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How to return a product

Need to return a product but not sure how?

We know how frustrating it is when it isn’t clear – which is why we’re committed to making the process as simple as possible for you.

Just take a look at our helpful guide to find out how you can return a mobile phone, tablet, or other products to us.

The Vodafone 30-day returns policy

Once you've received your product, you have 30 days to decide if you'd like to keep it. Our return policy applies to everything from an iPhone to a Mobile Wi-Fi device, with the following exceptions.

Our 30-day returns policy doesn't apply to:

  • Digital items and software such as music and games which have been unsealed, downloaded or used
  • Items or services ordered from another company (like Carphone Warehouse). You'll need to check their returns policy
  • Products or services provided by another company and charged to your Vodafone bill. The supplier's terms will apply here, and you'll need to go back to them to cancel.

If you've bought Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile TV as a standalone monthly subscription charged to your Vodafone bill, you can cancel it at any time. Just enter your Vodafone mobile number to start the process.

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Once you’ve received your product, you have 30 days to decide if you’d like to keep it and notify us or notify us of a return.

Our 30-day returns policy doesn’t apply to:

  • Digital items and unsealed software such as music and games which have been unsealed, downloaded or used
  • Items or services ordered from another company (like Carphone Warehouse). You’ll need to check their returns policy
  • Products or services provided by another company and charged to your Vodafone bill. The supplier’s terms will apply here, and you’ll need to go back to them to cancel

If you’ve bought Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile TV as a standalone monthly subscription charged to your Vodafone bill, then you can terminate your subscription by visiting our online portal

What sort of return are you making?

  • We know you’ll want to try out your new device, but remember you’ll need to cover your Pay monthly plan charges or any out-of-plan charges you may incur until we receive the product you’re returning. So if you’re not sure it’s right for you, keep an eye on your usage
  • Make sure the product you’re returning is in its original packaging, undamaged, and is complete with all of its original accessories
  • Any free or discounted promotional products you received must also be included
  • Your device must be ‘as new’ when returned, so it’s ready for resale
  • Make sure that any security features you enabled when trying it out have been disabled. These include:
    • Apple’s Find My iPhone/iPad
    • Android’s Google Device Protection.

Then take your unwanted device back to your nearest store where our advisers will be happy to discuss your options about returning or exchanging the product.

You can also arrange to cancel a service by completing and sending in the cancellation form [PDF: 165KB]

Please follow the instructions carefully as the cost of any missing or damaged items will be deducted from any refund you might be due.

  • We know you’ll want to try out your new device, but remember you’ll need to cover your Pay monthly plan charges or any out-of-plan charges you may incur until we receive the product you’re returning. So if you’re not sure it’s right for you, keep an eye on your usage
  • Make sure the product you’re returning is in its original packaging, undamaged, and is complete with all of its original accessories. Any free or discounted promotional products you received must also be included
  • Your device must be ‘as new’, which means it’s in a fit condition for resale. Make sure that any security features you enabled when trying it out have been disabled. These include:
    • Apple’s Find My iPhone/iPad
    • Android’s Google Device Protection
  • Call us free on 191 from your Pay monthly Vodafone mobile, or on 03333 040 191 from any other UK landline or mobile (standard charges apply) to let us know you’d like to return your device

You can also arrange to cancel a service by filling in, printing and returning our cancellation form [PDF: 165KB]

We’ll discuss returns options with you and can send you a returns pack so you can post your device back to us. Full instructions are included in the pack. Please make sure that the device is well-protected inside the returns pack, as you remain responsible for its condition until we receive it.

  • To cancel your SIM only contract, just let us know you want to make a cancellation within 30 days of receiving your new SIM or starting your new contract
  • You can choose the cancellation option that is most convenient for you. You can cancel at any Vodafone Store, or call us on 191 free from your Vodafone mobile, or 03333 040 191 from any other UK landline or mobile (standard charges apply).
  • You can also arrange to cancel a service by filling in, printing and returning our cancellation form [PDF: 165KB]

If a product develops a fault within 30 days of purchase, we’ll simply exchange it for a brand new one under our returns policy. Or you can return the product and get a full refund.

From day 31, we’ll need to check and test the product for you – please get in touch so we can do this for you, either by visiting your nearest store or by calling the following numbers so we can do this. If this confirms a fault we’ll repair the product, and if it’s covered by the manufacturer’s warranty there won’t be a charge.

Please call us on 03333 040 191 (standard call charges apply) to arrange a return.

If you want to return an accessory, call our dedicated team on 03333 048 069 (standard call charges apply).

Please note that damage to a product isn’t covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. If it’s damaged rather than faulty, we’ll let you know how much the repair will cost.

Our returns policy won’t affect any of your legal rights which we can’t exclude. For more information on your rights, contact your local Trading Standards office or Citizens Advice Bureau.