Vodafone Home Broadband Buyers Guide

Fibre broadband packages from an established mobile phone and broadband provider

  • Standard fibre broadband averaging 63Mb
  • Gigafast fibre broadband with packages from 100Mb to 900Mb
  • Range of call packages available
  • Free AC-rated wireless router with advanced features
  • Guaranteed minimum fibre speeds or money off
  • Discount for pay monthly mobile customers

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Vodafone Superfast 2
£23.95 per month
18 month contract

No upfront cost when you sign up online

  • Guaranteed 55Mb minimum speed or money off
  • 63Mb average download speed
  • 18Mb average upload speed!
  • Truly unlimited usage
  • £2 additional monthly discount for contract mobile customers
  • Vodafone Connect Wireless Router
  • Only pay for the calls you use
  • No activation fee online
  • 18 month contract

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Vodafone Superfast 2 + Apple TV 4K with Anytime Calls
£31.96 per month
18 month contract

No upfront cost when you sign up online

  • Guaranteed 55Mb minimum speed or money off
  • 63Mb average download speed
  • 18Mb average upload speed!
  • Truly unlimited usage
  • £2 additional monthly discount for contract mobile customers
  • Vodafone Connect Wireless Router
  • Anytime UK landline calls
  • No activation fee online
  • 18 month contract

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Vodafone Gigafast 100
£28.00 per month
18 month contract

No upfront cost when you sign up online

  • 100Mb average download & upload speeds!
  • Truly unlimited usage
  • Vodafone Connect Wireless Router
  • Only pay for the calls you use
  • No activation fee online
  • 18 month contract

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Reasons to choose Vodafone Broadband

  • Excellent value fibre - Vodafone's fibre packages are priced very competitively against the other big name broadband providers
  • Cutting-edge router - the bundled Vodafone Broadband router supports fast 802.11ac networking, plus cutting-edge technologies for speedier downloading
  • TV bundles available - Vodafone have bundled in an Apple TV 4K subscription with most of their packages
  • Truly unlimited - there are no restrictions on the amount you can download or slow downs on different types of broadband traffic
  • Innovative smartphone control - with the Vodafone Broadband app you can control the router via your iPhone or Android phone
  • Minimum speed guarantee - if your fibre speed is lower than 25Mb for Superfast 1 or lower than 55Mb for Superfast 2, you'll pay even less

Possible downsides

  • Long contracts - all Vodafone Broadband packages require an 18 month contract
  • Fibre-only - if you're after cheaper phone line broadband then you'll have to look elsewhere
  • Phone support not 24 hour - Broadband technical support is only available via telephone between 8am and 9pm

Features at a glance

  • Average fibre optic download speeds of 35Mb or 63Mb and guaranteed minimum speeds as of 25Mb and 55Mb or money off, Gigafast speeds up to 900Mb in selected areas

  • 18 month contracts on all deals

  • Truly unlimited broadband usage

  • No upfront cost for existing lines, £69.99 when installing a new line

  • Support service available 24/7 via forums, and between 8am and 9pm on the phone, 7 days a week

  • 6 months free F-Secure anti-virus software

  • Free AC-rated wireless routers with all deals

  • Line rental required on all deals, no inclusive calls as standard, Evening and Weekend or Anytime calls available at extra cost

  • Additional £2 monthly broadband discount for existing Vodafone pay monthly 12 month contract mobile customers and £3 discount for 18 month contract mobile customers

  • Vodafone Broadband have published a Traffic Management Policy

2.8 stars
  satisfaction rating based on 2155 customer ratings since 2019-02-18. See more Vodafone customer ratings and reviews.

Details last checked on 2020-02-13

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Vodafone Superfast 1 More Info

Guaranteed 25Mb minimum speed or money off + no activation fee online
£2 additional monthly saving for existing Pay monthly mobile customers
Add evening & weekend calling for £4 per month, Anytime for £8 per month

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental

averages
35Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£263 £21.95

No upfront cost when you sign up online

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Vodafone Superfast 2 More Info

Guaranteed 55Mb minimum speed or money off + no activation fee online
£2 additional monthly saving for existing Pay monthly mobile customers
Add evening & weekend calling for £4 per month, Anytime for £8 per month

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental

averages
63Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£287 £23.95

No upfront cost when you sign up online

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Vodafone Gigafast 100 More Info

No activation fee online
Add evening & weekend calling for £4 per month, Anytime for £8 per month

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental

averages
100Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£336 £28.00

No upfront cost when you sign up online

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Vodafone Superfast 1 + Apple TV 4K with Anytime Calls More Info

