Claire Nottage | February 16th, 2024
Vodafone offers two full fibre broadband packages – 200Mbps and 500Mbps – as well as its Full Fibre 900 package with up to 900Mbps download speed. Of the Ultrafast packages, the 200Mbps is the slower, but the difference in performance when you start to reach these extremely high speeds becomes negligible. So what does a 200Mbps download speed actually mean and is it right for your household? Let’s take a look.
Here’s a quick summary of what you can expect to find with Vodafone Full Fibre 200:
|£31 per month
|Fibre to the premises (FTTP)
|None, Evening & Weekends, Anytime
|Vodafone WiFi Hub
|Broadband only, Broadband & phone, Broadband, phone and TV
Anyone who wants a fast, reliable download speed will appreciate a Vodafone Full Fibre 200 connection. It may not be the fastest download speed on offer (Vodafone also offers its Gigafast package of 900Mbps), but it will easily support a large number of devices, as well as video streaming in UHD. Larger households, gamers and anyone that does a lot of downloading will benefit.
To summarise, if you fall into one of the following categories, then you will appreciate a 200Mbps download speed:
|Fibre 1 Fibre
|Fibre 2 Fibre
|Full Fibre 200 Broadband
|Full Fibre 500 Broadband
|Full Fibre 900 Broadband
The Vodafone WiFi Hub is a very capable router that will comfortably support ultrafast speeds around your home. It has dual-band technology which will automatically provide you with the best signal around your home, and has four gigabit ports should you want to connect certain devices with a cable to get the best speed possible. It also has two USB slots – one of which you will need for your 4G back-up if you subscribe to Vodafone Pro Broadband.
Vodafone offers a good set of security software called SecureNet which comes with three levels of control: Safe, Supersafe and Ultrasafe. The highest level – Ultrasafe – protects against everything, including viruses and malware. It automatically blocks harmful sites such as those including violence, drugs and gambling, as well as access to any adult sites. SecureNet is free for three months and then costs just £1 a month thereafter.
Vodafone offers customers the option to take Apple TV as part of a bundle with its broadband plans if you sign up to Vodafone Xtra. You will get free access to Apple TV+ for three months and can choose to subscribe to NOW TV, Netflix and Amazon Prime in addition if you wish.
To guarantee you are never without a broadband connection, Vodafone offers its Pro Broadband service. Much like BT’s Complete WiFi service, Vodafone Broadband Pro comes with a back-up 4G router so that in the unlikely event of your fixed broadband failing, the 4G router will kick in and keep you online until your cabled connection is back up and running.
Vodafone Pro also comes with its Super WiFi Plus booster with Alexa built in, meaning you will get superb wifi around your home and voice command internet all rolled into one. Vodafone definitely leads the way here as this is the only voice-integrated wifi booster currently available on the market.
For many households with increasing numbers of wifi-enabled devices, a fibre speed of 38Mbps or 67Mbps just won’t cut it any more. This is where a step up to an ultrafast package really comes into its own. Vodafone’s 200Mbps speed offers that extra oomph to keep everyone happy and connected without breaking the bank for a 900Mbps Gigafast service.
You can choose to pair it with a phone package and Apple TV if you want to, and the upgrade to Vodafone Pro will appeal to many. Pricewise, Vodafone is comparable to both its BT and Virgin Media counterparts. The only downside is the lack of widespread availability, but this is an issue with every ultrafast broadband provider.