Vodafone Home Broadband Reviews

Sometimes the best way to get a feel for a broadband provider is to read what those who are already customers think of the service they're receiving. Below are all the reviews we've received for Vodafone.

Recent Customer Ratings for Vodafone

  • Satisfaction
    2.6 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.5 stars
  • Speed
    2.7 stars
  • Reliability
    2.6 stars

Based on 448 customer ratings since 2023-04-13 (Show all time ratings)

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Ratings are left by users of our speed test as well as by reviewers. Recent star ratings summarise the last 12 months of ratings or the last 100 ratings placed, whichever is largest.

1,501 Customer Reviews over 38 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    SW4 0PB
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I do regret for signing 12 months contract due to the broadband being so unreliable specially on mobile devices. I would not recommend anybody to get in to this mess if you're from my area.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ipswich
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have only put one star because there is no option for 0 star otherwise I have had enough of Vofafone. The worst is the home broadband utter rubbish. Dont even try because even the staff do not know what they are doing. Its just a long storry that I wont even bother sharing. All I can say is stay away from Vodafone to have a peace of mind.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible. I rarely leave reviews but this fibre internet connection has driven me to despair! The only positive thing that I can say about Vodaphone is that with the price increase they have allowed people to leave before their contract is up. I am jumping ship to either Sky or BT.

    When first installed it was okay. Now it is terrible. The connection keeps dropping out and the wifi is terrible. Sometimes I can only get 10mbs when I am paying for the full fat fibre. When I do get the 10mbs I am happy as it means I actually have a connection for once. My wife is upset with the situation as she has had to up her mobile phone package to allow for more data as the wifi keeps failing.

    STAY AWAY FROM VODAPHONE BROADBAND IF YOU WANT A STABLE INTERNET CONNECTION! (I am writing this article using my iPhone as a hotspot as the connection has gone again)
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst broadband I have ever had, I regret ted that I got it
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wallasey wirral
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst broadband we have ever had , always switching off I've had to increase my data for my mobile because I've used so much data at home
    When i should be connected to
    Wifi absolutely horrendous stay well
    Away
  • Reviewer
    Location
    HAYWARDS HEATH
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Comments
    I will give them o stars. The worst customer service!!! My WiFi got cancelled one day for no reason, I wasn't even informed and for a month I struggled to get it back, but only got lied to. I had to also pay for it for a month when it didn't work. Will never use Vodafone again.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Appalling customer service. They do not value customers at all and treat you like you have to be grateful if they provide you with their service which we pay for! I made an appointment to have the line activated. I took a day off and none came to the property. I phoned and, as if nothing had happened, I was told that the appointment had been changed to a different date. Not only they did not inform me of the changes but did not apologise for my lost time and money and did not make any effort to give me an appointment that suited me. I had other similar issues with dongle broadband. Vodafone communication with customer should be rated 0. Expect the line to be cut off without warning, explanations or apology. Because t them the customer is always wrong! Pay someone else to get a proper service. I cancelled all my deals.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reading
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Initially everything was ok but then I've noticed that I keept loosing my connection. So I called Vodafone they got me to check everything around my router, no fault found. I was promised that IT will call me and resolve my problems. I got a TXT from IT that they've run checks on my line and all is good, no fault.
    I called Vodafone and explained again that I keep loosing internet connection every day at least 2-3 times a day.
    Vodafone response to that "it is expected to have up to 4 connection drop outs a day, it's not a fault"
    So I asked them can I terminate my contract earlier as they are not providing the service I'm paying for. Vodafone said yes but I'll have to pay early termination charges because they are not at fault.
    Great service from Vodafone!!!!
    Guess what? 2 days ago they've announced a price hike and everyone has 30 days to leave them with no penalty charge.
    Keep switching guys, just NOT to Vodafone.
    Reading about Vodafone broadband drop outs on Internet you'll see that there is an issue with their router and they will not fix it or even give you a replacement one.
    Absolutely terrible service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sutton Coldfield
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Vodafone seem to get some stick here -
    so thought i would post my overall positive experience.

    Switched over from Sky Fibre last month (due to price as Sky had been fine).. rang Vodafone as an existing customer and said i would like to move to their fibre 76. Managed to get the connection fee waived, and save £2 pm as a Vodafone customer.

    I had asked if i can use my own router (as my house if fully wired) which they confirmed was fine.... but i still had to pay £6.99 for them to post me a router i didnt want.

