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Vodafone unlimited fibre optic broadband now with NO LINE RENTAL!
Vodafone unlimited fibre optic broadband now with NO LINE RENTAL!

Vodafone unlimited fibre optic broadband now with NO LINE RENTAL!

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As of today vodafone have scrapped line rental costs on all unlimited fibre optic broadband packages! Prices start from just 22pm for 38mbps speed or just 28pm for 76mbps! (Depending on availability and speed in your area) Subject to a £49 fibre connection fee. Website hasn't been updated with new deal yet but available In all stores. Switching is all taken care of (except virgin media customers) in store who will give activation dates.

There is certainly line rental.
This deal includes line rental in the deal price.
- Firefly1

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You should also factor in a potential 60 pounds extra if the home doesn't have a BT Openreach line installed.

Original Poster

I believe that would only be for ADSL broadband as there is no need for a line with fibre optic if there's no line rental cost?

98% homes has BT Openreach

DSB690

I believe that would only be for ADSL broadband as there is no need for a … I believe that would only be for ADSL broadband as there is no need for a line with fibre optic if there's no line rental cost?



​yes they will "magic it" to your house

That's not fibre optic broadband, it's fibre to the cabinet. Looks like a good deal though and good to see they have adopted the price requirements as required by Of communication later in the year. I.e. no hidden line rental charge.

Original Poster

axgod2

​yes they will "magic it" to your house



KNEW IT!

DSB690

I believe that would only be for ADSL broadband as there is no need for a … I believe that would only be for ADSL broadband as there is no need for a line with fibre optic if there's no line rental cost?



No, this for a fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) product, which means that the fibre runs to the cabinet and from the cabinet to your premises you still need to have a copper telephone line.

the no line rental is useful.. thou if you already have a line installed, do they need to install a second line ?

Original Poster

b1g1an

It is on the website...https://www.vodafone.co.uk/broadband/deals



Was only showing the previous packages earlier!

There is really little difference in price from the providers that charge line rental but then give free (or discounted) broadband. Just worded different to make it sound better!

DSB690

Was only showing the previous packages earlier!



I should've said "now"

Availability checker isn't up to much, says it unavailable at my address despite being on openreach fibre through PlusNet for over a year now.

b1g1an

Availability checker isn't up to much, says it unavailable at my address … Availability checker isn't up to much, says it unavailable at my address despite being on openreach fibre through PlusNet for over a year now.



Probably because Vodafone is a LLU (local loop unbundled) provider.

robertr

There is really little difference in price from the providers that charge … There is really little difference in price from the providers that charge line rental but then give free (or discounted) broadband. Just worded different to make it sound better!



I agree, I pay £28 inc line rental for infinity 2 unlimited with BT, all providers will do a good deal if you phone them and enquire. Personally I wouldn't want to pay £28 or £22 just for broadband when you can get the same or similar with line rental with a bit of back and forth to get a deal

robertr

There is really little difference in price from the providers that charge … There is really little difference in price from the providers that charge line rental but then give free (or discounted) broadband. Just worded different to make it sound better!



Dunno, it looks about £5-10 cheaper per month to me.

Any scope for getting discount if you're a mobile customer?

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Rhythm

Dunno, it looks about £5-10 cheaper per month to me. Any scope for … Dunno, it looks about £5-10 cheaper per month to me. Any scope for getting discount if you're a mobile customer?



Considering sky charge £30pm plus £17.40pm line rental on top for 76mbps broadband I'd say it's not worded better

DSB690

Considering sky charge £30pm plus £17.40pm line rental on top for 76mbps b … Considering sky charge £30pm plus £17.40pm line rental on top for 76mbps broadband I'd say it's not worded better



But as stated, only the terminally lazy ever pays full price with Sky. I'm paying £29 for 40meg including line rental (not a TV customer) and that was "negotiated" mid-contract too. All it takes is a phone call and they'll knock loads off.

That said, the idea of doubling my speed for a quid less per month whilst taking funds away from Murdoch sounds great :-)

Original Poster

Rhythm

But as stated, only the terminally lazy ever pays full price with Sky. … But as stated, only the terminally lazy ever pays full price with Sky. I'm paying £29 for 40meg including line rental (not a TV customer) and that was "negotiated" mid-contract too. All it takes is a phone call and they'll knock loads off.That said, the idea of doubling my speed for a quid less per month whilst taking funds away from Murdoch sounds great :-)



Just sold it to yourself

£22 is basically inclusive of the line rental. Vodafone still have to pay it, they are just wrapping it up in the £22 charge.

Clever marketing for silly people.

DSB690

Considering sky charge £30pm plus £17.40pm line rental on top for 76mbps b … Considering sky charge £30pm plus £17.40pm line rental on top for 76mbps broadband I'd say it's not worded better



As you use Sky as an example, their fibre is 'free' if you subscribe to Sky Sports, and they also have discounted rates on new 12 month contracts if you don't. You can't compare a new Vodafone customer price to 'standard' (non-discounted) prices from other providers. Each provider have their own range of discounts.

