Claire Nottage | February 16th, 2024
Of the two Full Fibre packages offered by Vodafone, this is the fastest – its slower sibling offers 200Mbps. A 500Mbps broadband connection is incredibly fast and will enable you to do anything you want online effortlessly, but do you actually need such a fast broadband speed? We take a look at what Vodafone Full Fibre 500 has to offer.
Here’s a quick rundown of Vodafone’s Broadband Full Fibre 500 package:
|£41 per month
|Fibre to the premises (FTTP)
|None, Evening & Weekends, Anytime
|Vodafone Secure Net
|Vodafone WiFi Hub
|Broadband only, Broadband & phone, Broadband, phone and TV
Quite simply, a 500Mbps download speed is for anyone that wants it, but more specifically, if you live in a household with a lot of devices that require an internet connection, download a lot of UHD movies or videogames, or enjoy streaming in 4K, then an ultrafast connection of this speed will be ideal.
In short, if any of the items in the list below applies to you, then you will benefit from a 500Mbps download speed:
|Fibre 1 Fibre
|Fibre 2 Fibre
|Full Fibre 200 Broadband
|Full Fibre 500 Broadband
|Full Fibre 900 Broadband
Vodafone supplies its WiFi Hub with its Full Fibre packages. It is a dual-band router and also comes with beamforming technology, which optimises the signal for each device connected. For wired connections, it has four gigabit ports which will not only provide a stable connection, but are also likely to ensure a faster speed than a wireless connection – ideal for a PC or gaming console.
The two USB slots are useful for connecting a printer or for inserting your Broadband Back-up dongle (if you subscribe to Vodafone Pro), which gives you a 4G back-up service should your ultrafast ever go down.
Vodafone Xtra offers customers the option to bundle Apple TV up with their Full Fibre Broadband service. In addition they will get a free three-month subscription to Apple TV+, which you can choose to continue after the trial period. Apple TV also comes with access to free apps including iPlayer and ITV Hub, and also offers access to NOW TV, Amazon Prime and Netflix – with a paid subscription.
When it comes to security and parental controls, Vodafone’s SecureNet offers protection against malware and viruses. It can also be set to block access to adult sites and websites promoting violence alcohol or drugs, as well as gambling websites to keep younger members of your household safe. The software is free for the first three months and costs just £1 every month thereafter.
To get the best possible broadband connection, Vodafone offers its Pro Broadband service for an extra monthly fee. Similar to BT’s Complete WiFi service, Vodafone Pro provides customers with a back-up 4G dongle that, in the remote scenario that your ultrafast connection drops out, will kick in and keep all your devices online.
As well as the 4G back-up service, Vodafone Pro also comes with its Super WiFi Plus booster, which ensures your wifi connection should be excellent all around your home. The WiFi booster comes with Alexa built-in – a first amongst UK broadband providers – giving you voice command internet as well as reliable wifi.
Vodafone Full Fibre 500 is a lightning-fast broadband speed that will solve the woes of anyone struggling with their existing service. Web pages will load almost instantaneously and a 100GB file will download in around 20 minutes, compared to the six hours it would take on a 36Mbps fibre connection.
The monthly price is affordable and, with the option to bundle Apple TV and a calls package, Vodafone Full Fibre 500 is an appealing prospect. Unfortunately full fibre is not yet widely available across the country, but if you can get it where you are, we’d say it’s definitely worth doing so.