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Vodafone relaunches Voxi mobile rate to £10 for millions of struggling homes

Vodafone is reinstating its “Voxi for Now” social tariff. With the special offer, Voxi customers can get unlimited 5G data, calls and texts for £10 a month for up to six months.

Vodafone has relaunched its Voxi social rate

Vodafone is relaunching its social tariff on its Voxi network to help families in difficulty during the cost of living crisis.

The “Voxi for Now” rate was first available for a limited time during the pandemic for those who had become unemployed.

But the mobile network has now reintroduced the offer and expanded its eligibility so more people can access it.

With the tariff, Voxi customers can get unlimited 5G data, calls and texts for £10 a month for up to six months.

You’ll typically pay £35 for this service at full price, meaning you could save £25 a month – or £150 over the full six months.

Previously, only recipients of Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance could register for ‘Voxi for Now’.

But Vodafone has now widened eligibility so those claiming disability benefit or personal independence payment can also claim the tariff.

There is no contract or credit check for the “Voxi for Now” tariff, and you can pause or cancel the plan at any time.

There’s also no credit check and you’ll need to prove you have benefits when you sign up.

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Max Taylor, Consumer Director at Vodafone UK, said: “By improving VOXI for now and extending it to anyone in financial difficulty, we hope to keep as many people connected as possible, both family and friends, as well as vital online services. .

“If you can’t afford your current plan, or know someone who is struggling, we can help.”

Vodafone’s update comes after Sky launched a new cheaper social broadband rate for low-income customers.

The new Broadband Basics costs £20 a month and will be for existing Sky customers who have Universal Credit or Pension Credit.

The tariff will provide broadband at 36Mbit/s for 18 months. This type of offer usually costs £25 per month with Sky – so you’ll save £90 over this period.

Once your contract is over, you will return to the standard rate at the time.

The same £25 deal is available if you have Now TV, which is part of Sky, and is called Now Broadband Basics.

What other social tariffs are available?

The following rates are for cheaper broadband, rather than specifically mobile.

BT Home Essentials: £15 per month, 36Mbps, 700 minutes included.

Available to those on: Universal Credit, Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Based Employment Support Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.

BT Home Essentials 2: £20 per month, 67Mbps, unlimited minutes included.

Available to those on: Universal Credit, Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Based Employment Support Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.

Community fibre: £10 per month, 10 Mbit/s, no minutes included.

Available to people on Universal Credit, Housing Benefits and PIP recipients.

G.Network Essential Fiber Broadband: £15 per month, 50Mbps, minutes not included.

Available to people on Universal Credit, Income Support, Pension Credits, In-Work Allowance and Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance.

Hyperoptic Fair Fiber 50: £15 per month, 50Mbps, no minutes included.

Available to people on: Universal Credit, Housing Benefit, PIP, Income Support, Pension Credits, Supported Employment Allowance and Jobseeker’s Allowance based on income.

Hyperoptic Fair Fiber 150, £25 per month, 150Mbps, no minutes included.

Available to people on: Universal Zero Income Credit, Housing Benefit, PIP, Income Support, Pension Credits, Employment Support Allowance and income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance.

Virgin Media Essential Broadband: £15 per month, 15Mbps speeds, no minutes included.

Available to people on: Universal Credit only.

Sky Broadband Basics: £20 per month, 36Mbps, no minutes included.

Available for people on: Universal Credit or Pension Credit.

Now Broadband Basics: £20 per month, 36Mbps, no minutes included.

Available for people on: Universal Credit or Pension Credit.

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