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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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19477 Someone from VIC thinks vodafone is Epic Fail at 19 Sep 2011 08:54:54 PM
2 Months ago, I had no network coverage on my phone, which took almost a week for vodafone to fix.
On top of the usual call dropouts and bad customer service, which I have called to complain in the past, I was extremely frustrated. They advised that the issue will take up to 7days to be fixed. UNACCEPTABLE. and they had the audacity to send me a bill for the month. Just at the end of last month, my blackberry completely failed on me. I took it in to the store and asked to have it repaired. The salesperson said that he's seen a similar case and that it's a software issue, and therefore I'd have to wait a few days. What he had not told me is the fact that I will have a data loss.
The following week, I went and picked up my phone, only to realise that it has been swapped over with a new handset. The problem I had with the phone was the screen, and I had lost everything. Not a single contact number. I was upset at the fact that the storeperson failed to mention anything about possible data loss. After the incident, I got my phone bill, which I refused to pay. If anything, I deserve something for the data loss. I called up vodafone to complain. They told me that they will give me a month fee off for the network problem 2 months ago. However, they can't do anything about the data loss. The man from mumbai made me feel like an idiot by saying it's common sense to expect data loss even if the storeperson doesn't tell me that there will be data loss. I argued, the storeperson is not a trained technician, and he has every right to inform me that there may be data loss, it's the storeperson's mistake and I should not suffer from his mistake. Nor does the customer care person have any right to talk to me as if I lack common sense. When my screen breaks I do not expect my phone to be replaced if I don't get told of it. Then he started cornering me for not backing up my data. Nothing worked on my phone. I couldn't even call out or receive the phone without having the screen working properly. I'm about to lodge my complaint to TIO. I'll see what they do after I lodge my complaint. All I'm left with is anger and frustration.
20 Sep 2011 08:20:32 PM: The TIO is the way to go. Within a week or so someone from Vodafone will call you and try and sort it out. They will be more helpful now that the TIO is involved.

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