Vodafone Mobile 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 Mobile Broadband.

Overall Customer Ratings for Vodafone

  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.1 stars
  • Speed
    2.8 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars

Based on 1359 customer ratings since 2009-04-04 (Show recent ratings)

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157 Customer Reviews for Vodafone Mobile Broadband

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Complete disaster. Coverage is spotty and inconsistent. Doing well if we get 100-300 Kbps. For €60 a month you'd expect a bit more. Usually now we just tether off our tesco mobile which is much better. What really irritates me is that it's completely impossible to speak to a rep or anyone at Vodafone about it. For that kind of money you'd at least expect to be able to express your frustration. But they'd rather everyone just left their poor reviews here I guess.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Cork Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
I needed a data roaming option that covered me in Singapore, Australia and the USA for 2 months. After researching the best options and then going into my local Vodafone store for advice, the Mifi mobile hot-spot device and Global Roaming Plus 5 GB of data sim card seemed like the best choice.

However, I only successfully got the device to work once during the 2 months I was away. The signal light was constantly on red and it always said there was no network on my device even when in city centres. Only once did the light go green and connect to a local network, even then I couldn’t get any internet to work on my phone. I only used 89 MB out of the 15 GB I paid for. In the 3 different continents and numerous places I tried to use it I couldn’t even get close to a useable connection.

Overall this cost me over £110 (including the cost of the device which I will clearly never use again given the lack of signal). I am aware that is the cost of the contract which I signed up but for this price I gained no service. I managed to send one email to a hotel about my stay! Every-time I had no wifi and needed directions, train timetables, use of google maps etc (this is what I had bought the Mifi for!) I had to use mobile data on my phone instead (not with Vodafone) and that cost me a fortune - which was exactly what I was trying to avoid in the first place.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Suffolk Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Thought I got a good deal with Vodahone mobile broadband hub-Mifi. Advertised speeds of up to 150mbs. Took it to various places inside and outside - Nowhere near that - Best I ever got was 35 outside.
It does not as advertised replace your fixed broadband. It is rarely about 8 mbs and often as low as 1.5 which it is now. Absolute rubbish. If you see any good offers for - this walk on by!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
lONDON Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
It is the worst customer service I have ever received for anything. They lie, break consumer law, keep you on hold endlessly and have no clue how to resolve the problem. I paid an upfront fee and 3 weeks in have never had mobile broadband . They have no accountability. Do not consider using vodafone
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Keith Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
I signed up for 30GB/month data only , 1 year contract for mobile broadband with Vodafone . This was to use mainly abroad at our holiday home in continental Europe plus on other holidays. Unfortunately I soon realized that I was getting less than the half of the data amount I was paying for. I understand that all other operators (O2, Three etc) clearly state that you can only use a proportion of you data allowance in EU mainland... Vodafone kept saying that they were allowing me to use whole 30GB abroad which was not true . The data were disappearing from my monthly allowance even if we were not switching the mifi device on... Anyway I kept paying for this substandard service for the whole year and stopped my DD as soon as the contract expired. Called them 2 weeks later and was told tha they will still charge me for the whole month after the contact finished as I was supposed to give them 30 days notice. Their T&C clearly state that you can cancel the contract " without termination fee if the service is poor for unreasonable amount of time " Well, the service was "poor" for the whole year... and the contract has ended up already but they still want more money!. STAY AWAY
Crawley Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
I've had no end of problems, promises that engineers would come out, but the service doesn't improve, ridiculously long call wait timed. I've now had zero broadband for 36 hrs and have been waiting on the phone to speak to someone for 30 mins. Customer service staff are always polite & helpful, but the problem is the infrastructure. It's costing me money in call minutes and data to my mobild provider, I am extremely unhappy, I would not use Vodafone for ANYTHING ever again.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Warrington Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
No Internet service for 5 weeks. Waited in on 5*separate occasions for a promised Open Reach engineer visit - 'no show'. Watch this space. So many phone calls, listening to the same old 'yes, this is totally unacceptable, sir' Frankly, I'm lost. I could throw 'I'm a pensioner into the mix!
Tamworth Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Replaced TalkTalk with Vodafone for cost reasons - Vodafone cheaper.Do not make the same mistake! After only 2 weeks of this, frankly unacceptable quality service I shall be terminating the contract the Vodafone (possible in first 30 days).
Never having thought about speeds etc, before because everything worked fine with TalkTalk, it became immediately apparent that the Vodafone Wifi is hopelessly inadequate. Very variable service with varying speeds and drop out the norm. Smart TV - should I really wait 2 minutes for a connection to Netflix? Too much bufferring. Customer services polite and tried to be helpful but have not fixed the issue.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Abingdon Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Guaranteed speed is nonsense. And there is no mechanism to claim the guaranteed 15% discount for not meeting expected speeds.
Switched from EE home broadband to Vodafone home broadband. Access to the usual sites Netflix, amazon, Facebook, YouTube all were terribly slow. Support is impossible to get a hold of. The chat online just sits on "loading". From a Vodafone home phone they charge for calling support and never answer.
As we have Vodafone 4g on mobile we switched to chewing up mobile data. Yes the mobile data rates were faster and more reliable than home broadband.
They had actually limited the home speed to 15mb but guaranteed 25mb.
Went through months (yes months) of support. Changed wifi channels (irrelevant). Changes to the google DNS again irrelevant. They promised to send an engineer out to remove the limit within 48hrs. 2wks later still waiting for the engineer and the line limit to be lifted.
Did I mention there is no way to claim for the 15% discount. It is not in any Vodafone App and the techinical support state they can't authorise discounts.
And the support has more rigorous security than any banking app I have used. If I contact via the app then they should have the account details. And if they are going to reset the router then they should call the house phone. Complete incompetence.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Cambridgeshire Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Avoid like the plague, no where near the speed advertised. hours of wasted time on the support chat and over an hour on hold on the phone support. Engineer visit scheduled but no one showed. got told they had missed me but I work from home and hadn't left the house at all that day.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Wokingham Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
I am so fed up with speaking to family and friends and having to wander about the house and garden to get a reception. It has got better because we used to have to run to the bottom of the garden for good reception, sometimes in the poring rain, not good.

