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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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20567 Someone from QLD thinks vodafone is Extremely at 10 Jan 2012 01:25:51 PM
I had a phone with Vodafone which I got on contract over a year ago. The number was changed and with this the connection came up with an x = no signal. In the same house I previously had signal but it was low and would keep dropping out.
I called to complain and have this looked into.
I was told the issue would be resolved and my phone would work, I went through troubleshooting but was still unable to use the phone. I also had another phone with them which worked but still had the drop outs as it still does today. We agreed to send back the phone and have it cancelled and closed as I couldn't use it at all. It took almost a year for them to send me out a bag to send it back to them. I kept calling them every few weeks/ month to find out where the bag was. I eventually got it 11 months or so after we first agreed to have it.
During this time they continued to charge me for the second phone that I couldn't use.
I would have to ring regularly to find out what was the deal with my bill and phone, each time I would get different answers. I continued paying for the phone I was using and refused to pay for the one I couldn't use. They barred my phone (the one I could use) on numerous times despite being told it wouldn't happen and every time I called them to get it back on they would tell me I had to pay for the other phone I couldn't even use. Eventually after hours of arguing with them they would put it back on and place a small credit to get it by.. They would reassure me it wouldn't happen again and to only keep paying for the phone I could use. Despite doing what they asked it would happen over and over.

After I received the bag finally in August 2011 I sent the phone back immediately. I had to call them to make sure they received it. They had. But it didn't end.
I continued to get charged for the phone that I couldnt use and they had back.
My phone has been cut off 2ce now since october. The efforts to have that account closed and the fees dropped have been exhausting. I called the last time just the other day (1st week in jan 2012) after they barred my phone. I was told I had to pay the bill, there was a small amount credited on the account but not the total amount, I knew I shouldn't have anything owing because I had kept paying for the phone I use.
Eventually after an hour and a half of arguing with a 'team leader' he appologized after actually going back over the last year of notes. He had told me he had applied for a full amount of credits and had made a note summarizing the last years notes.

The only reason I am still with Vodafone is worry of losing my number which I have had for a really long time and because I still have just under a year contract left with them...
My phone I am still using still has drop outs and cuts off when I'm talking to people, or on the net. But I don't bother calling on that one because this has been a horrible experience already and I'm just waiting till September 2012 to finish this contract and leave!

I had been on prepaid with Vodafone for about 8 years, the moment I went on plan I feel like they have screwed me over....

Vodafone signal and service is discusting.
10 Jan 2012 04:45:06 PM: Why have you tolerated this state of affairs for so long?

You must have remarkable patience!

Agree it is hard to lose a number that is 8 + years old but there is no need to lose that number if you port it (move it) to another provider.

Advise you go to the TIO with your complaint, the likely end result is termination of contract, once that happens you can move your number to a provider that can provide a usable service.

TIO on line form takes less than 10 minutes to complete, contact details at the top of the page under the How To Complain tab.

Good luck and let us know how you get on!

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