Sadly I have cancelled my order. The reason was basically increasing nervousness after reading countless messages on the forums. I rang vodofone and discovered that,
1. The will not allow you to use your own router. This was not critical except.
2. You can not turn off DHCP in the router, but you can allocate fixed IP addressed to particular devices.
3. 2 above was what they were interpreting as a fixed IP address. I wanted a web-facing fixed IP.
4. They do not offer mail services..
I know all these can be worked round, but life is too short.
Edit: I should add that I did manage to get through to the broadband team, by feeding in my account number rather than mobile number, although this was the first time this worked. Sadly the lady I spoke to understood none of the questions and had to refer to the technical team. The real downer was that she would not let me speak to the technical team. That was the final straw.
Edited by philippercival (Thu 07-Jul-16 21:08:34)