Vodafone NBN and mobile broadband plans compared May 2019

Vodafone is Australia’s third largest mobile network carrier behind Telstra and Optus, and has more recently expanded its offerings to include NBN services.

Is Vodafone right for me?

  • What does Vodafone offer? Vodafone's ventures into the broadband space cover the NBN as well as mobile broadband services. The latter operates on the same infrastructure as Vodafone's traditional mobile plans.
  • Product highlights: Vodafone's NBN plans benefit from a 4G backup service in case of dropouts, plus they're among the cheapest on the market.
  • Watch out for: Vodafone's mobile broadband plans often come with enticing bonus data or discount offers, but bear in mind that these typically only last for a limited time before reverting to their regular rates.

Vodafone NBN plans

Vodafone's NBN plans explained

Vodafone keeps its NBN plans quite simple, offering just three plans, each with a no-lock-in, month-to-month contract. The three plans correspond to the top three NBN speed tiers: Standard (nbn25), Standard Plus (nbn50) and Premium (nbn100). Each includes unlimited monthly data and supports all fixed-line NBN access technologies, though the technology available at your premises may limit which NBN speed tiers are available to you.

Vodafone NBN

Get the skinny on Vodafone's NBN plans in our comprehensive guide.

Vodafone mobile broadband plans

Vodafone's mobile broadband plans explained

With its own 4G network at its disposal, it's no surprise that Vodafone offers a wide range of mobile broadband plans for folks who want to stay connected on the go. Like its standard mobile plans, Vodafone's mobile broadband plans come in both prepaid and post-paid variants, giving you the freedom to choose whichever best suits your data and budget needs.

Vodafone mobile broadband

See what Vodafone's mobile broadband plans have to offer over on our guide page.

How does Vodafone compare?

  • Commitment-free and competitively-priced NBN plans
  • Big-data mobile broadband plans offer great value
  • 4G backup service in case you experience interruptions to your NBN connection

When comparing mobile broadband providers, there’s more than just cost to compare. Customers also need to consider mobile network coverage in the places where they’re likely to use the service. Be sure to take into account the strength and reliability of Vodafone's 4G network at your home and other locations that you frequent before signing up.

Why should you consider Vodafone?

At the lower end of mobile broadband, Vodafone is not especially competitive on price. There are better deals, often with more inclusions, available from competing providers.

Vodafone’s strength as a mobile broadband provider lies north of the $30 per month mark, where many of the carrier's plans not only offer better inclusions than rival options, but also benefit from a 10% discount if you're already a Vodafone customer.

There is a good reason to consider Vodafone for lower price plans, regardless of what might look like lesser value. Like other major carriers (and unlike most smaller providers), Vodafone maintains a nation-wide network of retail shopfronts where you can walk in and walk out with a mobile broadband service on the spot. Better yet, if something goes wrong, or if you need that personal touch, you can walk in and get it.

For basic home broadband, Vodafone’s NBN offerings have the advantage of including 4G Instant Connect and 4G backup services, both of which are great options for those who need to be online quickly and consistently.

However, for customers seeking faster speeds, Vodafone’s higher plans do come at a bit of a price premium. If the addition of 4G Instant Connect and 4G backup doesn’t matter to you, or if you’ve already got a mobile broadband service (or a smartphone with a large data inclusion), you could probably save money elsewhere.

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    pamMay 6, 2015

    have we got a good reception at 84 XXXXX rd XXXXX 5330

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      StephanieMay 6, 2015Staff

      Hi Pam,

      Depending on what device you’re using and whether you’re making calls and text or are after data, generally your address has good coverage and supports 3G and 3G+.

      To test your device and its reception, you can check your Vodafone coverage here: http://www.vodafone.com.au/aboutvodafone/network/checker

      Hope that helps,


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