Vodafone sure signal free with vodafone contracts
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Vodafone sure signal free with vodafone contracts

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LocalFound 25th Feb
Thought this was worth sharing. My old man gets terrible vodafone signal at work. Just called them saying we want to leave as the signal is too bad... they improved his contract bundle and gave a lower price (only £9.90 so not exactly worth much to them) and they said they would throw in a free sure signal box. Didn't take much pushing at all, which I was surprised about for a low monthly plan cost.

Reviews are a bit mixed but it's not bad for free, normally about £70 I think.
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DianeFR57 m ago

Are these to improve WiFi or mobile signal please? (Hope not a stupid …Are these to improve WiFi or mobile signal please? (Hope not a stupid question 😨) x


Vodafone mobile signal, not a stupid question at all
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I had their suresignal box it was useless . Mind you I was on a very poor adsl line at the time only 512k . Since getting fibre and swapping to EE things are solved . I was not impressed though with vodaphone or their box . I guess it depends on your circumstances it’s a good deal though as I paid 60 quid .
It will have been your poor connection. The SureSignal boxes are excellent. Get a full H signal throughout the house, to the bottom of the garden.
Place I last worked at had them dotted around the office. Really handy when you're in that low signal area.
Good deal but poor design they run very hot and have been known to melt . Potential fire risk. Had 3 of them. Just a heads up
Are these to improve WiFi or mobile signal please? (Hope not a stupid question 😨) x
Surely if at home you would use your WiFi and save your mobile data?
Been using one for a long time. No complaints and works as it should !.
Raider2549 m ago

Good deal but poor design they run very hot and have been known to melt . …Good deal but poor design they run very hot and have been known to melt . Potential fire risk. Had 3 of them. Just a heads up


Yep mine literally went bang, they wouldn't replace it so moved to three then ee, both of their boxes have been fine.
DianeFR57 m ago

Are these to improve WiFi or mobile signal please? (Hope not a stupid …Are these to improve WiFi or mobile signal please? (Hope not a stupid question 😨) x


Vodafone mobile signal, not a stupid question at all
shanecr23 m ago

Surely if at home you would use your WiFi and save your mobile data?


Yep agree what what about calls and texts. Not necessarily sending them yourself, but receiving them also
Interesting, Thank You 😁
Raider253 h, 2 m ago

Good deal but poor design they run very hot and have been known to melt . …Good deal but poor design they run very hot and have been known to melt . Potential fire risk. Had 3 of them. Just a heads up


Yep mine went the same. I fought with them for months over it as they would not cancel my contract penalty free unless I returned the Sure Signal to their tech team despite me telling them countless times that I no longer had it as I had sent it to trading standards as they would not admit there was a problem with them and at that time there were a lot of customers had the same thing happen and sent them back to vodafone and heard nothing more about it. I ended up using the roeslover tool from MSE and made my phone calls through the resolver app so they were recorded, i ended up getting my money back but they never have admitted the boxes were dangerous.
Sorry to hijack the post but it's slightly related..

If anyone is having trouble getting an ee signal box I have one that'll be free in April. All I have to do is change the address and you can use it.
Tried a couple of these boxes, suresignal included. Never much good - Moved to EE and went for Wifi calling and never looked back.
Really don’t understand why anyone uses Vodafone, amazed they are still in business.
Had one of these for many years. All I can say is they are excellent. I don't plug it in I have zero phone signal. I plug it in I have full signal.

I do need to forward ports on my router for it to work though.
carling810 m ago

Had one of these for many years. All I can say is they are excellent. I …Had one of these for many years. All I can say is they are excellent. I don't plug it in I have zero phone signal. I plug it in I have full signal.I do need to forward ports on my router for it to work though.


yes I had to do the same. I must have gotten lucky mine has not went bang. It has been running for over 2 years fingers crossed.
Raider255 h, 51 m ago

Good deal but poor design they run very hot and have been known to melt . …Good deal but poor design they run very hot and have been known to melt . Potential fire risk. Had 3 of them. Just a heads up


Agreed. I get mine through work, so no cost to me. I’m on my third one.
Don’t most phones now have WiFi calling built in? Can’t see what advantage this offers, unless you’re running with a fairly old phone.
DrRollo2 h, 8 m ago

Really don’t understand why anyone uses Vodafone, amazed they are still in …Really don’t understand why anyone uses Vodafone, amazed they are still in business.


I have been with Vodafone for nearly a year only changed as I’m under a colleagues scheme. I’ve had no issues whatsoever with my signal and would happily continue with them.
I got this very same offer a few months back. Took a wee bit of persuading and the threat of breach of contact (failure to provide service at my home address) but they gave me a credit for the cost of a new SureSignal (they had none in stock) and I found one on Gumtree half retail price. Happy days!
No problem with any melting and it works very well, no trouble with signal or call dropping since I installed it.
doll28081 h, 9 m ago

I have been with Vodafone for nearly a year only changed as I’m under a c …I have been with Vodafone for nearly a year only changed as I’m under a colleagues scheme. I’ve had no issues whatsoever with my signal and would happily continue with them.