    On day of switch over i lost broadband for a hour or so - so no big deal. I then had to ring them to request my connection username and password to use my own router - which was a bit of fun and games - as the supplied username and password didnt work.

    PM'd them again - and they confirmed my username and password which matched what i had been supplied - they then asked what hardware i wanted to use - (ASUS DSL-AC68U) to which they said it wasnt BT approved so would not work!

    10 mins on a couple of google forums i managed to work out the supplied username needed to have an extension added to it (just like sky did)

    So now using my own hardware again - with decent wifi (unlike the supplied router) and have decent speeds - actually connects and sync faster than Sky - and i pay less p er month - so i am a happy customer!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    MARKET HARBOROUGH
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I left BT to go to Vodafone after shockingly poor customer service. Little did I know that Vodafone was equally as bad! Their customer service team all seemed nice guys but none of them knew what they were talking about. I was given incorrect information by the operative I signed up with which would have cost me more money unless I hadn't recorded our call and could prove she had mis-sold their product. I had further calls to quantify emails that they had sent to me which gave conflicting information to each other and no one could explain the emails they sent to me. Calling their customer service is not a quick procedure and each of my calls lasted between 30 and 75 minutes - not in queues but talking to advisors who didn't know what they were on about or needed to get further information from colleagues about elements of their products that they knew nothing about. I am still in my 30 day "cooling off" period, and believe me I am leaving straight away. I have never encountered a service as bad as there one I left at BT but Vodafone are well up there with the worst! Don't even bother unless you like to get stressed out by emails they send which suggest they've signed you up for that you never requested and unless you can afford to spend hours on the phone to operatives who do not know what they are doing. You have been warned!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glos
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Although Vodafone have tried very hard to resolve problems they haven't been able to. Lots of issues with their own systems include online account. I wasn't aware that they consider 9 lost connections every 2 days to be acceptable. Unable to meet their own guaranteed speeds, call centre staff don't do what they say they will do in terms of calling back. Billing wrong and I have had to call Vodafone far to many times than I consider reasonable. Technical help was better in terms of customer service, but as already mentioned Vodafone were not able to resolve their problems and were not willing to try anything new to resolve the issue. Basically gave up or said they could only continue more of the same which hadn't worked previously!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    South West
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Waiting for nearly five (5)!!! whole months to get super fast home broadband activated at the contracted speed in my home!!!! Endless call centre promises (I now know the songs by heart when you are in the queue!), made then not delivered on. There is a serious lack of agency and responsibility taking, in call centre responses. No staff seem empowered to actually do anything to help. You are just a can kicked down the road from pillar to post. It is incredible how they are swift to sign you up and take your money but when it comes to delivery it is BT Openreach or DPD the courier who are to blame. This has been the worst consumer experience in my entire life it makes me nauseous and I am considering further action this being the first step.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bury St Edmunds
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Can't fault it... Now with ofcom law they give you a guaranteed speed and speeds you can get up to... 73mbps constant... A few niggles with my first router but a call to them.. Based in Scotland no less... They were on the case.. Adjusted settings pushed a firmware not yet out didn't fix it so the sent me a new router which was up and running in 10 mins. Coming from sky which was poor and slow.. It's amazing.. Something to do with them not sharing bts data lines and having 2 of there own.. Keep up the good work Vodafone.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    South Wales
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Don't usually write reviews but felt Vodafone are having a hard time here, so thought worth putting in a positive review for those who are not sure. I joined Fibre 76 this month, which took around 2 weeks from placing my order. All I can say is not one single problem from signing up to writing this e-mail. They kept me informed right the way through the process, equipment arrived well in time of connection and since being connected It's very stable (no disconnects) and I'm getting very good reliable speeds in both upload and download for a fraction of the price I paid with BT, who were absolutely useless in all aspects (Customer service being the worst) during issues I had.

