Get speeds of 500Mbps for the price of 100Mbps @ Vodafone Gigafast £28 monthly (18m £504)
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Get speeds of 500Mbps for the price of 100Mbps @ Vodafone Gigafast £28 monthly (18m £504)

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Expires on 02/12/2019Posted 31st Oct
Amazing price for those who can get this, the coverage so far is about 105k in the UK and is done through Cityfibre's network

100/100 AND 500/500 IS £28 (£23 after a discount for a SIM or pay monthly phone)
900/900 £48 (£43 discounted)

They're currently rolling out the network literally in my street so i'm moving from openreach when my contract ends mid june
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Cheap but service and quality also cheap
I had Vodafone Fibre broadbands installed back in Feb and can’t wait to get rid. 18 month contract. Was cheap but terrible. The download speed tests as high but the routing it uses is so slow. I get a better service connecting my laptop to my phone! (Which ironically is also Vodafone). Not voting either way as a result. It’s a risk.
Amazing! Has just become available to order since they finished in our street last week. I was going to sign up for 100Mbps yesterday and didn't get round to it.
Installation date 18th Dec so just in time for 4k streaming movies for Christmas Going from 7Mbps to 500Mbps
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Sounds good if you can get it
Cheap but service and quality also cheap
I got an email this week from Virgin Media (that I thought this deal was for - I had typed all this up before I realised!) reporting that they bumped my speed up:
With your new, zippier average upload speeds of 10Mbps, plus your average download speeds of 108Mbps and unlimited downloads, you're all set to share more, play more and do heaps more online. So, don't hold back
I just used Googles speedtest and got he following results:
111.6 Mbps download, 5.46 Mbps upload. Strange indeed as I just ran 3 simultaneous Xbox updates and they reported around 45Mbps each whilst downloading?
I was suppose to call them in August and haggle a new deal, but I forgot - this post has reminded me - thanks!
thanks op
aLV42601/11/2019 01:00

I got an email this week from Virgin Media (that I thought this deal was …I got an email this week from Virgin Media (that I thought this deal was for - I had typed all this up before I realised!) reporting that they bumped my speed up:With your new, zippier average upload speeds of 10Mbps, plus your average download speeds of 108Mbps and unlimited downloads, you're all set to share more, play more and do heaps more online. So, don't hold backI just used Googles speedtest and got he following results:111.6 Mbps download, 5.46 Mbps upload. Strange indeed as I just ran 3 simultaneous Xbox updates and they reported around 45Mbps each whilst downloading?I was suppose to call them in August and haggle a new deal, but I forgot - this post has reminded me - thanks!


Huh? :/ Heattttttt
£80 Quidco for Gigafast
I had Vodafone Fibre broadbands installed back in Feb and can’t wait to get rid. 18 month contract. Was cheap but terrible. The download speed tests as high but the routing it uses is so slow. I get a better service connecting my laptop to my phone! (Which ironically is also Vodafone). Not voting either way as a result. It’s a risk.
Just had Vodafone fibre FTTC put in. Latency on Vodafone compared to BT a little higher but speed up/down is fine. Replaced supplied router with own solution. Good value for money considering price compared to BT. Management and Vodafone app well thought out of you want to stay with supplied hardware.
aLV42601/11/2019 01:00

I got an email this week from Virgin Media (that I thought this deal was …I got an email this week from Virgin Media (that I thought this deal was for - I had typed all this up before I realised!) reporting that they bumped my speed up:With your new, zippier average upload speeds of 10Mbps, plus your average download speeds of 108Mbps and unlimited downloads, you're all set to share more, play more and do heaps more online. So, don't hold backI just used Googles speedtest and got he following results:111.6 Mbps download, 5.46 Mbps upload. Strange indeed as I just ran 3 simultaneous Xbox updates and they reported around 45Mbps each whilst downloading?I was suppose to call them in August and haggle a new deal, but I forgot - this post has reminded me - thanks!


