Returns policies

Returns policy

If you’ve ordered or bought a Vodafone Pay as you go device, a Pay monthly device and plan and/or the Vodafone Broadband and Home Phone Service (together, the “Services”), this policy tells you:

  • How you’ll receive any mobile device, broadband router, accessories or similar equipment (the “Equipment”) so you can use our Services
  • About our 14-day returns policy
  • How to return the Equipment or cancel a plan
  • What to do if you've damaged the Equipment, or forgotten to disable a security feature
  • How to let us know if your device is faulty

1. Our 14-day returns policy

Our returns policy gives you 14 days to change your mind, whatever the reason and you can cancel or return your order within 14 days from when you receive the order. Other charges may apply for use of the Services until you cancel your order. 

Our 14-day returns policy doesn’t apply to:

  • Pay as you go services (although you’ll be able to return the mobile device)
  • Business customers. Please speak to your account manager or Prime Contact for details
  • Digital products and unsealed software, such as music and games which have been unsealed, downloaded or used (unless the products are faulty, see Faulty products - What do I do if my Equipment or Service is faulty? section below)
  • Equipment ordered from another company (like Argos or Carphone Warehouse) - you’ll have to go back to them to find out what to do
  • You can use our 14-day returns policy for each of the Services or Equipment once every 12 months.

2. How do I cancel my order?

To make a claim under our 14-day returns policy, you’ll need to tell us that you want to cancel your Service(s). To do this:

  • For mobile Equipment and Services returns, simply contact us on 03333 040 191 (or 033333 048 069 for accessories) to confirm your cancellation. Standard call charges apply. Alternatively you can write to us at: Vodafone Limited, The Connection, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2FN or complete our cancellation form, print it out and send it to us at the address provided on the form.
  • For broadband returns, please get in touch on 08080 034 515 (free from all UK landlines and mobiles). We’ll need your name, account number, address, telephone number and other personal information. Please have this to hand.

3. How do I return the Equipment? What if I’ve damaged it?

You’ll need to return any Equipment (such as your mobile device, Vodafone Broadband router or accessories) we’ve supplied you. Just pop into your nearest Vodafone store with your Equipment and proof of purchase, and our retail advisers will be able to help you. Unfortunately, you can’t take a Broadband router back to any of our stores.
Alternatively, we’ll send you a pre-paid envelope which will arrive in 2-5 days after you have contacted us. You must put all the Equipment that came with your order into the pre-paid envelope and send it back to us. Put all the Equipment that came with your order into the envelope(s) and post it to us, making sure that all items are protected and boxed securely.
Please note, if you choose to return your Equipment via post, a £8.50 administration fee will be charged to your account (this administration fee does not apply to Broadband returns via post). There's no charge if you return your order at your nearest Vodafone store
Once we've received and processed your return, we’ll then complete your cancellation request and close your account for the Service(s) you’ve cancelled.
All Equipment must be in a like-new condition (this includes where applicable, the mobile device, charger, headphones, battery, instructions, and other products that came with your order). You must also return any other free or promotional products that you received with your order (for example, free headphones, phone cases, etc.). We’ll accept fair wear and tear.
Like-new condition means:

  • The Equipment must be fully functional
  • There must be no damage such as cracks, chips or visible signs of wear and tear that isn’t reasonable for the age of the Equipment
  • Mobile devices must have working screens, have no damage and must not be registered as lost or stolen

Check that your item is undamaged (i.e. there are no cracks, chips or visible signs of wear and tear) and in its original packaging (if you have it). If you return a damaged item to us, you may be charged up to 40% of its value.

Find out more about how we assess and charge for missing, damaged or locked mobile devices.

4. How do I disable a product’s security feature before I return it?

You must remove any security and other protective features (such as Find my iPhone) that prevent us from accessing the Equipment

If an Apple mobile device is running iOS 7 or later, we won’t be able to give you a refund unless you’ve deactivated the ‘Find my iPhone’ feature. To find out how to do this, visit the Apple website.

If you return a device with the ‘Find my iPhone’ feature activated, you will be charged and invoiced for the full amount of the device.

Find out more about how we assess and charge for missing, damaged or locked Equipment.

5. What do I have to pay if I cancel within the 14-day returns period?

If you cancel your order before the end of the 14-day returns period and we’ve started to provide you with any of the Services, you may lose any offers or discounts that may have been applied to other services you’ve decided to keep. In addition, you’ll need to pay for:

• Any line rental (including extras and/or add-on Services) on a pro rata basis; and

Any use of the Services not covered by the line rental (international calls, roaming, premium rate calls, for example), for the period up to the date your Service(s) is/are disconnected. More information, including how to calculate your early termination fee, is provided in the charges guide for each Service. You’ll also need to pay for any one-off upfront costs in respect of any activation, installation or other Service and maintenance fees you’ve agreed to, in order to obtain any of the Services. These charges will have been provided to you in your order form or charges guide.
If the Equipment was delivered to you, we’ll also refund the standard postage costs, if applicable, that you paid for delivery of the Equipment.
It’s your responsibility to ensure that you don’t use the Services, once you’ve notified us of your cancellation. If you continue to use the Services once you’ve notified us, you’ll be charged.

6. What do I have to pay if I cancel after the 14-day returns period?

If you change your mind after the 14-day returns period, you’ll need to give us 14 days’ notice and pay an early termination fee. More information, including how to calculate your early termination fee, is provided in the charges guide for each Service.

7. Faulty products

What do I do if my Equipment or Service is faulty?

If a fault occurs in the first 14 days after purchase, please get in touch as we’ll need to check and test the Equipment for you. If this confirms a fault, we’ll contact you to discuss your options – you can have it repaired, replaced or simply return it. If you have an issue with your Broadband router, we’ll replace it.
After 14 days, we’ll try and repair the Equipment for you. We’ll let you know about any charges beforehand. If it’s covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, you won’t be charged for this. If we take your Equipment away for a repair, you may be able to borrow another similar item while you wait for yours to be repaired.
Please note that damage to Equipment isn’t covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. If it’s damaged rather than faulty, we’ll let you know how much the repair or replacement will cost.

8. Your rights

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 department or Citizens Advice Bureau

Updated: January 2019