Vodafone’s Gigafast broadband offers download speeds of up to 900Mbps using full fibre technology. It’s available in 15 UK towns and cities.

In the UK, Vodafone’s Gigafast Broadband service is now available in 15 towns and cities. Making use of full fibre technology, Gigafast Broadband offers download speeds of up to 900Mbps (around 14 times faster than Vodafone’s Superfast Broadband). You can get a Gigafast Broadband plan from £25/month with a choice of different download speeds available (100Mbps, 200Mbps, 500Mbps and 900Mbps).

In this article, we’ll review Vodafone’s Gigafast Broadband service, including the plans available and the discount that’s available to Vodafone Pay Monthly mobile customers. We’ll also look at the speeds available on Gigafast Broadband, where you can get the service and the router that’s provided on it. Finally, we’ll look at alternatives to Gigafast Broadband from other UK internet service providers.

Vodafone Gigafast Plans

In the UK, Gigafast is Vodafone’s fastest home broadband service. It offers download speeds of up to 900Mbps using full fibre technology, which is around 14 times faster than Vodafone’s regular Superfast broadband (which uses fibre-to-the-cabinet technology). It’s currently available in 15 towns and cities, unlike the Superfast Broadband service which is available to more than 90% of UK homes.

Gigafast Broadband Plans

At present, Vodafone offers a choice of four Gigafast broadband plans – all of them with unlimited downloads, but at a range of different speeds:

  • Gigafast Broadband 100 (£25/month) offers average download speeds of 100Mbps.
  • Gigafast Broadband 200 (£28/month) offers average download speeds of 200Mbps.
  • Gigafast Broadband 500 (£33/month) offers average download speeds of 500Mbps.
  • Gigafast Broadband 900 (£43/month) offers average download speeds of 900Mbps.

The following table shows a list of all Gigafast Broadband plans:

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
Vodafone Broadband
Gigafast 100
100Mbps download24 month contract£0£25/month
Vodafone Broadband
Gigafast 200
200Mbps download24 month contract£0£28/month
Vodafone Broadband
Gigafast 500
500Mbps download24 month contract£0£33/month
Vodafone Broadband
Gigafast 900
900Mbps download24 month contract£0£43/month

See all Vodafone Gigafast Broadband Deals →

All of the Gigafast Broadband plans come on an 24-month contract and include a home phone line along with full fibre broadband.

Gigafast Extra with Apple TV

In addition to their regular Gigafast broadband plans, Vodafone also offers the Gigafast Extra 900 plan (also known as Gigafast Broadband 900 with Apple TV). This gives you four additional benefits over the regular Gigafast 900 plan:

  • An Apple TV 4K set-top box (worth £179), allowing you to stream 4K ultra-HD content to your TV.
  • A one-year subscription to Apple TV+, allowing you to stream a variety of entertainment including Apple Original series.
  • Unlimited anytime calls to UK landlines & mobiles.
  • No price rises for the duration of your 24-month contract.

Vodafone Together Discount

If you’re a Vodafone Pay Monthly mobile customer, you’ll receive a discount of up to £3/month on Vodafone Gigafast Broadband. This is known as a Vodafone Together discount.

The size of your Vodafone Together discount depends on the type of mobile plan you have:

Pay Monthly Mobile Plan Gigafast Broadband Discount
Phone contract (with handset) £3/month discount on Vodafone Gigafast
SIM Only (18 or 24 months) £3/month discount on Vodafone Gigafast
SIM Only (12 months or 30 days) £2/month discount on Vodafone Gigafast
Mobile broadband £2/month discount on Vodafone Gigafast

If you have multiple Vodafone Pay Monthly mobile plans, only the largest discount you qualify for will be applied to your broadband bill. For instance, if you have both a 24-month SIM-only plan and a mobile broadband plan, you’ll receive a £3/month discount on Gigafast (as opposed to both the £3 and £2 discounts at the same time). Although the extra Pay Monthly SIM cards won’t increase your Gigafast broadband discount, you’ll be eligible for a 15% discount on those SIM cards as a Vodafone Together customer.

You’ll also benefit from Vodafone’s Stay Connected Promise if you’re a Vodafone Together customer. This gives you a 50GB data boost on each Vodafone mobile SIM card if there’s ever a fault with your Gigafast Broadband service.

