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JakeUK

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Does anybody have any experience with Vodafone 4g Broadband Backup? A neighbour mentioned it and it sounds just what I'm looking for as a second connection. I'm currently with Zen Internet who are great but the speed in my area of West London is only around 50-55 Mbps. We're fairly heavy users and really need to have access at all times. I tried Virgin (again) only to find they were much as they were when we left them a few years back. So we pulled out of that deal. Assuming that any other ISPs are going to be using the BT infrastructure and so run the risk of being down when Zen are down, I'm getting stumped for ideas.
 

Bubblesthefish6

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Does anybody have any experience with Vodafone 4g Broadband Backup? A neighbour mentioned it and it sounds just what I'm looking for as a second connection. I'm currently with Zen Internet who are great but the speed in my area of West London is only around 50-55 Mbps. We're fairly heavy users and really need to have access at all times. I tried Virgin (again) only to find they were much as they were when we left them a few years back. So we pulled out of that deal. Assuming that any other ISPs are going to be using the BT infrastructure and so run the risk of being down when Zen are down, I'm getting stumped for ideas.
I have the BT version (Hybrid Connect). It is limited to 30meg down 5 up when using 4G but thats much faster than vodafone in my area and all I need really. Vodafone only give you 50GB whereas the BT backup is unlimited and enables automatically and doesnt have to be near your router. The Vodafone works by plugging a 4G dongle into the USB port on the router whereas the BT one is its own device which can work via Ethernet or WiFi to get the best signal. The BT one works out much cheaper too, especially if you ring up and negotiate a better price than the extortionate amounts shown on the website. I got 50Meg down, 8 meg up with 500 landline minute, 4G backup and a 4GB mobile SIM card for £45/mth.
 

Gandi69

Top Member
Ive been offered it via vodafone too (who i'm with for fttc and mobile contract). However the data cap and fact its not a sim so i cant whip it out to put it in another device puts me off
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
Ive been offered it via vodafone too (who i'm with for fttc and mobile contract). However the data cap and fact its not a sim so i cant whip it out to put it in another device puts me off
It is a sim, BTs you can take out but it has some really strange restrictions which means when you put it in a device other than the hybrid connect the other device straight up refuses to make a connection. I get signal bars and it connects but when you make a call, send a text or use data, nowt happens
 
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