Guaranteed 25Mb minimum speed or money off + no activation fee online
£2 additional monthly saving for existing Pay monthly mobile customers

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingTelevision ServiceLine Rental

averages
35Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£359 £29.95

No upfront cost when you sign up online

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Vodafone Superfast 2 + Apple TV 4K with Anytime Calls More Info

Guaranteed 55Mb minimum speed or money off + no activation fee online
£2 additional monthly saving for existing Pay monthly mobile customers

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingTelevision ServiceLine Rental

averages
63Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£384 £31.96

No upfront cost when you sign up online

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Vodafone Gigafast 500 More Info

No activation fee online
Add evening & weekend calling for £4 per month, Anytime for £8 per month

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental

averages
500Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£456 £38.00

No upfront cost when you sign up online

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Vodafone Gigafast 900 More Info

No activation fee online
Add evening & weekend calling for £4 per month, Anytime for £8 per month

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental

averages
900Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£576 £48.00

No upfront cost when you sign up online

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Vodafone Gigafast 900 + Apple TV 4K with Anytime Calls More Info

No activation fee online

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingTelevision ServiceLine Rental

averages
900Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£672 £56.00

No upfront cost when you sign up online

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  • Wireless Router
  • 802.11n Wireless Router
  • 802.11ac Wireless Router
  • Phone Calling
  • Television Service
  • Line Rental

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Customer Reviews

Sometimes the best way to get a feel for a broadband provider is to read what those who are already customers think of the service they're receiving. Below are all the reviews we've received for Vodafone.

Customer Ratings Summary

  • Satisfaction
    2.8 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.9 stars
  • Speed
    2.6 stars
  • Reliability
    2.7 stars

Based on 2162 customer ratings since 2019-02-17

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Ratings are left by users of our speed test as well as by reviewers. Recent star ratings summarise the last 12 months of ratings or the last 100 placed, whichever is largest.

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Vodafone broadband doesn’t get best reviews but it might be because people tend to leave a feedback when things go wrong. My experience was quite good and only marginally short from giving 5 stars.
1. Moving provides
Switch form TalkTalk was quite smooth but I had some issues with the activation which resulted in being without the internet for a day. It was handled well by the Vodafone customer service.
2. Customer service
Quite good from my experience. No long waiting times and all issues were resolved promptly.
3. Broadband speed
I am still within 10 days from switching so there are slight speed fluctuations. Initially the sync speed (from provider to the router) was 56 which wasn’t satisfactory considering my previous provider had around 76 almost all the time. I spoke to the Vodafone CS and they apparently fixed some minor problem which increased my sync speed to 66. It does seem like Vodafone tries to limit the speed for some reason. In general 66 is enough for my needs so that won’t persuade it further.
4. Broadband reliability
So far I had no any dropped connections and the line seems to be stable. For those having issues, try to split the network to 2.4GHz and 5GHz and change channels from automatic allocation to 11 for 2.4GHz and 44 for 5GHz network.
5. The App
This is the best Vodafone broadband feature in my opinion. Very versatile and has many options to control your network like scheduling, blocking particular devices, activating guest network etc.

Overall, I am satisfied with Vodafone broadband. Lower download speed and some hiccups during installation were the reasons for 4 stars rating. Price wise it’s a good deal, probably one of the best on the market at the moment. Be prepared to negotiate with CS if you want max speeds.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
East Anglia Vodafone  
Dont ! You will regret it !!
14 breakdown issues in 8 months.
Their tele staff are horrendous.
Its going to cost me £160 to terminate my contract , they say, for a service im not recieving.
Ive asked Ofcom to assist with arbitration .
Utter rubbish and i await their demise .
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Manchester Vodafone  
Rubbish. Router randomly reboots every few hours. Cancelled my contract & asked for a line takeover which I was told was done by CS - but CS put through a complete cancellation, meaning I lose my line & Number! Now in a dispute & prob going to need the ombudsman to sort out. AVOID AVOID AVOID
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
UK Vodafone  
Avoid like plague! Worst service I have ever seen. The broadband never worked. It actually took more than 10 calls to get it cancelled and I was still charged inspite of being within 14 days
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Gerrards Cross Vodafone  
Have recently switched to Vodaphone from Virgin because of cost. Vodaphone is not as fast as Virgin, but more than fast enough for my needs. The customer service is excellent (not put on hold for 30 mins and staff very helpful). Engineers come when they say and service (after initial teething) has been reliable.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
London Vodafone  
I was very disappointed with the speed of Vodafone fibre broadband. I phoned the call centre and was told that the advertised speeds refer to the speed that would be obtained if a device was connected by an ethernet cable to the modem. In this modern age of 'wifi' I assumed that when I took out a high speed internet package, it would provide high speed on wifi - sadly not. Also the new vodafone router has a very limited range about 8 meters. I have completed several forms to receive a discount on what I was paying but is still paying full price. Please stay away from this poor service that is pure hell for 18 months contract.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Exeter Vodafone  
Absolutely disgusted with Vodafone! We arranged a date and time slot for broadband to be installed, and my husband took the afternoon off work especially. When he called them to find out where they were, they said they’d cancelled the appointment because there was a problem with the cabinet in the street and needed to reschedule the appointment for 5 days later!
We tried to use their social media teams to get earlier resolution, but instead, Stephanie advised us to go with a different provider! Never heard of a provider recommending to go with a different company before!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Vodafone  
Well I have had this broadband for over a year now and can make several observations from experience.

