No, sorry. If you go over your allowance, you'll be charged at out of bundle rates until you buy your add-on.
Your add-on can't be backdated or used to cover your past usage. It comes into effect when you buy it, and never before.
Don't let this put you off buying an add-on when you've gone over and above your limit. An add-on will still prevent you from racking up additional out of bundle charges.
Add-ons can last 7 days, 30 days or 12 months. You can see when yours is due to expire by going to the dashboard of your iD Mobile app or My Account online, and looking under 'Add-ons'.
Please note: Add-ons last across different billing periods. So for example, if you buy an add-on two days before your current billing period ends, it won't just end in two days' time.
Recurring add-ons are no longer available to purchase from iD Mobile.
However, if you have an existing recurring add-on, it'll keep refreshing every month when your new billing period starts. It'll stop recurring when it expires, or if you cancel it.Back to top
To turn off voicemail, simply log in to your iD Mobile app or My Account, select 'Services', then toggle 'Voicemail' off.
Voicemail is an answering service that records voice messages if you miss a call.
You can listen to the messages using the playback facility.
To check your voicemail messages you can dial 123 from your iD mobile phone.
You can also access your voicemail from a UK landline by dialling 07782 333 123 or 0044 7782 333 123 from outside the UK.
When receiving a call, your mobile is automatically set to ring for 30 seconds before it's diverted voicemail. However you have the ability to change this at any time to a choice of five-second intervals, ranging from 5 to 30 seconds. All you need to do is enter **61*123** followed by the number of seconds you'd like your phone to ring for, then # and call. So, if for example, you'd like your phone to ring for 20 seconds, you'd need to dial **61*123**20# and press call. Once you've done this, a message will pop up on your screen confirming the update.
Your PIN will now have been changed.
Before you travel make sure you have set up a voicemail PIN Code, as you'll need it to access your voicemail while you're abroad.
To listen to your voicemail you'll just to follow these simple steps:
We advise all customers to check roaming rates before travelling or using any international services.
Voicemail is a chargeable service. However, if you've got any minutes remaining on your allowance, they'll be used for your voicemail and you won't be charged. If you don't have any available allowances, you'll be charged the standard rate for using the voicemail service.
Please note: you'll also incur charges if you're roaming in a destination not covered by your plan/add-ons, or if you use the call back service within voicemail.
You can check all out of bundle call charges, including voicemail, on our call charges page.
To record a personal greeting, please dial 123 from your iD mobile and then follow the prompts from the automated menu.
Once you've listened to your message you'll be prompted to either repeat, delete or save it. Simply select the appropriate button on your device's keypad!
If you turn your voicemail off, nobody will be able to leave you a voicemail. If someone calls you, your phone will keep ringing until you pick it up or the call ends.
When you switch off voicemail, it sometimes takes a few minutes for your system to be updated. If you've waited more than a few minutes and you're still receiving voicemails, you should try switching it on and off again.
You can turn your voicemail on and off as much and as often as you want.
No. Switching voicemail off doesn't do anything to your saved messages. You can listen to them by switching voicemail back on and dialling 123.
Calls to standard UK mobiles and landlines are included within your allowance. You can also use your monthly allowances to call our EU inclusive roaming contries. For more information, see idmobile.co.uk/help-and-advice/eu-roaming
Please check the Call Charges table to see how much calls outside of your allowances are charged at.
For charges related to calling other countries or roaming, please check our international and roaming charges page.
You'll need the following:
Premium rate services allow you to purchase a service or product from another company (not iD), and then add the charge to your monthly iD bill. The most common examples are numbers starting with 118 or 09, which might include:
You should be able to see what you've been charged for on your monthly bill . If all you can see is a number, try putting it through an online phone number checker. You may also have received a text message to confirm your purchase, so keep an eye out for that.
When you dial a 09 number, you'll be warned that if you stay on the line you'll be charged for the call (but not all premium service numbers have this warning).
You can prevent access to premium numbers by going into your iD Mobile app or My Account online. Then turn off 'premium' in the services, and toggle off 'premium numbers'.
If you set a cap on your account, you will not be able to spend above youp cap limit on services such as premium numbers.
Premium rate numbers provide services like news, sport, weather, games or adult content. If you call a premium rate number it won't come out of your monthly minutes allowance – and you'll be charged at a higher cost than regular calls. All iD customers have premium calls turned on by default. You can switch this feature off using the iD app. Simply go to 'My extras', 'Calling features', and select 'Turn off premium service'.
You can stop most unwanted sales or marketing calls by registering with the TPS (Telephone Preference Service). It's a completely free service, designed to stop anyone getting unwanted calls from businesses or other organisations.
Yes, you can withhold your number when making a call from your iD mobile. Simply type #31# before you make your call. Please note: the normal method of withholding a number - pressing 141 - doesn't work on an iD device.
We use credit checks to look at your financial history before deciding whether to offer you a contract. We have to carry out a credit check every time one of our customers signs up to a pay monthly mobile phone contract or credit agreement. This helps protect you from identity fraud and stops you from running up bills you can't pay.
We use a Credit Reference Agency to obtain information relating to your address, identity and personal credit history. They then assess this information against their own set criteria, and the order is accepted provided they are satisfied it meets their minimum threshold.
To decide whether we can let you sign up to one of our deals, they look at information from:
We'll always ask your permission before we run a credit check. If you buy something in one of the Dixons Carphone stores or over the phone, our advisor will put your information into a computer system. iD carry out credit checks using a Credit Reference Agency - they assess the information we give them against their own set criteria, and send back their decision electronically as soon as possible.
If you're signing up online we'll send you an email if your application has been declined.
If buying in-store we'll let you know there and then if your application has been accepted, and if it hasn't we'll do our best to find a different product that suits your needs.
