Features | 08 Nov 2017

“V by Vodafone”: Find out what our connected IoT devices can do for you

Are you ready to enter the world of IoT? No matter what stage you are on your Internet of Things journey, we're here to help...

The Internet of Things is growing every day. From smart kettles to connected cars, our devices have never been smarter or done more for us. And now it’s our turn to enter the fray, building on our extensive experience in developing and implementing Enterprise IoT technologies.

Whether you’re looking to dip your toes into the IoT waters for the first time, or are en route to having your entire life hooked up to the web, we’ve got great news in the shape of “V by Vodafone”. “V by Vodafone” is a new, simple way for you to connect and manage your connected devices, which will help streamline your life at home, on the go and on the road…

The new, simple way for you to connect IoT devices

Before we get into the nitty gritty about each of our new “V by Vodafone” products, we need to talk about the “V-Sim by Vodafone” – the key to the whole IoT Vodafone experience. Put simply, “V-Sim by Vodafone” is a SIM card designed specifically to be used in connected products of all shapes and sizes.

Each “V-Sim by Vodafone” – available on three different price plans starting at just £2 per month with a £5 upfront cost – brings mobile data access to your smart devices, wherever you’d expect to get 3G or 4G on your smartphone.

And, speaking of smartphones: all of our “V by Vodafone” products are compatible with the “V by Vodafone” app for Android and iOS. Setting things up is super simple and you can use the app to choose when each device is active, allowing you to manage everything easily in one place.

You’ll also get a price promise when you pick up a “V-Sim by Vodafone”, which means you’re in full control of your plan and can pause it at any time, so you only pay when you want to use it.

– There’s no out of bundle charges and it includes roaming in most European countries* with no extra cost, which means you can manage all of your connected devices from a single app, even when you’re on holiday!

Sound good? You can grab the app here:

Download the “V by Vodafone” app on your phone!
– Get it here on Android or here on iOS


“V-Sim by Vodafone” is available now, in store and online, for just £5 upfront, with data plans costing £2 a month for customer using the V-Sim in smart plugs and home alarm systems, or £3 a month or £4 a month for use with our “V by Vodafone” connected devices, depending on which device you choose to go with it.

So what are you going to use your “V-Sim by Vodafone” in?

“V-Auto by Vodafone”
If you want to make your driving safer and smarter, “V-Auto by Vodafone” is the device for you: it’s a tiny-yet-mighty box that plugs into your dashboard and tracks your journeys. With that information, it can tell you how well you’re driving.

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What’s more, you can use V-Auto and V-App to locate your car whether it’s on the move or stationary – perfect for those times when you can’t quite remember where you parked. Finally, V-Auto’s smart sensors can automatically detect if you’ve had a collision, and a trained team calls the registered owner of the V- Auto service. The team can then help organise road side assistance for you, or if you don’t pick up, the team are trained to contact emergency services on your behalf.

All told? It’s a great way to bring a bit of extra intelligence to your journeys. V-Auto by Vodafone is available now for £80 upfront on a £4 a month “V-Sim by Vodafone” plan.

“V-Pet by Vodafone”
The Kippy pet tracker is a location and activity tracker that clips to your dog or cat’s collar and helps you keep an eye on its movements. You can track your pet using a combination of GPS and our mobile network and get smartphone alerts if your pet strays from a designated area. You can also keep tabs on how much time they spend moving or sleeping.

“V-Pet by Vodafone” is available for £50 upfront on a £4 “V-Sim by Vodafone” plan.

“V-Camera by Vodafone”
The “V-Camera by Vodafone” – Netgear’s Arlo Go – is a high-definition mobile security camera that automatically connects to our IoT network – helping you to keep the things you love safe. Place it wherever you like and it’ll act as a private CCTV camera that works both inside and outside of the house thanks to its built-in battery and V-Sim connectivity. It’s weather-proof too, and even boasts a night-vision mode, which means it’ll never miss a moment wherever you put it.

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The best bit? You can set up the accompanying Arlo Go app to notify you whenever it detects movement – helping you have peace of mind when you’re not at home. “V-Camera by Vodafone” is available now for £339 on a £4 a month “V-Sim by Vodafone” plan.

“V-Bag by Vodafone”
Always losing stuff? Then the “V-Bag by Vodafone” is the product for you! The Alcatel MOVETRACK is an advanced bag tracker, which you can clip on or put it in your bag – helping reduce the risk of someone taking your bag, or of you losing it. You can even set up a smartphone alert to notify you if your bag leaves a designated area such as your home, office, or the bar you’ve stopped in at on the way home from work.

“V-Bag by Vodafone” is available now for £59 on a £3 a month “V-Sim by Vodafone” plan.

Ready to get connected? You can find out loads more about “V by Vodafone” in store or right here.


* Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK (inc. Isle of Man and Channel Islands). Ahland Islands, Martinique, Guardeloupe & Saint-martin, French Guyana, Reunion, Mayotte, Madeira Azores, Canaries, Ceuta, Melilla, Gibraltar
Terms apply. V by Vodafone products and services are exclusive to Vodafone consumer mobile customers. For full functionality: a 30-day V-SIM plan, Vodafone network coverage and GPS signal are required. V by Vodafone products (except V-Auto) must be activated via the V by Vodafone app (available on Android and iOS devices only). V-Auto SOS: Feature available only when travelling in the UK. V-Bag: Please note this product is designed for land-based location tracking and must not be connected or used on an aircraft. V-Pet: Your 30-day plan provides access to the Kippy app and service. If you cancel or suspend your plan you will no longer be able to access the Kippy app or service. Full terms and details at http://www.vodafone.co.uk/v-by-vodafone/index.htm