The modem is not the most powerful and does not give the greatest coverage but it will just about do. It is easy to install and the base settings are adequate for the uninformed though you can delve and set mac address filtering etc if you wish to make it more difficult for hackers etc.

As a previous Origin and BT customer, I can say the guaranteed speed of Vodafone is a vast improvement over the others. I found with both BT and Origin my speed would be great for a month or so but then would slowly drop to ridiculous levels, then after complaining, it would miraculously come back (even though there was no fault, apparently). I blame vectoring.

With Vodafone my speed, whilst not the 55 as advertised minimum is consistent around 52 and I get a 20% discount because it is not 55. Well 52 is much much better than I ever achieved with either Origin or BT so hats off for that. The reason for the slightly slower speed is not a Vodafone issue, the Openreach fibre to the cabinet lines simply cannot deliver a greater speed, yet.

As for customer service, they have a web system that really works, put an issue there and it is quickly picked and responded to. I have to say I have not needed to contact them myself as the system just works and works well and consistently, I have had the line drop a couple of times over the year but that was on both occasions down to Openreach working on the lines and nothing to do with Vodafone (I live in the sticks and an Openreach van on the horizon usually means my line goes down for about 10 mins), but after that all is well and back working again.

All in all, a really good consistent quality service that does what it says on the tin and I highly recommend it.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Grantham Vodafone  
Wanted to give No star, but there was no option. 1 Full year I ran with 2 Mbps In fact as per Guarantee speed I should get 23Mpbs, So Whole year the problem was not fixed and was on Discounted payments.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
READING Vodafone  
Genuinely the most frustrating 18 months of my life. From the day I received the "Superfast 2" package (up to 63mbps) I only got 25-28mbps at best (55mbps "sync speed", 0.1mbps above my guaranteed speed - convenient!). The router they give you is awful, I live in a small home with ~10 devices (mainly smart home stuff), and the router fell over every single day for 10 months straight (on and off again to fix it). Their customer service refused to send a new router, and claimed to have changed settings remotely whenever I contacted them, which did absolutely nothing. After 10 months of moaning, my contract came to an end and I joined BT - Day one, 53mbps, strong connection everywhere and a happy and relieved customer. Vodafone even cut my broadband off completely for the last 3 days of my contract, and no matter who I spoke to it never got resolved. An absolute joke of a company focused purely on profit margins. Phone contract got cancelled too. Don't waste your money.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
South Wales Vodafone  

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Vodafone tops broadband complaints table for second quarter

Posted on 2020-01-31 17:15 in News Vodafone EE Sky

Vodafone home broadband have once again topped industry watchdog Ofcom's list of shame as the most complained about of the 8 biggest broadband suppliers. By contrast, EE and Sky have shared the glory as the least complained-about providers.

Ofcom complaint figures for the 3rd quarter of last year show that Vodafone garnered 26 complaints per every 100,000 customers between July and September 2019. This was an improvement on the 30 per 100,000 they hit in the previous quarter, but was still close to double the industry average. Almost 4 in 10 of the grievances related to faults and service issues.

In a difficult period, Vodafone also topped the chart for the most landline complaints (18 per 100,000) and were joint top for mobile (7 per 100,000, with Virgin Mobile).

Of the rest of the Big Eight, Plusnet, TalkTalk and Virgin Media also generated an above average number of complaints. At the end of 2018 Plusnet were by far the most complained about provider with a whopping 43 complaits per 100,000 subscribers, but they have improved every quarter since and are now equal to TalkTalk. Meanwhile Virgin Media saw the biggest rise in complaints across 2019, having started at 10 per 100,000 in the first quarter. Across the board, the main causes of the gripes were complaints handling (32%), faults and service issues (31%), and billing problems (20%).