If you have an order turned down due to a credit check, we advise you not to try to place another order, as putting through more than one check in a short space of time can harm your credit rating.
A Pay monthly SIM only deal is a great way to build up your credit rating quickly and easily. It gives us a chance to get to know you, putting you in a good position to get a Pay Monthly handset contract later down the line. You can sign up for just a month at a time, so it's easy to swap to a contract once your credit rating improves. What's more, you still get great value on minutes, text messages and internet data.
Please note: a credit check is still performed for a Pay Monthly SIM only deal, but with no equipment included, lower line rentals and shorter contract lengths, while no guarantees can be given, your application would be more likely to be accepted for a Pay Monthly SIM only deal than a Pay monthly handset contract.
All our plans come with the data service enabled; you just need a device capable of using data, and to make sure you're in an area which has data coverage. If you're unable to use the service, check if you've used all of your data allowance. After that, check if data is enabled from your device settings. Your device can be set to use Wi-Fi or mobile data - you can have them both of them turned on, or only one of them.
The easiest way is to use the iD Mobile App, or to log in to your iD Account.
Wi-Fi is a connection method used by phones and tablets to access the internet without having to use mobile data. Most devices now come Wi-Fi ready. Wi-Fi is usually found at home or in the workplace, and some public places offer it for free, such as libraries and coffee shops.
Mobile Data is when your device uses phone masts to transfer data between the device and the network. This service is handy when you're on the move, as it lets you surf the internet, send emails and stay connected.
You'll need turn mobile data off. Please check your devices operating manual for instructions on how to do this. Once mobile data is switched off, select a working Wi-Fi connection.
We've made it really easy for you to keep a track of your data usage.
You can also monitor your usage by calling 7777, where you'll be able to listen to your available allowances through the automated service.
Some devices have a data usage monitor to alert you when you reach a certain amount of data used. This is a useful feature that helps you to set limits yourself, but if you do decide to use them we strongly recommend that you set them slightly below your actual allowance limit as they don't always track completely accurately.
Yes, you can easily buy add data add-ons using your iD Mobile app or My Account.
Alternatively, click 'Chat to us' at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen and one of our Live Chat agents will assist you.
Data Rollover is really straightforward; it rolls over any unused monthly data to the next month, giving you a second chance to use it.
There's no maximum limit to how much data you can roll over to the next month.
Your rolled over data will last a month. If you don't use up all your Rollover data, it expires at the end of each month.
You don't need to do anything. It all happens automatically, and you'll be able to view your Rollover info at all times with the iD app.
Your data allowances will rollover, if eligible.
Go to MyAllowances, and click MyData to see how much you've rolled over. We add this amount to your standard UK allowances, giving you a new total amount. You'll then be able to see this information broken down between standard allowances, rollover and add-ons, to help you understand how your allowances are made up.
Go to MyAllowances, then MyData and scroll down the screen to Rollover. You'll see a breakdown of your rollover amount. You'll only see rollover amounts from previous amounts if you're still eligible to use it. If so, it'll be included in your new standard amount for this month.
If you're keen to know when your new phone will arrive, please check out the delivery section on our Contact Us page.
Here you'll be able to find out more about how long delivery usually takes, who will be delivering your order, and which addresses we can deliver to.
End-of-contract notifications are emails or letters that we send out when your minimum contract period is coming to an end. Ofcom (the communications regulator) requires us to share important information with you about what happens after your fixed contract period ends. The notifications include a reminder about what services are included once your contract ends and what your options are. They’ll also include some new deals for you to think about.
Anyone who has a pay monthly handset plan will receive a notification. This will happen just before your contract comes to an end.
You’ll be given the options available to you at the end of your contract, but this is just for your information. It’s still a great idea to read through your notification so you know what choices you have. If you don’t do anything, your plan will continue with the same allowances at the same cost. If you had any special benefits that only applied during your contract, these might not continue once your fixed contract period ends.
Our fair usage policy has been designed to prevent someone from using one of our SIMs to permanently roam in one our 50 inclusive EU roaming destinations. So if you use your phone to roam more than you use it at home (in the UK) over a 4-month period, we might think you're permanently roaming.
If so, we'll take the following action:
The surcharges that will be applied to your account if you exceed our fair usage limits are 3.2p per minute, 1p per text, and 0.59p per MB of data.
Our open data policy only applies to selected plans. To see if it applies to you, please visit idmobile.co.uk/help-and-advice/eu-roaming/fair-usage-policy and answer the two short questions.
The open data policy has been designed to prevent someone using excessive amounts of data when they're roaming. Selected plans have an EU data roaming threshold, which is the maximum data allowance that can be used for roaming. If a customer exceeds this more than once, they'll incur a data roaming surcharge of 0.59p per MB of data
If the open data policy applies to your plan, you'll receive a text from us when you reach 80% and 100% of the threshold, to make you aware of the situation and give you a chance to change your usage behaviour.
You won't incur any additional roaming charges for using add-ons – our open data policy only applies to your standard monthly data allowance.
No, the iD Mobile app doesn't use up any of your data. You can login and use it as many times as you want, in any EU country.
All iD Mobile plans come with inclusive EU roaming. This lets you roam like you're at home in 50 destinations. Any minutes, texts and data you use come out of your monthly allowances (fair usage & open data policies apply).
If you're in one of our 50 Inclusive Roaming destinations and use an allowance you've run out of, the following charges will apply:
Yes, you can use add-ons in any of our inclusive EU roaming countries. So if you're ever running low on an allowance, you can buy what you need using the iD Mobile app or My Account online, and avoid racking up out-of-plan charges.
If you're in a Band 2 destination (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Macedonia), you can use your minutes to call the UK or the same destination you're in.
In Band 1, which contains all our other 46 inclusive roaming destinations, you can use your minutes to call or text the UK, the same destination you're in, AND all other Band 1 destinations.
