That is a shame, but if it don't do what you want then no point going for it.
I have just had another leaflet delivered offering me fibre for £7.50 a month. the problem of not being able to use my own router would certainly put me off vodafone. the problem with this is that if their router goes down you have to wait until they send another to get back online, at least if they allow another router I can use one of the ones I have got.
At the moment I am using the one I had from plusnet as my TPlink is playing up, but I will be looking for another router if I can not get the TP link one going.
I am not sure now about moving providers, Price wise, plusnet still seems to be the cheapest and while they have downgraded the upload speed I could not get it anyway. I will not enter into another contract i will just carry on as i am and if I do find something better I can go.
As for email, best not to use on from a provider anyway, if you move provider you lose that email address. Plenty of free ones, GMX
is a good one.
i used to use it before I got my domain
Desktop machine now powered by windows 8.1 pro 64bit, no dreaded metro, laptop by Linux