    Although I had my reservations because of the reviews on this site, I have no regrets switching and based on my own experience would recommend them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kirriemuir Angus Scotland
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Within four days of ordering vodaphone broadband it arrived. Set up took less than 10 mins. Each cable has a colour labelling for ease of use. Never before have I experienced such sped of dlivery and effortless connection. Wonderful.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North Norfolk
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This single star may, to some, appear a bit harsh; but I can guarantee these people have ever been foolish enough to use this company for broadband. When we first started using Vodafone as a broadband provider we were getting approximately the speed they had agreed to provide us with. Then after about 6-8 weeks we started to get very poor broadband speeds (between 0.4 to 20 odd Mbps. The 20 Mbps may sound pretty good to some of you, but we signed up for 38 Mbps! I have contacted their technical support (a bit of a joke as by definition 'support' would imply some sort of assistance!) and they blamed the low speeds on our setup at home. This 'setup' they refer to is the same setup we had when we were with BT, only they gave us almost 50 Mbps! We also get regular drop-outs of service (a few times per day). All-in-all if you are thinking of saving a few quid every month by going with Vodafone, I would think again. Because the savings would not be worth the infuriating hassle this incompetent company provides!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bury Lancashire
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    So far so good everything was on time never had a day without internet. Everything went as they said we have to firesticks 2 Xbox consoles a PS4 2 tablets a laptop and 4 phones connect and it's never dropped a bit. Very happy so far and it's faster speed than I got told it was only Surpose to be 27-38meg but I get all least 40meg speed so it's a thumbs up for me glad I changed from sky
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Staffordshire
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Swapped from BT infinity 2, as the vodaphone was a lot cheaper.

    Had lots of connection issues especially on mobile devices.
    Speed very good at router (66Mb/s) but achieving nothing like that on wifi linked devices (even when 50cm away)
    Apps were not loading videos (BBC, Imgur etc)

    Spoke with customer support, updated firmware, updated phone, turned off firewall - still no joy.

    Websites can take 20 secs to load and regularly freeze, so a pretty much un useable

    Decided to go back to BT as still within my 30 days trial.
    Cannot recommend
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derby
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I'm new to Vodafone I've had the home broadband a few weeks and I've had no issues at all I've constantly had a good service and can't Slag vodafone off at all
    I didn't know what to get when choosing broadband so chose vodafone as I'm on pay as you go and tbh I'm glad I did everyone I know is either on sky or BT and there always moaning about something or other.
    Don't knock until you try that's my advise.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cheshunt
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Broadband is ok but cross everything you have if you need to call customer service with a problem.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I was concerned by all the negative reviews I'd read, but my experience has been great.

    I switched to Vodafone after my previous provider increased the price. As a Vodafone mobile customer, they offered me 38mbps fibre for less than I was already paying for standard broadband, which was a great deal.

    They cancelled my existing provider for me, which made the switching process very simple.

    The switchover wasn't seamless as something went wrong on the scheduled day and the issue had to be referred to Openreach. But, as a Vodafone mobile customer, they gave me 50gb extra mobile data (with the promise of more if the problem couldn't be fixed quickly) so I could use my phone as a hotspot. This tided me over nicely until the problem was fixed in 4 days, without the need for an engineer visit.

    Since then, I've been really impressed. I consistently get download speeds of at least 32mbps (despite my previous provider citing the phone lines into my building as an excuse for slow speeds). The connection has been very stable too.

    The Vodafone router is a vast improvement on my old provider's. The Wi-Fi now covers every corner of my home, eliminating some annoying blackspots. Their app for controlling the router is really handy too.

