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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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18105 Someone from NSW thinks vodafone is turning iPhones into iPods EVERYWHERE at 24 May 2011 11:50:51 AM
18104 has prompted my memory and hence to alert everyone to a kind of work around....

So, the situation....Looks like you have reception, but can't make a call. It just keeps saying call failed after about 30s-1min

Then, call 1555....wait for Lara to tell me that they have a fantastic call recording service, and it still works well.....
Hang up in her ear, bleating expletives.......

Then, make your call and it goes through.......!

So if I was an out of control conspiracy theorist, I would be assuming all sorts of machinations of electronic decisions being made about if a phone can get through or not and it being decided that... because I wanted to call customer dis-service that I should be let through, but if I wanted to say....call my mother in hospital, then I cannot get through.

Lara has a direct line to Jimmy Baker it would seem.

I hope that someone somewhere uses this workaround to their advantage, say....when you've just had a leg ripped off by a tiger in Wagga Wagga and need an Ambulance. Sure, tigers aren't native to Wagga Wagga, but there's more chance of one singing Puff the Magic dragon in the main street than making a call with my iPod3GS.