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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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20015 Someone from NSW thinks vodafone is FAEL at 16 Nov 2011 12:51:58 PM
In late August I rang up Vodafone with the intention of changing my number from a post paid to a pre paid account. I was sick of their shit which everyone is well aware and just wanted to keep my number which I've had for many years. My contract was due to run out on or around 7 September 2011. After speaking to one customer service representative, then being passed on to the customer retention team (even more annoying with their attempts to retain you), I was finally able to get the guy to change my account over. He asked me whether I wanted to do it straight away, or after my contract had expired. I said after it had expired because I don't want to pay and not receive service (which is what would've happened if I decided to change straight away). As I was on the $114 unlimited cap, I essentially paid for my service already.

Anyway he said he would have it done, without me needing to call back. I made sure of this because I wanted to make sure that this was the last time I would have to speak to Vodafone. He confirmed this and I was on my merry way.

Some time in October, I received a bill from Vodafone. I stupidly thought that this might be my last bill from them, so I paid it. In November, I received another bill from Vodafone. I knew straight away that they hadn't changed my number across and that I was essentially still paying $114 a month. I rang up on Saturday 12 November to try and rectify this issue, only for them to tell me to call back on Monday. I rang back on Monday, still without the issue resolved.

It's bad enough that they didn't do what they promised, I think this is just a tricky little technique they employ to keep customers. It makes me so angry as I've rung up about 5 or 6 times for this same matter and it's still to be resolved. Everytime I ask to speak to someone who can do something about it, or someone in Australia all the customer service representatives can say to me is I don't know if you will be transferred to Australia... Bloody gold Vodafone.