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
    2.7 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.6 stars
  • Speed
    2.9 stars
  • Reliability
    2.7 stars

Based on 448 customer ratings since 2023-07-20 (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.

1,533 Customer Reviews over 39 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Belfast
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    After nearly a 3 month delay to activation of my service I took comfort that Vodafone was part of the broadband compensation scheme. This may be the case but they will use every trick in the book to not honour what you may be entitled to.

    It's now 4 months since my service was activated but I'm yet to receive anything on compensation. Every month Vodafone agree what I'm owed but never ever apply it and continue to bill me. This is the most frustrating company to deal with, please please avoid. I've every correspondence backed up but they still will try to avoid paying you and when you think you've it sorted the bill lands in and they pretend not to know anything previously. Poor poor service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bournemouth
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I would give 0 if available as an option.
    overall satisfaction: 0, no internet for 4 weeks.
    customer service is useless, and they do not know what they are talking.
    Broadband speed: this is a joke, no internet so 0 speed.
    Broadband reliability: I would give 100 as it is 100% consistently no internet, so VERY RELIABLE
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Renfrewshire, Scotland
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Don’t trust Vodafone + CityFibre on “gigafast” internet.

    I switched from Virgin to Cityfibre due to assurances that it’s reliable from
    trusted friends, and the promise of symmetrical upload and download speeds.

    This was a huge mistake.

    Installation was supposed to be Monday 26th September. I cancelled Virgin that day and cut the cable so the engineers didn’t need to drill another hole in the wall. Then they said there was some sort of “gap” in the cabling further up the street to the cabinet, so it couldn’t be finished. No idea what the issue was, but whatever. It took Cityfibre until yesterday, Friday 7th October, to send an engineer out to blow the cable. I was promised that it would be arranged “within the next 10 days”, which seems mean “we’ll bother to call you to arrange the visit exactly 10 days from now, then the visit will be at some point after that”. That seemed to work, and the lights on the ONT are all green.

    But the internet is STILL not connected. The Internet light on the router is flashing red indicating it cannot be authenticated at Vodafone’s end. It was doing this all day yesterday. I wasted an hour on the phone to be told “everything is done our end, it can go live any time until midnight” even though it was patently obvious it would not magically fix itself at 2 minutes to midnight.

    Quelle surprise, it doesn’t work this morning either. I have wasted another hour on the phone to Vodafone, only to be told that it is something Cityfibre need to fix, and they may need an engineer visit. But they’re shut on weekends, so I need to wait until Monday

    I have been 12 days without broadband, relying on the 4G backup dongle. I have had to waste HOURS on the phone to both Cityfibre and Vodafone to find out what’s going on. And now it will be 14 complete days without broadband, assuming they actually fix it on Monday, which is seeming increasingly unlikely. No doubt I’ll be waiting another 10 days from Monday for the Cityfibre engineers to bother looking at the appointment system and scheduling me in. I am not even convinced it’s Cityfibre’s issue here, as the connection test the guy did to the ONT yesterday worked, it’s just the Vodafone authentication that’s not working. It’s definitely not the cable or the router hardware, as I’ve tested my own router (with the correct PPPoE credentials I was provided by Vodafone) and other cables.

    I asked Vodafone to just try resetting the PPPoE credentials, as based on other forum posts, this seems to be the solution. They flat out refused and said “the problem is with Cityfibre”. This would fix the issue within minutes, but they’re unwilling to even *try*. This constant buck passing and refusal of both sides to accept any responsibility is absolutely ridiculous.

