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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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13959 Someone from QLD thinks vodafone is Im not here for no reason at 21 Jan 2011 03:21:01 PM
Vodafone network reception is the worst reception possible. After spending over 3 hours on hold with goodpta singh and goopta nagi they tried telling me they were going to build a new tower in my area to fix my network problems. In the next few months too they tell me. When is the due date? Oh, it hasnt actually been approved yet. Lies.

I bought the Desire HD, and they have deliberately shafted their customers by getting HTC to not implement the 850Mhz frequency, so I cant even take it to Telstra when I'm finished with these lying, theiving, criminals. On top of that the phone sucks on so many levels its not funny.

Whats that? Over 60% of the time your phone has no reception? Oh well, thats normal isnt it? Yeh right, I monitor mobile equipment using Telstra's NextG network, even in vehicles driving around all kinds of places it works over 99% of the time. Sorry, VODAFONE NETWORK FAAAAAAIIIIILLLLLLL!

I have been ripped off by Vodafone. Take the phone back to the store for support, and they have got it down pat on how to get you out the door in record time. Any vodafone store is purely, 100% sales based. They do not have any stores where you can get support. Support is completely done by calling old mate singh in india and getting inane, useless, totally ridiculous answers. You can't even tell what they are saying half the time. Then they tell me the answer is to turn 3G off. Yeh right. Buy a smart phone so you cant use the Internet. Thats a little oxymoron, contravenes the Trade Practices Act really.

I have been attempting to deal with 1555 for a while now, and they do not call me back. I have been very polite when dealing with them. My story is now going to the TIO.

Thanks for NOTHING vodafone.
24 Jan 2011 11:00:55 AM: While i agree Vodafone is poor you cant get angry over not implementing some certain network band such as the 850MHz band. Working for a vendor I know the issues surrounding the different bands. As the 850 band is mainly implemented in the USA mobile handset vendors do a predominant amount of development in the US which takes longer than the European version (i.e. 900MHz version) SO in the interest of not losing time to market to the likes of Optus they are forced to go ahead with the European version. In some cases handsets support both 850 and 900 bands but at the moment this is Rare (Only some Nokia's and the IPhone at this stage)