What an awful upload speed, even with VDSL I get more than double that.
GeekUnique01/11/2019 07:30

Just had Vodafone fibre FTTC put in. Latency on Vodafone compared to BT a …Just had Vodafone fibre FTTC put in. Latency on Vodafone compared to BT a little higher but speed up/down is fine. Replaced supplied router with own solution. Good value for money considering price compared to BT. Management and Vodafone app well thought out of you want to stay with supplied hardware.


Well this is their FTTH and it's on a entirely different network so the latency could be completely different
D4veyD4ve01/11/2019 06:47

I had Vodafone Fibre broadbands installed back in Feb and can’t wait to g …I had Vodafone Fibre broadbands installed back in Feb and can’t wait to get rid. 18 month contract. Was cheap but terrible. The download speed tests as high but the routing it uses is so slow. I get a better service connecting my laptop to my phone! (Which ironically is also Vodafone). Not voting either way as a result. It’s a risk.


Gigafast has a different router to their FTTC packages
ShamWow01/11/2019 07:39

Well this is their FTTH and it's on a entirely different network so the …Well this is their FTTH and it's on a entirely different network so the latency could be completely different


Totally understand they use FTTP. For me replacing the local router leads to simplified support as I’m a network engineer by trade. Most suppliers will support ‘wires only’ install if you ask nicely. You might even get a static RIPE public address too
A sales chap from voda was at our door the other day about this. He said that you could use a Vodafone pay as you go SIM card and still get the £5 off discount... anyone else tried that?
Most throughout issues are really about how the ISP is setup in terms of contention at POP. Once your into the providers core aside from who supplies the ‘last mile’ and peers into their network then it’s down to infrastructure. I know some of the big players really suffer from high traffic at peak times hence why people have to endure QOS or bandwidth management on the networks. BT are pretty fantastic in terms of throughput....but then they would be as they are the UK backbone Still, exciting times with incoming FTTP...sadly won’t be down my street for a few years so I’m stuck on FTTC and aluminium to the home
fm99101/11/2019 00:33

Cheap but service and quality also cheap


Are the bytes substandard?
GeekUnique01/11/2019 07:30

Just had Vodafone fibre FTTC put in. Latency on Vodafone compared to BT a …Just had Vodafone fibre FTTC put in. Latency on Vodafone compared to BT a little higher but speed up/down is fine. Replaced supplied router with own solution. Good value for money considering price compared to BT. Management and Vodafone app well thought out of you want to stay with supplied hardware.


Hi, getting Vodafone FTTC put in next week while I wait for the gigafast - can I ask what router you used is replace of the Vodafone one?
Amazing price. Not available for me in Glasgow though.
Just cancelled my Superfast2 broadband with them as they were putting the price up 12% (£25 to £28) which I only renewed in July. Now I see they'll do Superfast2 for £21 if your a mobile phone user which I am.
Edited by: "un1eash" 1st Nov
Does anywhere specify how long this is available for? We're due to move house, and our new house is in a Gigafast area.
scottishpunter01/11/2019 08:46

Hi, getting Vodafone FTTC put in next week while I wait for the gigafast - …Hi, getting Vodafone FTTC put in next week while I wait for the gigafast - can I ask what router you used is replace of the Vodafone one?


I use a Billion 8920nz but anything really. You do need to contact them and ask for the username and password for the connection as they don't give it until you ask.
dawsonz01/11/2019 09:20

Does anywhere specify how long this is available for? We're due to move …Does anywhere specify how long this is available for? We're due to move house, and our new house is in a Gigafast area.


December 2nd
scottishpunter01/11/2019 08:46

Hi, getting Vodafone FTTC put in next week while I wait for the gigafast - …Hi, getting Vodafone FTTC put in next week while I wait for the gigafast - can I ask what router you used is replace of the Vodafone one?


Asus work well. But if you don’t have a DSL router just put something like a Technicolor modem in front of it. Just check settings as pretty standard for BT DSLAM. Plus as someone else points out you’ll need to ask Vodafone for your login credentials. If you plan on FTTP later might be worth spec’ing up the router in terms of raw throughout but also consider how many devices or concurrent session will be going through it. Shouldn’t need a Check Point FW-1 at this stage
FloptimusPrime01/11/2019 09:20

I use a Billion 8920nz but anything really. You do need to contact them …I use a Billion 8920nz but anything really. You do need to contact them and ask for the username and password for the connection as they don't give it until you ask.