Meanwhile, EE and Sky were shown to be the Big Eight providers that left their users feeling happiest. Their 5 complaints each per 100,000 customers was nearly two-thirds less than the overall industry average and less than a fifth of the complaint levels received by Vodafone Home Broadband.

Here's the full rundown of the Big Eight's broadband complaints per every 100,000 customers:

Ofcom's Telecoms and Pay TV Complaints report is released quarterly, and covers providers with a market share of over 1.5%. It counts complaints received by the regulator, but doesn't include those sent directly to the provider or any other body.

The report also covers landline (worst performer: Vodafone; best performer: EE), mobile (worst: Vodafone and Virgin Media; best: Tesco Mobile), and pay TV services (worst: Virgin Media; best: Sky).

How to compare smaller broadband providers

Ofcom's research comes in very handy when you're shopping for a new broadband provider, as it gives you a good overview of the general performance of each company. But it does exclude the smaller providers who often offer interesting services, such as the no-contract deals from NOW Broadband or the near-gigabit internet from Hyperoptic.

So what can you do if you're considering one of these companies? Our broadband listings measure overall user satisfaction levels for each provider, as well as their performance on customer service, speed and reliability issues. You can see their most recent ratings or a historic figure for all time, allowing you to judge whether their performance has worsened over time. Zen Broadband currently top our rankings.

Along with the ratings we've got over 20,000 user reviews across all the providers. It gives you an unmatched insight into the kind of experience you'll get with each company, and what issues you may or may not have with them.

You can see all the scores on our Broadband Reviews page, and just click through to read the feedback for each broadband. We'd also encourage you to leave a rating and review of your own, even if you have no complaints. The more information we share, the easier it becomes to choose the right broadband provider.

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Broadband compensation

Automatic compensation for loss of broadband service goes live from today

Posted on 2019-04-01 16:56 in News TalkTalk Zen Plusnet BT EE Sky Vodafone Virgin Media Hyperoptic

A new voluntary code introduced by Ofcom goes into effect today. This scheme means that the broadband providers who have signed up will have to reimburse customers in the event of their broadband or landline phone service being down for longer than two days. Here's what you need to know.

The compensation you can expect

  • Delayed repair following loss of service - if a fault takes longer than two days to fix, you can expect £8 for each day after that period that your broadband is not repaired
  • Missed appointments - if the engineer does not turn up or your appointment is cancelled with less than 24 hours of notice, you can expect £25 per missed appointment
  • Delays with the start of a new service - if your broadband does not go live on the agreed date, you can expect £5 for each day of delay, including the missed start date

Homes and small to medium businesses who choose to use residential broadband are eligible for compensation on this scheme, and you should only need to report the fault for compensation to be paid out automatically.

To qualify for compensation, faults must not be of your own making (for example, your problem is down to your own wiring and equipment, you shove a spade through a vital cable on your property, or you're not at home for an engineer visit). You're also due compensation in the event of extreme weather causing problems and third-party incidents that contribute to the delay of repairs.

The providers taking part

Originally BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and Zen signed up to the agreement back when it was proposed in 2017. Since then EE, Hyperoptic, Plusnet and Vodafone have also signed up, accounting for more than 95% of broadband and landline customers in the UK. While most of these providers will be participating in this scheme from today, Hyperoptic and Vodafone will start automatic compensation later this year, and EE should be ready to do so next year.

Find more information in Ofcom's press release.

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Vodafone Home Broadband Buyers Guide - Is Vodafone right for you?

Can I get Vodafone Broadband?

Vodafone uses the Openreach network to provide fibre broadband to customers. This covers a good 95% of UK homes, so unless you're in a remote, rural area you're likely to be able to get it.

Gigafast is Vodafone's Fibre to the Home product, offering download speeds of up to 900Mb.

Use our postcode checker to see if Vodafone Broadband is available where you are.

Vodafone are a fibre-only provider, and they no longer offer a standard ADSL connection. If you only have basic internet requirements, and don't want to pay extra for a fibre deal you'll need to look elsewhere.

What packages are available?

