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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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19199 Someone from QLD thinks vodafone is unfair at 18 Aug 2011 11:37:00 PM
i am a recent ex employee of vodafone. without going into details of how terribly unfair i was treated during this process i just wanted to let anyone reading this know that their are ways to work around the system, sometimes it just takes an insiders know how information.
as of about a 2 months ago vodafone introduced a new policy which allows managers and assistant mangers to issue credit onto contracts for disgruntled customers IN STORE, ON THE SPOT. not many people are aware that as of right now you can walk into a vodafone store and state they are not meeting their end of the contract (supplying customers with reliable service) therefore you do not have to meet yours (paying your bill). customers who said this line to my manager in store usually got their last months bill amount credited to their account. in other words the next month was usually free when people said this.

sometimes the manager would say they cant do anything for them blah blah im sure you have all heard it before however im telling you right now they are lying. i have seen it with my own eyes. more often than not customers who were aware that the manager had authority to credit the account got what they wanted. so some tips for you all
1. walk into store and state that service has been terrible - slow speeds and drop outs work best because it cant be proved wrong using coverage checker. the staff member who served you will usually get coverage checker up so say you travel around through multiple post codes. that way they cant blame outages. your word against theres.
2. if your declined keep going back in and make sure you state you are aware the manager can give you a FPR
3. if they still decline you credit try another store. in the end its the managers decision to credit so keep going until you find someone dumb enough to do it ( my manager certainly was. remember be persistent.
4.repeat as many times as you can. continuation of this process can often lead to cancellation fees being waived because head office get sick of crediting people accounts.

boom. goodluck guys. stick it to the pricks.
19 Aug 2011 01:54:50 PM: I do not like Voadone at all but you have just proven in one posting that you are just as bad as them as you are suggesting that we commit fraud by doing 'it as many times as possible'

Sounds like vodafone is better off without you and the sooner that people like you leave the sooner they might have some good staff that start listening to customers.

Disgusted by your post!
19 Aug 2011 03:51:25 PM: 19 Aug 2011 01:54:50 PM

you lost your right to be disgusted at anyone when you decided to work for Voda.

Vodafone is a scam and everyone knows it. If you work for them you deserve to go to jail just like people in organised crime. You steal people's money or use extortion with threats of debt collectors et al. You are a disgrace, a con-artist, and a criminal low-life. The OP at least came to his senses - Vodafone is a fraud, and the authorities that fail to crack down on it let down our whole country (7 million customers - seriously, when will the government step in?)

In any case, I hope you see that just like the mafia and all other criminals, Vodafone staff are idiots who use scams, extortion, and other criminal methods to extract profit from honest, hard-working and unassuming members of the community. They do no good for society, and only seek to line their own pockets no matter what the expense to others. And just like members of organised crime and other breeds of criminals, rest assured, their time will come.