If you’re considering joining Vodafone Broadband, you might have heard about the free gifts that they offer.
In this guide, we’ve explained which Vodafone broadband deals have free gifts, and what the free gifts are.
We’ve also looked at whether or not these free gifts make Vodafone Broadband worth joining.
Vodafone Broadband free gifts
Vodafone has two tiers of broadband deals:
- Vodafone Broadband, which is very basic, and has no free gifts, but a much lower monthly cost.
- Vodafone Pro II Broadband, which is more expensive. This deal comes with free gifts.
Each of these deals can be purchased with a range of different average download speeds, ranging from 36 Mbps up to 910 Mbps.
With Vodafone Pro II Broadband, you get the following free gifts and bonuses:
- A 4G broadband backup device, ensuring that if your home broadband ever goes down, you’ll still be able to get online, using the Vodafone 4G network.
- The Vodafone Ultra Hub – one of the best Wi-Fi routers that any British broadband provider ships to its customers at the moment. It comes with Wi-Fi 6E, giving you better speeds and coverage at home.
- A Super WiFi 6E Booster, which helps you to further improve your Wi-Fi signal – especially useful if you have a large house.
- Access to Vodafone Wi-Fi experts – basically a level of extended support to set up your Wi-Fi router and signal booster, and ensure that you get the best possible download speeds.
- A year of Norton 360 Antivirus.
- Sometimes Vodafone also includes an Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet device, but this isn’t always on offer.
If you’re a Vodafone pay monthly mobile customer, you also get a discount on Vodafone Broadband, no matter whether you buy Vodafone Broadband or Vodafone Pro II Broadband.
How to get Vodafone Broadband free gifts
To gain access to the free gifts we listed above, all you need to do is buy Vodafone Pro II Broadband, and be a new Vodafone Broadband customer.
Once your order is confirmed, you’ll receive the hardware items (like the backup router) in the mail, just like you’d receive your Wi-Fi router if you bought any other broadband deal.
Just note, Vodafone retains ownership of the Ultra Hub router. You don’t get to keep it if you leave Vodafone Broadband.
Are Vodafone’s free gifts worth it?
The best freebie that Vodafone includes with their Pro II Broadband plans is definitely their Ultra Hub router, and the Wi-Fi signal booster it comes with.
This router is a very good bit of kit – if you were to buy a similar one, with a Wi-Fi booster, you could expect to pay at least a few hundred pounds. If you’ve ever had Wi-Fi signal issues at home, this router could solve the problem – in fact, Vodafone guarantees you’ll get a good Wi-Fi signal with their Pro II Broadband plan.
The other really good free gift Vodafone includes is the 4G backup device. Although you shouldn’t have to use it often, having the peace of mind to at least still be able to browse the web and watch videos when your broadband goes down is good to have.
There is one downside to this 4G backup router – it’s not battery-powered. If you have a power cut, you’ll still be offline.
Vodafone Broadband’s other free gifts are sort of useful, but less so than these two benefits.
Overall, we see quite a lot of value in Vodafone’s perks that they include with their Pro II Broadband deal. This package is definitely worth checking out, especially if you’re a Vodafone pay monthly mobile customer already, and you can get a reduced monthly cost.
Is Vodafone Broadband any good?
Vodafone’s broadband monthly costs are very competitive on their basic plans without free gifts, however, their Pro II plan is relatively expensive. You do get a lot of value in return though, especially with the Ultra Hub router.
The main downside to Vodafone Broadband is you have to commit to a 24 month contract. There are no short-term 12 month or 18 month contracts available.
However, each of their deals has no upfront costs, including the ones with free gifts. You don’t have to pay anything to get started, even if Vodafone has to send an engineer to your address to get you connected.
You can also get superfast or ultrafast speeds with Vodafone, depending on the infrastructure available in your area. Their plans offer plenty of bandwidth.
According to Ofcom research, Vodafone’s customer service is not quite as good as BT or Sky, but it’s better than many providers, such as Virgin Media. You won’t have to wait a really long time on the phone if you need help from Vodafone.
If you want to ensure you get really good Wi-Fi at home with your new broadband plan, Vodafone is a great choice. They offer one of the best routers you can get at the moment with a new broadband deal.
Their Pro II plans aren’t cheap, but you can get a decent discount if you’re already a Vodafone mobile customer.
Still not sure if Vodafone broadband is right for you? Leave a comment below, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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.