    Don’t bother upgrading to Cityfibre through Vodafone if you get a circular through your door promising fast speeds, it’s probably not going to work and they’re not going to expend any effort whatsoever trying to fix it promptly. When it does eventually connect, I’m fully not expecting to get remotely close to the advertised speeds.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Twickenham
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Signed up for Fibre 500. Given switch over date of 30 September. Wait in all day, nothing. Finally got through to customer service to be told don’t worry engineer coming today- total lie. Next day current provider stops service. Call Vodafone who day they need a multi skilled engineer to visit and they didn’t cancel previous provider. Called previous provider who told me yes Vodafone took over on 30th. Back to Vodafone , this time they admitted taking over the line. Waiting now for a site visit. No engineer been near property. On phone again to be told will update me on 15th! Two weeks with no internet. Having read reviews about speeds on here think I will cancel. They have taken my money with no capability to provide the service. Dishonest .
    AVOID VODAFONE
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sheffield
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Excellent service and speed, setup was pretty much plugged and played, the apps fantastic, and I never had to do a thing with my existing provider to switch.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Tonbridge
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Signed up for 12-month sim only contract in January. So this is a contract right for the sale of services right? So it should stay at £12 per month for the term of the contract? But in April, up goes the monthly fee to £13.11 with no warning. Noticing this, I called customer service just now to explain and the adviser was most rude and un-understanding. Apparently there will be a £50 charge to leave the contract now, or wait until next January! "Oh it's all in the terms and conditions" apparently! That's not what I was told when signing up, and not what I consider to be fair or equitable. Vodafone should perform their side of the bargain for the agreed fee, and if they decide to change the fee I should be able to pull out. Appalling - Avoid Vodafone at all costs
  • Reviewer
    Location
    DONCASTER
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    avoid this dodgy company! The reality about all Vodafone services: I've signed up for full fiber with Vodafone first 30 days it was perfect 130+ Mbps after that is dreadful most of the days I can't even watch a movie on Netflix, contract says minimum speed 50mb which customer service told me it's on a cable connection for only one device, even with a cable connection best I've seen was 44mb then I wanted to cancel the contract and they told me I can't do that only if I pay the remaining 35 months contract .... Same thing with my phone where everything struggle to work as you will expect
    Very poor overall
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Paisley
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Comments
    Utterly disgusted with your company!! Havent even been set up yet and just buggered off and left us with no TV...No Internet and unable to work from home. Better send someone out to reinstate my Virgin set up
  • Reviewer
    Location
    CROYDON
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Vodafone is truly criminal in its operations. They do not supply what they promise in their contracts and there is no recourse to fix the situation;Avoid them entirely;avoid;avoid;avoid;avoid;avoid
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sutton Coldfield
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Vodafone have to be the most incompetent company I have ever had the misfortune to deal with. Here’s why;
    Order accepted by Vodafone 12/08/22 with an advised installation date of 07/09/22. Not ideal but ok, I’ll live with no internet for a week or two after Virgin removed.
    Morning of 07/09 arrrives with no confirmation of time etc, so I call to check. Despite taking a day off work to ensure they are able to install, I am advised it won’t be this day, but the following day. Patience now being tested.
    Next day, nothing.
    After numerous phonecalls, Vodafone finally admit they have no idea when I’ll be connected.
    Eventually, a week and a half later, they arrive to install. Too late, I have returned to Virgin, who have been excellent in reinstalling.
    A lesson learned, Vodafone broadband is a shambles of a business.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newbury
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Apparently I’m getting great broadband speed, but I don’t think the Wi-Fi router can handle that many devices as whenever I’m streaming TV it constantly buffers. I’ve tried all of the recommendations Vodafone have for improving the situation and none work. Even ended up connecting the TV by the ethernet cable and still have problems. I Don’t think the router can handle that many devices compared with the one from BT which was fine. Wish I hadn’t switched to Vodafone.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Coventry
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Customer service for any issues are absolutely pathetic

    The broadband itself it OK

    But if u ever have the misfortune of rining customer service, you will want to kill yourself and them by the end of it . The staff (multiple) are so poorly trained that they don't know what they are saying or doing
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Welshpool
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Advertise in the 60+ MBS range, can only provide 8mbs.

    Random drop offs very common. Since they refuse to acknowledge there's a problem it must be business as usual for them to provide such **** service.