    I realise others have had worse experiences - but, based on my own in London, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Vodafone.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    VF called me and offered me a deal that seemed to good to be true if I switched my broadband to them from Sky. Alas it was too good to be true! Every night, despite theoretically paying for unlimited BB my broadband either goes down all together or becomes very erratic. I paid £6.99 for a NOW TV Sports pass tonight and the connection dropped after 9pm. Pricks
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Fife
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Recommend going for another broadband than Vodafone, a f you go for Vodafone, you'll regret it, playing online, disconnects all the time, that's even with a wired connection, and it took about half an hour, just to send this, via my iPhone, as Vodafone, useless, my EE data runs faster
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Haslemere
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    I signed up for Fibre 76 with a promise from the shop of 1 pound connection fee and a download speed of min 62 and max 76. A letter arrived from Vodafone welcoming me with the statement 'This letter and enclosed booklet make up your agreement with us,....' the letter states that the connection fee is 49 pounds and the speed is min 33.5 and max 45.41. Clearly these were not the terms agreed. A complaint using Vodafone's only available avenue which is e-mail has produced no response although the website promises a reply within 2 days if possible or 5 working days maximum. So far the period is 7 working days! A call back to the Vodafone shop was met with indifference, comments that everyone had the same complaint and that replies to complaints could take 7 MONTHS to get a reply. Having today received a text message from Vodafone welcoming me I rang the freephone number provided for queries, the polite English speaking call assistant explained lots of people were having the same billing problem and he could not comment on the download speeds promised, regarding the e-mail complaint not being answered he suggested I contact the complaints department by the only available means ie by e-mail to complain my complaint had not been answered - that seems a exercise in futility. NOT GOOD SERVICE VODAFONE - NIL POINTS
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Worcestershire
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    After being approached by Vodafone offering free line rental, we were tempted away from BT (who had consistently deliver 50mb+ without ever having an issue) purely as a money saving exercise. We like many rarely use the landline so free line rental made good financial sense. I opted for the 76mb premium service from Vodafone, this guaranteed 50mb. After install, we noticed that simple things like streaming Amazon and downloading from sky often wouldn't work due to poor speed, not some thing you'd expect with a promised 50mb. On checking, at best it would make 20mb, often as low as 12mb. We spent hours on the phone to tech support trying to resolve it for the 6 months we've had it, new routers,Ethernet cables, firmware updates, still never getting above 20mb. After a while Vodafone would go quiet on me and I've have to constantly chase them. So after the 4th BT open reach engineer visit I have given up, it appears BT are providing however it is getting throttled back by Vodafone and they simply can't / won't provide me with the promised / contracted speed I am paying for. They have offered me early release from contract and £49 compensation as they claim they are providing me with 76mb and it's not their fault that by the time it reaches me it is only 20mb. Essentially Vodafone are advertising and charging for a service they simply cannot provide. Shocked and appalled by the lack of customer service. Would not recommend to my worst enemy.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wemyss Bay
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    Comments
    I am going to eat humble pie here. I had a terrible experience with a Vodafone Store at Braehead (Glasgow), and I was extremely vexed by the lack of any response to an online complaint I had raised with Vodafone, within the 5 day window that Vodafone promises. I was on the horns of dilemma with cancelling an impending Vodafone Fibre Broadband connection despite the risk of losing a market leading offer on telephone and broadband connection. I gave vent to my feeling here on this site a couple of days ago. However, I decided to hold my nerve and go through with the switch over from BT, which happened yesterday night at midnight. Yesterday I got an email from Vodafone asking if I would ring up a number, which I did today. After taking a few more details, they confirmed that they had carried out an investigation around my complaint, and wanted to apologise for the poor service in this instance. As a gesture of goodwill, they waived one month's SIM charges.

    As for the Broadband connection, I called up Vodafone to let them know that I was struggling with getting online even though the telephone line was working perfectly. It was explained to me that an engineer from Openreach would have to physically connect me up at the local cabinet, and to tide me over the short delay of a maximum of 1 day, I was offered 50GB of complimentary data allowance to tether our devices to. On the 4G network, this was blazingly fast enough. Earlier than expected, I've now got connected up within 9 hours of my morning call, and the speeds are properly eye watering - 74 Mbps download and 17 Mbps upload.

    I am taking the trouble of correcting the record here for the sake of my own conscience. Good service is hardly ever reported, and bad service is hugely overrepresented in the feedback reviews. If my current experience with Vodafone continues, I would urge everyone to be sure they have good reasons not to move over to Vodafone. Their prices are simply too good to turn down.

    I will of course report back here should I experience any instability with the connection speeds, or other unforeseen problems
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dorset
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible service always cutting out and no way near what they said we would get. Spend a total of nearly 6 hours onto customer services getting no where and no results. It constantly drops out. We even phoned saying we would rather just leave the contract as not getting what was stated but the said they couldn't do that because their end it states we are getting the top speed. Absolute joke never ever use them again and I would advise anyone to consider a more reliable and helpful company. We have had trouble paying credit cards and bills because of this and still they didn't care the lady I spkoke to on the day didn't care at all about what we were saying only what they thought we were getting.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Comments
    Absolutely rubbish. the signal drops and goes off all day long. Do not get this service. There is nothing fast about this service look else where. I was with Sky and got lured into thinking it would be an improvement but it is awful. Now I want to leave Vodafone want to charge me £100 which is a joke because it never worked. Avoid like the plague.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wemyss Bay
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    I have yet to receive my Broadband in a couple of days. I've had a terrible experience with staff at the Vodafone shop who sold me the broadband prospect. They did that on the back of me needing a replacement nano SIM for my new phone. The SIM story goes as follows, and I produce the complaint letter I wrote to Vodafone through my Vodafone online account. Even though a response was promised within 5 working days, none has materialised to date.

