VOXI offers one-month rolling plans with unlimited social media, unlimited video and 5G coverage from Vodafone.
In the UK, VOXI is a low-cost sub-brand of Vodafone, offering flexible one-month rolling plans from £10/month. All of their plans are available on a Pay As You Go basis without the need for a contract or credit check.
You’ll get unlimited social media included on all of VOXI’s price plans, giving you unlimited data for Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook and more. You’ll also have access to 5G coverage in 100 UK towns & cities if you’re using a 5G-ready phone.
On selected price plans from £15 per month, you’ll also get unlimited video included. This gives you unlimited data for use on TikTok, YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video and more.
In this article, we’ll review the VOXI mobile network. We’ll start by looking at VOXI’s SIM-only deals and Pay As You Go plans. We’ll then look at the features on VOXI and how you can use your phone on VOXI. We’ll also look at VOXI’s network coverage and how you can keep your current phone number when you switch to VOXI.
|Prices From:||£10 per month|
|Contract Length:||No contract & no credit check|
|Best SIM Only Deal:||15GB data for £10 (plus unlimited social media)|
|Unlimited Social Media:||Includes Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook & more|
|Unlimited Video:||Includes TikTok, YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video & more (from £15)|
|Pay As You Go Rates:||30p/minute
- 1 VOXI Plans
- 2 VOXI Features
- 3 Handsets
- 4 Network & Coverage
- 5 Keeping Your Phone Number
- 6 VOXI Age Limit
- 7 Frequently Asked Questions
- 8 More Information
SIM Only Deals
In the UK, VOXI offers one-month rolling SIM-only plans. You can use their SIM-only plans on a Pay As You Go basis, without the need for a contract or credit check.
Unlimited Social Media Plans
You can get unlimited social media on VOXI’s price plans from £10 per month. This gives you unlimited data for use in selected social media apps including Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook and more:
& unlimited social
& unlimited social
Unlimited Video Plans
On the following price plans from £15 per month, you’ll also get unlimited video included. This gives you unlimited data for use on TikTok, YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video and more:
& unlimited social + video
& unlimited social + video
Unlimited Data Plans
Finally, customers wanting an all-purpose unlimited data plan can choose VOXI’s £35 unlimited data plan. This gives you unlimited data without any restriction on the apps and services that you’re able to use it with.
All of VOXI’s price plans also include unlimited calls, texts and picture messages (MMS).
Pay As You Go Rates
It’s also possible to use VOXI on a purely Pay As You Go basis. This is possible when you opt out of buying the one-month plans. If you do this, your VOXI SIM card will remain active without any regular monthly charges (though you’ll need to use your SIM card at least once every 180 days).
If you’re using VOXI on traditional Pay As You Go, you’ll pay 30p/minute and 14p/text. You won’t be able to use mobile data unless you buy a bundle, though you’ll still be able to use data over wi-fi.
The following table shows VOXI’s Pay As You Go 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
|Text Message (SMS)||14p|
|Picture Message (MMS)||45p|
|Mobile Data||Not available until you buy another 30-day bundle.|
If you’d like to call abroad, you can buy VOXI’s £3/month International Minutes Extra add-on. This gives you 100 international minutes for calling 100 destinations from the UK. Alternatively, you can Pay As You Go with international calls available from 1.5p/minute.
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. This is because there are far cheaper alternatives out there that will allow you to use mobile data without buying a one-month bundle (e.g. 1pMobile or ASDA Mobile).
Unlimited Social Media
All of VOXI’s price plans include Unlimited Social Media. This gives you unlimited data for use on the following social media and instant messaging applications:
- Facebook Messenger
Any data that’s used within the supported apps and websites will not count towards the download limit on your plan.
There are, however, a couple of exceptions to this. Unlimited social media doesn’t include voice or video calls made through Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or Instagram. Additionally, if you follow a link to an external app or website, this won’t be included within your Unlimited Social Media.
You’ll need to have some of your regular data allowance remaining to benefit from Unlimited Social Media.
On selected plans from £15 per month, you’ll also get unlimited video included (this is in addition to the unlimited social media).
Unlimited video gives you unlimited data for streaming online video (such as movies and shows) from the following apps and services:
- Amazon Prime Video
- UKTV Play
- Twisted Mirror
Like with Unlimited Social Media, data usage within an Unlimited Video app or website will not count towards the download limit on your plan. This includes tethering to some other devices like your phone, laptop or tablet but it doesn’t include tethering to a smart TV, games console or a TV streaming device (e.g. Chromecast, Roku or Fire TV Stick).
Other video streaming services such as BBC iPlayer, NOW and Disney+ are not currently included within the Unlimited Video offer.
