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Vodafone Mobile Broadband £15.00/month (12 month contract) + Free phone £90 Quidco

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Just been browsing the deals on mobile broadband, and thought I would share this deal. As per the title really. If the Quidco tracks then this works out as £7.50 a month and the free phone seems to… Read More
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8y, 9m agoFound 8 years, 9 months ago
Just been browsing the deals on mobile broadband, and thought I would share this deal.

As per the title really. If the Quidco tracks then this works out as £7.50 a month and the free phone seems to be genuinely worth about £18. Must use the attached voucher for the free phone.

Vodafone claim speeds up to 7 megs, which is much better than the rest.
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#1
Forgot to mention, it is 3 Gb usage and includes the dongle for FREE
#2
Thanks for posting this - I was looking at this anyway but hadn't even thought about Quidco.

[Edit] Just found a useful review:

http://www.ciao.co.uk/Voadfone_Mobile_Broadband__Review_5767670

plus here's a map showing vodafones 3G coverage - speeds drop to 38kbs at best outside the red areas:

http://maps.vodafone.co.uk/coverageviewer/web/default.aspx
#3
I'm interested but don't go anywhere with my laptop so would be a waste, was thinking of getting it just because it's cheap, then I'd take my laptop places just for the sake of it lol.

In the T&C's, If you exceed these limits an out-of-bundle charge of £15 per GB will apply. That's an expensive GB!

Oh, voted hot!
#4
anyone know if you can like get vodafone to stop the service once your limit is up?! interested in this but worried that i might use over the limit.. since the out of bundle charge is outrageous!! :o
#5
saltyworm
anyone know if you can like get vodafone to stop the service once your limit is up?! interested in this but worried that i might use over the limit.. since the out of bundle charge is outrageous!! :o


This would help. http://file.xtreme.googlepages.com/bm.html

I just installed it to try it out, very easy to use, it's surprising how quick you clock up usage just browsing the net.
#6
I have this deal (it's been around for a while) and it's very good. Vodafone treat us like children however so you'll have to register online and go in and allow full content. They block 100s of sites and 10s of services.

You get plenty warning about useage and can set the warnings so I don't see why you'd need it to stop.

I've seen some £10 deals this week too in Metro for 3 and T-Mobile.
#7
ok ok deal...but i really don't take laptop while m out..

may be cheap but in current economic climate i will pass this one
#8
COLD

If Vodafone want to present themselves as an ISP then they should support Linux.

Its probably about the first time in two months I have had a problem with a page not supporting it - but its not what you expect to find from an ISP.

Sorry, unfortunately the Vodafone Coverage Viewer application is not fully compatible with your web browser or platform, and therefore not supported at this time. Please try to use another web browser.
#9
o_t_e
Thanks for posting this - I was looking at this anyway but hadn't even thought about Quidco.

[Edit] Just found a useful review:

http://www.ciao.co.uk/Voadfone_Mobile_Broadband__Review_5767670

plus here's a map showing vodafones 3G coverage - speeds drop to 38kbs at best outside the red areas:

http://maps.vodafone.co.uk/coverageviewer/web/default.aspx


I take it that the mobile broadband still works outside the red? in the blue areas i mean and if so what like would id be for general web pages loading ta.
#10
ibiza
COLD

If Vodafone want to present themselves as an ISP then they should support Linux.

Its probably about the first time in two months I have had a problem with a page not supporting it - but its not what you expect to find from an ISP.


Add Safari to the list of unsupported browsers. This sort of nonsense is unforgivable in this day and age. Lost all interest in anything Vodaphone has to offer now.
banned#11
My parents can't get broadband for their desktop as they are too far from nearest telephone exchange, would this be an option for them?
Thanks.
#12
spraint
Add Safari to the list of unsupported browsers. This sort of nonsense is unforgivable in this day and age. Lost all interest in anything Vodaphone has to offer now.


I'm not interested in getting this deal myself but it's a hot deal because it's a good price for the vast majority of people. I don't think taking a stand for niche browsers and OS has any bearing on whether or not the price is good.
#13
bulkomuff
My parents can't get broadband for their desktop as they are too far from nearest telephone exchange, would this be an option for them?
Thanks.