Chiptivo

£22 is basically inclusive of the line rental. Vodafone still have to pay … £22 is basically inclusive of the line rental. Vodafone still have to pay it, they are just wrapping it up in the £22 charge. Clever marketing for silly people.



Exactly!

Rhythm

Dunno, it looks about £5-10 cheaper per month to me. Any scope for … Dunno, it looks about £5-10 cheaper per month to me. Any scope for getting discount if you're a mobile customer?



£3 discount

£22 for existing Vodafone customers, £25 for new customers.

freebiehunter

I agree, I pay £28 inc line rental for infinity 2 unlimited with BT, all … I agree, I pay £28 inc line rental for infinity 2 unlimited with BT, all providers will do a good deal if you phone them and enquire. Personally I wouldn't want to pay £28 or £22 just for broadband when you can get the same or similar with line rental with a bit of back and forth to get a deal



BT are currently advertising £25 per month for 76mbps and then £19 for the line rental with no install cost and £100 effective cash back on a preloaded card. Meanwhile Vodafone is £50 for install and then £28 per month. Over 2 years, Vodafone is nearly £10 per month cheaper. That's quite a lot to negotiate for!

GuigsyUK

BT are currently advertising £25 per month for 76mbps and then £19 for t … BT are currently advertising £25 per month for 76mbps and then £19 for the line rental with no install cost and £100 effective cash back on a preloaded card. Meanwhile Vodafone is £50 for install and then £28 per month. Over 2 years, Vodafone is nearly £10 per month cheaper. That's quite a lot to negotiate for!



Don't forget £162.75 cashback (Topcashback) also available with BT which effectively reduces the monthly fee by £13.56 per month over the 12 month contract.

robertr

Probably because Vodafone is a LLU (local loop unbundled) provider.



Of course!

wow, thats a good deal. will go for this after plusnet contract is finished

Getting sorted next week EE (BT bought them over)
Unlimited Broadband that also Boosts your Data for 18mths
All for a nicker plus £17.50 line rental = £18.50
(£10 after 18mths just switch to a better deal or haggle like we all do nearer the time)
Customers outside their network pay £25 tho

Also the nice Lady didn't mention about the Engineers call-out £30 was £60 or the cost of delivery of the Router, as asked a few times and was paying no hidden charges etc.. but when i received an email with this added on, i had to kick up a wee stink and they waived the costs £38 saved, cpl months free line rental there
So if they don't mention it (as the conversation is usually recorded) then you've won a watch, they don't want to lose you and you get 6mths free BT Sports just cancel before the 6mths is up or you will be charged £10 per mth

I got excited thinking that there might be some competition for a fiber-only product! Looks like I'll have to stick to Virgin Media

ninjakiller1

98% homes has BT Openreach



​I'm the 2%

mattinhull

​I'm the 2%


I am the 2%, fxxk Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster council.

anyone know if this is true speeds of 76Mbps or capped like everyone else?

Chiptivo

£22 is basically inclusive of the line rental. Vodafone still have to pay … £22 is basically inclusive of the line rental. Vodafone still have to pay it, they are just wrapping it up in the £22 charge. Clever marketing for silly people.



No, its actually Govt legislation, otherwise known as 'The Law'. Vodafone are just jumping the gun here. I recommend coffee & maybe a nightclass in current affairs.

Chiptivo

£22 is basically inclusive of the line rental. Vodafone still have to pay … £22 is basically inclusive of the line rental. Vodafone still have to pay it, they are just wrapping it up in the £22 charge. Clever marketing for silly people.



Ahh, but if you can expense your Broadband, but not your line rental then this will be a benefit to some.

mattinhull

​I'm the 2%


I’ve always found it stupid that Hull has its entire communications infrastructure run by a different company to Openreach and I don't even know how it is fair competition as KCOM are the sole provider. They say it is due to the fact that KCOM offer wholesale access but Openreach won't touch it as they only get involved in their own infrastructure.

Their checker predicts up to 76Mbps but refuses to show me any packages. Will their service be any better and do any include IP blocks?

how capped would this be?

Looks like a real competitor for SSE - and maybe without the capacity problems, too.

SSE is costing me £24.50 pm with caller display and all-inclusive calls. This would be £30 pm for the same package. Both 18 month minimum contracts.

robertr

There is really little difference in price from the providers that charge … There is really little difference in price from the providers that charge line rental but then give free (or discounted) broadband. Just worded different to make it sound better!



Exactly, i bet no line rental is actually worse as service providers can't increase the amount they charge for line rental, but with plans without line rental they can increase the price annually as they wish.. seems like clever trickery from Vodafone
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