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The 18-month contract for my 4G Gigacube ends next month so I chatted to the upgrade team online about the options.
It seems that their systems were not great at pointing out that I could move to a data SIM plan now that I have, effectively, paid for the Gigacube and it needed some manipulating of these systems to actually let me move to one.
But the advisor was very persistent and I am now on a unlimited data plan at a much lower price.
The real advice for Gigacube users is to ensure that you do not remain on your original plan when it expires, but give Vodafone a call and ensure that it is changes.
Thanks for your post @thebeercard, very insightful 👍
Once you're at the end of your GigaCube contract, we would recommend moving to a 30 day, 12 months or 24 months data-only SIM deal. For anyone coming up to the commitment end date of a GigaCube or MiFi contract, you can check out the options here.
Thanks for that link Mark. I'm a month away from the end of my initial 18 Month contract for my Gigacube 5G and want to take an unlimited plan when that plan finishes. It's been a few months since your post so are the prices in that link still valid? Also would I be better ringing to change the plan rather than doing it online just to make sure everything goes smoothly?
Thanks Mark. I've only just read your reply and this afternoon I contacted someone on the chat to enquire. This is the message I just posted under the heading New Gigacube contract:
I'm now about a month from the end of my initial 18 month contract with a Gigacube 5G which is 100GB for just under £33 (I can only get 4G at the moment but a 5G Gigacube was the only one available and, I thought, also future-proofs me). I looked on the website at this page https://www.vodafone.co.uk/data-only-sim which seems to show that I could get unlimited data on a 30 day rolling contract for £37 but I was told that is the wrong page and was given this link https://www.vodafone.co.uk/gigacube/ which I think is really the page for new Gigacube customers and when I queried that I was told that there are no promotions so this would be the cost.
Surely this is a mistake as I have already paid for the device and any subsequent contracts should reflect that and be cheaper. So what is the "data-only-sim" link for? Is it out-of-date information?
My only other option for broadband is FTTC which my neighbours have and which gives around them no more than 25 Mbps while I get anything from 50 to 110 Mbps depending on time of day so well worth the extra £10 or so I'm paying at the moment. I don't see any chance of full fibre any time soon as I am living on a mobile home site and the owner refuses to let Open Reach come on and dig any holes!
Has anyone else out there recently renewed their Gigacube contract and got a decent deal? Hopefully a moderator will pick this up shortly and explain.
My only reason for a 30 day contract is just in case full fibre does come my way, which would probably be cheaper, this gives me the option of cancelling and as it's only £4 a month more than a 12 month contract I'm happy to go with that.