A guide to Vodafone broadband
We've got all of the information on the broadband speeds, packages and prices available from Vodafone.
Vodafone offers a variety of broadband packages and plans, starting from just €25 per month. Many of Vodafone’s plans come with decent introductory discounts, and contracts for most plans are 18 months.
What packages are available from Vodafone?
Vodafone’s ‘Simply Broadband’ broadband-only plan
One of Vodafone’s most popular plans is the ‘Simply Broadband’ package, which does exactly what it says on the tin - you’ll get broadband with speeds of up to 100Mbps, without having to pay for a phone line or TV plan that you don’t need or want.
The speeds you get will depend on where you live and the type of broadband connection available. If you can get fibre broadband, you’ll generally be able to get speeds of up to 100Mbps, while an ADSL connection will give you speeds of up to 24Mbps. Vodafone has even started introducing some gigabit plans, with speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps, in some areas.
Vodafone broadband/fibre and phone
If you do want phone with your plan, take a look at Vodafone’s broadband and phone plans, which start from just €25 per month.
There are a couple of call packages available, depending on whether you’re happy with calling landlines, or you want to be able to ring mobile numbers, too.
Vodafone broadband, TV and phone
While some of us are now happy with broadband-only plans, and access content through streaming sites like Netflix, if you can’t live without your traditional TV plan, you could go for one of Vodafone’s broadband, TV and phone packages, which start from just €25 per month.
If you want to go for a TV plan, you’ll need to think about how many TV channels you want. There are two main Vodafone TV packages:
TV plans from Vodafone
Vodafone doesn’t offer any TV-only plans, so if you want to sign up for Vodafone TV you’ll need to opt for a bundle, or be an existing Vodafone broadband customer.
Vodafone’s mobile plans
On top of its broadband, phone and TV plans, Vodafone offers a range of mobile plans.
Their Red 30 Day Plan is one of the most popular - it’s a SIM-only bill-pay plan, on a 30-day rolling contract, and offers customers 5GB of data, and unlimited minutes and texts.
So, if you’re a talker or a texter and rely less heavily on data, this could be the plan for you - especially if you don’t want to be tied down to a longer contract.
Does Vodafone broadband come with any extras?
Vodafone’s packages come with all equipment, delivery and installation free of charge, which can be a real added bonus, as some other providers charge for equipment and/or installation.
If you sign up for a Vodafone package with TV included, you’ll also be able to access Netflix directly through your TV box.
What do I get if I sign up? Why should I choose Vodafone?
Vodafone has a great range of packages and plans, so you’re sure to find one to suit you. When you sign up to a Vodafone broadband package, you’ll get:
- all equipment - including your Vodafone Fibre Broadband modem (with inbuilt router) and/or TV box - free of charge, and
- installation and delivery free of charge.
It’s also possible to keep your existing phone number when you sign up to Vodafone broadband.
Vodafone’s deals and costs
Vodafone’s cheapest broadband and phone deal is the Simply Broadband 24Mb + Home Essentials package, which costs €25 for the first 6 months, and €50 thereafter.
Meanwhile, if you want a package that includes broadband, TV and phone all in one, the Vodafone TV & Simply Broadband + Home Essentials plan could be a good option for you. This comes in at €25 for the first 6 months, and €75 thereafter.
Remember, if you sign up to a package that includes Vodafone TV, you can also add-on eir sport, Sky Sports, or Sky Cinema for an additional monthly charge. You can also sign-up separately to Virgin Media Sport, which you’ll be able to access via the Virgin TV app.
Vodafone broadband speeds
Most Vodafone broadband plans will offer either speeds of up to 24Mbps or up to 100Mbps, depending on the type of connection you can get where you live - i.e. ADSL or fibre. And remember that Vodafone also offers SIRO-powered broadband in some areas across the country, with speeds of up to 1,000Mbps.
Things to be aware of when switching to Vodafone
Before you sign up to any Vodafone plan, make sure you fully review all your options. Most of Vodafone’s packages have 18-month contracts, so be careful to check any discount period - and the price after the discount ends - before signing up.
I am an existing customer - are there any Vodafone upgrade deals?
If you already have a Vodafone broadband and TV package, you can upgrade by adding on eir sport, Sky Sports, or Sky Cinema. You can also sign-up separately to Virgin Media Sport, which you’ll be able to access via the Virgin TV app.
Meanwhile, if you’re a broadband-only or broadband and phone customer, you could add on a TV package to your plan if you want access to Vodafone TV. Depending on your connection, and where you live, it might also be possible to upgrade to a plan with higher speeds. The best bet would be to contact Vodafone directly to find out the options available to you.
Vodafone Broadband v eir v Sky v Virgin Media
If you’re not sure which broadband provider to go for, it’s worth noting that most Vodafone broadband plans run off the open eir wholesale broadband network, so the broadband service is similar to what you’d get from eir or Sky. The majority of plans from these providers have speeds of up to 100Mbps, while Virgin Media - who runs its own network - has plans with speeds of up to 360Mbps
If you want superfast broadband, remember that Vodafone also has some SIRO-powered broadband packages available in certain areas, with speeds of up to 1,000Mbps, so these are worth watching out for.
How can I switch to Vodafone broadband?
Switching to a Vodafone plan is quick and easy. All you need to do is choose which plan you’re interested in and fill in a few details, including your address and bank details. Vodafone will also look for your Universal Account Number.
Make sure you contact your current provider to ensure you’re free to switch, and give them the required notice so that you’re not charged after you’ve switched. You’ll be able to arrange a cut-off date with them for service and then you can confirm an installation date with Vodafone so you experience as little downtime as possible. Once the switch happens, you can then cancel any Direct Debits with your current provider.