It depends what plan you're on. Our open data policy applies to selected iD plans, and it means you'll be charged for using more than a certain amount of your data allowance for EU roaming. You should also be aware of our fair usage policy, which adds a surcharge to your plan if you spend too much time roaming, rather than using your phone in the UK. See our fair usage & open data policies page for more details.
You can use your remaining inclusive allowances to make calls and send texts between our Inclusive Roaming Band 1 destinations. If you use up your allowance standard UK out-of-plan rates will apply.
If you're in a Band 2 destination (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan or Macedonia), you can only use your remaining inclusive allowance to call the UK or the same country you are in. If you use up your allowances standard UK out-of-plan rates will apply to call or text the UK or within the country you are in.
You might have seen that we did charge customers roaming rates to make calls and send texts between EU roaming destinations, but we will now be refunding all customers who did this. Anyone who has made a call or sent a text between 15th June and the end of August will automatically be refunded the charge by the end of September.Back to top
Absolutely! To transfer your number simply go to the Keep My Number page and follow the simple instructions.
Please note: it is easy to transfer your number Online! Please go to the Keep My Number page.
Once the number transfer has been completed your service with your previous provider should automatically be cancelled (please check with your previous provider around any outstanding payments you need to make).
Typically, we won't charge you to transfer your number over to iD. But please check with your old network provider about any cancellation fees or outstanding balances.
You'll need to check this with your existing provider.
All PAC codes are valid for 30 days from the date of issue.
If your PAC code has expired, you'll need to request a new one from your existing provider.
If you're joining iD and bringing your number with you, you can check the status of your transfer by logging into your 'iD Account'.
Porting is the term used when a number is being transferred from one service provider to another.
It's your online account that puts you in control with more choice and more flexibility.
SMS (Short Messaging Service) is more commonly referred to as “Text Messaging”. It lets you send a written message from one device to another. The length of one SMS is 160 characters - however, most newer phones allow multiple SMS message to be displayed as one large SMS.
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) lets you send things like pictures, videos and sound attachments from one device to another. MMS is charged at a different rate to SMS, and each message has a limit of 300Kb, so if a message exceeds 300Kb additional costs will apply. Please see our call charges table for more info.
If the person you're sending your MMS to has a device that doesn't support MMS functionality, their network provider will usually store the message and allow them to access the message using a web browser. If this happens, the customer will be alerted by a message containing a link and instructions on how to view their message.
If the recipient's device supports the MMS feature - but they don't get your MMS - they'll need to raise this with their service provider.
Spam messages are unsolicited messages. They're annoying and can feel intrusive, but are usually harmless, so can usually be ignored. But if you wish, you can take action to stop them (see the question below).
If you think you've received a spam message, we recommend you follow these steps below:
Sometimes you might be charged for sending Multimedia Service messages (MMS) when you meant to send a text message (SMS). This is because in some circumstances - for example when you've included pictures, emoticons, smileys, or other media content - the message is converted into an MMS message and these are not included in in any free text allowance you have.
Other reasons why an SMS may be converted into an MMS include:
The Call Charges table shows how much MMS messages cost.
If your phone converts messages to MMS when you send a message to multiple recipients, you'll get additional charges. The best way to avoid this is to send messages individually or to very small groups at a time.
If any of your contacts have email details (usually synced through Facebook or other apps) your message to them might go to their email address rather than their phone number. This will be charged as an MMS. Make sure you check your contacts for email addresses so this doesn't happen. It's really important that you check for this as phones can't send different types of messages to recipients in the same batch.
Make sure you also keep within the text message length limit of 480 characters. Remove any pictures, sound clips and even smileys from your messages too.
3G is third generation of mobile networks. It was launched back in 2003, and gave us much quicker data transfer speeds than 2G. With 3G, UK mobile owners can do things like browsing the web, playing online games and making video calls.
4G is the fourth generation of mobile networks, and it gives UK mobile owners superfast internet access (around 5 times faster than 3G). With 4G you can make clearer calls, stream music and video content without any buffering, and quickly download apps and other content.
You can use our coverage checker to see what the signal is like in your area.
First of all, use our coverage checker to see if your area is covered - especially if you're having trouble getting a steady signal. The coverage checker will give a good idea of the level of service you can expect in a particular area.
Next, there are a few steps you can follow to try to boost your signal:
If all the above fails, you can let us know you're experiencing coverage issues by logging a coverage fault. We'll investigate the cause of the fault and try to get you up and running as soon as possible.
Please note: We are unable to guarantee service indoors in a particular property due to varying factors in each architectural build.
Firstly, we strongly recommend you take all the steps outlined in "How can I improve my mobile signal?", which is the question above this one.
If these steps don't help, and you still think there's an issue, you can just chat with one of our Live Chat agents, by clicking on the 'Chat to us.' button on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, and one of our agents will look in to this for you.
The more information you have the easier it is for the team to isolate the fault and put a fix in place.
You can make a list:
All of our plans come with superfast 4G included. To make full use of the 4G service you'll need the following:
Whether you're getting 4G depends on your location and the phone you're using. '4G' will show next to the signal bars if mobile data is switched on. '4G' won't necessarily appear if Wi-Fi is switched on though, so switch this off before checking.
You can order with us safely and securely online at www.iDmobile.co.uk, or by visiting any Carphone Warehouse store where our team will be happy to help.
Yes you can - however, if you close the tab or window, or return to the order after 24 hours or more, the items will have been removed. You'll need to start the order again.
You might be able to cancel or change your order if it hasn't been sent out yet (we'll send you an email when it has). Chat to our Live Chat team and we'll do our best to help. If we've already sent your item, you may be able to return or exchange it. Check out our returns and exchanges page for more information.
