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.

Recent Customer Ratings for Vodafone

  • Satisfaction
    4.8 stars
  • Customer Service
    4.8 stars
  • Speed
    4.8 stars
  • Reliability
    4.8 stars

Based on 248 customer ratings since 2023-03-02 (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.

182 Customer Reviews over 5 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    tyiCDBIRY
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
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  • Reviewer
    Location
    Uk
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Signed up for broadband and phone service before Christmas
    Would not recommend
    Had no telephone service at times
    Broadband constantly losing connection
    Technical team useless
    Kept saying would call be back with in 48 hours
    Awful service canceled already after 2 weeks changing supplier already
    Avoid
  • Reviewer
    Location
    UK
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Shortly after placing an order to switch to Vodafone, I was told they would arrange for my old provider to disconnect me, before reconnecting me two weeks later.

    Customer service is non-existent. After asking for the date to be changed twice, and hearing nothing I raised a complaint. That was ignored, so I raised another. That was also ignored.

    Today, I've been passed around several departments (as usual), and have been waiting on hold for TWO HOURS.

    No one at Vodafone knows what they're doing. No one knows which department I should to speak to. No one calls me back.

    And this is the PRE-SALES side of things! I can't imagine what after-sales support is like, or how they would cope with understanding technical issues.

    After more than two hours on hold today, I can't even get through to cancel.

    So I've had to cancel my direct debit, and get my current provider to retain the line.

    Absolutely shocking.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    UK
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Only been with Vodafone for a week - not able to access or set up my on-line account as the wrong email was the 'Username' also they have two databases (one being C-Board/See-Board) and one wouldn't show my number while the other wouldn't show my account details. After speaking to the call-centre opps (four times) and two on-line 'Live' chats, still a problem and not able to set up or log in.

    Ask for PAK codes to move to EE. Phoned customer service for PAK codes, told have to go to the store to get them. At the store told have to phone customer service. ???? So, got the store to phone Vodafone customer service. One assistant couldn't handle Vodafone's own menu system, so gave up - got your store assistant manager to take over, he also had problems with Vodafone own call centre. in the end he spoken to 5 operators, and spent 45 mins on the phone. I was there for an hour to get PAK codes. It seems to be a problem that vodafone has two databases, and from reviewers who say they have been charged twice, the two databases could be why.

    Vodafone just have not got a system in place, and you will suffer if you go with them...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Please avoid. Every single time I've added credit the data pack either hasn't aligned with my account so I can't use it, or it works nicely and then automatically disconnects from my account daily. I swear I can't use it for 1 day without it disconnecting from my account. Then I have to go on live chat for over an hour to be told a "glitch" occurred. Its clearly all nonsense. Pay as you go wifi is useless and customer service is appalling.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Been with them on a 75 Mbps plan for a month. Actual speed 1-6Mbps untill a few days ago since when no internet and no landline at all. They cannot solve it for the next 12 days. They have Customer service almost impossible as other have noted.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    DO NOT SWITCH TO THIS ROUTER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE! All reviews saying vodafone is amazing must have been set up by vodaphone. Internet speeds are average (nothing special) Adding 4+ slows it down massively and since installed my internet has dropped out for 10+ minutes DAILY. I use the internet daily for my university work and I don't have time for this. Emphasis on the daily drop outs. This post is being made using my phones 4G - I'll leave you to guess why
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Hi Everyone
    Not really broadband but will put this up wherever I can as a warning.
    Apologies but I've never complained about a company in this way. I feel that as a 15 year customer of Vodafone my experience over the last years is horrendous.

    Quick summary
    New phone taken out
    2 weeks and several visits to shop
    Eventually working but several of my contacts could only text and not call me
    This got worse over recent months
    Been asking for help for many days
    Office in Alexandria have lied not called back on numerous occasions. In fact never called back. 2 mangers on the same day swearing that they would never let me down. Can't estimate the number of hours spend on my landline. Still no resolution and stuck without a phone.

    Complete havoc and Vodafone employees are actively moving me about because they can't or won't deal with it

    Its been 1 year....Any advice......I'm sure Vodafone wouldn't have been so gracious if I has withheld payment since I received my phone!

    Feel sorry to have to leave such an awful review

    Ps... I have all the managers names but this seems hopeless as well. Their colleagues just refuse to put you through!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Warrington
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Bromwich
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    RARELY do I leave reviews but I switched from SKY Fibre Broadband to Vodafone on what I thought was a cost saving decision. ABSOLUTE rubbish. I went for the fastest option. After just days I was having to call them because the wifi signal to devices was poor. After a long winded conversation changing a whole host of settings, I still had multiple issues. In the 2 weeks I had it I had no internet of any kind for 3 separate days.

    The router technology is still way off the competition and the service incredibly unreliable. They are a few years away from providing broadband that can compete with SKY/Virgin.

    Get out of your contract within the 30 days cooling off period!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Lothian
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    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!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Midlands
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    POOR SERVICE, POOR COMPANY, THEY WILL NOT LET YOU LEAVE!!

    I and my family have been long standing (20+ years) loyal customers of Vodafone and finally, we are leaving.

