If you’re a pay as you go (PAYG
) mobile customer, you’ll eventually have to top up your device with more minutes, texts, and data. Luckily, there are many ways you can do this.
With most mobile networks, you can set up automatic top-ups, which directly charge your debit or credit card to add credit to your account at regular intervals, or when your balance falls below a certain level. You can set up auto top-ups through your online account with your mobile provider or on their mobile app. You can also do one-time top-ups through the same platforms.
You can also add credit to your account over the phone, using the dedicated free number of your mobile provider:
EE and Vodafone also allow you to top up by texting these numbers.
Additionally, most mobile networks also allow you to top up your device at certain cashpoints that display the green top-up symbol.
You can also buy top-up vouchers from your network’s stores or at participating supermarkets. These vouchers are cards or recipients with 16-digit codes you enter into your online account with your mobile provider, their app, or by phoning them.