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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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12601 Someone from QLD thinks vodafone is GOOD ADVICE!!!!!!!! at 14 Jan 2011 11:03:37 AM



The average wait time is between 30-45 seconds. Longest I've ever waited was 2 minutes. Now for the tricky party...

In order to get your problem addressed, make a fuss, be annoying, create problems, be demanding, don't take no for an answer, demand supervisors etc... I'm sure by now you've all had lots of practice with this. Following this, demand that the relevant department call you back or they put you straight across. It'll save you the average wait time of 30-45 minutes for any other department. Don't let them dictate how we should get customer care. Screw their inept policies, procedures and simplistic problem solving/delegation.
14 Jan 2011 11:15:46 AM: Thanks. Let me give it a try.

I have tried all sort of accents, Lara refuses to understand me.
14 Jan 2011 11:30:28 AM: You're spot on. Lara lacks any ability to understand accented english. Epic fail. Or maybe because the network is bad, our voice reaches her all broken.
14 Jan 2011 03:28:52 PM: Give that a try, although I have done my best to do this in real life 3 times today at their stores. I'm beginning to suspect they deliberately hire brain dead staff just to frustrate you though. When I was with Virgin and I had to use their automated number system I used to just repeatedly press # till I spoke to a human.
14 Jan 2011 03:36:43 PM: Actually just had an evil thought. Why not use this webpage and lodging complaints by locality to organise for people to meet and protest outside Vodafone shops? Even if we all just milled in and started asking embarassing questions. Normally I am a decent quiet individual, but it is time customers gave Vodaf..k what they have been giving us.
14 Jan 2011 03:53:05 PM: It'd be a bit unfair to throw all that flak at the actual branch employees who are just trying to work.

But if it merely involved standing outside with messages of customer horror stories/complaints with the aim of dissuading potential customers from signing up with VHA? That'd be awesome.
15 Jan 2011 07:02:04 AM: I'm there