50 megabits per second (Mbps) or even just 16 Mbps for download? These are internet speeds from the day before yesterday. In most cases, city dwellers at least have significantly more speed to choose from, often even gigabit speeds (up to 1,000 Mbps) via cable or fiber optic technology. At Vodafone you get the CableMax tariff (sometimes called CableMax 1000 or GigaCable Max) for a constant 49.99 euros per month with a two-year minimum term. In the past, the Turbo tariff was reduced to 39.99 euros per month – but the CableMax is currently not on offer at Vodafone. Nevertheless, it can be booked with a discount or an attractive bonus. COMPUTER BILD reveals where and under what conditions below.
Vodafone advertises CableMax as the “cheapest gigabit tariff in Germany” for a regular price of 49.99 euros, while promotions usually cost just 39.99 euros. Is that correct?
When there was still the in-house “Red Internet & Phone 1000 Cable” with practically the same range of services, it was 1,019.76 euros after 24 months, taking all discounts into account. The CableMax comes to 1,199.76 euros without a promotion and 959.76 euros with a promotion. The current CableMax offers from Verivox and Logitel are 784.80 euros and 1,199.76 euros respectively (minus 315 euros due to the discounted PS5).
Telekom with fiber optic technology charges a higher fee for its gigabit tariff (79.95 euros), but also offers a higher upload speed (200 Mbps). Regional internet providers such as Pyur and NetCologne regularly charge 34.99 euros or 69.95 euros (per month) for their gigabit tariffs. O2 charges 54.99 euros per month for its gigabit tariff, and in the second year of the contract the fee increases to 59.99 euros.
The Vodafone CableMax is aimed primarily at power users for whom large downloads, 4K streaming, etc. are on the agenda. Although the regular price at Vodafone is relatively cheap for what is offered, it is possible to get it even cheaper – for example via Verivox or Logitel (see links above). The providers offer the same package, but add cashback or a PlayStation 5 for a reduced one-time price. If you want to switch to turbo internet, you’ll get a better deal with the alternatives.