Calling on Pay as you go – what you’ll pay
Our standard Pay as you go call charges
Taking your phone abroad? Need to call an 08 number? Whatever you’re doing on your Pay as you go mobile, see how much you’ll pay. Or read our terms and conditions [PDF:213KB] for more details.
Are you a serial texter or a chatter box? Or are you always out of credit? Find out how you can get more for your money.
UK minutes, standard texts and internet
All calls are charged by the minute, for example if you call someone for two minutes 45 seconds you’ll be charged for 3 minutes.
If you have a Freedom Freebee and exceed your minutes allowance, you will be charged 35p a minute for the remaining 30 days of your Freebee.
|Calls to any UK mobile, standard UK landline (starting 01, 02, 03) and voicemail within the UK.||30p a minute|
|Calls to any Channel Islands and Isle of Man mobile and landline (starting 01481, 01534 or 01624)||36p a minute|
|Standard UK text messages||14p a text|
|UK picture messages||36p a message|
|UK video messages||60p a message|
|UK video calling||35p a minute, 55p a minute to other networks (25p minimum call charge applies)|
|UK mobile internet||£1 for 25MB a day (up to 125MB, then 4p a MB after)|
Save money on our standard rates by opting in to a Vodafone Freebee
A one-minute call charge applies to all non-geographic calls.
|Non-geographic (0870, 0845)||14p a minute|
|Non-geographic (0844, 0871)||25p a minute|
|Non-geographic (0800, 0808 and 0500)||14p a minute|
|Charity numbers, starting 0800 or 0808||Free
|Radio-paging services (start 076)||51.1p a call|
|Personal numbers/calling cards (starting 07, but not UK mobile networks – fixed fee in some cases)||66.4p a minute|
|Call forwarding services (e.g. 07744, 07755)||25p a minute|
Premium rate numbers usually start with 09. They're used for special phone services – information services, chat or dating services, or voting on TV shows.
|Prefix of telephone number||Cost|
|Premium rate services (start with 09)||Between 60p and £2.10. Some numbers are charged per call and some are charged per minute. Please note, calls charged per minute include a one-minute minimum call charge.|
|Voice short codes (these are usually five to seven numbers long and used for TV or radio shows, competition lines and information services. The service provider will let you know the cost of the call.||Up to £2 a minute (minimum one-minute call charge applies)|
Directory enquiries (DQ) charges
A one-minute minimum call charge applies to the following numbers:
|To Vodafone preferred DQ number |
|85p a minute|
|Directory enquiries (DQ) calls to directory enquiries (118)||85p to £3.75 a minute (one-minute minimum call charge). See the 118 number checker at the bottom of this page for more details.|
|For international directory enquiries (118 661)||£3.25 a minute (one-minute minimum call charge)|
Using your phone abroad
If you want to pay less to make and receive calls while you're outside the UK, opt into Vodafone Passport. It lets you take your home price plan with you to over 35 European countries, plus Australia and New Zealand.
Here's what you'll pay for calls abroad if you don't have Vodafone Passport. We've split the world into four simple zones – making it easier for you to see call and text costs. Not sure which zone the country you're going to is in? See our travelling abroad page.
|Zone||Make calls||Receive calls|
|Europe||24p a minute (charged by the second after first 30 seconds)||7p a minute (charged by the second)|
|Asia Pacific||80p a minute (charged per minute)||75p a minute (charged by the second)|
|USA and Canada||£1.35 a minute (charged per minute)||£1 a minute (charged per minute)|
|Rest of the world||£1.65 a minute (charged per minute)||£1.30 a minute (charged by the second)|
Texts and picture messages
|Zone||Send texts||Send picture messages|
|USA and Canada||49p||36p|
|Rest of the world||49p||36p|
Make your credit go further
Get more for your money when you top up. With Vodafone Freebees you can get all kinds of benefits from free international calls to free texts and UK internet. You can even enjoy unlimited UK calls and texts plus up to 2GB UK internet for 30 days with the new Vodafone Red Freedom Freebee. Just opt in or buy the Freebee that suits the way you socialise.