’s possible to get download speeds of up to 1,000Mbit/s (1Gbit/s). However, average download speeds will normally be closer to 150-200Mbit/s in practice (up to 10 times faster than a normal 4G connection).

VOXI’s 5G service is available in the same places as on Vodafone. The following UK locations either have 5G coverage already, or are due to get it before the end of the year:

Now Live32 towns and cities are live on VOXI 5G (November 2019)
Bebington, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bolton, Bootle, Bristol, Cardiff, Droylsden, Eccles, Gatwick, Glasgow, Horwich, Huyton-with-Roby, Isle of Scilly, Lancaster, Liverpool, Llandudno, London, Manchester, Mangotsfield, Newbury, Paisley, Penarth, Plymouth, Prestwich, Salford, Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent, Stretford, Wallasey, Warrington, Wolverhampton
Planned &
Announced
6 towns and cities planned
Blackpool, Bournemouth, Guildford, Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton (End of 2019)

For more information, see Vodafone’s 5G coverage map. Alternatively, see our guide to the rollout of 5G coverage in the UK.

Tethering & Personal Hotspot

Tethering or personal hotspot refers to the process of sharing your smartphone’s internet connection with another device. It’s a good way to get mobile broadband on other devices like your laptop or tablet.

On VOXI, it’s possible to tether without any restrictions. Any data usage that’s consumed through tethering or personal hotspot will simply come out of your normal download allowance. This is confirmed on the benefits page of VOXI’s website:

Personal Hotspot
Turn your VOXI mobile into a personal Wi-Fi hotspot to share your data with other devices.

International Roaming

On VOXI, you can use your mobile phone abroad through international roaming. This is something that isn’t possible on Vodafone Basics plans making this a key attraction of choosing VOXI over Vodafone Basics.

According to VOXI, 4G coverage is available in 120 countries with 2G or 3G coverage available in many others. 4G roaming is available to all VOXI customers.

On the £30 endless data plan, you can also access 5G coverage in 47 towns and cities across Europe. 5G coverage is currently available in locations across Spain, Italy and Germany (including Milan, Rome, Naples, Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Berlin, Hamburg and Munich).

If you’re using your mobile phone in other European destinations, you can use your normal VOXI plan allowances at no extra charge. This includes the endless social data and any other add-ons you’ve purchased for your plan.

Meanwhile, if you’re travelling outside of Europe, extra charges will normally apply for using your VOXI price plan there. A list of the relevant charges for each country can be found on the VOXI website.

Keeping Your Phone Number

If you’re currently on a different mobile network and looking to switch to VOXI, it’s a straightforward process to keep your existing phone number.

To do so, start by ordering your new SIM card from the VOXI website. You’ll then need to ask your current mobile network for a PAC Code, either online or by text message. They’ll need to provide this to you free of charge within one minute of your request.

Once you’ve received and activated your VOXI SIM card, you should then provide your PAC Code to VOXI. You can do this by submitting it through your VOXI account area. After you submit your PAC Code, your phone number will normally be transferred on the next working day.

For step-by-step instructions on how to move your phone number to VOXI, please select your current mobile network from the drop-down menu below:

PAC Code Finder: Transfer Your Phone Number to VOXI

Select your current mobile network:

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VOXI Age Limit

Prior to the 4th April 2019, customers had to be under 30 to join the VOXI service. This is no longer a requirement for new customers and customers of any age can now sign up to VOXI.

Between September 2017 and May 2018, only customers who were aged 25 or under could join the VOXI service. This was expanded to cover customers aged between 26 and 30 from May 2018 to April 2019, before the age restriction was removed entirely in April 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