My family get the hump for not being able to hear me and keep saying get a proper phone, listen up Vodafone.

Really want a Vodafone person out so they can hear what our reception is like. I secretly hope it's raining lol.

So fed up with complaining. I just want to be able to hear the people love.

Listen to the little places in England please.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Norfolk Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
poor service terrible speed, got text saying they cant do anything about it.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
ayr Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Supposed to get 38mbs and I'm averaging 0.06mbs surprised it's even letting me post this never ever go vodafond
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
West Yorkshire Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Revolting, not only do they sell you a product that dosnt work when they claim it does the customer service is disgusting. We’ve not had one week we’re the internet has worked to a standard we were told. It cuts out, drops out every bloody day and you have to reconnect. When you ask for help you don’t get it!

Don’t go with these guys they rob you of money, give you false information. Go elsewhere save yourself the stress!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Horsham, West Sussex Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
DISASTER, TERRIBLE. Sent faulty dongle, spent 11 months trying to get it working by visiting lots of vodafone shops and calling them. Turned out they'd sent me a prototype which wasnt for public use, and now they wont refund me £378.40 for something I didnt use. SHAMEFUL VODAFONE
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Bognor Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Absolutely poor, the customer service was frankly some of the worste I've ever experienced. We had a direct set up which forever reason wasn't coming and we did not notice untill three months down the line, baring in mind we had not email phone call letter to say this was haplening. We rang them up to sort it out and were told it had been passed onto a debt agency we argued our case paid our bill and were then told were going to have to send you a new box! This mean waiting another month untill we can use it again with no compensation and to top it off we were laughed at down the ohone, this company is a joke to be honest with waiting till our times up and cancelling asap. Piss ******* poor
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
NOTTINGHAM Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
The worst broadband company I've ever dealt with. Don't be persuaded by the low prices. Took over 2 weeks of no braodband until it was up and running. Constant drop outs. Speed should have been 78mb - I was consistently receiving speeds of 76mb with EE. I'm lucky if it doesn't drop out every hour but am achieving speed of less than 25mb at all times - much slower at peak times. I've made 3 official complaints to them starting on 6th June - each time they tell me tech team will contact me within 72 hours but still waiting and it's 9th July. No apologies forthcoming and no offers of discounts. I'm waiting till my 8 weeks are up and contacting the ombudsman.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Port Talbot Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Customer service quite poor i wouldn't recommend them. With one or two exceptions i was promised call backs that never came ,was given information that was wrong and simple problems took an age to sort out.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Plymouth Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Dont do it they block thousands of websites that are harmless and make an assumption that we as adult users cant police our own internet
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Somerset Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
I purchased a 50GB data sim contract with the option video package totalling £37 a month plus the dongle.

The my account on the website failed to ever work so I couldn't check how much data I had left or put a data cap on my device.

I rang Vodafone up numerous times, some said they would call back (they didn't) other times they were getting "specialists" to fix the issues. Out of the 5 or 6 times this happened they failed to fix it. The customer service agent (CSA) said that they would cover any data in case I go over as they themselves couldn't put on a data cap. (Which is shocking). After the issue still occuring and sick of waiting on hold everytime I call trying to see how much data I have left because the issue was still not sorted, I contacted the complaints number.