    Reasons:

    1. When you are interested in buying a service, Vodafone are great to deal with, they suddenly become your best friends. BUT when you actually do need any help Vodafone is possibly the worst people to deal with. They will not solve your problems, but actually take your time up and then you will find random text messages which you then have to recall Vodafone about to waste more time trying to rectify because you are scared that they have charged you for something.

    2. Coverage is poor and POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE. In certain areas there is not a problem, but in my house (i live in the City) the coverage is non-existent and i have to go outside to make a call. So I called Vodafone (again remember i have been with the company for a very long time) and asked if they can send me a signal booster box as i do not get any reception. They said it would be chargeable and it would be cheaper for me to source one from a non-Vodafone shop. They don't really care as whatever happens I still have to pay my contract.

    3. HIDDEN CHARGES and INABILITY TO LEAVE! --> One of the family mobile contracts had recently come to an end so I requested the PAC code (which they tried so hard not to give) and transferred the number over to Virgin mobiles. Vodafone agreed to unlock the handset as the contract had ended. However they didn't do this properly and the Virgin Mobile was unable to be registered with the handset. Finally after around 20 phonecalls and 3 weeks without a mobile phone, Vodafone managed to sort it. All was going well with Virgin Mobile, when suddenly we all started receiving texts from Vodafone saying:
    - "you have turned off content control. If you change your mind log-in to vodafone and update yor settings"
    AND
    - "you have removed the spending limit for using the internet abroad. To limit your spend again, text CAP to 40209 or log-onto Vodafone and change your settings"

    I can tell you that no one had made any changes to any of these settings, Vodafone has made changes and have accused us of these changes.

    The worst part is, that now, myself and the rest of my family are unable to phone the number which has now been registered with Virgin Mobile AND the familiy member can't make a phone call out from her Virgin Mobile either! So not only has Vodafone messed around with our current Vodafone contracts, but has interfered with a number that has already left Vodafone and has nothing to do with Vodafone anymore.

    I contacted Vodafone, they said it should get working in around 1 week!! No apologies, no care, they said that this can happen when you move your number from Vodafone to another provider.

    It is an absolute disgrace. Vodafone took 3 weeks to unlock the phone so that we ca transfer over to Virgin. And now Vodafone have interfered and that Virgin Mobile has been affected where no calls can be received or made.

    So i have decided to finally move my family away from Vodafone's awful service and disgusting customer service.

    Where to go?
    Virgin Mobile seems to be pretty good, EE seems the biggest, O2 are still kicking... 3 probably has the best customer service who are always polite and who do their best to help, but not too sure about their coverage. BUT whatever you do and wherever you go, don't bother with Vodafone.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Sussex
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid like bird flu!!!!!!!! Been with Vodafone broadband for 2 months. Constantly loosing signal. Been waiting 3 weeks for the problem to be solved by their technical team. They want the balance of the contract as a cancellation fee for a service (internet connection) that they are not providing...........stay as far away as possible from them. Not worth the headache. Poor service!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Supposed to get 38mbs and I'm averaging 0.06mbs surprised it's even letting me post this never ever go vodafond
  • Reviewer
    Location
    witherley, atherstone
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Although the package was sold as "up to 2.2Mps" i think that i have only ever seen the speed hit 2.1 Mbs once in the 6 months that i have had it. I would like to see providers state a guaranteed minimum speed before selling the "best case" scenario as fact.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wokingham
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wokingham
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wolverhampton
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I took the plunge and switched from Sky Broadband Unlimited to Vodafone 38 Fibre. I was very happy with my Sky service but Vodafone had a deal that meant I got fibre cheaper than Sky were giving me standard ADSL for.

    The switch over was painless. I was provided their new super duper router and given an activation date in which to hook it all up. They handled everything else with Sky.

    My activation date came, hooked up my router before 8am as directed. By the time I came home from work, it wasn't working (although both green lights were on the top). I rebooted the router and everything sprang into life.

    I was getting a good 37Mbps down and 8-9Mbps up, so I'm happy thus far.

    I've had enough experience with 5GHz (dual band routers) to know 5GHz is a big cause of constant WiFi cut offs, etc. So I switched that mode off and used 2.4GHz only. Signal is great, stability is great. The 2.4GHz speeds are still over and above the 38Mbps internet speeds anyway.

    I had read the many bad reviews and so the switch was not an easy decision. However, I have always had a good experence as a Vodafone Mobile customer and I have been happy with the Broadband so far, but it is early days. I will review again after an extended period.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Worksop
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    worsley
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Vodaphone are the worst company I have ever delt with. Do yourself a favour and don't go with this shower for vroadband I've now been without broadband for 6 weeks. Constantly lie to you and every time you ring them tell you something differnt
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorks
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    No broadband after changed from bt. Poor customer service. No broadband 24 hours after activation. This is the worst tech/customer service experience Ive had in all the 20 years I've been online. Absolute rubbish.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    Vodafone Mobile Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I got this PAYG dongle in November 2010 as I've moved house and needed broadband. This was a great deal at only £15 a month with 3GB allowance. Sadly, Vodaphone have reduced the monthly allowance to 2GB from 1st February 2011 so I'm desperately trying to find another provider to change back to 3GB. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS IF YOU NEED MORE THAN 2GB PER MONTH.

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