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iPhone 13 5G
iPhone 13 Pro Max 5G
iPhone 13 Pro 5G
Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
iPhone 12 Pro 5G
iPhone SE (2020)
Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Galaxy A52s 5G
iPhone 11 Pro
Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
iPhone 11 Pro Max
Xperia 1 III 5G
Galaxy A32 5G
Galaxy A22 5G
Xperia 10 III 5G
iPhone 7
Galaxy A12
Find X3 Neo 5G Dual SIM
Galaxy S10
Xperia 5 III 5G
Pixel 6 5G
Find X3 lite 5G Dual SIM
Galaxy S20 Plus 5G
Galaxy S20 4G
Find X3 Pro 5G Dual SIM
Reno 4 Pro 5G
Galaxy S10 Plus
iPhone 8
Mi 11 5G
Pixel 6 Pro 5G
A 74 5G Dual SIM
A 94 5G
Galaxy A03s
Find X2 Pro 5G Dual SIM
Galaxy Note10 Lite
P 40 Pro 5G Dual SIM
A 54 5G
Galaxy S20 5G
X 20 Dual SIM
P 40 5G
Galaxy A71
iPhone 8 Plus
P 40 lite Dual SIM
Mi 11 Lite 5G
X 10 5G
50 Dual SIM (8GB RAM)
Galaxy S9
50 Dual SIM (6GB RAM)
Pixel 4
Find X2 Neo 5G
Reno 4 5G
iPhone XS Max
iPhone X
G 20 Dual SIM
Xperia L4
Xperia 10 II
Y 6S
iPhone 7 Plus
A 15 Dual Sim
G 10 Dual SIM
1.4 Dual SIM
A 53 Dual SIM
Pixel 4a 5G
Galaxy A21s
1 S 2021
iPhone XS
1.3 Dual SIM
1 B
3 L 2021
1 S (2020) Dual SIM
3 L Dual SIM
2.4 Dual SIM
Redmi Note 10 5G Dual SIM
Select V99 3G
Y 6S (2020)
P smart 2020 Dual SIM
800 Tough
5.4 Dual SIM
9 X Lite Dual SIM

About Vodafone

Vodafone is one of the UK’s major mobile network operators, boasting the second fastest 4G and a 21% share of the mobile market.

At a glance

The good: The bad:
Large selection of pay monthly contracts and SIM only deals Prices at the more expensive end of the scale
Get a subscription to Amazon Prime Video, Spotify, or YouTube with with Red Entertainment packages None of their plans offer unlimited data
Free data roaming in 152 countries worldwide Customer service could be improved
Variety of special offers and freebies available with VeryMe Rewards app
Upgrade your handset after just 6 months with Flexi-upgrade

Choice of handsets – Including trade-in discounts

Select handsets from mainstream manufacturers like Apple and Samsung and more niche devices like those from Motorola and Vodafone itself. All handsets are available on 24-month contracts, but you have the choice of three tiers of tariffs. The cheapest Essential plans offer the lowest data allowances. You’ll need to upgrade to a more expensive Red Extra or Red Entertainment plan to clear 1GB a month. But those plans also come with perks. You get unlimited minutes with Red Extra and that plus a complimentary 24-month subscription to an entertainment service - either Amazon Prime Video, Spotify, NOW TV, or Sky Sports - with Red Entertainment. Most of Vodafone’s handset contracts, especially for flagship devices, come with upfront charges. But you can trade in your old handset, no matter what network you bought it from, to reduce these initial fees.

SIM only offerings from Vodafone

Don’t need a new phone? You can also get SIMs from Vodafone on 12-month or 30-day rolling contracts. You can also buy pay-as-you-go bundles for these SIMS, which roll over unused minutes, messages, and MBs to the next month. When you do top up your SIM, you can earn reward points, which can be redeemed for phone accessories, shopping vouchers, and once you have enough, even a new mobile phone.

Vodafone network coverage

Vodafone offers 4G services accessible to 99% of the UK population. That includes coverage of 79% of outdoor areas and 94% of indoor premises. And that 4G is the second fastest in the UK, after EE’s, with average download speeds of 24.3 Megabits per second (Mbps). And its 4G is available to Vodafone customers 83.4% of the time - third out of the four major mobile operators in the UK, but just a hair behind O2.

Despite the speed of its network, just 87% of Vodafone customers report being satisfied with the reception and signal strength they get, leaving Vodafone tied for fifth in Ofcom’s ranking of the seven largest mobile phone providers.

Vodafone customer service

Customer service is where Vodafone has traditionally faltered, but the network has made improvements in recent years. While it frequently ranked last among the seven largest providers in Ofcom’s customer satisfaction tracker, in the most recent figures it performed level with industry averages, satisfying 93% of its customers. Ofcom also found that Vodafone received eight complaints per 100,000 customers in the third quarter of 2018. That was above the industry average of four per 100,000 customers, but significantly better than Vodafone has performed in the past - in 2016 and 2017, it received 24 and 17 complaints respectively per 100,000 subscribers.

Vodafone is clearly making strides in its customer service, and its 4G network is quick and reliable. You might find cheaper mobile tariffs elsewhere, but the perks available with the higher data allowances on Red Entertainment make a contract with Vodafone a compelling buy.