VOXI offers 30-day rolling plans on the Vodafone network with “endless social data”.
In the UK, VOXI is Vodafone’s low-cost sub-brand offering 30-day rolling plans with endless social data.
For £10/month, customers can get a SIM card from VOXI with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 6GB of data. Customers will also get unlimited usage of Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Viber and Facebook Messenger without using their data allowance.
In this article, we’ll review the VOXI mobile network including the 30-day plans with endless social data. We’ll discuss VOXI’s optional extras, handset compatibility with the service and the level of coverage you can expect. Finally, we’ll also discuss how to keep your current phone number when moving from another mobile network to join VOXI.
- 1 Bundles & Pricing
- 2 Comparison to Alternatives
- 3 Handsets
- 4 Network & Coverage
- 5 Keeping Your Phone Number
- 6 VOXI Age Limit
- 7 More Information
Bundles & Pricing
VOXI offers a choice of three 30-day plans, ranging from £10 to £20 per month for different amounts of data.
On the lowest price £10/month plan, it’s possible to get 6GB of data. This increases to 15GB of data for £15/month and 45GB of data for £20/month. On all three plans, you’ll also receive unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and endless social data.
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-allowance usage (e.g. when 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 Data
VOXI’s 30-day plans come with something they call “endless social data”. 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 data, you’ll need to have an active 30-day plan. You’ll also need to have some of your data allowance remaining on that plan. If you’ve already used up your regular data allowance, you’ll lose access to endless social data. To restore it, you can 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 this offer.
VOXI Video and Music Passes
In addition to the “endless social data” which is included on all VOXI price plans, there are two paid-for extras in the form of the VOXI Video Pass and the VOXI Music Pass:
- The VOXI Video Pass (£7/month) gives you endless data for use on Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Go Video, DisneyLife, My5, TVPlayer and UKTV Play.
- The VOXI 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 passes to your plan, data usage within the listed applications will become zero-rated. This means it will no longer count towards your monthly download limit. 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 the 30-day plans. When you do this, you’ll no longer be able to access the mobile internet, but you’ll still be able to make and receive phone calls and text messages.
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 Internet||Not available until you buy another 30-day bundle.|
For customers who decide to opt-out of the 30-day 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 access the mobile internet without a 30-day bundle (e.g. O2’s Classic Pay As You Go or Three’s 321 tariff).
Comparison to Alternatives
In the following section, we’ll compare VOXI’s 30-day plans against rival mobile networks.
£10 per month bundles
For £10/month, VOXI currently offers 6GB of data. You’ll also get unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and endless social data.
At the time of writing, this compares fairly favourably to the 4GB per month you’ll get on SMARTY and to the 3GB per month you’ll get on giffgaff. However, if you’re willing to undergo a credit check and to take out a longer 12-month contract, other mobile networks may offer you slightly more data.
The following table shows a comparison of SIM-only deals around the £10 per month price point:
£15 per month bundles
For £15/month, VOXI offers 15GB of internet. 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:
£20 per month bundles
VOXI’s most expensive tariff costs £20/month and comes with 45GB of data, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and endless social data. For the same monthly price, most other networks offer around 20GB of data. However, special offers on other mobile networks may sometimes allow you to get more data for the same price.
The following table shows a comparison of SIM card deals for around £20/month:
For more information, please see our full comparison of SIM-only deals in the UK.
Most people choose 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 want a new smartphone to use on VOXI, we’d strongly recommend comparing prices across the market and 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.
Network & Coverage
2G, 3G & 4G Coverage From Vodafone
VOXI is the low-cost sub-brand of the Vodafone network. As Vodafone is the underlying coverage provider for the service, customers of VOXI will get the exact same coverage as customers on Vodafone.
At the time of writing, VOXI has 98% population coverage, including 97% 4G coverage and 96% 3G coverage.
Before signing up to the VOXI service, we strongly recommend checking the coverage in your area. You can do this by entering your postcode on the VOXI online coverage map:
For more information, see our in-depth article on how to compare UK mobile network coverage.
Tethering & Personal Hotspot
Tethering or personal hotspot refers to the process of sharing your smartphone’s internet connection with another device (e.g. with a laptop or tablet). It’s a good way to get a mobile broadband connection on other devices.
On VOXI, it’s possible to tether without any restrictions. Any data usage 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:
Turn your VOXI mobile into a personal Wi-Fi hotspot to share your data with other devices.
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.
If you’re using your mobile phone in other European destinations, you can use your normal VOXI price plan 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 to provide you with a PAC Code. They’ll need to provide this free of charge within 2 hours of your request.
Once you’ve received and activated your new SIM card from VOXI, you should 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:
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 all ages 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 entirely removed.