    "I would like to complain about the cynical and flippant service offered by the Glasgow Braehead Vodafone store. I was offered a nano SIM to suit my new phone, and was told my service would change over to the new SIM in one hour. 24 hrs later, it hadn't. So I returned to the store as advised by the website chat service, and was given another SIM, and emphatically told that the new SIM would come on stream in 24 hrs. I was also given a mobile number to contact the store should there be problems. Nothing happened. I tried to contact the store many times, only to realise the phone number I was given was effectively unattended. I contacted a chat adviser on Vodafone website, and he took the details of my SIM, and was given a cast iron guarantee it would become operational in 4 hrs. A week later, nothing had happened. Today, I went back to the Braehead store to report the situation. The man who dealt with me twice previously was Steven, and it was he who dealt with me again. He seemed totally puzzled by it all. This time, he used a different method of swapping the SIM.\.\effectively logged on to another web page to do this. 15 minutes later, the SIM had come on stream. When asked why no one had responded to my phone calls, he told me the phone was kept in a cupboard, and pointed to the cupboard. He apologised. At this stage, I felt a formal complaint was in order as clearly I thought Vodafone ought to know about my experience. I asked to speak to the manager. He turned up, and started to employ patronising behaviours and patter.\.\.he patted me on my back, stuck and hand out for a handshake, and sought to know what the problem was. He knew what the problem was, as Steven had repeatedly gone in to confer with him about my situation. The sheer facetiousness of his behaviour was shocking. I asked how I might complain, and he advised me he would type my complaint out into the 'system', pointing out to her terminal screen. At this point, I had had enough, and was unprepared to waste my time over yet another wool gathering round. I have made two needless trips to the store in Braehead from Wemyss Bay (50 mile round trip each time), and I've had a week of disruption to the use of my new phone. I would like to ask you what you are prepared to do to deal with this poor service from Vodafone. On my first trip, I was also sold the Vodafone Broadband service, and the router has now arrived at my home. I am not sure what to expect from that, given my experience to date."

    Having read the abysmal reviews here, and the similarity of themes, I am now going to cancel my impending Broadband switch over. Even at half price, this deal is not worth the trouble.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Langley
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Recently I purchased Vodafone home broadband, and I strongly discourage people from committing the same mistake for the following reasons
    1. Connection keeps breaking intermittently. I could have assumed this happening in first week of connection, but I'm now in second month of contract, yet the line is not stable.
    2. Speed which is promised yet to be experienced. Contract commitment says 31 mbps but I'm yet to touch that mark. Forget 31, I'm not exceeding 20 mbps.
    3. Engineer visit for any troubleshooting the problem is chargeable.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Utterly abysmal. They cold call offering exactly the same speed, and that they will put in a second line, and give you double. They mis sell, tell lies, and fob you off with excuses. The hub wifi is pathetic, it doesn't even reach 12 feet away. Shocking service, shocking speed of 3mbps, when you're promised 13 / 14mbs. And when you complain they are forced to tell the truth. I can't abide liars!!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackpool
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Download Vodafone broadband app for phone, go WiFi section, and change your channel to one no other person is using. That's where all the problems lie, all broadband companies are using the same channel numbers​ which causes interference.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rochdale
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Do not get had Vodafone broadband. I've had it for 1 week and I'm going back to bt. the speed is atrocious speed Ranges from 0.1 to 6mb and signal drops all the time router is not as good as bt hub 6 the range is dreadful. worst mistake I ever did cost me £60 to go back to BT and the £25 it cost to activate Vodafone do not risk it.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Most reviews tend to be negative, because people need somewhere to vent. I know plenty of people who've had significant problems with Vodafone so they're obviously not perfect....but nor is any other company. However - I thought I'd share my experience of switching from BT standard to Vodafone 38mbs fibre.