Complaints team were just as bad, I was promised a call back from a supervisor multiple times (which never happened) - they just don't care.

The issue was still not fixed and I went over my data by quite a bit despite the previous CSA saying I would be covered. Vodafone's fees for going over your data is extortionate and despite being meant to be covered as I couldn't put on a data cap as the issue was still not fixed, they preceded to want to charge me £180 in overcharges. (Going over 15GB over my data and they charge £180, whereas my contract is £30 for 50GB.)

I spent a long time on the phone with multiple calls trying to get this escalated, turns out they were hopeless. After wanting to burst my own ear drums after listening to the same songs over and over again on hold, they refused to help. They overcharged me £68 in the end and I cancelled my contract with them. I spent a total of around 15-20 hours on the phone with them over a couple of months.

As promised to the guy on the phone I plan to spread the word of mouth around to anyone who mentions Vodafone or who is considering. They used to be good but have got too big for their boots and scam their customers despite making promises.

I was going to take them to court, although this is not worth the hassle for £68 and they clearly knew that. But it's fine if they want to focus on this short term approach that leaves them to be the most hated phone network provider in the UK.

The issue was simple and these "specialists" and CSA's were completely unhelpful. Their focus on "soothing" customers and not actually fixing issues shows how inadequate and totally unacceptable their service is.

Never going back to Vodafone now...

If Vodafone would like to contact me and make amends they can find my contact number through my Vodafone account.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
London Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
very poor service and staf pl refund my money
Jaipur Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Absolute shambles! Their 'customer service' is atrocious. No goodwill at all. I was sceptical at first going with Vodafone after a previous bad experience and I was proven right not to go with them. Never ever ever again!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Bangor Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Had it for nearly a year and without fail the quality is shoddy at best and non existent at worst, connection constantly fails and disconnects no matter what device you use. Makes even watching a short clip or messaging people a pain. Whatever you do don't get Vodafone broadband
Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
For any potential vodafone mobile broadband customers out there. Heed my warning..



Dongle bought 27th Dec 2017, it came with 1GB of free 3G data

15GB of data purchased for £25 ~20th January 2018 when I used the 1GB of free data.

It is important to note this data pack should last for 90days of 15GB, whichever happens first





Since then... Nightmare...

It is important to note that the dongle is for my parents, who get 3G 'just' but are in a poor ADSL area with no chance of fibre. The Mobile broadband was for low useage, occasional emails etc...



PAYG data packs have never lasted longer then a week before I get the dreaded "top up needed webpage" when I try to access the internet. Now this is prompted, not by the VF WiFi hotspot but by the 'network'. This has resulted in weekly phonecalls to Tech Support who say the 15GB pack is 'broken' and has an issue. The say the smaller GB packs 'work' so they'll clear down the 15GB purchase and add smaller packs. I just need to phone when the data is consumed, state the problem is the 15GB 'issue' and they'll add more data.



So 7 days ago 2GB was added. (6th time of phoning)

I reset the data counter on the router...

14MB used on the router

<70MB used according to My Vodafone

and service has been turned off again



I have been a loyal VF customer for years, but this experience has been horrific.

No support, no communication (despite promised callbacks)

No compensation

and more importantly, no service....

All I can do is urge people to consider other options - my experience has destroyed all faith I have in VF to deliver the service they promise, and I've paid for.



Buyer beware!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
West Lothian Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Whole time best scammers. Please dont go for this. They are not providing the complete data in the pack. Always facing technical issue which their team is not able to resolve. Just eating the money and customers are in trouble. I used to contact them on daily basis to resolve the connectivity issue.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
So15 Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
So looked at various broadband offers after Xmas, thought I'd move from DSL to fibre for less than I'm paying PlusNet. Place order, go away on business find shiny new router to install, check PlusNet router, still working and active to Internet..Install router no service. Vodafone decided to cancel the order on the 3rd of March and not bother to contact me via the 2 numbers and 1 email address available to them. Just got off the phone to a nice lady but decided to not process the order as 'that offer is no longer available', she didn't even know the service costs. Now waiting for a returns bag for shiny router to send back for next victim. Can't complain about the service, I didn't get any.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Hertfordshire Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Absolutely crap Vodafone broadband ever,scammers,from 40 mb speed, I just got just 4-8 mb,weekends are more disaster,I complane for 3 times,nobody do nothing,just loose of time and money.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Worksop Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Absolutely shocking! Came from BT in November with no previous issues to Vodafone where I’ve had nothing but problems.
Continually dropping out & dial up speeds although they insist that there’s no fault. I’m heading to Trading Standards by the end of the week if this isn’t sorted!
Pay extra for another provider, avoid this lot at all costs!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Aberdeen Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Worst customer service ever.They sent me a phone that does not work properly, the cable provided was dodgy as well. Spoke to the 'team' and their 'manager' in Egypt who has totally no empathy. No idea of what customer service is and all they do is talk over you and tell you what THEIR process is. I have to take the time to go to the store where they will send my phone off for approx 2 weeks and they will provide a loan phone. LMAO at their loan phone because 2 years ago I had the same issue with my Iphone 6s plus. The 'loaner' was an old smelly, dingy phone that had no functionalities except being able to make phone calls and receive which affected my day to day activities. When the phone came back it was still not fixed! I then had to make an appointment with the Apple store in Kingston who took one look at the phone and replaced it straight away! I hate vodafone. They are a horrible company. Stay away. Unfortunately I have just renewed my contract again because they are good at luring you in with good deals at first. But I assure you this will be the last time that I will be renewing my contract. Each time I upgrade, change my contract or need to have something done by Vodafone I have to get angry, annoyed and frustrated. They even had the guts to call me a liar once! The call was then listed to and they called back to apologize!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Slough Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
I wish I had read these reviews before I left sky BB.
I signed up with sky purely on cost. £20 a month for Fibre to cabinet is a brilliant price. However this is where my love for Vodafone broadband ends.
My download speed is quoted as 32mb/s and upload of 8mb/s but thats into the Router. This speed never makes it out to any devices. Constant dropped connections No IPV6 for xbox (be warned this slows it down no end. Vodafone are also traffic shaping horendousley I think this is why its so cheap.
Be warned if you are like me with a wife and 2 kids with probably 20 things connected to the internet Vodafone is not for you.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Leeds Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Setting up the account didn't work first time, they then sent three routers so the internet wouldn't work until they sync the correct router serial number. Customer service is awful. Have had to reset account every time I try to log in. Now log in doesn't work if you use Safari (Apple) browser
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Devizes Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
very bad experience. I was told i had capped data, and it wasn't. ended up paying hundred pounds extra and Vodafone doesn't care.
If you request capped data, always request confirmation in writing, otherwise you don't have a way to prove. hope this feedback helps.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Leicester Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
I wish I had the reviews on this page before purchasing.
I purchased the 50Gb deal for £30 per month for my children to use. After checking my bank account they have charged me £192.50 because unbeknown to me you have to ask for your allowance to be capped. we have allegedly used an additional 50gb and been charged accordingly. what a rip off and to add insult to injury I've just spent the last hour trying to Cancel.
coverage has been crap as well.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Birmingham Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
I started the service on the 12 , till 16 I had no internet and they say now the router is faulty and I need to wait 5 days more to get the new router, I will not recomand Vodafone to anyone
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Changed to VD Fibre 76 from BT Infinity 2 in order to save 60% on the price. Excellent communication prior to the change with plenty of explanation. Router arrived a couple of days before activation allowing me to set it up. VD was up and running 10 minutes after connecting the router and has provided solid connection at the same speed as BT. Absolutely no complaints and I'm enjoying the financial savings!
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Grosmont Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Internet is slow and unreliable. I hardly ever leave reviews for anything, but this service is utterly terrible. My immediate neighbour gets 5X the broadband speed, and I'm paying for "unlimited fibre"?!! Customer service was helpful once when the service wasn't working at all, they gave all the VF mobile phones in the house unlimited mobile data for a month - which kept my 3 children happy over Christmas. I'll still be switching to another provider the second the contract runs out.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Wokingham Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Don’t touch Vodafone. Broadband is extremely slow!!! Downolad speed 0.54KB !! constantly drops out and you have to reboot the hub at least six times a day. Customer service is no existent. Phone them and the wait time is over two hours. Staff are rude over social media.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Sheffield Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
I dont need to write an esssy to make a point

Ive got fibre optic vodafone (37mbps) but im getting 5-10 mbps even when right next to it

It keeps dropping out every 5-10 minutes

Customer Service is dreadful, they tell you the most obvious stuff

Overall the broadband is ****, dont get it
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
Awful!! Wi-fi is pointless as it just drops out when I’m using it so have to rely on my mobile data. Clearly a problem somewhere but all I got from customer services was “we don’t gaurentee wi-fi speed. Speed isn’t an issue, it’s just the constant dropping out even if stood next to the router
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Tamworth Vodafone Mobile Broadband  
From the day I got broadband with Vodafone the service signal and reliability has been terrible. I have stuck with it for several months and finally decided to switch. After several calls they are still insisting on charging me an early cancellation charge which I find completely unbelievable. Such shockingly bad customer service it's unreal. What ever you do don't use vodafone!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Brighton Vodafone Mobile Broadband  

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