The Great British Tech Appeal

Donate your old smartphones and tablets to The Great British Tech Appeal and we’ll gift them to young people in need, along with 6 months free data and unlimited calls and texts. 

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Your old phone could change a life

Millions of people across the UK don’t have adequate tech or access to the internet, making it a struggle to access basic services, study from home, or simply keep in touch with loved ones. Vodafone’s Great British Tech Appeal aims to help by collecting and redistributing used smartphones and tablets, along with free data, to the people that need them most. 

So far, we’ve helped over 6,000 families in need across the UK.

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How does the Great British Tech Appeal work?

We rely on the generous donations of the general public and businesses, who gift their used smartphones and tablets. These devices are data wiped, reboxed and sent to their new home, with the help of our charity partner, Barnardo’s. 

Want to donate? It’s fast, simple and free.





"The Great British Tech Appeal has been a vital lifeline. It’s meant young people can search for jobs, families can home school, and vulnerable children can stay in touch with trusted adults. A lack of access to devices and data was one of the key issues Barnardo’s identified at the start of lockdown, so we’re hugely grateful to Vodafone and everyone who donated a device.”

Patrick Griffiths, Partnership Director, Barnado’s