    Do NOT buy from Vodafone. Any money saved will be paid back in absolute frustration
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bicester
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    One of the worst broadband I ever had… rubbish customer service… always telling you to reboot, restart… not helpful at all.. have been with 6 different providers in six years… sky, nowtv, talk home etc…. they always say equipment is faulty… have never had any issues with previous providers… unfortunately stuck in a two year contract
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Folkestone
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Ten days and still no phone trade in money,,, signal here is seriously bad too..
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rossendale
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Line slow and dropping. i.e. Was a ping of 14ms and speed of 60 meg. Now a ping of 30ms and a speed of 35meg
    Used the vodaphone diagnostics tool which diagnosed a problem.
    Received a phone call from an 'engineer'who said my problem would be solved by pugging directly into the bt socket faceplate.
    Told him I'd done that three days ago.
    He then replied my speed was not below the minimum contract so they would do nothing but to ring them if I was still having problems.
    So they rang me because they knew there was a problem and because it wasn't an easy fix they will do nothing.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lurgan
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Disgraceful COMPANY. Absolute shambles. Telling lies, letting us down, telling even more lies...disgraceful....
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Faversham
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Where to start ! Hours waisted trying to get a straight answer from Vodaphone. We changed to their fibre package, today the openreach connected us took out old copper cable did checks and said e would be activated in a few hours. When this did not happen contacted Vodaphone iniatially they said there was a fault on the line and blamed openreach, I asked for details on when this fault was reported but none were forthcoming, then I was told cables may need still to be pulled through, I explained this also had been done. Eventually the only firm response was that I should humbly wait till 8 September when Vodaphone can activate me, today is the 3rd so five days without landline, or internet !!! Why they booked an engineer in to do the work and disconnect my old internet 5 days before new hub is activated I do not know. So frustrated and we have not even gone live yet!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bolton
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I joined Vodafone on their superfast 2. I wasn't even hitting the speeds of superfast 1 package so i contacted them and they said it would automatically change to superfast 1 if my speeds weren't being met. It never did change and I was paying alot more for superfast 2.

    I saw my contract out with lots of connectivity problems to which they only offered me £5 off my bill and never sent anyone out to look at the broadband no effort at all to try and fix the problem.

    I am with Vodafone with my mobile too and I'm usually happy with them ad I've been with them for my mobile for 13 years, Pay as you go and contract.

    Finally left Vodafone broadband and joined EE broadband. Since we communicated about the fault with the Internet 2 months into the contract, we've had big bill reductions, 5 engineers out, 1 here most of the day (in the house and outside box) they are determined to fix any fault.