Yeah pretty much the case. Technically it should ideally be a BT approved device but so long as it’s not something cobbled together on a back street should be fine
Amazing! Has just become available to order since they finished in our street last week. I was going to sign up for 100Mbps yesterday and didn't get round to it.
Installation date 18th Dec so just in time for 4k streaming movies for Christmas Going from 7Mbps to 500Mbps
gonna take me 5 years til I get this installed in my area.
in the mean time HyperOptic and VM is available but is much more expensive
Incidentally, I have opted for a new sim plan with Vodafone, so hopefully the offer of £23 a month is available to me when I need it.
Thanks for this post! Looks like I'll need to complain to VM as I tested my speeds again this morning and I get the following results:
87.4 Mbps download
5.88 Mbps upload
I sadly can't take advantage of this offer, but at least I know I can get better!
How come Gigafast is cheaper than standard Fibre? Ridiculous prices.
chamelion01/11/2019 08:22

Are the bytes substandard?


The is router will be, for all providers except BT really, so the end result often being... yes.

Unless you're going to use the full capacity the download speed isn't the most important factor, which is why they'll raise it but keep the price the same as their first offer when it comes to renewal battles. Netflix's recommendation for 4K streaming is only 25 Megabits and a mere 5 for standard 1080p.

I've actually just left Virgin and taken a small speed hit because their latest router was noticeably worse than the version before it, the service had dropouts, and if I'm only going to use half of the speed they're offering anyway, what's the point. I had to get a higher phone bandwidth contract so I could carry on when the main one wasn't working well enough. It's just not worth it.
Edited by: "EndemicAlarm" 1st Nov
We don’t even get HO. VM in my area have quite a few outages so avoided this far.
I couldn't use the postcode checker but I spoke with an assistant via live chat service and he said the service will become available in my area within a month. He asked me to register on this link and someone will contact me shortly. He said registering on that link I will get some promotional discounts too, so actually better price than it shows on their website.
vodafone.co.uk/bro…ter


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Stay away or try yourself if looking for poor customer service, low quality router, wifi print issues, broken promises.

Read trhough issues reported in this link

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Edited by: "escapefromreality" 1st Nov
I’ve just cancelled with VM so keen to take up this offer as it’s considerably faster and less pm than VM but worried about losing parentals house number as we’ve had it for years
escapefromreality01/11/2019 18:37

Stay away or try yourself if looking for poor customer service, low …Stay away or try yourself if looking for poor customer service, low quality router, wifi print issues, broken promises.Read trhough issues reported in this linkhttps://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/vodafone-superfast-2-broadband-amazon-echo-dot-100-amazonjohnlewiscurrysms-voucher-3288850


That's FTTC that uses Openreach's wholesale network, this is CityFibre's FTTP network. If you sign up for FTTP with Vodafone apparently you get a completely different router (but should be much better) since it has to be able to support upto 1gbps.
Will they have a different router for 500Mbps that supports more devices ?
Jake4_01/11/2019 21:56

That's FTTC that uses Openreach's wholesale network, this is CityFibre's …That's FTTC that uses Openreach's wholesale network, this is CityFibre's FTTP network. If you sign up for FTTP with Vodafone apparently you get a completely different router (but should be much better) since it has to be able to support upto 1gbps.


Just wanted others not to have issues and make a good choice.
FloptimusPrime01/11/2019 09:20

I use a Billion 8920nz but anything really. You do need to contact them …I use a Billion 8920nz but anything really. You do need to contact them and ask for the username and password for the connection as they don't give it until you ask.


Router just arrived, and it is the THG 3000 which I think is the same one used for Gigafast, so might be ok. Normal fibre being installed Thursday, then hopefully gigafast soon.
Rolling it in the street doesn't mean it will be activated immediately. It's been 5-6 months on my street and its not activated yet. Vodafone don't have a clue on when it will be turned on.
11 Mbps available in my area. Virgin at full speed though
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