Nobody likes line rental. That's why we've decided to ditch it! Read on to find out how you could save hundreds on your broadband costs...

Line Rental
/lʌɪn/ /ˈrɛnt(ə)l/
(Noun) 1. Line rental is the charge you pay for an active phone line into your home
2. Something that’s frustrated and/or surprised most of us at some stage in life.

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See if this sounds familiar: you go to sign up to a seemingly great new broadband deal, and then right at the last minute you’re hit with the hidden cost of line rental – often approaching £20 extra per month!

Wouldn’t it be great if someone did away with that nasty surprise? Well, we’ve got some great news: Vodafone Home Broadband has just done exactly that. So what does that mean for your wallet? And how do you switch? Read on to find out…

No more hidden costs

Ok, in the spirit of keeping things simple, let’s cut right to the chase: as of today, if you sign up to one of our Vodafone Unlimited Fibre Broadband packages you’ll be able to do so completely without the cost of line rental.

That means you’ll still get the benefit of having a phone line and a super speedy broadband package, but we’ll cover the unnecessary line rental costs for you. And in monetary terms, that amounts to a massive saving.

Example time. Sky’s 76Mbps Fibre Broadband will currently cost you £47.40 per month – that’s £17.40 for line rental and £30 a month for the broadband. So that means if you choose our Unlimited Fibre Broadband 76 you could save up to £349 over the length of an 18 month contract!* BT, likewise, asks for £18.99 in line rental cost per month. 18 months with our Unlimited Fibre Broadband 76 will save you £113 compared to BT’s Fibre 52 – which also happens to be up to 40% slower than ours**.

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Put simply? It’s a big deal. “Giving our customers the opportunity to break free from hidden line rental charges is our way of letting our customers know that we are listening,” says Vodafone UK’s Commercial Director Glafkos Persianis, “and that we are serious about providing them with the Unlimited Home Broadband experience that they deserve.”

“If you choose our Unlimited Fibre Broadband 76 you could save up to £349 over the length of an 18 month contract!”

And serious we are. Vodafone Unlimited Fibre is the lowest priced unlimited fibre broadband in the market, versus other major broadband providers and has no unpleasant hidden monthly fees or usage caps! With Vodafone Home Broadband you don’t just get amazing speeds, super security and a fair, simple price, you also get some really pioneering tools to help you make the most of it all.

The Vodafone Broadband app, for instance, lets you do some cool magic tricks with your home broadband, like ‘Boost’, which allows you to prioritise one device over others, which is especially useful when tackling a meaty download, or ‘Beam’, which uses Beamforming technology to send a stronger Wi-Fi signal to compatible devices wherever they are in the home. There’s also ‘Family Time’, which allows you to easily manage and set time limits for when the Wi-Fi is available – great for giving kids’ devices a Wi-Fi curfew at bedtime, and ‘Guest Wi-Fi’ so you can control Wi-Fi access to household guests with just one click.

That’s on top of the fact that our fibre broadband packages now start at just £22 a month if you’re an existing mobile customer, or £25 a month if not.

Vodafone Home Broadband pricing overview:

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Competitor comparison with Vodafone Unlimited Fibre Broadband 76

Vodafone Talk Talk Sky BT Virgin Media
Package
Unlimited Fibre 76 (76mbps)
Unlimited Fibre Large broadband (76 mbps)
Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro (76 mbps)
Unlimited Infinity 2 (76mbps) & calls
VIVID 100 Fibre Broadband and calls
Min contract term
18 months
18 months
12 months
12 months
18 months
Line rental
£0
£0
£17.40
£18.99
£19
Monthly BB Promotional Cost
N/A
N/A
N/A
£25
£17
Promotional Period
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
12 months
Monthly BB cost after promotional period within contract
 N/A
 £32
 £15
 N/A
 £26
Out of contract monthly BB cost
 N/A
 N/A
 £15
 £26
Average monthly broadband cost over 18 months
 £28
 £32
 £15
 £27.50
 £20
Average ALL IN monthly price over 18 months
 £28
 £32
 £32.40
 £46.49
 £39
Savings:  
 £41 vs. Talk Talk
£83 vs. Sky
£284 vs. BT
£152 vs. Virgin Media
Comparison over 18 months based on existing Vodafone mobile customer price. For the most recent price comparisons and further details see www.vodafone.co.uk/broadband
In terms: Prices correct as of 08.08.2016 Excludes any promotional reward cards.

Change the way you pay for broadband… Ready to ditch the line rental charges? Click here to get started with Vodafone Home Broadband.

 

18-month agreement. Subject to credit check, acceptance & availability in your area. Vodafone Broadband app & compatible Android/iOS device required to use full functionality. No line rental charges on new and upgrading fibre broadband only. £18 a month line rental applies to Vodafone Unlimited Standard 17 Broadband. Payment by direct debit required. Connection charges may apply: New line provision £60 and/or fibre activation £49. Router delivery charge £6.99. Other upfront set-up costs may apply. Existing customer discount will be removed if you’re no longer a Vodafone mobile customer. Speeds referred to are max. download and upload speeds & may vary significantly by location & are dependent on equipment meeting min. specifications, being fully functional and working at full speed. Up to 9x: Vodafone Unlimited Fibre 76 (up to 76mbps) is up to 9x faster compared with the UK’s average standard (ADSL 2+) broadband speed (8.4Mbit/s – from Ofcom UK home broadband performance report, November 2015). For our most recent price comparisons, further details and terms see vodafone.co.uk/broadband.
Lowest priced unlimited fibre versus major broadband providers: BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.
Price comparisons: 18 months price comparison based on Vodafone’s Unlimited Fibre 76 (up to 38mbps): 18 month min. term, £22 per month for existing mobile customers, compared to; *Save £113 v BT’s Unlimited Infinity 2 (up to 76mbps): 12 month min. term, £25pm for 12 months, £32.50pm thereafter, plus £18.99pm line rental (incl. Weekend Calls, Net Protect + Parental controls, BT Sports Pack and 500GB cloud storage); *Save £349 v Sky’s Fibre Unlimited Pro (up to 76mbps): 12 month min. term, £30pm for 12 months, £30pm thereafter, plus £17.40pm line rental;. Talk Talk’s Unlimited Fibre Large (up to 76 mbps): 18 month min. term, £15pm for 12 months, £22.50pm thereafter, plus £17.70pm line rental. Virgin Media’s VIVID 100 Fibre Broadband (up to 100mbps) and calls: 12 month min. term, £17pm for 9 months, £24pm thereafter, plus £17.99 line rental.
**Up to 40% faster than BT: Comparison based on theoretical maximum download speed of service (up to 76mbps vs up to 52mbps). Speeds referred to are max. download speeds & may vary significantly by location & are dependent on equipment meeting min. specifications, being fully functional and working at full speed.
Price comparisons exclude new line installation cost and any additional reward cards. Prices correct at 08.08.16. For our most recent price comparisons, further details and terms see vodafone.co.uk/broadband.