    Obviously because I now know the service I deserve I wouldn't go back to Vodafone for broadband. Seems they only care that the bill is paid. I feel they owe me money for charging me what they did for very poor service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    sunderland
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    They give you a 15% discount on your bill if they do not meet the minimum guaranteed speeds. We've had this discount every month since activation. Connection drops out atleast 3 times an hour from 1pm - 10am. We pay for 75 down and get 35 max. The downtime, drop outs & the useless customer service have ensured I never come back to this company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Stanley
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful internet service. Live in a bungalow, even paying for vodafone pro and still not getting internet
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Scotland
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Comments
    Dont bother to get any service from them. I read a lot of bad reviews, but I said to myself that cant be that bad. They will lock you into a 2 yrs contract, adress every complaint with some money, just to keep you dealing with the same issues over and over again.
    Stay away, im going back to sky
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cheshire
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    For the first 18months brilliant, recently shocking, router drops out 7times a day, Vodafone are refusing to replace the router, they have done line checks and say the line is fine. They wont let me buy a new router and on board it. So I have been left with poor internet throughout the house. Leaving to go to Sky and now Vodafone are trying to charge me for leaving a sub par service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    It's awful service, I've spent 3 hours placing order on broadband setup. They ping-pong me from one operator to another, and now, imagine that you have a problem with the internet and it is urgent? After this i decided to use another (any another) provider
  • Reviewer
    Location
    St Dogmaels
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I've had this so called broadband connection for a couple of months. Daytimes are fine but in the evening it is terrible. It drops continuously. I've cancelled my DD and will be calling to cancel my service with them tomorrow. I don't have time to waste with trying to get it sorted. It's not fit for purpose!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lurgan
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Dealing with Vodafone today and all last week has been the worst experience of gross lies, incompetence and buck passing I have ever witnessed. Staff tell you different stories, change the excuses, give you wrong advice and basically treat you with contempt. Emily even told me If I didn't quieten down she would hang up on me...She can treat me like dirt but I can't complain to her about her disgraceful organisation. Many if the folk I spoke to were foreign and one man told me I might not have understood what I was being told by his fellow worker....Vodafone should hang their heads in shame...absolutely shocking crowd to deal with....
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lincoln
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    AVOID! If you are thinking of changing to Vodafone broadband then don’t. I lost my broadband 3 weeks ago and after call after call I’ve still not got broadband and they really don’t give a sh*t.
    This is an impossible situation here as I need broadband for work.
    If you want broadband then go anywhere but here.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Weston Super Mare
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Wifi drops so often it is not funny.
    Vodafone check the line which is not the problem and close the call as the line is fine.
    I have been round this process 4 times now.
    Incompetent would be giving them too much credit.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hampshire
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Was only with them for 10 day. The Wi-Fi box they give u dose not give the speed they promise you. No where near good enough. They just wanted me to wait until the 14 days where up so I would be Tied in for two years and word have to pay to cancel. Very poor from a Company like Vodafone.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chatham
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    Comments
    Waited 2 weeks for installation, only to be told that account is cancelled. Very disappointed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Suffolk
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    VF were great when I first moved to them; then came the random 'drop-offs'. Didn't realise price would rise by £5 at end of contract (also coincided with a dramatic reduction in broadband speed).
    In all honesty, I think a snail is quicker (just checked speed & it is 4.67mbps) - it's a joke at £34.95 a month.
    Currently looking for a new ISP.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cheshire
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Comments
    Do not go with vodaphone useless router useless lying customer services 2 hours getting passed from 1 department to another they say they are cancellation team then when they can't flannel you off with delay tactics they say they aren't the right team send you to another team of liers who will do the same and on and on till you give up
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northumberland
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I had Vodaphone at my last address and was paying for the top speed as my wife works from home so I was getting up to 76mps obviously I didn’t get that it was always around 54mps , I moved and took Vodafone with me , that was 18 months ago and I am still having problems, I have had several engineers out they have altered the box and eventually changed it and wired straight to post outside of house so it couldn’t be more direct , yet still having problems , I am lucky if I get 31-33 pms , even though I was told and have it in black and white that my minimum will be 41mps and max 67mps ,the excuse I get now is the network minimum is 31mps , so why are they allowed to tell you minimum 41 if. It’s 31 , I have tried and tried to get this resolved and all I get is a foreign person asking me the same scripted questions every time , I requested my complaints to be printed and sent to confirm all of my calls and when it came it was n3arly two inches thick so you can imagine how many times I have tried to resolve this and still after all of the promises and tried and tested solutions I am running out of patience, they now have the audacity to offer me a new 18 month contract to maintain my super fast2 deal with up to 67mps , and again I ask how can they advertise false promises and then all they give is a 15% discount on my monthly bill that amount to about £2.30 , I don’t want that I want what I am paying for but I keep hitting the same brick wall as always so , I wouldn’t have them again I am planning on switching as soon as my contract runs out very soon , DONT TOUCH THEM THEY TELL YOU SPEEDS THEY CANT POSSIBLY SUPPLY
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO CANCEL, AWFUL INTERNET SPEED - DO NOT SIGN UP

    Speed dropped to unusable levels after a year of good service. Turns out Vodafone no longer provide a service in my area so have no interest in maintaining a service.
    Switched to Community Fibre (highly recommended if you can use them) who run a new full fibre line so have to cancel Vodafone separately.
    In short over two days I have made or received 4 calls, have spent over 2 1/2 hours on the phone, spoken to 8 people, been cut off twice, one person told me the team I needed to speak to were too busy, the second told me they'd stopped working (after being cut off from the first call where I was waiting in a queue, 2nd time this has happened).
    Now I have to call back again tomorrow, genuinely the worst customer service I have ever been unfortunate enough to be subjected to.
    STAY WELL WELL AWAY
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cm21
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Diabolical.
    Useless customer service and broadband support.
    Constantly lied to regarding broadband issues.
    Do yourself a big favour...go somewhere else...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Please do not use vodafone as a broadband provider, they will
    You offer you the earth and you get nothing, i went from bt to vodafone the set up was set for a certain day, did it happen know, then all tne excuses come, you can never get through to the right person, loads of excuses from them why its not gone live on the day they said it would, blame openreach, and there fine on there end, im hoping i can get out of my contract as im only two days into it, every review on here is bad, the price im paying is i should of checked their reviews before hand, do not and i repeat do not bother with vodafone it will drain the life out of you , i don’t have hair, if i had i wouldn't have any left. Stay clear from them for youe own sanity.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cheltenham
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Really terrible.

