I.In Germany, most users use DSL via telephone cable for their Internet access (V), followed by Internet via TV cable – Vodafone Kabel Deutschland (formerly Kabel Deutschland) is the largest provider of the latter in this country. Since the Takeover of Unitymedia, Vodafone can even offer cable internet almost all over Germany. As a result, Vodafone has become an equal triple-play competitor of Deutsche Telekom. In purely theoretical terms, the competition between cable and DSL is an unequal match – because users can already reach speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second via cable Internet, while DSL can reach a maximum of 250 megabits per second (Mbps). But how much speed does the customer really get in practice? The answer is provided by the Vodafone Kabel test. COMPUTER BILD also presents the current Vodafone cable tariffs.
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Vodafone has set new records and with over 200 Mbps delivered by far the highest speed in the comparison test – but only on average. Because the higher the rate booked, the lower the speed achieved drops below the promised speed. And at peak times, many customers continue to suffer from speed drops.
- Very fast for download and upload
- Fair price
- The speed often drops too much below the advertising information
How fast was the pace at Vodafone in the test?
Were there any sharp drops in speed in the test?
Disadvantage with cable connections: All households that are connected to the gray box on the roadside share the power. As a result, the speed often drops significantly as soon as many residents are at home and go online – for example in the evening hours. The measurement results confirm this in the case of Vodafone: The speed dropped by up to 15 percent (tariff with low speed), 9 percent (tariff with medium speed) and 12 percent (tariff with high speed). Particularly bad: According to the measurement data, up to 25 percent of customers with a low-speed tariff sometimes surf at less than 6 Mbps. The pace is then no longer sufficient for clean HD streams.
The 1 gigabit tariff from Vodafone in check
Vodafone cable tariffs: Offers for new customers
What does Vodafone Kabel Deutschland cost? Vodafone attracts new customers with a reduced price. For example, the provider only charges 19.99 euros in the first six months, after which the regular fee is due. Internet with up to 250 Mbit / s costs 39.99 euros, a connection with up to 500 Mbit / s costs 44.99 euros and Vodafone charges 49.99 euros for the gigabit tariff. Only the smallest cable tariff with a maximum of 50 Mbit / s remains constant in price for the first two years, costs 19.99 euros per month. The cable tariff with 100 Mbit / s only listed in the price list costs 34.99 euros after six months. Vodafone grants further savings potential with the so-called online advantage: Here new customers currently receive between 30 and 170 euros if they sign a contract over the Internet. According to Vodafone, this credit will appear on one of the first invoices. Number portability and the cancellation service are optional and free bonuses.