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Vodafone entertainment packs explained

9th September 2021

Vodafone Entertainment Pack

Vodafone offers some of the most compelling extras with its Pay Monthly and SIM Only smartphone plans. Namely, you can get a bundled subscription to an entertainment service of your choice.

Below we’ll explain which entertainment services are available, which plans they’re available on, and everything else you need to know about Vodafone entertainment packs.

What entertainment packs can I choose from on Vodafone?

Right now on select plans Vodafone will let you choose between a subscription to Amazon Prime, Spotify Premium and YouTube Premium.

Amazon Prime gives you access to free unlimited one-day delivery on Amazon products, plus a wide mix of TV shows and movies, including exclusives such as Jack Ryan. There are also various other perks of Prime, such as free online photo storage and access to free ebooks.

Spotify Premium meanwhile puts millions of songs at your fingertips, and YouTube Premium provides ad-free access to YouTube, along with the ability to download videos or play them in the background. It also includes YouTube Music Premium, which offers music streaming.

So in other words almost whatever kind of entertainment you’re into, there should be something you’ll like here, but with Amazon Prime it goes beyond just entertainment, making it a tempting choice if you regularly shop at Amazon.

Which plans come with entertainment?

You can get an entertainment pack with an Unlimited or Unlimited Max plan on Vodafone. The former is a plan with unlimited data at speeds of up to 10Mbps, while the latter gives you unlimited data at unrestricted speeds.

In either case they’re a great partner for unlimited data, since you don’t have to worry about using up all your data during a box set binge.

If you don’t feel the need for unlimited data though then you can also get an entertainment pack with a Red 120GB plan or a Red 5GB plan, which as the names suggest come with 120GB and 5GB of data respectively.

However, entertainment packs don’t come as standard with any of these plans, you have to specifically select an ‘Unlimited with Entertainment’ plan, an ‘Unlimited Max with Entertainment’ plan, a ‘Red 120GB with Entertainment’ plan or a ‘Red 5GB with Entertainment’ plan.

And these cost more than the same plan without entertainment. As such, the entertainment subscription isn’t ‘free’, so much as it’s bundled into the monthly price of your plan.

That said, it’s still generally cheaper than subscribing to one of these services separately. At the time of writing it costs £7 extra each month to add an entertainment subscription – we’ll get to what these services cost separately below.

How long do the entertainment subscriptions last?

The entertainment subscriptions last as long as the contract, so if you get a 12-month SIM Only plan then you’ll also get 12 months of an entertainment pack thrown in, while on a 24-month Pay Monthly plan with a phone you’ll get – you guessed it – 24 months.

What else comes with an entertainment plan?

Entertainment plans don’t come with anything else that you wouldn’t get on other Vodafone plans, but they include 5G (though on the Unlimited plan speeds are limited to 10Mbps). You’ll also get access to Vodafone’s VeryMe rewards service, which includes discounts, prize draws, and giveaways.

How much are the subscriptions worth?

If bought separately, a subscription to Amazon Prime would cost £7.99 per month, while Spotify Premium would cost you £9.99 per month, and YouTube Premium would cost you £11.99 per month.

So while they’re not quite free on Vodafone they are generally cheaper than buying them individually.

If you’re planning to pay for any of these services separately though then it is worth opting for the most expensive of them as a Vodafone entertainment pack, as you’ll save the most money that way. In other words, you should go for YouTube Premium in that case, with Amazon Prime being the least money-saving to pick.

Editorial Manager

James has been writing for us for over 10 years. Currently, he is Editorial Manager for our group of companies ( 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk) and sub-editor at TechRadar. He specialises in smartphones, mobile networks/ technology, tablets, and wearables.

In the past, James has also written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media, Smart TV Radar, and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV. He has a film studies degree from the University of Kent, Canterbury, and has over a decade’s worth of professional writing experience.

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