Vodafone has a long history of offering free gifts for new customers with their broadband deals.
Depending on the package you sign up for, you might be entitled to freebies such as Apple TV, gift cards, and other bonuses.
In this article, we’ve explained what free gifts are available with Vodafone Broadband, and looked at whether their broadband deals are worth buying.
How Vodafone Broadband works
Vodafone’s broadband deals are a bit more complicated than what most other providers offer.
The first thing you need to do is choose a download speed. You can get a broadband package with a download speed of up to 910 Mbps with Vodafone, if you live in a full fibre area.
There are also superfast fibre deals with a download speed of 73, 100, or 200 Mbps if you don’t need a lot of bandwidth, and would prefer to save a bit of money.
Once you’ve chosen a plan with a download and upload speed that suits you, you’ll have the choice of two different types of deal:
- Full Fibre broadband
- Pro II Full Fibre broadband
Full Fibre is the cheap option, and is quite basic. Often, Vodafone’s basic deals are some of the cheapest on the market, when you compare them to offers from other providers with a similar download speed.
Pro II Full Fibre is much more expensive, but comes with a range of free gifts, which we’ve detailed in the next section.
Then, once you’ve chosen which type of deal you’d like, you have the choice whether or not to add on a Vodafone Xtra package, which comes with a range of additional bonuses.
No matter whether you choose a superfast or an ultrafast package, and no matter which add-ons you choose to include, your Vodafone broadband plan will come with no upfront cost, and a 24 month contract.
Vodafone Broadband free gifts
Depending on the broadband deal and add-ons you choose, you’ll be entitled to the following free gifts and other bonuses.
Vodafone Pro II Full Fibre broadband
If you choose a Pro II Full Fibre broadband deal, you’ll be entitled to:
- Vodafone’s Ultra Hub Wi-Fi router, which comes with WiFi 6E, giving you better signal and speeds when using a wireless internet connection.
- A Wi-Fi booster, giving you better Wi-Fi signal if you have a large house.
- A 4G broadband backup device, which will keep you online using the Vodafone 4G network if your broadband ever goes down.
- Access to what Vodafone calls WiFi Xperts – a different support team dedicated to fixing Wi-Fi issues.
Vodafone Xtra broadband
If you choose to add on Vodafone Xtra broadband to your bundle, you will also be entitled to:
- An Apple TV 4K device, giving you the ability to watch shows using different streaming apps on your TV.
- A 24 month subscription to Apple TV+ – basically Apple’s version of Netflix, with TV shows and movies you can stream on demand.
- Anytime calls to UK mobiles and landlines, from your landline phone.
Once you sign up for Vodafone home broadband, your free gifts will ship in the mail, along with your router, within a few weeks of placing the order.
The digital products you are entitled to, such as the Apple TV+ subscription, will be sent to your email address.
We have estimated that if you buy Pro II and Vodafone Xtra Broadband, the value of the free gifts you will receive is around £318. This does not include the value of the Ultra Hub WiFi 6E router, as you will have to send it back to Vodafone at the end of the contract.
Is Vodafone Broadband worth buying?
There are a lot of things to like about Vodafone Broadband.
For starters, they have good customer service, according to Ofcom data. They have a higher customer satisfaction rating than Virgin Media, TalkTalk, and Sky Broadband, and are equal with BT.
Also, Vodafone’s broadband deals have no setup fees, and they are one of the only British broadband providers to offer a WiFi 6E router. Most other providers still give you a WiFi 5 device, which will have worse wireless signal.
For some people, Vodafone’s 24 month contract is a bit of a downside. It is quite a long commitment – many other broadband providers offer 12 month or 18 month contracts.
The other downside to Vodafone Broadband is their premium packages, like Pro II and Xtra Broadband, are relatively expensive. You will have to pay a decent amount to get access to the broadband deals that come with these freebies.
However, if you will get a lot of value out of these free gifts, Vodafone Broadband is definitely worth considering. Given the amount of extras you are entitled to, Vodafone is not extremely expensive, in large part because their regular prices for basic full fibre broadband are so cheap.
Also, you can get a discount on Vodafone Broadband if you’re already a Vodafone pay monthly mobile customer, helping you to get an even better price.
Ultimately, although Vodafone Pro II Broadband is not cheap, if you like the look of the free gifts on offer, and know that you’ll use them, these packages are definitely worth considering.
If you’d prefer a cheaper broadband plan with fewer freebies and bonuses, read our guide to the best broadband deals in the UK in 2023.
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About the author
Tyler built his first PC at the age of 12, and since then, he’s become obsessed with all things networking and internet-related. He’s a massive gamer, loves Rocket League, and also plays Sunday League football.