    Frankly...it was superb. Plenty of communication about what was happening and when. They dealt with BT and all I got from BT was "This is when you're leaving and this is the date of your final bill". On the day; BT stopped....Vodafone didn't start. I phoned Vodafone customer service (based in Glasgow for Broadband) and they were excellent. Ended up needing an engineers visit the following week. So, because i'm with Vodafone on mobile; they gave me 50GB of data to use my phone as a hotspot whilst I waited for the engineer. 4G tethering meant I had excellent broadband the entire time.
    Engineer arrived (Openreach) and told me the phone line had been wrongly connected at the exchange (by Openreach). Took him 20 minutes to sort it out. Broadband kicked in within the hour and it's been consistently great since. broadband speed tests show I'm getting everything promised...and all for over £10 a month less than BT standard 17mbs.
    So I'm a very happy customer and happy to share the experience.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North yorkshire
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I switched in November 2016 with the promise that my broadband service would be better than my previous supplier and I had 5 months of shockingly bad customer service including Vodafone staff lying to me, not following through on promises and staff blaming each other for poor service. My broadband speed was much slower than I've ever had with BT or Sky and non existent on numerous occasions. Vodafone blamed it on so many things that I lost count and I spent hours on the phone trying to resolve it - they even blamed it on my computer and told me to take it to PC world to get it fixed ! I switched back to Sky and this morning after plugging my sky router box in no more than 10 minutes later my broadband signal is working perfectly again. I would not recommend switching to Vodafone broadband to anyone.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Slough
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Got Vodafone broadband in November. Had service for a week theb cut out. Then I was told thw earlier it could be fixed is on Christmas eve. Then come Christmas eve they said there was a problem with the phone like. A week later had an gas engineer out who fixed the line and the internet was working. Lasted for 2/3 weeks then cut out again. When chasing it up I was told it would take 3 days as per the contract. 3 days later I was told that the line had gone down. Had an engineer come out 10 days later who said that the line was fine now and the number had changed. I didn't want my number changed. I was not reimbursed any money that I had paid for a sub par service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The advertised download speed with my package is 38mps. I hae just tested it and it averages 21. I live literally 100ft from the exchange, so thats miles of fibre and 100ft of copper. When I call to complain they tell me the problem must be in my flat. The router is plugged directly into the socket on the wall, but if i test the speed using my laptop inches from the router there is no improvement. Customer service just say they are sending the signal at 40mps and refuse to send an engineer to investigate. It's not cheap, the customer service is awful and I can't even stream iPlayer or YouTube reliably.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Norfolk
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I cannot believe I was foolish enough to believe that this amateurish home broadband service provider could provide the same or better service than BT.. I regret the day I signed up for this diabolical service. With BT I was getting anything between 38 & 52 Mbps for the whole year. With Vodafone I receive anything between 40 and 0.42 Mbps ..... yes 0.42 Mbps! The majority of the time it is between 26 and 12 Mbps! At the time of writing this review it is constantly under 1 Mbps! When we started with Vodafone in Sept 2016 we were receiving 50 Mbps then, about a month later it reduced to anything between 38 and 20 Mbps. It has gradually reduced over the months (now March 2017) to its current speed of under 1 Mbps. I have contacted Vodafone technical support who are blaming my set-up at home for the diabolical speeds. If this was the case, how was it that I was receiving 50mbps for around a month when I first started the agreement and the 'set-up' I have now hasn't changed from the outset. Also, why was I, with BT, receiving between 38 and 52 Mbps with the same 'set-up'? Let's face it Vodafone, you are going back to the same attitude you had with your mobile phone customers in the 'noughties' i.e. You're are with us now.... tough! If you are thinking about joining Vodafone home broadband I really wouldn't bother if I were you.... go for another provider and pay for the line rental...... it will be with it in the long-run.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Thatcham
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I switched to Vodafone Broadband last year from Sky.

    First of all, the switch was seamless. I received the router in plenty of time and the service was turned on exactly when I was advised.

    Since then, I am pleased to say that the down/up speeds have been way faster than Sky giving pretty reliable downloads of between 35-65 Mb/s.

    Last off, I recently had an outage caused by Virgin Media putting a spade through some fibre in the street and the customer service I received was excellent.

    I thoroughly recommend it.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bromsgrove
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Another tale of woe! How can Vodafone get it so wrong so often?

    I had a nightmare trying to sign up online so in the end I phoned up. After 2 hours of messing around online it was all sorted in 15 minutes on the phone.

    The good bits - the router turned up on time, the line when live and worked first time. I have 6 devices connected to the router and it hasn't fallen over yet.

    The bad bits - they put me on the wrong package and when I told them, they denied it, said the slow speed was because of DLM....I am not that stupid.

    Get to the online chat 3 days later and explain the problem, he says that I am on the 38mb package, so 34mb is quite good, shame I signed up for the 76mb package.

    Then they want me to sign up for another 18 month contract to change my package, then they don't want to honour the £28 per month, including the £3 per month discount. It will also be another 2 weeks before they can change.

    I reluctantly change and wait the 48 hours to get the email confirmation, I don't get it....I phone and they got the order wrong, it will be another 48 hours and then 14 working days.

    Maybe I am the lucky one, at least it will only be 3 to 4 weeks before I get what I pay for....

    I gave customer services 3 stars because they are nice people and polite and doing the best they can, they just work for a terrible company.

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