What plans can I get on VOXI?
VOXI currently offers a choice of four SIM-only plans. Their “endless social media” plans start from £10/month: you’ll pay £10 for 8GB of data, £15 for 20GB of data or £20 for 45GB of data. Alternatively, you can get unlimited data on VOXI’s £30 endless data plan.
What is endless social media?
This gives you unlimited zero-rated data for use on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Viber. Your usage of these apps and services will not count towards your normal download limit.
Does VOXI offer an unlimited data plan?
Yes. VOXI offers a £30 endless data plan with unlimited data and access to 5G coverage. You can use the unlimited data allowance with any app or service. This differs from the “endless social media” plans which will only give you unlimited data for use on certain social media and messaging applications.
How does VOXI compare to giffgaff?
VOXI is a low-cost sub-brand of Vodafone and is often compared to giffgaff which is a low-cost sub-brand of O2. The two networks offer fairly similar amounts of data (e.g. both normally offer 6GB of data for £10 and 15GB of data for £15). For this reason, it probably boils down to coverage and network preference, as well as features like the endless social media on VOXI.
What type of coverage is available on VOXI?
On VOXI, you can get 99% population coverage on Vodafone’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks. You can check the coverage in your area by entering your postcode on VOXI’s website. 5G coverage is also available in major towns and cities on VOXI’s endless data plan.
Can I get 5G coverage on VOXI?
Yes. 5G coverage is available on VOXI, making use of Vodafone’s 5G network in 32 UK towns and cities. You’ll need to be on the £30 “endless data” plan to get access to 5G. This is because the “endless social media” plans are limited to 4G.
Can I use tethering or personal hotspot on VOXI?
Yes. You can use tethering and personal hotspot on VOXI to share your mobile data connection with other devices. This is confirmed on VOXI’s benefits page.
Can I keep my current phone number?
Yes. You can keep your current phone number when moving to VOXI. Simply ask your current mobile network to give you a PAC Code. This can be obtained through your mobile network’s website or app, or by texting PAC to 65075. You should then give this PAC Code to VOXI after ordering your SIM card online and activating it.
Does VOXI have any age limits?
No. Anyone can now sign up to VOXI, regardless of their age. Before April 2019, VOXI had an age restriction so you had to be under-30 when signing up to the network. This age limit no longer applies for new customers.

More Information

For more information, please see the official VOXI website. You can order a free VOXI SIM card to get started on the service.

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  • Hi Callum,

    I’m traveling from the United States with an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 (Verizon). Will VOXI SIM/ Service work on my phone while I am traveling in London and Edinburgh? Thank you.

    • Hi Cesar,
      Thanks for your comment. Yes, a VOXI SIM card should work for the purpose you require. However, it’s worth making sure you can definitely use a UK-based SIM card in your phone as I know some handsets from Verizon don’t always work properly in other countries (due to GSM vs CDMA considerations).
      Ken

  • Hi,

    Thanks for compiling the information for this website; super useful!

    I had a few queries, for the VOXI SIMO.

    4G calling – I can’t seem to find the information for this, does the ‘simo’ plan make use of 4G voice calling? If the simo plan does indeed make use of 4g voice calling, are there any handset model/brand restrictions?

    @Ken – What are your general thoughts on 4G voice calling for PAYG across the major carriers and MVNOs, do you think we will see this as a mainstream service in 2020? Do you think that is asking a lot of the mobile carriers?

    Thanks!

    • Hi Quentin,
      Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, they don’t support 4G Calling on VOXI at the moment – this is only available to customers with a compatible handset on Vodafone Pay Monthly plans.
      On your second question, I do think the rollout of VoLTE/4G Calling has been a bit of a mess. It’s so difficult for anyone to actually use it, as only certain tariffs support it and you’ll often need a handset that’s been sold by the network themselves. The impact is that lots of people need to drop back to 2G or 3G coverage (CSFB) when making or receiving phone calls – something that isn’t ideal and means the mobile networks need to keep all of their old networks in operation.
      I’m not sure whether we’ll see any significant changes in 2020, but I’m confident things will change at some point (albeit, it requires lots of different stakeholders to coordinate with each other).
      Ken

      • Hi Ken,

        Thanks for your thoughts, on the 4g calling/ payg, question

        As a follow up question, would a new startup MVNO be able to run a business model that captures the customers who enjoy the choice of picking their own handset from the families of phones; Samsung, Google, Huawei, Oneplus, Apple, making use of 4g calling, no credit checks?

        As an example, I’m aware of SIMO plans across the major carriers, SIMO requires credit checks to be able to access 4g calling with handset model restrictions, as mentioned in your original 4g calling article. EE Flex is kind of almost there, no contract or credit checks, but no 4g calling.

        What are your thoughts on PAYG for 2020 and beyond, anything for PAYG customers to look forward to? Recently there has been data rollover feature across the major carriers, or converting unused Gigabytes back into credit (MVNOs – e.g. GiffGaff Smarty), most PAYG £5-20 bundles are quite generous with either or both the amount of data, minutes and text allowances, also roaming while in Europe and being able to use those bundles, while on short business or holiday trips, etc.

        Quentin

        • Hi Quentin,
          That’s a very good question! I think MVNOs can do everything mentioned in your comment, but I suspect access to 4G Calling or VoLTE is dependent on the coverage provider. At present, very few MVNOs have access to 4G Calling so I imagine they probably don’t offer it very easily (and certainly not to a startup MVNO). I’m personally not really sold on there being strong enough customer demand for 4G Calling (I think things like the data allowance and rollover data are far more attractive to most MVNO customers).
          Ken

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