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Vodafone UK Home Broadband Offers Gadgets Worth up to £200

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 (8:51 am) - Score 5,664

New customers looking to take Vodafone’s home superfast broadband package(s) should take note that they can now choose from one of four gadgets to have bundled for free, which include the GoPro HERO, Fitbit Charge 2, Sonos Play:1 Wireless Speaker and Amazon Echo (RRPs up to £199.99).

One crafty twist in all this is that the ISP has recently increased their monthly prices for new customers by +£3 extra, although arguably the new gadget gifts are worth a fair bit more than the price increase but that will be for each person to judge individually.

Otherwise both of the FTTC (VDSL2) based packages include a wireless router, unlimited usage, phone line rental, Parental Controls, 6 months of free F-Secure anti-virus software for up to 5 devices and an 18 month minimum term contract. A new line provision charge of £60 (one-off) may also apply if you don’t currently have a fixed phone line at your property.

As before the monthly prices are +£1 higher for subscribers that aren’t existing users of Vodafone’s mobile network, but even without this it’s still pretty cheap.

Superfast 1 (Average of 35Mbps)
Speed Guarantee of 25Mbps
PRICE: £24 for Voda mobile customers (£25 for non-mobile customers)

Superfast 2 (Average of 63Mbps)
Speed Guarantee of 55Mbps
PRICE: £29 for Voda mobile customers (£30 for non-mobile customers)

The offer of a free gadget is expected to last until 3rd September 2018 or until stocks run out. Take note that at the end of the order process we found that Vodafone said, “Please note, your monthly bill will increase by £3 a month after your initial 18 month minimum contract” (they should really be saying that on the main product page too).

In addition, the product page appears to suggest that their £9.99 upfront router delivery charge has been re-introduced but the order process says that this is still free.

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By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
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14 Responses
  1. Simon says:

    They must be doing bad then if they need to throw this all in to get custom.

    1. un4h731x0rp3r0m says:

      No, they do it each year at about the same time of year.
      2017’s (last year)

  2. lee says:

    Terrible Company It must be a incentive to get the customers for there rubbish services

    1. un4h731x0rp3r0m says:

      Or just a regular yearly summer offer like many ISPs do

    2. Simon says:

      Please show me another ISP that does this every year? I am genuinely asking

    3. NeilH says:

      BT runs all manner of weird promotions. Remember the ‘free’ BT Sports package bundled with new subscriptions? Except BT quietly changed the terms and started charging everyone for it! What a rip-off.

      BT regularly runs it’s Nectar Point promo for new subscribers, bribing them with Sainsbury’s vouchers, etc.

      And then there are its silly ‘Black Friday’ promos. Very time-limited offers to instil that sense of urgency
      Luring the punters into signing up in haste. Rather than shopping around for the best deal.

      By contrast, BT is by far the worst offender for marketing dodgy broadband deals.

    4. un4h731x0rp3r0m says:

      “Please show me another ISP that does this every year? I am genuinely asking”

      Plusnet and their Amazon voucher for £50/75 runs each year (atleast its running right now, ran in 2017 and 2015)

      BT and their Reward Cards for increased amounts at specific times of the year (Normally around £100 instead of 50/75) along with their summer deals (discounts for 12-18 month contracts, used to be all over TV now more billboards and newspaper ads)

      Virgin and their “free” install offers and free tablets/speaker (free install offer normally only once sometimes twice a year, tablet/speak offers ran in 2014,15 and 16 from my memory)

      Sky and their Prepaid cards.

      You can find details if you search here and thinkbroadband. All the above are typically yearly offers.

      Plusnet free Amazon speaker normally around July time, its currently running and ran last year also

      Virgins in the spring or near to spring time (not always but usually)

      BTs around March time for the increased reward card which runs for 3-6 months and then june’ish time for their “summer deals”

      Sky random times of the year, sometime a “summer offer” other times they run it as an zmas offer.

      I trust that covers enough.

  3. Onephat says:

    Bt often do it with prepaid MasterCard’s, I’ve seen Sky offer free TV’s and tablets and you can argue Talk talk do it with their heavily discounted Sky Sports packages if you take their broadband and TV.

  4. Misleading truth says:

    Virgin media.

    Pay for 300Mb

    Get 380Mb

    All day long.

    BT, Vodafone, Sky, all the same crap.

    All BT

    Virgin dominates, period

    1. Obidom says:

      For now, once the FTTP rolls out more widely and with better packages then people will switch to that

    2. un4h731x0rp3r0m says:

      ^^ LOL that is more than 10 years away. Only 3 Million by 2025 the last i read.

  5. Lee says:

    All rip off.The services are very bad!

  6. Adam says:

    Got a Vodafone line and a Plusnet line and both perform just as well as each other, speed is consistant, latancy is similar. Performance stays pretty much the same throughout the day.

    I’m a happy Vodafone customer and had big doubts. A colleague is a Vodafone customer and he rates them over his Virgin connection he used to have.

  7. InTheKnow says:

    I noticed that Vodafone’s monthly prices for their broadband packages went up by a few pounds when the offer started and now the offer’s ended they’ve come back down again. I’d hardly say this is a ‘free gift’.

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