Vodafone's SIM-only deals
Vodafone offers bill pay SIM-only plans available on a 12 month contract basis and no-tie Pay As You Go plans if you want something more flexible.
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If you’re happy to keep your handset for another year, take a look at these Sim-only plans on offer.
RED Unlimited Sim Only
Vodafone’s RED Unlimited Sim Only plan offers unlimited data, plus unlimited calls and texts at home and to Europe.
You’ll also get 100 minutes and texts to other international countries.
This plan is currently €25 per month for the first 6 months of the contract, then €35 per month after that, saving you €60.
RED Unlimited Max Sim Only
If you’re looking for a plan with a higher allowance on international calls and texts, take a look at Vodafone’s RED Unlimited Max Sim Only.
This plan comes with unlimited 5G ready data and unlimited calls and texts to Europe, Australia, US, Canada, New Zealand and Mexico.
Plus, you’ll get 500 minutes and texts to other international countries.
Currently reduced to €35 per month for the first 6 months of the contract, then €45 per month after that, saving €60.
Why choose Vodafone mobile?
Here are some of the benefits of choosing a Vodafone bill pay SIM-only plan:
- Unlimited data that’s truly unlimited: even for 5G plans. This means no hidden caps or fair usage policy applies, which is great news if you’re a heavy data user.
- My Vodafone: which lets you pay your bill, buy add-ons or check your data usage quickly and easily on the go. You can access My Vodafone online or via the app.
- Vodafone Red Family: saves you money when you connect 3 or more bill pay plans together, up to a maximum of 6, saving you €20 on each extra plan you add. Learn more about Red Family.
Vodafone’s mobile network coverage
Vodafone has over 2 million customers and provides 99% 4G population coverage in Ireland.
5G coverage has also been rolled out to selected major Irish cities, with further expansion planned.
You can check the Vodafone coverage available in your area using the ComReg Outdoor Mobile Coverage Map.
You’ll need a 5G enabled plan and phone, and to be in a 5G coverage area to experience the power of 5G.
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Vodafone Mobile FAQs
Can I keep my mobile number?
Yes, this is called ‘porting’ your number and makes changing network a much smoother process.
Keeping your number means you won’t have to tell all your friends and family your new number or risk losing contact with anyone.
Your new network will guide you through the steps you need to take to port your mobile number
Can I upgrade to a handset plan from a Vodafone SIM-only plan?
With a 30-day SIM-only plan, you have the freedom to upgrade or change your plan at any time, without worrying about exit fees or charges.
With Vodafone, the best way to change your price plan is by using the My Vodafone app, then going to My Plan -> Change my plan. You can also change your plan by logging into My Vodafone.
It’s also possible to tailor your existing plan by choosing from a range of add-ons, like extra international minutes and data, or Sky Sports Mobile TV or Spotify Premium.
How long will it take for my SIM to arrive from Vodafone?
Vodafone offers fast, free delivery within the Republic of Ireland. Once your order is confirmed, your SIM will arrive in a few days via An Post.
Is Vodafone's mobile data truly unlimited?
Yes. You don’t have to worry about a fair usage policy or any data caps, as Vodafone’s mobile data really is unlimited.
What are the advantages of SIM-only deals?
SIM-only plans are cheaper than deals that include a phone. So, if you’ve paid off your phone and are still happy with your handset, you’ll make a saving by switching to a SIM-only deal.
If you’re out of contract, you can also move to a SIM-only deal with your current provider, rather than rolling on your contract. Some networks will automatically move you to a plan-only price once your handset is paid off, so check with your provider.
SIM-only plans are also a good way to check how a new network performs without locking into a long term deal.
You could also decide to buy your phone outright, and then go for a SIM-only deal. It may work out cheaper than paying it back as part of your monthly mobile cost, but this will depend on your provider and the type of phone you plan to buy.
What do I need to switch to an Vodafone SIM-only plan?
Once you decide on the plan you want, you can sign up online quickly and easy.
If you’re a bill-pay customer, you can then activate your new SIM card by dialling 1907 from another phone and then:
- choosing Option 1 for Mobile Services;
- then choosing Option 3 for SIM Activation; and
- finally, choosing Option 1 for SIM Activation and entering your new SIM Number and Self Service PIN.
You may also need to contact your current mobile phone provider if you need to unlock your handset.
What is a SIM-only plan?
A SIM-only plan allows you to just pay for data, calls and texts. When you sign up you’ll get a SIM card with an allocation of data, texts and minutes, but the deal won’t include a phone.
SIM-only plans are generally cheaper and will save you money if you already have a phone you are happy with.
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