Vodafone Broadband offers two standard fibre packages with a choice of speeds:

  • Superfast 1 - a mid-range fibre broadband package with average speeds of 35Mb. This comes with a guaranteed minimum speed of 25Mb - if your speed ever falls below that level you'll get a 15% discount on your bill until it's fixed
  • Superfast 2 - the high-end fibre package with average speeds of 63Mb. The speed guarantee here is 55Mb

Both deals come on an 18 month contract, with no line rental and a one-off router fee (which is often waived as part of special offers). They're also truly unlimited with no usage caps or artificial slowdowns. You get the high-tech Vodafone Broadband wireless router as part of the package. This incorporates several cutting edge technologies to improve wi-fi access around your home. It can also be controlled and managed via a mobile app. There is the option to add a landline calls plan. Evening and weekend, and Anytime calls packages are available for £4 or £8 extra per month respectively.

Which package should I choose?

With only two standard fibre packages to choose from, both with truly unlimited usage, the same contract length and the same high-end router, you can safely make your decision based on speed and price.

The Superfast 1 deal is the entry-level fibre offer. With average speeds of 35Mb it's on a par with similar services from rival providers, although is priced very competitively. As far as the speed goes, it should be enough for most average households. It'll be able to handle Netflix and iPlayer streaming on a few devices together, as well as gaming and downloading. The price guarantee - that you'll get a discount if your speed drops below 25Mb - should give you some certainty on the kind of performance you can expect.

Superfast 2 is the high-end service for more demanding households. With an average speed of 63Mb, and a guarantee of at least 55Mb, it will be able to handle as much streaming, downloading and gaming as you need. There isn't a huge price difference between the two, so you may feel it's worth paying the extra for the peace of mind offered by a faster service.

Vodafone no longer have a slower standard broadband service that runs wholly over your phone line. So if you only have basic requirements and would be happy paying for a barebones service, you'll need to find a different provider.

If you're in a Gigafast area, then you need to ask yourself if you really need those speeds. It only costs £1 more to get the Gigafast 100 package than it does the 63Mb standard fibre package, so going with this option would future proof you for a while without spending much more. However, the average home user isn't going to see any real life benefit to the higher speeds right now, so you may be better off saving a few pennies and opting for 100Mb or less.

Points to consider before you choose

  • How many people will be using your broadband connection, and will they be using it for streaming or downloading?
  • Are you unhappy with paying full price for low fibre speeds at your current provider?
  • Is being tied into a longer contract a problem for you?
  • Are you looking for standard broadband instead?
  • Are you a Vodafone mobile customer?

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What do I get when I sign up?

It's important to know what you're getting when you sign up for broadband, as you may need to budget for extras

  • Free router - the cutting edge router supports several unique features including 'Beam', which uses beamforwarding technology to send a stronger signal to compatible devices, and 'Boost', which enables you to prioritise speeds to a single device for faster downloading.
  • Access to the Vodafone Broadband smartphone app - the router can be controlled by the Vodafone Broadband smartphone app for iPhone and Android. With this app you can manage your network, turn it on and off on a schedule, set up Guest access and limit access to family members, and change the password.
  • Six months free anti-virus protection - all customers get access to a free six month subscription to the F Secure SAFE anti-virus package.
  • Free tech support - Vodafone provides free customer service by phone from 8am to 11pm.

What are the benefits of Vodafone Broadband?

What are the main reasons why you should consider buying a broadband package from Vodafone?

  • Competitively priced - Vodafone's fibre broadband packages are priced very favourably against the other big name providers.
  • High-end router - the router supports superfast 802.11ac networking and some unique features. And it isn't just restricted to fibre broadband customers, either.
  • Smartphone control - the free iPhone and Android app makes managing your network a lot easier.
  • Smart parental controls - the Family Time feature, available through the app, enables you to tailor broadband access for each member of your household, including how much time they can spend online and what they can see.
  • Minimum speed guarantee - if your fibre speed is lower than 25Mb for Superfast 1 or lower than 55Mb for Superfast 2, you'll pay even less for your fibre to the cabinet broadband service.
  • Pay 15% less in slower fibre areas - If you're far from your fibre street cabinet and unhappy with being charged full prices for relatively low fibre speeds from your current provider, you'll get a 15% discount from Vodafone if your fibre speed consistently tests slower than 25Mb.

What are the drawbacks of Vodafone Broadband?

Nothing's perfect. What potential downsides to Vodafone Broadband should you be aware before you sign up?

  • Long contracts - all of the Vodafone packages require an 18 month contract. Much of the competition offers 12 month contracts or even shorter.
  • Few extras - the router's impressive, but you don't get much else for your money.
  • No standard broadband options - if you don't live in a fibre-to-the-cabinet enabled area or you don't need fibre speeds then Vodafone will no longer offer you a slower standard phone line broadband product.
  • Phone support not available overnight - Unlike Vodafone's contract mobile phone support, broadband customers can only access telephone tech support between the hours of 8am and 9pm.
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