If you return your order unused within your cooling off period there are no cancellation charges. Any orders returned outside this period will be charged a cancellation fee as per the terms and conditions of your contract. You'll need to pay for line rental and any usage up to the point of cancellation (failure to do this might affect your credit score).
Please see our returns page for full details of how to return your order.
This is a possibility. However, if you visit us in store we'll try to find you an alternative deal that meets your requirements.
To start making calls, sending texts or using data, you just need to top-up your credit or buy a bundle - if you haven't done this already. And don't forget to update your personal details either, so we can let you know about our great deals and treats, especially tailored to you.
The iD Mobile app puts you in complete control of your iD account at all times, even when you're out and about. Here are just a few of the useful things you'll be able to do: monitor your usage to see how much of your allowances you have left; top-up your credit; quickly buy bundles and make them recur each month; save your card details to make purchases quicker and easier; and get all our latest offers and much more!
Simply tap 'Top-up now' from your dashboard, or do it from the 'Top-ups' section. Then choose your top-up amount and enter your card details. Then you just need to confirm the amount.
In the app or online account, go to the 'Bundles' section. Click 'Buy a Bundle', and you can then browse the available Bundles. Click 'Continue' on the one you want, and confirm payment to complete your purchase. You can also make this a recurring bundle, so it'll renew automatically each month, without you having to lift a finger.
In the app or online account in the 'My allowances' panel you'll see a button called 'Set up recurring bundle'. Click on this and follow the steps. Alternatively, head to the 'Bundles' section and follow the same steps.
You don't have your complete profile details saved with us yet. Until you do this, we'll send you regular reminders. We need this information to send you important information about your plan, and also to let you know when we've got great new deals and offers for you.
Go to the 'My wallet' panel on the dashboard in the app or online account. Click on 'Add a card' and follow the steps. Alternatively, head to the same panel in the 'Account' area and follow the same steps.
Yes, you can - and we've made it easy for you. In the app or online acount at the bottom of your dashboard is a panel called 'Keep my number'. Click on this and follow the steps. You'll need to enter your PAC code (get this from your old network), and choose the date you'd like to transfer your number across to your iD plan.
Head to 'My Account' in the app or online account and scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Then click 'Logout'.
Head to 'My Account' and scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click 'Login preferences', and follow the steps onscreen to update how you log in to My iD.
Head to 'My Account' and scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click 'Change my app PIN', and follow the steps onscreen to change your PIN.
If you've set up a recurring bundle, it'll refresh one month from the day you purchased it (and every month after that). You can view when your bundle is due to refresh by loggin in to the iD Mobile app or online account, and viewing the 'My allowances' panel on the dashboard.
Unfortunately you're unable to do this. However, you have the option of cancelling your existing recurring bundle and buying a new one. Your bundle will be cancelled on the day it was due to refresh, and you can then purchase a new bundle on a different day.This is the best way of giving your bundle a more suitable refresh date.
Yes you can, and it's pretty straightforward. Head to the 'My allowances' panel, click 'Swap recurring bundle', and follow the steps onscreen to change your recurring bundle. Please note: this will only change your bundle that's due to recur next, and not the bundle that's currently active.
If you've used up some of the allowances in your bundle, you can top-up with some credit and make the most of our excellent Pay-As-You-Go rates. You can do this by heading to 'Top-ups', tapping 'Top-up now' and choosing a top-up amount.
If you've used up all of the allowances in your bundle, you'll be able to purchase a brand new bundle. Head to 'Bundles' and follow the steps onscreen to do this.
Yes you can, but please note that the cancellation will only take effect when your bundle was due to refresh. So if you're part of the way through your recurring bundle, you'll get a full month's worth of allowances. You won't be able to get a refund, so please try and use all your allowances up.
Unfortunately you're unable to do this. Once your bundle has been purchased, we can't cancel it or refund you - so please make sure you always choose the bundle you want.
We collect payments for recurring bundles between the hours of 18:00 and 23:59 the day before your bundle is due to recur. It could be that you're trying to cancel while this is happening, because you're unable to do this. You'll need to wait, and cancel your bundle once it recurs. This will cancel it for the following month. If you don't think this situation applies to the issue you're having, you can chat with one of our Live Chat agents, by clicking on the 'Chat to us.' button on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, one of our agents will assist you.
There may be an issue with your card. Please check that you have sufficient funds, and your card hasn't expired. Then head to 'My Wallet' and make sure you've got the correct card details saved. You should then use your iD Mobile app or My Account online to repurchase the bundle and set it up again.
Unfortunately you're unable to do this. Once your top-up has been purchased, we can't cancel it or refund you - so please make sure you always choose the correct top-up amount.
Head to 'Top-ups' and scroll to the bottom of the 'Purchase history' panel. This is where you'll see your recent top-up transactions.
Head to 'Bundles' and scroll to the bottom of the 'Purchase history' panel. This is where you'll see your recent bundle transactions.
Yes. Go to 'Timeline' and you can apply a range of filters to view the minutes, texts and data that you've been using. You'll be able to see the phone numbers you've contacted with dates on each one, and you'll also be able to see charges for each activity.
To save a card, go to 'Account', head over to the 'My Wallet' panel, and follow the steps onscreen.
Yes, definitely. You should always keep your card details up to date, and make sure your card is active. This ensures that you'll be able to make quick purchases, and that there will be no issues with your recurring bundles.
Unfortunately not. However, you might be able to take out a new Pay Monthly plan with us. If you're interested in doing this, head over to idmobile.co.uk and check out our deals.
No, you don't need to do anything. Your SIM will expire after 90 days of inactivity, so if you've any top-up credit remaining, use it or you'll lose it.
You can check the strength of your mobile coverage by using our handy coverage checker.
Your phone will show 4G next to the signal bars if mobile data is switched on. 4G won't appear if Wi-Fi is switched on though, so please switch Wi-Fi off before checking.
