Vodafone offers Superfast home broadband with a choice of Superfast 1 or Superfast 2 plans and the Wi-Fi Hub router.

In the UK, Vodafone currently offers Superfast Broadband from only £22/month (or from £20/month if you’re a Vodafone Pay Monthly mobile customer). Customers are able to benefit from an average download speed of either 35Mbit/s (Superfast 1) or 63Mbit/s (Superfast 2).

In this article, we’ll review Vodafone’s Superfast Broadband service. We’ll start by looking at the broadband plans, including Vodafone Together and Superfast Extra. We’ll also look at Vodafone’s Wi-Fi Hub router and the download speeds available on Vodafone’s Superfast Broadband.

Vodafone Superfast Plans

Superfast Broadband Deals

In the UK, Vodafone currently offers a choice of two Superfast Broadband plans. You can get Superfast 1 (with average download speeds of 35Mbit/s) or Superfast 2 (with average download speeds of 63Mbit/s).

At the moment, it costs £22/month for Superfast 1 and £23.50/month for Superfast 2.

You’ll get unlimited downloads included on all Superfast Broadband plans, and there’s no upfront cost when you sign up to a 24-month contract (unless you need a new landline installed, in which case you’ll pay a £60 installation fee).

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
Vodafone Broadband
Superfast 1
35Mbps download24 month contract£0£22/month
Vodafone Broadband
Superfast 2
63Mbps download24 month contract£0£23.50/month

See all Vodafone Superfast Broadband Deals →

There’s no separate charge for landline rental as this is already included in the price of your Superfast Broadband service.

At the end of your 24 month contract, you’ll pay an extra £3/month as part of Vodafone’s out of contract pricing.

Vodafone Together

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

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

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

For instance, customers receiving a £3/month Vodafone Together discount would only need to pay £20/month for their Superfast Broadband service.

As a Vodafone Together customer, you’ll also benefit from Vodafone’s Stay Connected Promise. This will give you a 50GB data boost on all of your Pay Monthly mobile plans should there ever be an issue with your Superfast Broadband service. It also covers situations like a delay to your broadband activation date or loss of broadband whilst you’re in the process of moving home.

If you’re looking to benefit from the £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
Red
UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£27.00
Unlimited
UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£30.00

For more information, see Vodafone’s webpage about their Vodafone Together plans.

Superfast Extra

Vodafone also offers Superfast Extra broadband plans for sale (Superfast 1 Extra and Superfast 2 Extra). In addition to your regular Superfast broadband service, you’ll also get an Apple TV 4K set-top box when you choose Superfast Extra. A 1-year subscription to the Apple TV+ service is included, allowing you to watch Apple Original shows and movies along with content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, My5 and more. You can also watch Amazon Prime Video and NOW TV (additional subscription required).

Vodafone’s Superfast Extra also comes with inclusive anytime phone calls to both landlines and mobiles, plus a guaranteed price freeze for 24 months.

See Vodafone Superfast Extra Plans →

Home Phone

With Vodafone’s Superfast Broadband service, you’ll receive a landline connection included in the price. This allows you to make and receive phone calls through your landline, though the cost of making phone calls is not included in the price.

If you’d like to use your home phone service, it’ll cost you £4/month to add evening & weekend calls or £8/month to add anytime phone calls. There’s also the option to add 300 international minutes for £5/month (to a selected list of countries).

Without a calling package on your landline, Vodafone will charge 11.5p/minute for calls to a landline and 13p/minute for calls to a mobile phone. There’s also a 19p connection charge for each phone call.

A full list of home phone charges can be found on the Vodafone Broadband website.

Other Broadband Plans

Alongside their Superfast Broadband service, Vodafone also offers two other types of home broadband service:

  • Gigafast Broadband: A full-fibre home broadband service with download speeds of up to 900Mbit/s. This is currently available in around one million homes within selected UK towns and cities with access to the CityFibre network.
  • Vodafone GigaCube: A 4G or 5G-powered home broadband service, allowing you to get home broadband without the need for a phone line. This is currently available to 99% of the UK’s population but the plans are more expensive than Superfast Broadband. 5G coverage is currently available in selected areas only.

If you’re looking to use internet whilst you’re out and about, Vodafone also offers mobile broadband through a USB data dongle or a mobile wi-fi hotspot.

Vodafone Superfast Wi-Fi Hub & Router

Customers signing up for Vodafone’s Superfast Broadband service will receive a Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub router (also known as VoX 3.0 or THG3000G).

The Wi-Fi Hub router supports 802.11ac technology (Wi-Fi 5) with beamforming which helps to direct the wi-fi signal to the parts of your home where you’re using it. There are also four Gigabit Ethernet sockets allowing you to connected wired devices to your network and a USB port for attaching things like storage to your router. According to Vodafone, their new Wi-Fi Hub router is twice as fast as their previous router (the Huawei HHG2500).

The Wi-Fi Hub is designed to be used in conjunction with the Vodafone Broadband app, though it can also be configured without using the app through a web-based interface. Some of the features you can enable through the app include Device Boost (prioritising certain devices on your network), WiFi Scheduler (allowing you to turn off the wi-fi connection at certain times) and Guest Wi-Fi. You can also generate a QR code for other devices to scan to get on your wi-fi network without the need to manually input a password.

