Pay as you go - top up
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Get 3x data for 3 months
Plus unlimited minutes and texts allowances, on our £10 Big Value Bundle. Offer ends 6 February 2024. After month 3, reverts back to 7GB a month. Terms apply.
Other ways to top up
Why Pay as you go with Vodafone?
Come and go as you please. None of our plans are tied to a contract and will only renew if you want them to.
No credit checks
Credit checks aren't required for any of our Pay as you go plans, so you'll always get a SIM.
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Frequently asked questions
You have the following options for topping up your phone:
My Vodafone app
Download the My Vodafone app then top up with just a tap.
Use our top up portal
Call 2345 free from your Vodafone Pay as you go phone.
Top up over the phone on 2345 free from your Vodafone Pay as you go mobile
To top up again, text TOPUP to 2345 with the amount you want to add and the last four digits of your payment card (for example, text TOPUP 10 1234 to add £10 using a card ending in 1234)
Top up automatically
It's simple to set up an automatic top up. You can even use it to stay topped up while you're abroad, or to top up someone else's phone.
Just download the My Vodafone app and choose Top up from the main menu and select Auto Top up.
Alternatively, you can call 18829 (free from your Vodafone Pay as you go mobile) from the mobile you want to register and make your initial top up. Then choose how often you want your top up to automatically activate - weekly, monthly or every 30 days.
Sorry you're having trouble topping up.
The easiest way to do so is in the My Vodafone app. From the home screen:
Tap the Credit tile - this will take you to the Top up tab
From there you can choose your Top up amount and the Payment method you want to use.
Alternatively, you can top up online, in-store or by text
If you're still struggling to top up, start a chat with one of our advisers
You have the following options for checking your Pay as you go balance:
Download the My Vodafone app to view and manage your data balance
Check online with My Vodafone
Dial *#1345# free from your Vodafone Pay as you go phone to see your balance on screen
Call 2345 free from your Vodafone Pay as you go phone to hear your remaining balance
If you don't have your mobile with you, call the Pay as you go credit line on 03333 048048 from any other UK mobile or landline (standard call charges apply)
Keep an eye on your usage throughout the month
Use the My Vodafone app to see your usage, previous bills, and your current charges
You can also call 2345 free from your Vodafone mobile to check your remaining balance
Keep an eye out for texts from Vodafone
We'll text you when you're reaching the limit of your allowance
We'll text you again when you've exceeded your allowance
Depending on your plan, you'll receive additional notifications for every 250MB or 500MB used, until you spend £26 on out-of-plan data charges
Tips for controlling your monthly spend
Add extra data to your monthly allowance
Move to a different plan which suits you better
Add a cap on your data usage
See our other tips on managing your data usage by changing settings in your apps or device
If you're a Pay as you go customer that's still on one of our Simply plans rather than on Pay as you go 1 or a Pay as you go Bundle, you'll be charged £2 for the first 50MB of the day, and 10p for each MB thereafter.
Buying a Pay as you go Bundle could save you money. These come with generous data allowances to use for 30 days, and providing you don't use it all before the 30 days are up, you won't have to pay any daily data charges. It's really easy to buy a bundle online or on the My Vodafone app
Alternatively, if you want to make sure you aren't using any mobile data and incurring any unexpected costs, you can simply turn off data on your phone
A data pack is a bundle of data that you can use with a Mobile Broadband device, such as a dongle or mobile WiFi router, to get online.
It's easy to buy a data pack for your Mobile Broadband device using the following methods:
Simply buy a data pack in the My Vodafone app
Online at My Vodafone
Yes, you can buy up to five data packs.
They'll start one after another - your next pack will start as soon the one you're using reaches the end date (after 90 days) or runs out of data.