We know what you may be thinking – "since when did Vodafone do broadband deals?" Well it's been around three years since the mobile phone network entered the rat-race of providing home internet and it's proving itself to be one of the most cost effective exponents of cheap broadband on the UK market.
In fact, one a repeating basis, Vodafone broadband deals seem to be amongst the absolute top choices, offering two market-leading fibre broadband deals
These aren't really going to be internet plans to compete with Sky or Virgin with all of the bells and whistles but where Vodafone broadband deals strive is in simply providing fibre internet at an affordable price.
Yes, you can throw in Apple TV or crank up your speeds to super super fast fibre but where Vodafone really hits its best point is on its two main fibre plans. Scroll down to find out more about Vodafone or use our price comparison chart above to pick the best offer for you.
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Vodafone's broadband packages:
Vodafone offers a few different broadband packages but they are variations on two options: Superfast 1 and Superfast 2. As you would guess from the name, these are two fibre packages, one more affordable but slower and one more costly but faster.
Vodafone then also offers Pro packages for a higher price but with better reliability and security or a massive package with security and added Apple TV+ in the price.
Vodafone Superfast 1
Average speeds: 35Mb | Guaranteed minimum: 25Mb | Data usage: unlimited | Additional features: Six months free security
Vodafone Superfast 1 is among the cheapest fibre broadband deals on the market right now. The monthly payments are super cheap and there are no activation or delivery fees to pay upfront. So pop your postcode in our comparison chart at the top of the page, to see whether your home can get Vodafone's 35Mb speeds.
Vodafone Superfast 2
Average speeds: 63Mb | Guaranteed minimum: 55Mb | Data usage: unlimited | Additional features: Six months free security
Crank up the speed to an average 63Mb (equivalent to 7.8MB per second). That's money well spent if you have a house full of people all trying to use the internet at once, or have a penchant for streaming the latest 4K Ultra HD films and box-sets. Again, for the speeds you get, this is excellent value. Vodafone Superfast 2 includes:
Vodafone Pro broadband:
Vodafone Superfast Pro broadband
Average speeds: Starting at 35Mb | Guaranteed minimum: 25Mb | Data usage: unlimited | Additional features: Twelve months free security, added Wi-Fi boosters, automatic speed upgrades when available, free call outs
Vodafone's Superfast Pro package offers an upgraded version of Vodafone's normal internet above. You get everything you would with the above but with Wi-Fi boosters added, free call outs, automatic speed ugprades if it becomes available where you live and better Wi-Fi security.
Vodafone Superfast Pro broadband Xtra
Average speeds: 35Mb | Guaranteed minimum: 25Mb | Data usage: unlimited | Additional features: Twelve months free security, added Wi-Fi boosters, automatic speed upgrades when available, free call outs, Apple TV+ subscription, anytime calls
There's a lot going on in this name but in essence, it's just like the above but with the addition of anytime calls, a year of Apple TV+ and the promise of no price rises while you're in your contract. However, it is also the most expensive of the bunch - as you would expect!
To sign up to any of these packages, you can head to the Vodafone website.
Vodafone broadband deals: add-ons
Can I add call plans to Vodafone broadband?
Vodafone, perhaps more than any other internet provider out there on the UK market, chops and changes what it offers with breakneck regularity. For a while there, it used to let you add landline call plans to its internet. But (for the time being at least) you can no longer do that.
Does Vodafone do any broadband and TV deals?
Technically, yes - Vodafone does have a broadband and TV deal. However, this is just Apple TV+ added onto the Vodafone Pro Xtra package. That's not only Vodafone's most expensive package but it's also not technically a TV plan.
If you're after a proper TV option with Freeview and the likes, use our broadband and TV deals guide to see the best options today.
How to choose a Vodafone broadband package:
What kind of speeds do I need?
Vodafone's speeds range from 35Mb averages, all the way up to a whopping 900Mb+ depending on where you live. Of course, not everyone is going to need the same speeds:
This is Vodafone's lowest speed but one that will suit a lot of people. It will allow for HD streaming, some light gaming and general working from home.
However, as soon as you start trying to connect lots of smart devices or do big downloads, you will see this plan start to struggle.
This is the speeds you'll be getting on average with Vodafone's Superfast 2 plan. It is plenty for most households offering the ability to stream in HD on multiple devices with smart devices connected and others working from home.
In essence, it's enough for most households but may see the occasional bit of lag or issue with more intensive tasks.
We're going to lump all of Vodafone's other speeds into one here because for most people, you're not going to need them. These are for the people running businesses from home, gaming a lot, or households with a lot of people in them.
These packages are only available in certain areas and will provide you with massive speeds. Anything in excess of 100Mb will be allowing for speedy downloads and high performance even with a host of devices running.
How long will my Vodafone broadband contract last?
Vodafone recently went and upped all of its plans to 24 month contracts tying you in for the same length as BT broadband deals.
That, for some people, will seem like a very long time so consider what other options are available if you can't quite commit for as long as that. TalkTalk is a close competitor to Vodafone but with shorter length contracts.
Is the upgrade to Vodafone's Pro packages worth it?
It will be for some, but not for everyone. Vodafone's Pro package does up the price quite considerably so for those trying to stay on a budget, it is best to avoid it.
However, if you're looking for a better performing broadband plan, the upgrade will be worth your time. You're getting Wi-Fi boosters so you can get better access in all rooms, if the speeds available where you live increase, Vodafone will upgrade you, if your internet goes down, the hub will automatically switch to 4G internet and there are plenty more features.
If you upgrade further to the Xtra plan, you'll also face no price rises and get Apple TV+ thrown in too.
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To transfer to Vodafone now, head to our comparison table at the top of this page and narrow down your perfect plan. Alternatively, you can head straight to the Vodafone website.