    After setup, 5 separate calls to resolve issues. When not resolved tried to cancel.

    Extremely difficult to cancel, long process which has included very long waits on the phone and live chat (eg 2 hours being transferred between departments).
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Switched to Vodafone Broadband in April 2022 and was given an installation date of 18/5. It didn’t happen and I was left without functioning broadband for 23 days. I had to escalate to a formal complaint; a) to find out what was happening and b) get a new installation date. Also c) go into one of their shops and beg someone to tell me what was happening and a back-up because I was desperate. The shop staff were great actually. I rely on broadband as I work from home.

    All of this this because I was unable get any response from Vodafone through their customer service portal TOBI about why the service hadn’t been installed or to get a installation new date. They are impossible to communicate with though this portal. I eventually got compensation (I think) and they acknowledged their failings, but it was an awful customer experience and really inconvenient.

    I hoped that would be and end to it - the broadband quality is very good - but I got a nasty surprise when my first bill arrived.

    When I signed up for their broadband pro service in April it was because they were offering an attractive deal and I’d read positive things about it. My first bill this month showed I’d be paying almost twice the amount I’d agreed with them on the sales call.

    I contacted their billing team through their TOBI webchat portal. I don’t know why I bothered. It is the worst customer service portal ever and achieves nothing. Took well over an hour of being passed around to advisers who had no idea, resulting in me feeling enraged and none the wiser, but evidently paying lot more than I thought I would be.

    So I used the formal complaint route over email again. They responded quickly and I now have what I think is a satisfactory resolution, but there’s always a plot twist with Vodafone, so I’m still wary. They agreed to give me a fair price, but I’m furious that I had to bargain really hard to get it after I had taken out the original contract in good faith based on a price promotion they had offered me.

    My conclusion is that Vodafone are fundamentally dishonest and an incompetent telecoms provider. They promote an attractive offer to you, and when you take it up, thinking it’s fixed for the length of the contract, they can decide without informing you, that the offer is no longer available, as it’s time bound. Even when it’s their fault that your broadband wasn’t installed when they said it would be due to their own serial incompetence. They don’t confirm anything about the price in writing either, something I should have picked up. It seems they can also withdraw an offer whenever they feel like - in any circumstances - so beware.

    They acknowledged all of this, and the customer complaints handler who rang me was helpful, but they always are, and nothing ever changes. Now I think about it, I’m not even sure I’ve received the compensation for the first complaint. So many emails and confusion. I’ve lost track.

    It’s astonishing that they are getting away with this. Ofcom really do need to step up.

    The Guardian website 28/7 has an article by the journalist George Monbiot describing his experience of trying to cancel his mother’s mobile phone contract after she died. It’s a different part of the company but still the same appalling customer care. Many people have commented under the article about their experiences with Vodafone. They are an absolute disgrace. Do yourself a massive favour, avoid Vodafone. When my contracts end I will stop my custom. A long way to go but already in my diary.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Folkestone
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Dreadful customer service

    Product ok until you need help or support and then may God help you because Vodafone will not!

    Either cannot be bothered or are incompetent. Not sure which

    Tried to raise formal complaint and they faffed around putting me through from one person to another and left me on hold for about an hour to the point where I lost the will to live and gave up

    Cannot wait till the end of my contract then bye bye Vodaphone
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Vodafone
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Had a pretty bad experience with Vodafone. They promised a £90 Amazon voucher when I signed up with them through a comparison website. Clarified this when I spoke to the customer service team multiple times and they said yes it’ll be with you in a month. Didn’t happen, followed up a few times for some more empty promises and then just got directed to the complaints team. Internets ok, quite a few dips in connection and I’m pretty confident the speed isn’t super fast based on how it’s advertised. I’ve had better broadband at the same price without being hooked in by an offer that doesn’t exist. How does a company the size of Vodafone get away with that, mind boogling. Basically don’t go with them. Others are far better.

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