Differences between plans and prepaid.

This support article will give you information about the key differences between our plans and prepaid services.

 
Plans
Prepaid
Application and activation
When you apply for a plan you’ll need to submit a credit check before we can approve your connection.
You'll need to provide accepted ID to activate your prepaid service.
Invoicing and payments You’ll receive a tax invoice each month. For more information, check out our support page on paying your bill.
Credit and inclusions are purchased in advance, so no invoice is issued. For information on payment methods for prepaid, check out our support page on recharging your prepaid service.
Changing your plan
If you’re on a Month to Month plan, you can change your plan once per billing cycle. For more information, check out our support page on changing your plan.
You can change your recharge option and value each time you recharge.
International roaming
With $5 Roaming, you can use your plan in 80 countries for $5 extra per day. If you're on a Plus or Advance Plan, you can only use Your Max Speed data with $5 Roaming, along with your call and text inclusions. If you use all of Your Max Speed data, we’ll add 1GB data for $10.
 
The countries where you can use $5 Roaming may vary, so check our current countries before you travel. You can use $5 Roaming for up to 90 days per calendar year.
 
If your plan isn’t eligible for $5 Roaming or you’re visiting a country where $5 Roaming isn’t available, Pay As You Go roaming rates apply. T&C apply.
You can get  Prepaid Roaming Add-on on eligible recharges to get minutes, SMS and data to use in over 55 selected countries. If you’re on a Prepaid 365 Plus recharge, or have a My Credit balance, you can use our roaming rates.
Share your data
You can share the data of eligible plans on your account.
 
If you’re on a Plus Plan, you can only share your Max Speed Data with other Plus Plans. You can share Your Max Speed data with a total of 5 Plus Plans.
 
For all other eligible plans, you can share the data of up to 10 plans. This includes a maximum of 5 SIM Only Plans or Red Plans with a phone.
Not available on prepaid.
Getting a device
With our Month to Month Red Plus Plans and Red Plans, you can purchase a device outright or on a 12, 24 or 36 month Mobile Payment Plan.
You can purchase your device outright
Device insurance You can protect your phone with Vodafone Keep Talking or Keep Talking Plus Mobile Insurance. Not available on prepaid.
Call diversions
You can divert calls to  voicemail or  another number.
You can divert calls to voicemail.