I don’t know where you live, but I used to have a job travelling around a lot with lots of different people, Vodafone was by far the worst. It’s kind of irrelevant if you live in a big town or city as all the networks should just work there anyway.
Although I understand the practical use of these, from a consumer point of view they just don't make sense to me.

You're giving your mobile network free access to your paid-for internet connection, in order for them to provide the service that you've also already paid them for. Its always going to be cheaper for them to piggyback your internet connection for free than to legitimately improve their signal. Its even worse if they use that connection for other users.

Even if you have unlimited data at home, at the very least they should subsidise your internet, or equivalently discount your line rental. If not, I'd personally rather pay the same amount to another network that works.
Edited by: "spammy" 26th Feb
davidodonnell513 h, 25 m ago

Sorry to hijack the post but it's slightly related.. If anyone is having …Sorry to hijack the post but it's slightly related.. If anyone is having trouble getting an ee signal box I have one that'll be free in April. All I have to do is change the address and you can use it.


If anyone has one I need one would be appreciated
spammy8 h, 51 m ago

Although I understand the practical use of these, from a consumer point of …Although I understand the practical use of these, from a consumer point of view they just don't make sense to me. You're giving your mobile network free access to your paid-for internet connection, in order for them to provide the service that you've also already paid them for. Its always going to be cheaper for them to piggyback your internet connection for free than to legitimately improve their signal. Its even worse if they use that connection for other users.Even if you have unlimited data at home, at the very least they should subsidise your internet, or equivalently discount your line rental. If not, I'd personally rather pay the same amount to another network that works.


Not for everyone. But my dad works in a rural area in a metal hangar. No phone gets signal in there. Also, you have to register numbers to use on it, it's not just anyone. And as he has unlimited broadband, I think its an ideal solution
dwattsy2115 m ago

Not for everyone. But my dad works in a rural area in a metal hangar. No …Not for everyone. But my dad works in a rural area in a metal hangar. No phone gets signal in there. Also, you have to register numbers to use on it, it's not just anyone. And as he has unlimited broadband, I think its an ideal solution


Like I said, I get it.

I just think it benefits the mobile networks more than they'd care to admit, and if us consumers had been a little more canny from the start we could have pitched this as us doing them a favour, rather than the other way around.
Edited by: "spammy" 26th Feb
One thing worth noting is that these only work on 2/3G, not 4G. So if your phone has even a tiny amount of 4G signal, it won't connect to the sure signal as it will prioritise the 4G connection instead. Nobody at Vodafone ever explained this to me so I went months thinking that mine was broken because my phone would never connect to it. The only way it will work in this scenario (per guidance I received from Vodafone themselves, eventually) is if you disable 4G in the phone settings, which is a pain as you're forever having to switch it on and off as you come and go from your house (unless you're happy having 3G only all the time). Consequently I got rid of mine and just tolerate the 1 bar of 4G I get at home.
Edited by: "Zero_Zuul" 26th Feb
StewartHardie2 h, 41 m ago

If anyone has one I need one would be appreciated


Send me a message buddy
So ANNOYING when I see cool freebies like this!, I was on VodaFone line rental for some year's (and for a few year's too), but never once was made of this freebie from them via them. :-(

Some year's after leaving T-Mobile after also being with them for an age as well, then EE then starts coming out with their freebie mobile phone portable battery chargers for nowt also!, and ... :-(

Sodding Sods Law all that I reckon.

Life at times, huh?, lol.
We use Vodafone as our supplier at work and have gone through a number of these for remote workers - As mentioned they run hot and we’ve had a few fry themselves.

Excellent device though, does what is supposed to (when your suppliers signal fails you). Fixed a lot of “can’t do my job” complainers!

Vodafone have recently offered us WiFi calling now so we no longer need these devices. It was available on our account/contract but had to ‘ask’ for it to be enabled rather than a given.

(Not sure about Android, but WiFi calling is only available from iPhone SE onwards.)

Great deal/offer though, good find!!!
I got rebuffed as I’m only 2 months into a contract. You’ll get one free if you are going to take out a new contract or uograde but not like me as an existing user
misterleoni25th Feb

Don’t most phones now have WiFi calling built in? Can’t see what advantage …Don’t most phones now have WiFi calling built in? Can’t see what advantage this offers, unless you’re running with a fairly old phone.


What if you're on an MVNO using vodafone e.g. Lebara
Sheikh_Ahmed2 h, 55 m ago

What if you're on an MVNO using vodafone e.g. Lebara


Will this actually work with an MVNO? My ID Mobile SIM seems to work with WiFi calling out of the box.
misterleoni19 h, 26 m ago

Will this actually work with an MVNO? My ID Mobile SIM seems to work with …Will this actually work with an MVNO? My ID Mobile SIM seems to work with WiFi calling out of the box.


I haven’t heard any MVNO that supports Native WiFi Calling (without an app)
Sheikh_Ahmed53 m ago

I haven’t heard any MVNO that supports Native WiFi Calling (without an app)


ID Mobile definitely does on an iPhone
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