vodafone uses the old Bulldog network, which became Cable and Wireless, I used it on ADSL when I was with ADSL24, it was ok. Not sure what it is like now Vodafone have got hold of it.
Vodafone broadband and mobile phone CS may be separate at the moment, but how long will that last for? They will want to save money and will combine them, it will come.
The only reason I stay with vodafone for my phone is because they have the best network here, well it is when they do not move things around. I am almost out of contract with vodafone, so we will see what they have to offer mobile phone wise and may have a look at their broadband.
Plusnet was pretty good good when I phoned them before I ordered, told me all I needed to know.
As for coping, vodafone should cope, they have a very small customer user base at the moment, saying that I do not know what other providers still use their network.
Three things put me off.
Using their router, yes I know some people say they will give you the info, but it is hit and miss.
The connection fee, really over the top.
!8 month contract, too long and certainly with that high connection fee.
I have looked at Sky as well, but I will no doubt wait for a while and see what Plusnet do when the new rules come out.
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