You’ve probably heard that Vodafone UK is offering a really sweet free gift with some of their broadband deals.
The truth is, there are multiple free gifts available for Vodafone broadband new customers.
Let’s review the Vodafone broadband free gift, and see if their deals are worth considering.
But first – here are the details of the packages with free items:
What bonuses do Vodafone offer?
As of the time of writing, Vodafone is offering the following freebies with the above fibre broadband deals:
- Free Apple TV 4K, normally valued at £179.
- A year of Apple TV+, to use with your Apple TV 4K, normally valued at £60.
How to get Vodafone broadband free gifts
You get all of the above by signing up to Vodafone’s Vodafone Superfast 1 Extra or Vodafone Superfast 2 Extra. You can also get a £25 Amazon voucher as a reward if you refer a friend. The person you refer also gets £25, so combined you and your friend get £50 in Amazon voucher rewards.
You must be a new customer to Vodafone internet in order to take advantage of this offer. The deal is available from November 2020.
After signing up, new customers will get their Apple TV 4K and Apple TV+ activation will be delivered or emailed to them. The most valuable item, the Apple TV 4K, will be sent 14 days after activation of the plan, while the voucher might take up to four weeks after you purchase one of these deals.
Are the freebies worth it?
In total, the value of the freebies Vodafone currently offer new customers is £179 + £60 + £75 = £314. This is probably the most free gifts we’ve ever seen included with a broadband deal. It’s enough to pay for more than 10 months of the broadband contract.
In short, these bonuses are definitely worth it, especially if you’re looking to use Apple TV anyway. The £75 gift card is just a bonus.
Is Vodafone broadband any good?
Like most UK broadband providers, Vodafone uses Openreach, which is BT’s broadband network. This means that while you can’t get ultrafast fibre broadband, Vodafone is normally pretty fast, and is widely available across the UK. It’s also extremely easy to switch to Vodafone if you’re already with one of the Openreach providers (meaning, not Virgin Media) – you don’t even need to contact your old provider.
Another good thing about Vodafone: they guarantee no price rises during the 24 month contract period. Just be aware that the price may go up at the end of the 24 months.
You get unlimited usage with Vodafone home broadband. And because they’re active in the phone space, Vodafone offer unlimited anytime calls to UK landlines and mobiles with these broadband packages. Their customer service is generally also pretty good, which is always a good thing.
And they’re not that expensive – there are no upfront costs. Vodafone might cost a bit more than cheap broadband providers, but these packages won’t cost you much per month, despite the free phone calls included.
Should I get Vodafone Superfast 1 Extra or Superfast 2 Extra?
Comparing the prices and the broadband speeds on offer, Vodafone Superfast 2 Extra is probably the better deal from Vodafone.
It offers almost double the average speeds of Vodafone Superfast 1 Extra, but will cost only a few pounds more. However, although Superfast 2 Extra offers faster fibre, both deals offer the same free gift and the same calls bundle.
Overall, if having fast fibre broadband is something you value, then Vodafone Superfast 2 Extra is probably the better bet, because of the higher average speed.
Literally the only downside to these home broadband deals is the 24 month contract. You can’t get it on a shorter commitment, such as an 18 month contract or 12 month deal. If you’re not likely to want to downgrade your broadband plan within the next 2 years, and want a free Apple TV 4K, then this might be the best broadband package on the market right now, especially if you also want phone calls.
Do note though that the Apple TV+ subscription automatically renews after a year at £4.99 per month, so be aware of that.
What are your thoughts on this free gift deal from Vodafone? Let us know in the comments below.
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.