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

Vodafone Superfast Speeds

In the UK, Vodafone offers superfast download speeds on their Superfast Broadband service (defined by Ofcom as having a download speed of more than 30Mbit/s).

The download speed of your broadband connection depends on the plan you choose:

  • Superfast 1 has an average download speed of 35Mbit/s. According to Vodafone, 73% of Superfast 1 customers are able to get this speed (as measured during peak hours, 8pm-10pm). Upload speeds of up to 10Mbit/s are available on Superfast 1.
  • Superfast 2 has an average download speed of 63Mbit/s. According to Vodafone, 61% of Superfast 2 customers are able to get this speed (as measured during peak hours, 8pm-10pm). Upload speeds of up to 20Mbit/s are available on Superfast 2.

For comparison, a standard ADSL home broadband connection has average download speeds of around 10Mbit/s. This makes the Superfast 1 plan around 3 times faster than standard home broadband and the Superfast 2 plan about 6 times faster.

In terms of upload speed, Vodafone says you’re able to get up to 10Mbit/s upload on Superfast 1 and up to 20Mbit/s upload on Superfast 2. They are yet to provide any figures for the average upload speed, but we expect this to be in the region of about 8Mbit/s on Superfast 2.

As Vodafone is using VDSL2 fibre-to-the-cabinet technology on the Openreach network, actual speeds on the Superfast Broadband service depend on the distance between your home and the nearest green street cabinet. To get a more personalised estimate of speeds available in your area, please use the address checker on Vodafone’s website.

Download Limits

There are no download limits on any of Vodafone’s Superfast fibre broadband plans. This means you can download as much as you like, without encountering any fair usage limits or seeing your broadband connection slowed down for using too much data.

Nowadays, it’s fairly common for most home broadband services to come with unlimited data. However, cheaper broadband plans on certain providers may still have a download limit, as well as broadband services that are based on 4G or 5G technology.

Coverage & Availability

Vodafone’s Superfast Broadband uses fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) technology on BT’s Openreach network. You’ll need to be living at an address where your street cabinet has been upgraded to support fibre broadband speeds.

At present, Vodafone Superfast Broadband is available in about 91% of UK homes. You can use the line checker on their website to see whether it’s available where you live. You can also get a personalised estimate of the download speeds available:

Check Vodafone Superfast Broadband Availability →

More Information

For more information, please see the official Vodafone Broadband website.

Your Comments 8 so far

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  • Christopher Davies said:

    Do I need a different internet cable for this router as the one supplied isn’t long enough & my old sky internet cable doesn’t seem comparable ??

    • Hi Christopher,
      Thanks for your comment. Which internet cable do you mean – is it the one that connects the router to your computer, or the one that connects the router the phone line? Either way, I believe these should be interoperable. Otherwise, you can buy your own RJ11 cable from somewhere like Amazon.
      Ken

  • I’m interested in getting the vodafone super fast 2 extra plan which says unlimited call but it also says it doesn’t require line rental so I’m curious to know do I need to get a house phone and pay for Monthly it if I don’t need it ? Or can I get it without needing to get the house phone if it’s just going to sit their and never be used

    • Hi Annie,
      Thanks for your comment. There’s no obligation to actually plug a home phone in! You can simply use the service without a home phone if you don’t actually want it for making landline phone calls.
      Hope this helps,
      Ken

  • Steve Panter said:

    Hello Ken. A highly informative site, thank you.
    There is one issue I am not sure you have covered?
    I am considering switching to Vodafone fibre because of the good quality router and their current price deal.
    Reason for the switch is that Plusnet are (fairly) allowing me to leave my 18 months contract early without penalty because they cannot maintain the minimum 20.5 speed to my home. They blame Openreach. Speed currently 16.5.
    If I switch to Voda super fast, would the Openreach problem simply transfer to the new provider, do you think, so that I wouldn’t be gaining from the switch?
    Thank you.

    • Hi Steve,
      Thanks a lot for your feedback!
      Yes, if it’s an issue with Openreach as Plusnet have alleged, it’s likely this will also affect other Openreach-based broadband services equally. It may be worth giving it a go, however, in case the issue is actually somewhere else within Plusnet’s control. Alternatively, you could look at home broadband services using different networks/technology (e.g. Virgin Media or 4G/5G broadband).
      Hope this helps,
      Ken

      • Steven Panter replied:

        Thanks Ken, much appreciated.
        Virgin isn’t supplied to my postcode so I think I’ll try BT. I would prefer not to be tied to a contract for two years but BT’s Smart Hub is reputedly the best ISP router for range and is stronger than the Plusnet equivalent. And as they own Openreach, they should be able to sort the problem. We’ll see!

        • Richard replied:

          Steve / Ken
          Try looking for Sam Knows website. It will show you what networks or providers are in your local exchange. From that info, you can speak to the providers direct to ascertain what speeds etc you are eligible to get. obviously, you are aware the further away from the exchange, the slower the speed etc.
          Your speed issue may be with Plus Net, but all connections route via BT in one form or another. BT may be worth looking at but they can be expensive. I left BT due to poor service and speeds and went to Voda. Excellent speed and support. Ensure you get the THG3000 router.

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