Vodafone is now taking orders for its home broadband service which offers customers download speeds of up to 76Mbps.
The firm’s move into fixed-line broadband is part of its defence against BT’s move back into the mobile phone market. Later this year it’s also expected to launch a subscription TV service to take on TalkTalk, Virgin Media, BT and Sky.
Households in Manchester, Berkshire and parts of Hampshire and Surrey have been able to sign-up for broadband since June but from today the firm is accepting orders nationwide.
The service comes with a range of extras including parental controls, one-button WiFi access for guests and “beamforming technology” which sends “a stronger Wi-Fi signal to compatible devices wherever they are in the home.”
Prices start from £2.50 per month for existing Vodafone mobile customers opting for copper-based ADSL services or £10 per month for non-mobile customers.
Fibre-based services will cost start from £7.50 for existing customers and £20 for non-mobile households.
All prices exclude the mandatory £16.99 per month line rental.
Jeroen Hoencamp, CEO of Vodafone UK said: “We have had great feedback on our broadband service from the customers involved in our regional launch.
“We are really pleased that they are finding the speeds as fast as they hoped for, while the Vodafone Connect companion app gives them an unprecedented level of control over their devices.
“We are looking forward to many other customers taking us up on our great offer and joining us on our journey to be the UK’s leading providers of entertainment services.”