Who are Vodafone?
The Vodafone Group is a British multinational telecommunication provider operating in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.
It is a public limited company registered in England, providing telecommunications and IT services in more than 150 countries.
The company currently holds over 20% of the Irish retail fixed broadband market, over 32% of retail fibre broadband subscriber lines, and over 32% of mobile broadband subscriptions.
It has operated in Ireland for over two decades and is among the most trusted and recognisable names in the Irish telecommunications landscape. Telecom Éireann, Eircell, and Vodafone Ireland
The Vodafone Group entered the Irish market in 2000 by purchasing Irish telecoms service provider Eircell.
Eircell was established in 1984 and was Ireland’s original cellular network provider, operating under the remit of Telecom Éireann, known today as eir.
Who owns Vodafone Ireland?
The company's roots can be traced through Ireland's first cellular phone network provider, Eircell, and through them to the original Telecom Éireann state body.
Today, Vodafone Ireland is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the multinational Vodafone Group and a publicly listed company. Its largest shareholder is currently etisalat by e&, the Emirati multinational telecommunications provider with a total holding of 14%.
Is Vodafone broadband for you?
If you're looking for flexible options from a stable provider that has served the Irish market since the introduction of cellular phone service in the 1980s, Vodafone is a great choice.
Great for families
Households with multiple family members can avail of terrific discounts with an all-inclusive broadband and mobile phone package that can be modified as needed.
The first member and owner of the account will receive discounted broadband at €20 per month with full mobile phone service from €60. You can add a second mobile user for €45 per month and then a further 4 family members at €5 per month up to a maximum of 6 users.
If you’re looking for a great option for mobile phones for all the family, Vodafone could be the perfect choice for your needs.
What is GigaHome?
For an additional €10 per month, the plug-and-play GigaHome device will eliminate Wi-Fi blackspots in your home, enable parental controls on your connection, protect you from malicious internet software, and back up your broadband activities.
What channels are included in Vodafone TV packages?
The NOW Entertainment package includes the following channels:
NOW Sports TV includes these channels:
|Sky Sports Mix
|Sky Sports News
|Sky Sports Action
|Sky Sports Football
|Sky Sports Cricket
|Sky Sports F1
|Sky Sports Racing
|Sky Sports Arena
|Sky Sports Golf
|Sky Sports Main Event
What is the Vodafone TV PLAY Box?
The TV PLAY Box is a sleek Bang & Olufsen device that connects to your router by either Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi and delivers HD and 4K Ultra HD quality pictures to your TV.
It comes with the NOW TV app, and you can add in all of your other favourites like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, and YouTube, as well as streaming content players like RTE and Virgin.
The box allows you to interact with Google Assistant, access the Google Play Store, record, pause, and restart TV shows, among a range of other handy functions.
How much is Vodafone broadband?
SIM-only deals with basic access to the internet begin at €25 per month, while standalone broadband deals begin from €30 per month.
Do I need a phone line for Vodafone broadband?
Not at all. Broadband access is separate from fixed wire phone line connectivity. If you wish to use your broadband connection to make calls to Irish landlines, you can add home phone service to your broadband bundle for only €5 per month.
How does Vodafone broadband work?
The Vodafone website is highly streamlined and guides you through the process step by step.
Here's what your sign-up journey will look like:
- Go to their website and choose the service you want from the shop area
- Enter your address or Eircode to see if it is available in your area
- Customise your choice with optional add-ons
- If you’ve chosen expert installation, book an appointment
- Make sure to be home when the engineer arrives
- Let them do their thing or do the setup yourself
- Relax and enjoy your high-speed broadband internet bundle
How good is Vodafone broadband?
Vodafone goes toe-to-toe with its main rivals in the Irish market in terms of coverage, subscriber base, and range of bundle options.
In addition to their main offers, here are some of the features that help to set them apart from the competition:
- Vodafone OneNumber smartwatch connectivity
- Full range of smartphone-compatible smartwatches
- Super Wi-Fi smart extension solves Wi-Fi blackspot issues
- Vodafone Always Connected automatic network backup
- Vodafone TV PLAY provides cinematic sound and 4K HD visual
- Exclusive customer prizes, rewards, and offers
- Wireless mobile and fixed fibre broadband options
- RED Family discounted broadband and phone bundles
- Award-winning technical support and customer service
How fast is Vodafone broadband?
Most new bundles have download speeds of up to 500Mb or 1Gb. Mobile broadband speeds are 10Mb or whatever the fastest available connection will allow.
Is Vodafone broadband unlimited?
Yes. Unless stated otherwise, all broadband packages include unlimited data usage.
Does Vodafone broadband include line rental?
Yes, it does. If you don't have a telephone line but wish to have broadband and use it for calls to Irish landline numbers, you can add home phone service for an additional €5 per month.
What add-ons to basic broadband can I include in my bundle?
The Vodafone website is well structured to walk you through all the available options as you head to the checkout area with your broadband option.
Here are the main add-ons you can expect to be offered along the way:
- Most areas allow you to choose between 500Mb and 1Gb download speed
- Vodafone TV with 100+ channels and TV PLAY box
- NOW Entertainment 14 channel membership package
- NOW Sports HD 11 channel membership package
- Super Wi-Fi home blackspot solution
- Always Connected internet backup connection
- Home Phone landline, mobile, and voicemail services
- GigaHome Super Wi-Fi, Always Connected, and Secure Net at Home add-on
Do you have more questions about Vodafone broadband bundles?
If you still need clarification on anything, check out our FAQs page for more tips and explainers to make your move to Vodafone as easy as possible.
You can also reach out to us on our contact page if you need more help, and we'll do our best to answer all your questions.