All iD plans are 4G compatible. However, to get the most out of 4G you need to be in a 4G coverage area AND have a 4G-ready phone. You can check whether your phone is 4G ready by referring to the instruction manual.
Simply dial 123 on your mobile and a message will tell you if you have any voicemails. You'll also be told how to listen to them.
Simply dial your voicemail service on 123 and follow the instructions.
You'll have to disable the mobile data on your phone, so that it's not being used to access the internet. Then make sure that the Wi-Fi option is switched on.
Simply turn off the Wi-Fi option on your phone, and then enable mobile data. This will ensure your device is only using the data from your agreed price plan, and won't switch unexpectedly to Wi-Fi.
Porting is the process of transferring a phone number (via the PAC Code) from one network to another. Porting In to iD mean that you're transferring your number to iD from an old network. Porting Out means you're transferring your number from iD to another network.
A PAC (Porting Authorisation Code) is the code that allows you to transfer your mobile number from one network to another.
Your old network is legally obliged to give you a PAC immediately if you phone them, or within 2 hours if you text them.
Your PAC will contain 3 letters and 6 numbers and will be valid for 30 days from the date of issue. After this the PAC will expire and you'll need to request a new one from your old network.
If you're joining iD and bringing your number with you, you can check the status of your transfer by logging in to iD to manage your account.
No. Your old contract or line will be cancelled automatically at the point your number is transferred.
We won't charge you to transfer your number over to iD. But please check with your old network about any cancellation fees or outstanding balances.
A 'top-up' is when you add money to your account balance. You can then use your 'topped-up' account balance to makes calls, send texts and use data. You can also use it to purchase bundles.
Your top-up will expire if you don't use your phone for 365 days.
Top-ups start from as little as £5. You can view all the pre-set amounts under 'top-ups'.
You can top-up by credit or debit card using your iD Mobile app or My Account online. You can also top-up by card or cash in any Carphone Warehouse store.
You can use your 'top-up' account balance to makes calls, send texts and use data, as well as roam when you're abroad or use any premium features. You can also use it to purchase bundles.
Yes you can top-up in any Carphone Warehouse store.
You won't be able to call us to top-up your credit, but you can use the iD Mobile app to top-up at any time.
If you head to 'Timeline' you can view your purchase history and see how you've been using your top-up credit by using the handy filters.
When you top-up, you'll be able to start using it immediately.
Yes, you can top-up abroad using your iD Mobile app or My Account online.
We'll always send you a text to confirm your top-up has been successful, so keep an eye out for that. If your credit hasn't updated within 24 hours, you can chat with one of our Live Chat agents, by clicking on the 'Chat to us.' button on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. One of our agents will look in to this for you.
If you can't top-up it usually means there's a problem with your card. Here are a few things to check:
If you're still having trouble, you can chat with one of our Live Chat agents, by clicking on the 'Chat to us.' button on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. One of our agents will look in to this for you.
A 'bundle' is simply a pre-set pack of allowances. You can use a bundle to give your 'Pay-As-You-Go' plan the monthly allowances that suit you the best.
Our bundles last a month from the day your purchased it. You can check how much you've got left by heading over to the 'Bundles' page.
Bundles start from £5, depending on the amount of allowances in each one.
You can buy a bundle in the app or online account. Head to the 'Bundles' page, tap 'Buy a bundle', and you can then browse the available bundles. Tap 'Continue' on the one you want, and confirm payment to complete your purchase.
You can only have one bundle active at any one time.
Sorry, you can't buy bundles in-store. But we've made it really quick and easy for you to do it using your iD Mobile app or online account.
Sorry, you can't buy bundles over the phone. But we've made it really quick and easy for you to do it using your iD app or online account.
Go to the iD app or online account and head to the 'Bundles' section. You'll see your active bundle under the 'My allowances' panel.
All standard UK numbers are included in bundles. You can check if a UK number is standard or not online here.
Minutes, text and data will come out of your bundle allowance first of all. When this is used up, the charges will come out of your top-up balance.
Head to the 'Bundles' page and click 'Buy a bundle'. You'll then be able to see all the available bundles.
Yes, your bundle covers voicemail costs. We treat voicemail as a local number, so it comes out of your bundle allowance.
The red doughnut is a handy indicator that your remaining balance is running low.
To check the allowances in your bundle, head to the iD app or online account and go to the 'Bundles' page. There you'll be able to view your 'My allowances' panel and see all your minutes, texts and data allowances and usage.
No, you don't get allowances when you top-up. You need to buy a bundle to get allowances.
Minutes, text and data will come out of your bundle allowance first of all. When this is used up, the charges will start to come out of your top-up balance.
The 'Timeline' feature shows you all of your usage and purchase history so that you can keep track of how you're using your iD Pay-As-You-Go plan. We've included handy filters so you can search for specific information.
Head to 'Timeline' and use the filter button to start choosing the type of information you want to view.
On the 'Account' page, click 'Edit my details'. Then make your changes and confirm when you're done.
On the 'Account' page, click 'Edit my details'. Then upload a new picture and confirm when you're done.
On the 'Account' page, scroll to the bottom and you'll see 'Marketing preferences'. Then click 'Edit preferences', choose an option and confirm.
Your marketing preferences help us to decide what to send you. We won't send you stuff that won't interest you - just deal and offers that are relevant to you, based on your iD plan and previous purchases.
'My wallet' is a handy feature that lets you save your card details. Doing this means you'll be able to make quick purchases of things like bundles and top-up credit, without having to enter your card details every time. And if you decide to set up a recurring bundle, these same details will be used each time payment is due - so you'll never have to worry about being left short of allowances.
Head to the 'Account' page, and click 'Add a card' on the 'My wallet' panel. You'll then be taken through a few simple steps to add your card, so be sure to have your card details ready.