Yes, this is exactly what mobile broadband is designed for. It uses the mobile phone networks so doesn't rely on the BT line etc... :)
#14
tickedon;2905755
Yes, this is exactly what mobile broadband is designed for. It uses the mobile phone networks so doesn't rely on the BT line etc... :)

But you need to check that Vodafone has decent coverage in their area or it will be like using dial up (but more expensively)
#15
whats the free phone???
#16
vitertexltd
whats the free phone???


Click on vouchers and it will tell you :roll:
#17
vitertexltd
whats the free phone???

Nokia 1208
#18
ibiza;2905609
COLD

If Vodafone want to present themselves as an ISP then they should support Linux.

They sort of don't officially support linux.
OTOH, according to reports, it just works (TM) - except you set up the connection yourself - just like any other wireless connection.
From personal experience, (eeepc 701, huwaei k3520), I got a dongle that is a multi-functional device (modem and data storage) which linux cannot currently properly detect.
There are step-by step instruction on fixing this, took me about 10m to find and 10m to follow.
Vodaphone also distribute a usage tracker from their betavine area. I have not used this.
#19
This is a good deal for Mobile Broadband; but I would not really recommend anyone choosing this except if they cannot get any other solution. Even though I live in an area with really good 3G coverage I struggle to get a 3G signal when indoor. You then default to GPRS which is 38.5Kb - which is REALLY slow. Some sites will not even load at that speed. Forget about 7Mb speed! I would love to meet anyone how has ever seen that speed in real life..
#20
Im with 3 and use mobile internet as I dont want a landline, if you have existing 3 phone you can get 15GB cap for £15pm i find my connection erratic, sometimes im getiting 200Kb/sec other times it drops to 10-20Kb (thats Kilobytes (Kb) NOT kilobits which is (kb) when people say 7MB its confusing as its actually megabit not MegaByte

Vodaphone can only deliver 7mb in London, and apparently central Manchester, the others will catch up 3 rolls out its 7mb in November

Overall Im happy with mine, as I can take it with me when I move apartments, no contract arguements etc
#21
Glad some people found this post useful. My first HOT deal!

I see that some people have voted cold because of Linux, browser support etc. There was me thinking this site was about good deals, and we voted on whether they were good value for money or not?!
#22
anyone done this and got quidco?
#23
I currently have 512k broadband. I can't get any faster via landland because my ISP is ****.

On the coverage checker im in red 3g zone, will this be ideal? I know Three also do it in my area and Im in the 3g 'turbo' area. Which would be best?
#24
Regarding download limits, you could always have two of these (one for you, one for partner say) and then it works out at £2.50 per gig. Just an idea
#25
chris197
Glad some people found this post useful. My first HOT deal!

I see that some people have voted cold because of Linux, browser support etc. There was me thinking this site was about good deals, and we voted on whether they were good value for money or not?!



Don't worry for every Linux user that voted cold there will be a linux hater voting it hot.

Always happens when someonme votes on a 'flavour' instead of the deal.

So Linux is just for tight people with respect for copyright laws right?
Not sure what they would download 3 gigs of anyway. :-)
#26
androoski
I'm not interested in getting this deal myself but it's a hot deal because it's a good price for the vast majority of people. I don't think taking a stand for niche browsers and OS has any bearing on whether or not the price is good.


How do I know it is a good deal for the majority of posters? Thanks to Vodaphone's webmaster's execrable coding capabilities I can't see the map showing coverage. It could be .005% of the country for all I know. Or did that not even occur to you?

GreenGem
Don't worry for every Linux user that voted cold there will be a linux hater voting it hot.

Always happens when someonme votes on a 'flavour' instead of the deal.

So Linux is just for tight people with respect for copyright laws right?
Not sure what they would download 3 gigs of anyway. :-)


Hard to tell what is really hot then, if everyone votes solely on sectarian lines. By the way, here's a clue: A full distribution of Linux can run to several GB of data.
#27
We have 3 mobile broadband that we share as a family. My parents who kindly pay for it too it to Scotland wk before last and had no service 99% of time, despite gimp in our local store that sold it them saying it would work perfectly, (these staff reherse their words very well). I then took it to Newcastle and managed to keep a constant 200kbps so was happy. My sister regularly takes it up to the norfolk coast and again no service. I hope all mobile broadband providers hurry up and sort it out so you can get service where ever u choose to use it. Also why hasn't Virgin bought on out with them doing everything else you would think they could manage this too.
#29
top deal... Was just going to get orange deal at over twice the cost after quidco and under half the speed...

saved me quit a few quid and a free phone worth £15.00 on fleabay!

so technically £180.00 - £90.00 - £15.00

£75.00 for twelve months!!!!

