All about Vodafone fibre broadband deals
Vodafone fibre-optic broadband, powered by high-speed fibre optic cables, gives a significantly improved performance compared to the ADSL equivalent so it could be time to upgrade. This guide will explain how you can check out the availability of Vodafone fibre, find out what it has to offer you and show you how you can get it.
Can I get Vodafone fibre broadband in my area?
Vodafone Broadband uses the Openreach network so most areas across the UK will have access to their fibre optic broadband. But not every home is able to get connected, so it makes sense to first check whether you are covered. Enter your postcode into our Vodafone fibre checker,
For more information read our guide to fibre optic broadband availability.
How do I get Vodafone Fibre Broadband?
Getting started with a Vodafone fibre broadband package is simple. Here’s our quick checklist:
- Put your postcode into our fibre checker to make sure that Vodafone Superfast Broadband is available to you. You can also use any of our comparison pages to do this.
- Use our comparison tools to check out what fibre offers Vodafone has for you.
- Click on the deal that suits you, and follow the steps to sign up.
- Wait for your new fibre broadband deal to be activated. This normally takes around 14 days.
- As soon as your fibre is activated, plug in your new router and benefit from superfast broadband!
For more details about upgrading see our guide to switching broadband. It also looks at swapping to Vodafone if you’re currently with Virgin Media.
What fibre broadband packages does Vodafone offer?
Vodafone has two fibre optic broadband packages:
Vodafone Superfast 1 Fibre
The Vodafone Superfast 1 deal offers unlimited usage, with an average download speed of 35Mbps for just over £20 per month. If you only need the internet for general browsing and streaming on a limited number of devices then this could be a cheap option for you.
Vodafone Superfast 2 Fibre
The Superfast 2 package might be your choice if the occupants of your home are going to be streaming or gaming from multiple devices. At just over £25 per month, it promises an average download speed of 63mbps, again with unlimited usage.
Is Vodafone fibre broadband any good?
Is Vodafone fibre going to be suitable for you? Every provider has advantages and disadvantages so here we’ve given you a quick overview of Vodafone’s pros and cons.
- Great value fibre deals
- Unlimited downloads
- Money back if the download speed drops below 25mbps (Superfast 1) or 55mbps (Superfast 2)
We don’t like...
- The anti-virus you get when you sign up is only free for six months, not the entire length of your contract.
To see more of what Vodafone can offer you, read our Vodafone broadband review.
Vodafone fibre broadband vs BT, EE, TalkTalk, and Virgin Media
The table below shows average download speeds, pricing and extras, so you can compare Vodafone to its competitors.
|Provider||Average speeds||Cheapest price||Fastest package price||Notable extras|
|Vodafone||35Mb / 63Mb||£22 / £20 for Vodafone mobile customers (36Mb)||£27 / £25 for Vodafone mobile customers (63Mb)||Free Wi-Fi. 6 months anti-virus.|
|BT||36Mb / 50Mb / 67Mb||£26.99 (36Mb)||£39.99 (67Mb)||Free Wi-Fi. Free BT Sport 1.|
|Sky||36Mb / 59Mb||£27 (36Mb)||£39 (59Mb)||Free Wi-Fi.|
|TalkTalk||36Mb / 67Mb||£23.50 (38Mb)||£23.50 (67Mb)|
|Virgin Media||54Mb / 108Mb / 213Mb / 362Mb / 518Mb||£26 (108Mb)||£89 (516Mb)||Free Wi-Fi.|
Vodafone’s fibre broadband comes in at roughly the same average speeds as most other providers above, but both Superfast packages offer great value for money. However, this table shows only a small selection of all the available providers on Broadband Genie and there’s a lot of competition at the budget end of the market.
Is Vodafone fibre internet right for me?
While fast internet speed is good to have, it’s not essential. If it’s only going to be you using the broadband and you’re not regularly gaming, downloading big files or streaming HD videos then you might want to stick with a cheaper ADSL deal.
Get Vodafone fibre if…
Your broadband is used by lots of people. Fibre optic broadband provides more bandwidth so it’s much better than ADSL for multiple users.
You download large files. Fibre optic copes with hefty downloads much quicker than ADSL broadband.
You upload files regularly. If you often add files to YouTube or other video sites, you’ll find that fibre optic internet will get it done much faster.
Gaming is your thing. Fibre is better suited to hosting multiplayer servers than ADSL and it will also handle big releases comfortably.
You like buffer-free streaming. ADSL broadband often has difficulties streaming high-definition video from services like Netflix. Fibre can stream even UHD 4K quality without buffering.