Getting your first smartphone is an exciting time, but learning what you can do with it can be overwhelming. So we've put together all you need to get started—from what a smartphone is, to setting up and learning about data usage.
A smartphone is just like any other mobile phone—you can still make calls and send texts. But you can also access the internet, send and receive emails, download apps and games, and check your social networking sites, like Facebook and Twitter.
When you want, how you want, where you want. Keeping in touch with friends and family is easier on your smartphone - with instant access to email, social networking and photo sharing.
Large touchscreens and fast processor speeds make it easy to do the things you love online. Whether that's shopping, streaming YouTube clips, booking flights or even banking.
Large screens and clear sound make your smartphone perfect for music and video on the go. Built in cameras are standard features on all smartphones so you can capture and share memories wherever you are.
Add and personalise the features of your smartphone by downloading apps to help you get organised, stay informed and have fun.
The most popular apps are games, social media apps like Twitter and Facebook, and news apps like RTE News — but you can get an app for almost anything. There are loads of free apps and some you have to pay for. Find out what apps are available in your smartphone's app store...
Our simple, step-by-step phone guides show you how to set up and use your phone. Find out how to:
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Here's some of our essential apps to get you started.
With the My Vodafone app, you can keep track of your account on the go, check your usage and details and even send a webtext. Whether you're bill pay or pay as you go, you can download our app for free.
Keep all your photos, videos, and music backed up safely in the cloud and access them from any device. Vodafone Cloud gives peace of mind knowing that your personal content is safe and secure.
Keep your contacts safe and secure by backing up your contact list online. You'll never lose a number again.
Watch our video to see what you can do with 1BG of data.
The added features of a smartphone uses mobile data. The amount of data you use depends on how much time you spend on the internet and how often you use your apps, as well as how rich the content is — e.g. watching a video uses a lot more data than looking at photos.
Get the right data plan
Make sure you're on the right data plan for your data usage, so there's no need to worry about additional costs. We've got great bill pay plans and top up offers with data included, so you can sign up for as much data as you need.
Manage your data usage
Here's some tips to make sure you don't overuse on data.
Using data abroad
Our data calculator is great for estimating your monthly data usage and understanding how much data watching a video will use.
Login to My Vodafone regularly to keep track of how much data you're using each month.
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