Gabriel Vanca | February 16th, 2024
Vodafone Gigafast Pro 900 is Vodafone’s fastest, highest-tier broadband package. Well priced and with some fantastic benefits included, this package makes Vodafone one of the strongest competitors in the gigabit-class broadband service market.
However, depending on where you live, you might not be getting quite the same package. In this guide, we’ll go through the two types of Vodafone Gigafast, the excellent benefits Vodafone is bundling with this package and who this package is mainly for.
Here’s a quick rundown of Vodafone’s Broadband Gigafast Pro 900 package:
|£31 per month
|910Mbps (CityFibre), 110Mbps (Openreach)
|Fibre to the premises (FTTP)
|Line rental included
|Vodafone Secure Net, Norton Premium 360
|Vodafone WiFi Hub
|Broadband & phone, Broadband & phone & TV, Broadband & phone & mobile
Gigafast Pro 900 is Vodafone’s top-tier no-compromise full-fibre broadband package. With Gigafast, everything from mere videoconferencing to streaming the highest quality series in 4K HDR, from gaming to live Internet broadcasting, is at hand.
Here is a brief rundown of who Vodafone Broadband Gigafast Pro 900 is meant for:
Vodafone’s Gigafast Pro 900 directly competes with Virgin Media’s Gig1 and Openreach (Sky’s Gigafast and BT’s Full Fibre 900). Though Virgin Media wins in terms of download speed and household coverage, Vodafone beats the competition in pricing, upload speed and free benefits (see the following section).
While Virgin Media has its own network, Vodafone relies on Openreach (same as Sky and BT) but also on CityFibre’s state of the art network. As a result, the Gigafast service you will get will be different based on location. This will be primarily evident in contrasting upload speeds: Openreach tops at an average of 110Mbps, while CityFibre’s symmetrical fibre technology matches the download speed at 910Mbps.
Let’s have a short glance at how Vodafone Broadband Gigafast Pro 900 compares to the other Vodafone fibre packages:
|Fibre 1 Fibre
|Fibre 2 Fibre
|Full Fibre 200 Broadband
|Full Fibre 500 Broadband
|Full Fibre 900 Broadband
Gigafast comes with the Vodafone WiFi Hub, one of the best ISP-bundled routers out there. The Hub has seven wifi antennae that manage to cover a somewhat larger house while providing a low latency wireless connection.
The Vodafone WiFi Hub also incorporates the free of charge Secure Net functionality, a collection of anti-malware and anti-phishing (scam) tools that will keep you safe while browsing the internet. As for kids, Secure Net also provides adjustable parental control website filters.
The Hub’s functionalities can be managed either via the default settings page accessible over a web browser or through the Vodafone Broadband App for Android/iOS.
All Vodafone fibre packages, except for Gigafast, have three tiers: standard, Pro and Pro Xtra. Gigafast drops the first tier and jumps right into the Pro tier, bringing some genuinely fantastic benefits included in the base price of the package.
First, you get Vodafone’s WiFi Guarantee which promises wifi coverage in every room or your money back. Vodafone will send you a free Super WiFi Plus - a WiFi 6 extender with Amazon’s Alexa built-in. If your coverage is still not adequate, Vodafone can set you up with two additional repeaters for free.
Second, you get the 4G mobile Broadband Backup. This pocket-sized USB device attaches to your Hub and enables it to use Vodafone’s 4G mobile broadband if the fibre service ever has a fault or is being serviced. The process is entirely automatic, and the Hub will seamlessly switch to 4G. This ensures a very high degree of connection reliability.
Whilst broadband redundancy is not a feature unique to Vodafone, Vodafone achieves it the most gracefully. By contrast, Virgin offers an O2 SIM while Sky offers some additional mobile data, but those rely on the customer going through the trouble of creating slow, inefficient hot-spots on their smartphones. Not only is Vodafone’s process seamless, but it starts with an impressive 50GB data cap which can be extended for free indefinitely.
As a result of Vodafone’s collaboration with Norton, you’ll get 12 months of free Norton 360 Premium anti-malware defence and its firewall and parental control package. This service is usable on up to ten devices, and it will be available to be renewed at half of the retail price after the first year.
Finally, you get a direct line to Vodafone’s WiFi Xperts - a dedicated IT support helpline team that will help you with any broadband or wifi issues and help with using the 4G Broadband Backup service. WiFi Xperts will also be monitoring your fibre line remotely by running routine diagnostics; you’ll get a ring from one of their agents if they suspect an issue with your connection.
If you want even more Vodafone benefits, you can upgrade to their top-tier Pro Xtra package for a small monthly charge. You get an Apple TV 4K media player that will breathe new life into your TV. You also get a three-month trial of Apple TV+ and unlimited UK landline and mobile calls. Furthermore, while package prices typically increase each April in line with inflation, the Xtra package is protected from mid-contract price surges.
Not only is the Vodafone Gigafast Pro 900 among the fastest and cheapest gigabit broadband services, but it also comes with a fantastic set of free extra benefits, a superior router, a dedicated IT help desk and, for a small monthly charge, an awesome Apple TV 4K. For gamers and content creators or those who simply want the latest and fastest tech, Vodafone’s Gigafast is the ideal choice.