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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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19495 Someone from NSW thinks vodafone is Optus is not better at 21 Sep 2011 11:28:43 PM
This is about Optus. I have a sim card which I purchased in the year 2000. Since about 3 years ago, it's been experiencing nil reception in arears where there is supposed to be otherwise great coverage. Consequently, my phone has constantly diverted to voicemail and i've missed important calls when the phone should have rung. Now this is Optus. I wrote a letter to Optus, no response. The only way to force them to respond had been to write a letter to the Federal Telecommunications Ombudsman. Optus contacted me and suggested that I go to an Optus shop and purchase a new sim card, saying that my one is a 2G one and that that may be why I am having these issues. So I went to an Optus shop and not only did they want $25 for it (I would have happily paid), but they said that I will not be able to carry my original pre-paid plan with me and they will force me to go to a new plan with a 3G sim card! Note that I still have one of those original plans from the year 2000, does anyone here remember Optus FreeTime Prepaid?? Remember how you get 10 minutes, mobile to any network mobile, for $25 cents, 7pm to 7am?? Well, I am still on that pre paid plan, and as there is no end date on it, they have to honour it so I am still on it now. I am not giving up this plan! So I'm still on the 2G sim card and apparently haven't made enough noise to force Optus or Singtel to replace my sim card with a newer 3G one and retain my plan. The lack of service happens all across Sydney Metro, Mt Druitt, Colyton, Willmot, Seven Hills, etc.

If anyone has any similar experiences with Optus or knows of anyone who does, please reply to this posting.