To benefit from a £3/month Vodafone Together discount, we’d recommend getting one of the following SIM-only deals from Vodafone:

TariffMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
Red
UnlimitedUnlimited1GB£11.00
Red
UnlimitedUnlimited5GB£15.00
Red
UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£20.00
Unlimited
UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
2Mbps max
£22.00
Red
UnlimitedUnlimited40GB£25.00
Unlimited
UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
10Mbps max
£26.00
Unlimited
UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£30.00

For more information, see the Vodafone Together web page.

Gigafast Speeds

On Vodafone’s Gigafast Broadband service, there’s a choice of four different price plans. The entry-level plan has average download speeds of 100Mbps, increasing up to 200Mbps, 500Mbps and 900Mbps on the more expensive plans.

The upload speed available on your service depends on the area you’re in:

  • If you’re in an Openreach location (currently Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool), your average upload speed will be slower than your download speed. For instance, you’ll get 20Mbps upload on the entry-level Gigafast 100 plan with 100Mbps download.
  • If you’re living in a CityFibre location, you’ll benefit from symmetrical speeds (where the upload speeds equal the download speeds on every plan). For instance, you’ll get 100Mbps upload on the entry level Gigafast 100 plan.

The average download speed and upload speed for each Gigafast broadband plan is summarised in the following table:

Gigafast Plan Average Download Speed Average Upload Speed
Gigafast 100 100Mbps 20Mbps (in Openreach locations)
100Mbps (in CityFibre locations)
Gigafast 200 200Mbps 30Mbps (in Openreach locations)
200Mbps (in CityFibre locations)
Gigafast 500 500Mbps 20Mbps (in Openreach locations)
500Mbps (in CityFibre locations)
Gigafast 900 900Mbps 20Mbps (in Openreach locations)
900Mbps (in CityFibre locations)

Gigafast Towns and Cities

At present, Vodafone’s Gigafast broadband service is available to selected homes within the following 15 towns and cities:

UK Town or City Gigafast Network Provider Symmetric or Asymmetric Speeds?
Aberdeen CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Birmingham Openreach Asymmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & 115Mbps upload)
Bournemouth CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Bristol Openreach Asymmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & 115Mbps upload)
Cambridge CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Coventry CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Edinburgh CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Huddersfield CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Leeds CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Liverpool Openreach Asymmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & 115Mbps upload)
Milton Keynes CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Northampton CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Peterborough CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Southend-on-Sea CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Stirling CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)

If you’d like to check whether Vodafone Gigafast is available at your address, enter your postcode on Vodafone’s online availability checker.

Check Vodafone Gigafast Availability (vodafone.co.uk) →

If you’re not able to get Vodafone Gigafast where you live, you should normally be offered a Vodafone Superfast broadband plan instead. You can get Superfast Broadband from just £23/month, with more than 90% of UK households able to get a Superfast service.

According to Vodafone, they’re currently in the process of rolling out Gigafast Broadband, with more than 3 million homes due to get it over the next year.

Vodafone Gigafast Router & Hub

Customers signing up for Vodafone Gigafast Broadband will be provided with a Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub router (also known as VoX 3.0 or THG3000G). This supports dual-band Wi-Fi 5 technology (802.11ac) for wireless connectivity in your home. It also has 4 Gigabit Ethernet sockets for connecting wired devices to your network and a USB port for attaching external storage or devices.

The Hub can be managed through the Vodafone Broadband app which has features like the ability to prioritise devices on your Wi-Fi network (Device Boost), to schedule internet downtime for your family (WiFi Scheduler) and to create a separate network for guests.

For more information and for detailed specifications, see the Vodafone Broadband website.

Alternatives

If you’re looking for an alternative to Vodafone’s Gigafast broadband service, there are a number of other gigabit-capable services.

Other gigabit broadband services include BT Full Fibre broadband, Hyperoptic and Virgin Media’s Gig1Fibre broadband. These broadband services differ significantly based on the areas they cover so it may be worth checking the availability of these services where you live.

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
Vodafone Broadband
Gigafast 900
900Mbps download24 month contract£0£43/month
Hyperoptic
Hyperfast
900Mbps download12 month contract£29£45/month
BT
Full Fibre 900
910Mbps download24 month contract£9.99£59.99/month
Virgin Media
Gig1 Fibre
1104Mbps download18 month contract£35£62/month

Other ultrafast broadband services may also be available (e.g. with speeds of up to 285Mbps using G.fast technology).

More Information

For more information about Vodafone Gigafast, please see Vodafone’s official website. You may also find it of interest to read our overview of Vodafone’s home broadband service.

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