Back in the Stone Age (it was actually 1985) Vodafone made the first mobile phone call in the UK, fast forward to today and Vodafone is now the world's leading telecom company and a true British success story. Vodafone operates in 25 countries and 5 continents around the world and boast over 300 million customers.
Vodafone are consistently first to market with the latest mobile phones and offer a range of tariffs to suit everyone. At the moment Vodafone covers over 99% of the UK population so chances it works wherever you live - to make sure you can use Vodafone's handy coverage checker.
Apart from the basic mix of minutes, texts and data Vodafone offer a wide range of extras that can save you a lot of cash over the length of your contract.
Vodafone Euro traveller
If you're going abroad for your holidays this year Vodafone Euro Traveller will let you use your standard UK minutes throughout Europe, the cost is only £3 per day which works out much cheaper than paying standard internation rates. Better still there's no minimum term - you'll just pay the £3 on the days you use your phone in Europe.
Vodafone data test drive
When you sign up for a new contract with Vodafone you can use as much data as you want for the first 3 months, regardless of the amount of data included in your plan. This is good because you can find out how much data you actually use then after 3 months switch to the correct plan for you - much easier than trying to guess how much data you want when you sign up!
Vodafone 12 month contracts
Vodafone are currently the only network to offer 12 month contracts on al their phones. Needless to say you'll pay a bit more than you would on the starndard 24 month deal but by upgrading every year you'll always have the latest and greatest phone!
Vodafone call charges
If you go over your inclusive minutes this is what you'll pay for calls/texts within the UK.
|Call type||Call cost|
|Calls to other Vodafone users||35p a minute|
|Calls to other networks||35p a minute|
|Texts to other Vodafone users||12p each|
|Texts to other networks||12p each|
|Calls to voicemail||35p a minute|
|Calls to landlines||35p a minute|
|Picture message||37p each|
Moving to Vodafone
If you're moving from another network to Vodafone you'll probably want to keep your phone number. When you get your new phone on Vodafone you'll be given a temporary number so you can start using your phone right away, then you'll need to contact your old network and ask them for a PAC code. Once you have this code just head over to this form on Vodafone's site and enter your details. That done your number will be moved to your new phone in 1 working day.