Which mobile phones work well with the NHS App?

If you have tried downloading the NHS App on your phone, and it's not working, below are some recommendations for cheap phone handsets that the NHS App should work on.

This assumes you already have a SIM card with some mobile data on it, and/or access to WiFi. 

To make this list we have:

  • looked at the NHS Digital guide on what the NHS App needs

  • searched Amazon for good value phone handsets that meet the NHS Digital guidelines

  • at the moment we haven't tested these phone handsets ourselves

  • If you need a new SIM card for one of these phones, we have found a very good deal by Vodafone for a £10/month - the Big Data offer for Vodafone Basics SIM - You can now get 20GB for £10 a month, increased from 15GB complete with with unlimited calls, and texts This offer ends on 4th June.

Suggested NHS App compatible mobile phones  - handset only

Suggested NHS App compatible mobile phone contracts

Vodafone Samsung Galaxy A42 5G

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  • Currently £34 per month [plus £29 upfront] with 6GB of mobile data.

  • Android 10 operating system

  • Click the phone image to see the offer

Vodafone Apple iPhone SE

  • Currently £47 per month [plus £9 upfront] with 100GB of mobile data [on special offer] 

  • iOS 13 operating system

  • Click the phone image to see the offer

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Vodafone Alcatel 1 - 4G

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  • Currently £17 per month, with 2GB of mobile data.

  • Android 8 operating system

  • Click the phone image to see the offer

Vodafone iPhone 12 - 5G

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  • Currently £55 per month [plus £29 upfront] with 100GB of mobile data.

  • iOS 14 operating system

  • Click the phone image to see the offer