At the moment, you can only save one card.
When your card expires, you'll be prompted to update your details with a new active card. You should do this as soon as possible to ensure that there are no issues with the payments for your recurring bundles.
Head to the 'Account' page, and click 'Replace this card' on the 'My wallet' panel.
If ever you need to speak to us on the phone, we need to check that you are who you say you are! This is one of the many things we do to keep your data safe. So to make sure we don't spend too much time asking lots of different questions, we simply ask for your Customer Services PIN. This number is unique to you, and you can change it at any time using the iD Mobile app or My Account online.
Head to the 'Account' page and click 'Change my PIN' on the 'My customer services PIN' panel. We'll then ask you to choose a new PIN.
Yes, you can - and we've made it easy for you. At the bottom of your dashboard is a panel called 'Keep my number'. Click on this and follow the steps. You'll need to enter your PAC code (get this from your old network), and choose the date you'd like to transfer your number across to your iD plan.
When 'International' is set to 'On', you can call foreign numbers when you're in the UK. If you set it to 'Off' you won't be able to do this.
When 'Roaming' is set to 'On' you'll be able to use your iD services when you are abroad. You can make calls, send texts and use data – but roaming charges will apply. If you set 'Roaming' to 'Off' you won't be able to use any iD services when you're abroad.
When 'Premium' is set to 'On' you can call or text premium numbers. You can check which premium numbers are included here. If you set 'Premium' to 'Off', you'll be prevented from calling or texting premium numbers.
Yes, you're allowed to change from 'Pay-As-You-Go' to 'Pay Monthly'. You'll have to apply for your new plan though, and it'll depend on your credit score whether you can get it or not.
Unfortunately we do not currently offer auto top-ups. But check back soon as this is an exciting new feature that we are building for you!
We want you to get the most value out of your bundle, and to make sure you have enough time to use your bundle when you ordered from us online we added a few extra days. For any new bundles that you now choose to buy, they'll only last for 30 days so that you can get a new bundle every month.
If you're eligible, you can easily change your plan to one that suits you better - without extending the length of your original contract.
The only reasons you WON'T be eligible to change plan are these:
It's easy to change your plan, and it all happens on the same day.
Simply log in to your iD Mobile app or My Account online. Then go to 'My Account', 'My Plan', 'Change my plan'.
You can then choose a new plan from the ones listed, and 'confirm'. We'll then process your plan change in 30 minutes or so.
A plan change lets you choose a different monthly cost and set of allowances, without changing your handset.
An upgrade, on the other hand, gives you the opportunity of changing plan and getting a brand new handset.
Sorry, you can't roll over unused data from the billing period when you changed plans. Instead, your Data Rollover will re-start at the beginning of your new plan's first new billing period.
Your plan, including your new monthly line rental and allowances will change within 30 minutes of your request. However, your billing period won't change, that remains the same.
Until your next bill is produced, your current month's plan cost and allowances are worked out as follows:
The fact that we don't pro-rate your old allowances is good news, because it means there's a good chance you'll end up with a few extra allowances until your next billing period starts.
You won't be able to change plans if any of the following apply:
Yes. You can use your current active add-ons even after you change plan. They're simply added to your new plan. If you'd like to remove it instead, simply log in to your iD Mobile app or My Account online, go to 'My Add-ons', select the add-on, and choose the 'Remove' option.
If you are having trouble paying your bill for any reason please get in touch with us as soon as possible here.
For more information on how we are here to support customers with financial difficulties please click here.
A refurbished phone is one that's been returned to us by a customer, mostly because they've changed their mind within 14 days of purchase.
In some cases, a customer will have returned the phone because it was faulty. When this happens, the phone is repaired in-house by our approved technicians, and sent for rigorous quality control tests before it goes on sale.
You might receive your phone in plain white packaging (although sometimes it'll be delivered in the original box, depending on its condition). You'll get a charger and charging cable along with it. For hygiene reasons, headphones won't be included.
Each refurbished phone comes with the same 12 month warranty you'd get with a brand new handset. All our refurbished phones are fully inspected by our qualified engineers, and have passed rigorous quality control tests.
Yes, you can return your refurbished phone to us in the same way that you would with a new phone. You can find all our returns information on our returns and cancellations page.
All phones and tablets bought from iD should arrive with the correct settings already set up.
However, if you've bought a SIM only contract and would like to use a device you already own, you'll be able to find the settings for your device on the 'Get Your Settings' page.
If you can't find the automated settings for your phone you can get the manual settings for the most common devices here as well.
We've taken the hassle out of having to order a specific SIM card size based on your device. So when you order your iD SIM card, you'll get a one size fits all SIM card that snaps into the required size.
Each SIM card has a Standard, Micro and Nano SIM fitting. You can change these at any time by adding or removing the adaptor that comes with your SIM pack.
If your SIM card is lost or stolen you need to contact us as soon as possible, and ask us to place a bar on your account. This stops any unauthorised usage. You may be liable for any usage that happens on your SIM before you contact us. Visit our 'Lost and stolen' page for more information.
Look out for any suspicious emails that refer to you or the sender as an email address, or anything other than a correct name. Poor spelling and grammar and claims that you've won money or prizes could also be a tell tale sign of phishing. Also, if you receive verification warnings due to a 'blocked account', treat this an indication that the email might not be safe.
Be wary of opening, clicking or downloading anything you're not sure about. Then, delete and report all suspicious messages. You can report text messages free of charge by forwarding them to 7726. Text CALL to the same number to report a nuisance call – or report the incident to Acton Fraud – UK's national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre.
Tethering is a way of turning your smartphone into a mobile hotspot, so you can get online with other devices like a laptop or tablet. You connect your phone to your mobile network to tether, and you'll be using up your monthly data allowance.
