Vodafone has now given away 500,000 free SIM cards

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Vodafone says it has given away half a million SIM cards as part of its efforts to ease the digital divide, adding that the need for free connectivity has been heightened by the cost-of-living crisis.

As the UK becomes an increasingly digitised society, a mobile or broadband (opens in new tab) connection becomes essential for work, education, entertainment, and everyday life, exacerbating the impact on those who do not have access to the internet.

Vodafone, building on its efforts during the pandemic, has pledged to connect one million digitally excluded people in the UK by …

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