Claire Nottage | May 16th, 2024

Vodafone Full Fibre 500 broadband

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.

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Key features

Here’s a quick rundown of Vodafone’s Broadband Full Fibre 500 package:

Price £33 per month
Download speed 500Mbps
Upload speed 58Mbps
Broadband Fibre to the premises (FTTP)
Home Phone None, Evening & Weekends, Anytime
Parental controls Vodafone Secure Net
Router Vodafone WiFi Hub
Packages available Broadband only, Broadband & phone, Broadband, phone and TV
Contract length 24 months

Who is Vodafone Full Fibre 500 for?

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:

  • You live in a large household: – If you live in a house of at least four or five people, all of which have a large number of devices, from phones to fridges, then an ultrafast speed will be able to keep everything connected without any effort at all
  • You play videogames or live with a gamer – As well as enabling rapid downloads of new games, Vodafone Full Fibre 500 comes with an upload speed that is also really fast and which will give any gamer the edge during gameplay
  • You enjoy watching in 4K – A UHD video stream can use up to 50Mbps alone, and would bring any other connectivity to a half on a more regular fibre connection, whereas a 500Mbps will ensure there is plenty of bandwidth to go around.
  • You like the idea of it – It may be that you’ve had a bad experience with a slower service and just want the reassurance of an ultrafast broadband package that will cope with anything – in which case, why not.

How does Vodafone Full Fibre 500 compare?

Broadband Package Download Speed Upload Speed
Fibre 1 Fibre 38Mbps 10Mbps
Fibre 2 Fibre 67Mbps 20Mbps
Fibre 100 100Mbps 100Mbps
Full Fibre 200 Broadband 200Mbps 200Mbps
Full Fibre 500 Broadband 500Mbps 500Mbps
Full Fibre 900 Broadband 910Mbps 910Mbps
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What's included with Vodafone Full Fibre 500?

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 WiFi Hub specification

  • Next generation WiFi – The WiFi Hub uses the latest wireless standard (802.11ac)
  • Smart channel selection – This uses the dual-band frequencies to automatically ensure all your devices receive the best signal at all times
  • Beamforming technology – Working alongside the dual-band technology, beamforming also ensures each device has the best connection at any one time
  • Four gigabit ethernet ports – To get the best speed possible for a specific device, you will need a wired connection directly into a router port
  • Seven antennae – This is more antennae than many routers have and will help ensure a reliable wifi signal around your home


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.

Vodafone Pro Broadband

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.

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What we think

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.

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