Unlimited Music Add-On
For an extra £5 per month, you can add VOXI’s Unlimited Music Pass as an add-on to your plan. This gives you unlimited data for listening to music online from the following apps and services:
- Apple Music
- Amazon Prime Music
- Amazon Music Unlimited
In our opinion, most customers will better off upgrading their main VOXI price plan instead of adding the Unlimited Music Pass as an add-on to their plan. This is because most online music streaming services will only use about 40MB to 60MB of data per hour. This would be equivalent to around 1.5GB per month if you were to stream music online for around an hour each day).
There are two ways to join VOXI:
- You can get a VOXI SIM card for your existing mobile phone. This is the simplest and easiest way to join the VOXI network. Just order a free VOXI SIM card using this link and slot it inside any unlocked mobile phone.
- You can buy a new smartphone from VOXI. You can buy a mobile phone directly from VOXI (including handsets from Apple, Samsung, Google and more). When you do this, you’ll be given the option to pay for your phone over 30 monthly instalments, with interest-free credit from PayPal. You’ll need to undergo a credit check if you want to pay monthly for your phone.
If your existing mobile phone is locked to Vodafone UK, it should also work without any issues on VOXI.
Network & Coverage
2G, 3G & 4G Coverage
VOXI is a low-cost sub-brand of Vodafone. As Vodafone provides the underlying coverage for VOXI, you’ll get access to the same coverage as customers on Vodafone.
At the time of writing, VOXI offers 99% population coverage on 2G, 3G and 4G.
Before you sign up to VOXI, it’s worth double-checking to make sure there’s coverage in your area. You can do this by entering your postcode on VOXI’s online coverage map:
Check VOXI Coverage (voxi.co.uk) →
For more information, see our guide to Vodafone’s UK mobile coverage.
If you have a 5G-ready phone, you’ll get access to 5G coverage at no extra cost on all of VOXI’s price plans.
On VOXI’s 5G network, it’s possible to obtain download speeds of up to 1,000Mbps (1Gbps). However, average download speeds will normally be closer to 150-200Mbps (about 5 to 10 times faster than a regular 4G connection).
VOXI’s 5G service is available in the same places as on Vodafone. The following UK towns and cities currently have access to 5G coverage on VOXI:
|Now Live||100 towns and cities are live on VOXI 5G (June 2023)|
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
For more information, see Vodafone’s 5G coverage map. Alternatively, see our guide to the 5G rollout in the UK.
WiFi Calling & 4G Calling
VOXI now offers WiFi Calling and 4G Calling on all of their plans.
- WiFi Calling allows you to call and text, whenever you’re connected to a WiFi network. This means you can stay connected, even in places where a mobile signal isn’t available (e.g. when you’re travelling on the Underground).
- 4G Calling allows you to make and receive phone calls using a 4G connection. It also allows you to benefit from HD-quality calls and gives you faster download speeds when you’re on a phone call.
To use WiFi Calling and 4G Calling on VOXI, you’ll need a device that’s compatible with the service. You can see whether your mobile phone is compatible is by checking the list of compatible devices on Vodafone’s website.
If you’re using an iPhone, you’ll now get Visual Voicemail included on VOXI. This makes it easier to see and manage all of your voicemail messages without the need to dial a voicemail number.
The inclusion of Visual Voicemail is a significant benefit for iPhone users on VOXI. This is because Visual Voicemail isn’t available on rival networks like giffgaff or SMARTY.
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 data allowance as normal. This is confirmed on the benefits page of VOXI’s website:
Turn your VOXI mobile into a personal Wi-Fi hotspot to share your data with other devices.
If your plan includes unlimited social media or unlimited video, this should also cover relevant usage on tethered smartphones, laptops or tablet. However, it won’t cover the data when tethering to other devices like a smart TV, a games console or a TV streaming device (e.g. a Chromecast, Roku or Fire TV Stick).
On VOXI, you can use your mobile phone abroad through international roaming.
- If you’re travelling to one of 49 European destinations (including France, Germany, Italy, Spain and more), you can buy a European Roaming Pass. Prices start from £1 per day when you travel for 8 days (or £2 per day if you travel for a shorter amount of time).
- If you’re travelling to one of 73 worldwide destinations (including the USA, Canada, Turkey, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand), you can buy a Global Roaming Extra. Prices start from £1.87/day when you travel for 8 days, or £1.67/day when you travel for 15 days.
For more information, see our guide to international roaming on VOXI.
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. Once you’ve done so, you can get a PAC Code from your old network. You can get a PAC Code through your mobile network’s website or app, or by texting PAC to 65075.
Once you’ve received and activated your VOXI SIM card, you can submit your PAC Code online through your VOXI account area. Once you’ve done this, your phone number transfer will be scheduled (normally for 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:
VOXI Age Limit
Prior to the 4th April 2019, customers had to be under 30 to join the VOXI network. This is no longer a requirement for new customers and customers of any age can now sign up to VOXI.