Cheers op

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#30
chrissatchell
anyone done this and got quidco?
[COLOR="Navy"]Anybody???

It's the £90 Quidco that makes this deal so good. Without it, it's nothing special. Before I go for it, I'd really like some reassurance that Quidco will work before I sign up for 12 months ...[/COLOR]
#31
Got my vodafone stick today, but when I use it [ in central Birmingham ] it seems to be slower than the dial-up i used years ago, I dont think reception could be an issue to cause it to be soo slow, so is there a way of changing settings etc to make it faster [ i dont do instructions ]

any ideas / previous experience with mobile vodafone broadand?


thanks in advance
#32
BealBocht,

quidco has tracked at £95.00 after a few hours with me
#33
thatscheap
quidco has tracked at £95.00 after a few hours with me
[COLOR="Navy"]Many thanks for that! I have taken the plunge, so I just need to be patient now and wait for the Postman to arrive ...[/COLOR]
#34
thatscheap
Got my vodafone stick today, but when I use it [ in central Birmingham ] it seems to be slower than the dial-up i used years ago, I dont think reception could be an issue to cause it to be soo slow, so is there a way of changing settings etc to make it faster [ i dont do instructions ]

any ideas / previous experience with mobile vodafone broadand?


thanks in advance


What software is used with it?
I provide tech support for the 3G cards Vodafone supply to Barclays Bank employees...I may be able to help!
#35
Using on my mac book pro with the most recent operating system [ think its leopard ] and using safari.
#36
Whos gone far the pro version rather than the 4g micro sd card version?

Do you really get uploads of upto 2mb? vs the 384 kb/s.
#37
tekhieboy
But you need to check that Vodafone has decent coverage in their area or it will be like using dial up (but more expensively)


This is only my personal opinion, so please take it with the proverbial pinch of salt.

If it is for your parents' sole internet usage, I would suggest you treat the 3Gb limit with caution. While your parents are unlikely to be downloading tunes or videos, they may wish to download books in the future, so this needs to be taken into consideration.

I have recently downloaded a free program called Tautology Bandwidth Meter (Google it please) and have been running it for 10 days now.

I use Paltalk to keep in touch with my Canadian girlfriend and use a webcam, so I am using the bandwidth quite heavily. I also download the occasional document and watch Youtube videos, but I don't dowmload music.

In those 10 days I have run up a total usage of (checks Tautology), 3.45Gb.

That is for quite heavy usage of the internet (from my desktop PC) as I am partially sighted and the internet is one of my few outlets). I would guess I would be online for an average of around 7 or 8 hours a day.

I hope this gives you some idea of how using the dongle as a SOLE supplier of internet usage can run up the gigabytes. I would strongly recommend this device as a secondary source only (as one of the reviewers in the Cnet review posted earlier said).

Hope this helps.
#38
I ordered one using the Vodaphone Business link on the Quidco site (as it was for a community project), which offers £100 cashback but no free phone.

However only £70 is showing as tracked from them and I'm probably not going to discover if the other £30 turns up later as it's probably going back anyway as I appear to be only getting a GPRS signal and not a 3G one. Their map showed a couple of cold spots near by postcode which presumably are bigger than website thinks as it didn't look like I was in them but it seems I am (even though I think I got a 3G signal when I tried the 3Mobile quidco offer a while back -- oh, boy, am I regretting sending that back).
banned#39
the offer of the free phone with mobile broadband expired ?? as i didnt find the code in Quidco..
#40
Can anyone comment on their experience with this? I tried (and failed) to ring a local store to see about testing a usb stick in my own laptop; all I got for my trouble was a call-centre salesman on the one hand telling me that if I order the service I will definitely get excellent speeds at my location, on the other hand that I can't make a judgement on the service on the basis of download speeds from a vodafone store a mile away ... he seemed very keen on me 'not-trying-before-I-buy' .

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