You can tether on iD Mobile, but please be warned - it can use up a lot of data very quickly and can work out to be very costly if you don't take the right precautions (see the below FAQ for more details).
It takes a lot more data to do things on a laptop than on a phone, even if you're just playing games or streaming videos. So, if you're using your network connection to tether, you'll use up more data than you might think.
The best way of keeping a close eye on your data usage when you're tethering (or any other time) is by logging on to the iD Mobile app or My Account online, and viewing your remaining allowances. You can also set a bill cap - so if you ever run out of data and start racking up 'out-of-plan' charges, you won't pay more than you want to.
Once you've used up your allowances, it'll cost you 10p per MB of data. You can view our charges and available add-ons here.
Please note: as you have full control over your bill cap and can monitor your usage in the iD Mobile app or My Account online, we will not accept responsibility for any unexpected charges.
If your phone allows tethering, you'll be able to turn it on in your phone settings - it'll be listed under tethering or Hotspot. If you can't find it (or are unsure if your phone is compatible with tethering), check your phone manual or Google for more information. Or ask the iD community.Back to top
You can view and download your current and previous bills by logging in to the iD Mobile app or My Account online, and going to the 'My Billing' page.
You can view your past bills by logging into your iD Account, where you have the option to print them if you need to.
Paper billing is available for just £1.50 per month. The cost is added to your monthly bill.
To request your future bills by post, log in to the iD Mobile app or My Account online, go to 'My Billing', and select 'Change my billing method'.
If you'd like any previous bills posted to you, chat to us.
If you haven't done so already, we'd recommend you set up Direct Debit on your account. It's the easiest way to pay your monthly bills, and it's all done automatically - so no more payment dates to try and remember! Each Direct Debit payment is taken on or around 14 days after your bill is issued.
To set up Direct Debit, log on to the iD Mobile app or My Account online, go to the 'My Billing' page, and select 'Manage my Direct Debit'. Then simply follow the instructions on the screen.
If you'd prefer to make manual card payments, you can do this by logging in to the iD Mobile app or My Account online, going to the 'My Billing' page, and selecting 'Make a payment'. Then follow the steps shown on the screen and click submit.
Yes, we offer capping on all our plans. For more information, see idmobile.co.uk/help-and-advice/capping
Yes, you can. For more information on changing your payment date visit: Direct Debit date change.
You can easily check your monthly usage by logging into your iD Account on the web or the mobile app.
You can also check your balance by using our handy automated voice service! Call 0333 003 7777 from a landline, or 7777 from your iD mobile (charges from landlines and other mobile networks may vary).
Voicemail is a chargeable service. However, if you've got minutes remaining on your allowances, they'll be used for your voicemail and you won't be charged. If you don't have any minutes left, you'll be charged the standard rate for using the voicemail service (please check the Call Charges table to see how much this is).
Please note - you'll also incur charges if you're roaming in a destination not covered by your plan/bundle - or if you use the call back service within voicemail.
Once you've listened to your voicemail you'll be given the option to call back the person who left the message. But don't forget - this is a chargeable service.
Your allowances will refresh after one calendar month - it all depends on the date your contract started. For example - if you have a connection date of the 5th, your allowances will run until the 4th of the following month, and refresh on the 5th.
Unfortunately we're unable to change the allowance refresh date.
We'll take your first payment the day after you join, this is your first month's line rental in advance. This means that you'll avoid getting a large bill shock when your first monthly bill arrives.
At the end of your contract you'll be expected to pay your standard monthly price plan amount, and any additional charges you've incurred outside of your allowances.
If you want to end your plan early then you'll need to pay an early cancellation fee. You can find out how much this will be by logging on to your iD Mobile app or My Account. Then click 'My account', and under 'My plan option' select 'Thinking of leaving iD?'. Alternatively, click 'Chat to us' at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen and one of our Live Chat agents will assist you.
Please check the Call Charges table.
Please check the Call Charges table.
If you don't understand any part of your bill, take a look at our helpful 'Understanding your bill' page at idmobile.co.uk/help-and-advice/understanding-my-bill
An upgrade is when you extend the length of your plan with us. You keep your existing number, but you can change your plan details if you wish. You can also upgrade to a new phone.
Upgrading is a great opportunity for you to own one of the very latest smartphones, without paying lots of money upfront. Or, if any of your needs have changed since you chose your last iD plan (for example, if you need more monthly data), you can go for a new plan that's just right for you. You can even choose a cheaper plan if you wish.
It's quick and easy to find out if you're eligible to upgrade with us. Simply log in to your iD Mobile app or My Account online, go to 'My Account', tap 'Check if I am eligible', and complete the Upgrade Checker. There's no waiting around - you'll be told if you're eligible almost immediately. And if you're not eligible, you'll be advised what you can do next.
Yes, we can send you an email to remind you when you're due an upgrade. You just need to agree to receive our marketing communications – and at the same time, you can check that your email address is valid. You can do both these things by logging in to the iD Mobile app or My Account online, then going to 'My Account'. You can also check your upgrade status in this section, by tapping 'My Upgrade'.
First of all, check if you're eligible to upgrade (see 'How can I find out If I'm eligible to upgrade?' above).
If you're eligible, congratulations! You can now go ahead and browse through our deals and purchase an upgrade. To do this, log in to your iD Mobile app or My Account online, go to 'My Account', and then scroll down to 'My Upgrade'. Alternatively, feel free to pop into any Carphone Warehouse store for a chat.
Yes, you can upgrade to a lower priced plan, depending on your current plan and phone. At iD, we always do our best to find the best plan for you - even if it's cheaper than your current one.
That depends on your current plan, your credit rating, and also what we've got available in-store or online. If you're eligible to upgrade, you can browse through our current deals by logging in to your iD Mobile app or My Account online, going to 'My Account', and then scrolling down to 'My Upgrade'. Alternatively, feel free to pop into any Carphone Warehouse store to chat about your options.