From September 2017 to May 2018, only customers who were aged 25 or under could join the VOXI. This was expanded to cover customers aged 26 to 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 the following SIM-only plans:
All of the plans are available on a one-month rolling basis with no contract and no credit check required.
|What is unlimited social media?||
VOXI’s unlimited social media gives you unlimited data for use on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. When you’re using these apps and services, it will not count towards the download limit on your plan.
|What is unlimited video?||
VOXI’s unlimited video gives you unlimited data for streaming on TikTok, YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, My5, TVPlayer, UKTV Play and Twisted Mirror TV. Usage of these apps and services won’t count towards the download limit on your plan.
|Does VOXI offer an unlimited data plan?||
Yes. VOXI offers a £35 unlimited data plan which gives you unlimited (all-purpose) data. This is different from unlimited social media and unlimited video in that you’re able to use the unlimited data allowance on any app or website.
|How does VOXI compare to giffgaff?||
VOXI is a low-cost sub-brand of Vodafone. It’s often compared to giffgaff which is a low-cost sub-brand of O2. The two networks normally offer similar amounts of data. However, VOXI sometimes has special offers available that can increase the amount of data they offer. On VOXI, there’s also unlimited social media and unlimited video plans.
|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. If you have a 5G-ready phone, 5G coverage is also available in major towns and cities.
|Can I get 5G coverage on VOXI?||
Yes. 5G coverage is available on VOXI, making use of Vodafone’s 5G network in 100 UK towns and cities.
|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.
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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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
Thanks for this! I believe VOXI have delayed the reintroduction of European roaming charges for now, according to their help centre. I’ll definitely update this information once they start to introduce the charges.
Got a 45GB free month from Voxi worth £20 included with a Motorola E6 Plus from Argos for £79.99
All good including VPN built into Opera browser worked both on the phone and my PC tethered via phone hotspot.
After the free month on VOXI I chose the 15GB £15 plan with unlimited video… Now I can’t use the VPN built into Opera browser on phone or tethered PC.
I’m not aware of any reason why Opera’s VPN won’t work on the £15 plan. In fact, the £20 plan also includes endless video so it’s unlikely this is related to it not working…
Do you know if VOXI use ‘strict’ NAT like the regular Vodafone network does?
Just got myself tied into an unlimited data deal from Vodafone as a replacement for traditional broadband, only to find out that peer to peer traffic is impossible. 🙁
If anyone is thinking of using 5G/4G over Vodafone, this is something to be aware of…
Thanks for your comment. Yes, I believe VOXI also uses a ‘strict’ NAT (or what is technically known as CGNAT in the mobile industry). I believe this is standard across all UK mobile networks, with the exception of Three when you use the 3internet APN. On other networks, I think the only workaround is to use a VPN that gives you a static IP (e.g. AAISP has a £10/month VPN with a static IP).
I’ve only recently found your website, but the quality of the content is exceptional, thank you!
I wasn’t aware of CGNAT as a thing, but (to me) it seems like a fairly ugly cludge. And it explains why port forwarding or using the DMZ seems to have absolutely no effect.
The use of pf/DMZ is consistently the advice offered by technical support reps in forum post after forum post (and the advice I received myself in official PDF from Vodafone), but there is no technical foundation for this to work with CGNAT since Translation is done on the carrier network?
I can see why they do that since they’ll be able to use and reuse much smaller pools of IP addresses whilst not requiring any NAT equipment on the client side (e.g. for mobile phones).
What is the 3 network doing differently do you know? Does it just have a larger pool of addresses to draw from?
Thank you for the kind words, and glad that I’m able to help!
I think a lot of it comes down to the heritage of how the products & networks originated. Most mobile networks are really geared up towards mobile/smartphone users (this is probably 99.9% of their business or more). On a regular smartphone, it’s very rare you’d want to have a publicly-accessible IP address as you’ll rarely ever want to use it as a server or to accept incoming connections on it. Furthermore, your phone will regularly switch between 4G and wi-fi, lose connection, change masts, etc. Therefore, it wouldn’t even be very reliable if they gave an IP address to you (plus you don’t really want the hassle of installing a firewall on your mobile phone to deal with those connections!). The 4G broadband products on these networks are more of an ‘afterthought’, so they retain the same CGNAT behaviour that is used on mobile phones. These providers haven’t really gone after disrupting the home broadband market, as they have fibre broadband products as well.
Three is a little bit different in that they have a bit of a heritage in trying to offer a real alternative to fixed-line home broadband. That’s why they’re the only network to offer a ‘real’ IP address at the moment on 4G (as you’d expect from a home broadband connection), though you’ll still need to request it by using the relevant APN on their network.
Hope this helps,
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