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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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8479 Someone from SA thinks vodafone is Billing fail at 29 Dec 2010 02:10:24 PM
I recently signed up with vodafone through an NRMA deal for a 12 month contract. The deal is as follows:
- HTC Desire HD
- $69 cap + $15 handset repayment
- 10% off for lifetime of contract (handset repayment not included)
- first 3 months free
- overall $745 for life of contract
- confirmed this was the full deal before signing, when activating the sim over the phone and in the store.
I recently got my first bill, I have not gone over the cap, I have not had any extra charges on my account and yet the first bill - $155.10
I called vodafone about this - waited 2.5 hrs to get through to a customer rep.
She looked at my bill and said that there weren't any particular reasons for the charge. She said she would credit one month back to me but that I would have to pay the rest of the bill as it is policy for them to charge a month's bill ahead of time which is then refunded at the end of the contract. I have never heard of this nor is it anywhere in the contract. When I pointed this out, the CSR said that I could take it or leave it. I then asked what I should do when/if the next bill charges me again - her solution was to call back. I pointed out how long it took to get through to her, she said it's not her problem.

Vodafone - you fail. Your coverage where I am is absolute crap, I can barely use the internet on my device, I get dropped calls repeatedly and 0 bars constantly. You overcharged me on my bill without a reason other than to see if you could simply get away with it. How is this type of treatment legal in the slightest?