You can only upgrade once per plan.
You can check when your plan started using your iD Mobile app or My Account online. Simply go to 'My Account', scroll down to 'My Plan' and you'll see your plan start date.
Yes, if you change your mind you can cancel your upgrade - just as long as it's within 14 days of signing up to your new iD plan and you upgraded through our website or over the phone. Please note that any upgrades done in a Carphone Warehouse store may not be cancelled. Find out more Here
If you upgraded online or over the phone, you can cancel within 14 days. If you do this, you'll receive a refund and revert back to your old plan (if it's still available). If you purchased an upgrade in store, unfortunately you can't cancel it. Once cancelled, your plan will revert to the original plan that you were on.
No. Your new plan will start from the moment you upgrade. You won't have to serve the remaining days on your previous plan.
We need to check that you're definitely eligible for an upgrade before we show you which deals you can go for. This is why you need to check your eligibility at this stage.
No, unfortunately not. If you take out a new plan from our website, it's not classed as an upgrade. It's simply treated as a new plan, even if you're eligible for an upgrade. You'll also be unable to keep your existing iD mobile number. That's why we always recommend you upgrade via the eligibility checker.
If you already have an add-on (or part of an add-on left), it'll simply be moved across to your new plan.
You'll receive a pro-rated credit for your original line rental, and a pro-rated charge for your new plan. You'll also be charged a full month's line rental in advance of your upcoming bill. And finally, any out of bundle charges for the previous month will also be applied.
To use your phone abroad you'll need to make sure the roaming bar has been removed from your account.
To enable roaming on your account, simply log in to your iD Mobile app or My Account, select 'Services', then toggle 'Roaming' on.
If you've any difficulties or wish to speak to a member of the iD team, you can chat with one of our Live Chat agents, by clicking on the 'Chat to us.' button on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. One of our agents will look in to this for you.
Data roaming is using the internet on your phone when you're abroad, whether you're browsing the web or sending an email.
Smartphones are permanently connected to the internet unless you disable mobile data, so you could use data without realising it. If you use data on your phone when you're abroad, you'll be charged standard roaming rates.
If you don't want to use data abroad we recommend switching off data roaming on your device. This will stop the you from accessing the international data network. Please check the operating manual for the device you are using to activate/deactivate this feature.
If you do want use data abroad, please check the roaming rates for your destination before you're travel.
Protection against "bill shock" - To protect you against excessive data roaming bills, the volume of downloaded data on your mobile device is capped, worldwide, at £41 per bill cycle. You will also receive a text warning when you reach 80% of this limit.
Everyone is automatically opted into this to prevent any shocks when your bill arrives, so you'll need to contact us if you would like to opt out. To opt out please chat to a member of our Live Chat Team for assistance.
If you are travelling to one of our inclusive EU roaming destinations, you can use your monthly standard allowance (subject to our fair usage and open data policies). If you have a cap on your standard allowances in the UK, this will still apply in our inclusive EU roaming destinations.
You can use Wi-Fi when you are in range of a suitable Wi-Fi connection. Hotels and resorts often allow free access to guests, and Wi-Fi is often available in libraries, coffee shops and other public places.
We always advise customers who connect to Wi-Fi either at home or abroad to ensure that their mobile data is switched off, so that all data traffic goes via Wi-Fi only.
You can use add-ons in any of our 50 inclusive EU roaming destinations. So if you're ever running low on allowance, you can buy what you need with your iD Mobile app or My Account online. If you're in a destination where we don't offer inclusive EU roaming, your add-ons won't work and you'll be charged at our roaming rates for any usage.
A PAC is a unique code that lets you move your number from one network to another. And from the 1st July 2019, every network will be required to give you a PAC immediately if you ask for one.
If you want to switch your number from one network to another, all you need to do is contact your existing network, ask for a PAC then call your new network with the PAC.
Your new network will then take care of the switching. Your old account will be cancelled when your number is moved over to the new network and your old network will send you a final bill.
To put it simply, a STAC is a unique code that lets you switch from one network to another without keeping your number.
The old way to switch networks without keeping your number was to call your existing network and wait another 30 days for the number to disconnect. And you'd often end up paying for two contracts at the same time while you wait for the old one to be cancelled.
From the 1st July 2019, every network will be required to give you a STAC immediately if you ask for one, all you need to do then is give it to your new network and they'll take care of the switching. Your old account will disconnect as soon as your new one connects, so you won't be paying for two accounts while you wait for the old one to be cancelled.
It all depends on whether you're part way through your contract or not. If you're still in contract and you decide to leave, you'll need to pay the remaining line rental. We'll add up the cost for the remaining months plus any extra usage charges.
There are a few ways you can check whether you'll have to pay anything:
Log in to your account at my.idmobile.co.uk, then go to My Account > End my plan.
If you want to keep your number and switch to another network, you'll need a PAC code. Here's how you can get a PAC.
Log in to your account at my.idmobile.co.uk, then go to My Account > End my plan > Start your disconnection..
If you want to switch networks and get a new number, you'll need a STAC code, here's how to get one:
Log in to your account at my.idmobile.co.uk, then go to My Account > End my plan > Start your disconnection..
If you've got multiple numbers on your account, you can only request a PAC or a STAC by calling us or by logging in to your account at my.idmobile.co.uk.
If you decide to leave iD mobile you won't be able to take your credit with you, so you might want to check how much you've got left - we don't want you to lose it!
Log in to your account at my.idmobile.co.uk, then go to My Account > End my plan.
If you want to keep your number and switch to another network, you'll need a PAC code. Here's how you can get a PAC:
Log in to your account at my.idmobile.co.uk, then go to My Account > End my plan > Start your disconnection..
If you want to switch networks and get a new number, you'll need a STAC code, here's how to get one: