Should I switch from Broadband to Vodafone?
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Would be very grateful for thoughts on folks who have Vodafone Broadband. My contract with BT ends in March am offered £25.13 per month for 60mb - I have had no issues with the service since signing up 3yrs ago. Am now considering Vodafone superfast 65.4 for £18 - if Vodafone is ok as a provider then I am tempted to jump ship.
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I'm very happy with Vodafone.
2.72kWp PV facing SSW installed Jan 2012. 11 x 247w panels, 2.5kw inverter. 28MWh generated, long-term average 2.6 Os.
My experience with their webchat is the main reason I didn’t take up their broadband offer - I wasn’t confident how easily problems would be solved and I need my broadband for work.
If BT were to offer me 25/mth for 60mb when my contract ends in June I'd bite their hand off (3 quid less than I pay now), but that's after 24mths of flawless service. My last attempt to swap to Vodafone did not go well.
Only option worth exploring is if you are in an Openreach Full Fibre area. If you move to Full Fibre you'll get a more reliable connection and there are increasingly offers coming up as the wholesale cost goes down. So you might find that you can get a faster speed for the same price AND given it's Full Fibre, it's more reliable.
Vodafone seem to be cheaper on the whole than BT except for the highest speeds where they bizarrely add on a "Pro" element of extras which not everyone needs. At £18 though, that's a great price. But the contract length would be 24 months. It might be worth checking if you can take a shorter contract with BT, or Sky, or Vodafone in order to let you move to Full Fibre earlier if becomes available.