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Dear visitor,

Since its inception Vodafail.com has made a significant contribution towards raising awareness of the problems and issues faced by Vodafone customers.

Vodafone Australia customers have had the opportunity to voice their concerns, their fears and their troubles from every corner of Australia and beyond our borders. You have gathered the courage to stand up for your rights as consumers and to make your voice heard.

Each and every person who shared their story should have a sense of pride in this achievement and the changes that have occurred since the start of Vodafail.com.

More recently, traffic to Vodafail.com has declined significantly. Having achieved the goal of raising awareness and promoting concrete action in early 2011, we have now reached the point of closing Vodafail to new complaints. The site will remain online for as long as possible as a reminder and an example of what is possible when we share our experiences.

It has been a privilege to run this initiative and I'm am forever grateful for the help and support I've received. In particular I would like to thank Melissa, David and Travis for their continued efforts over the past 15 months. I'm also thankful and humbled by the support of ACCAN, Choice magazine and a wide range of media outlets, blogs and websites.

You can still browse existing stories and find out how to file a complaint if you are experiencing problems.

Until next time,

Adam Brimo

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13937 Someone from TAS thinks vodafone is Extreme Fail at 21 Jan 2011 02:55:34 PM
Last year I signed up to Vodafone Mobile Broadband as I already had a Blackberry through them and was fairly happy with the service/coverage/price etc. I took it home, connected it and happily began using the internet.
After around 5 minutes however it randomly slowed (around 0-20 kbsps downloads). I thought 'hmm this is weird,' so I unplugged it, plugged it back in and it did the same thing. After a few unpluggin sessions it refused to even connect.

Since that first day it has barely connected at all. (I have even taken it with me to Sydney where it would not connect and I was in the CBD!)

As I have been paying $50 a month for it, I have tried speaking to them about it (I try almost every month) and they simply have no idea what to do.... They leave me on hold for 20-30 mins, transfer me between departments and in some cases I have even had people from Vodafone hang up on me (this has actually happened quite a few times!)

I just got off the phone just then complaining about the internet, where the man said that the problem 'obviously lies with the computer' and told me to go to my nearest Vodafone shop. I told him that was over 3.5 hours drive from here, nearly 7 hours return and he just said: 'so, when will you be able to get there then??'
ARRRRGGGHHHHHHH I just felt like yelling at him (but I didnt). The phone call was not resolved as I just said that I 'would think about it' and hung up...
Since I bought the broadband I have spent almost $500 for something I cant use and after MANY complaints, phone calls and hours wasted it looks like it will never be fixed and I will never get my money back.