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Patchy service at times, but good customer service makes all the difference
A telco with good customer service? I didn't think it was possible, but as a smartphone enthusiast and someone who (mostly) knows what they're doing, Vodafone staff have been excellent. Every person I've spoken to is really nice and knows what they're doing, and very transparent with the customer. You can even still call Vodafone instead of chat, and get through to an awesome member of staff with little wait time.
However, make sure the value proposition is good for your needs - Vodafone's 5G rollout has been very slow so far, and pricing of p...lans is the same as Optus, which, for the most part, has better reception in more places and a larger 5G network. I haven't had any billing issues yet unlike Telstra, and unlike both Optus and Telstra you'll get the same (usually correct!) answer from any staff member. I really hope the merger with TPG doesn't erode all the good things Vodafone has worked on up to this point.
Absolutely useless call centre. Can't actually make any changes to account without going into the building
I called up today (on my registered Vodafone number) to enquire about upgrading my phone plan. I don't know my personal pin that was set more than 2 years ago. So, I had to verify my identity, I then proceeded to verify it but it was declined as they have my old address on file. I explained this then they wouldn't let me try and verify again.
I had two options use there online verification tool that takes two days or head into a busy supermarket to risk COVID.
I then tried the online verification tool only to have a text back saying my verifi...
Never have I had a carrier so useless when it comes to reception. I am in the middle of Canberra and the service is 3rd world. I signed up to Kogan not seeing they use vodafone for their provider which was my bad but I've lasted 23 days into a 90 day contract. NEVER EVER again.
I would give it 0 stars if it were an option
They overcharge for mobile plans. They gave me a mobile plans on higher than market price and they added loyalty discount on top of it to make it the same price as the market price. The only problem is that they expected me to pay the overcharged market price (excluding the loyalty discount) when I approached them to buy off my device. It would have been much cheaper if I would have purchased my phone from JB Hi-Fi or any other retailers for full price or even on a monthly plan. Never getting a phone from Vodafone again.
- Verified customer
After sales assistance? Not received
After two years, I decided to return to Vodafone as a telephone operator. I specify that with the previous provider (Kogan mobile) I had a great time, spending half. However, having purchased a smartwatch, Kogan does not offer the possibility of combining it with the phone to use it independently. So after some research, Vodafone was offering the best price between Optus and Telstra. As soon as the rechargeable plan was activated, the website and the app did not recognize my phone number. After three weeks of waiting and calling customer suppor...t every 48 hours (following their directions), the problem did not go away. In the three weeks of requesting assistance, no one from Vodafone Australia contacted me trying to find a solution. I, therefore, decided to activate Optus.
The most horrific service I have ever encountered. Also experienced dishonesty.
Ordered a new phone on plan 21/12/20 - Was advised 2 day delivery. This was perfect for me as I was travelling a week later.
Still have not received any communication, apart from original email stating order received
I called Vodafone 30/12/20 to ask what was happening. The guy on the phone said that it should not take that long. I asked him to cancel my order as I can't wait as I will be travelling next day. I decided to use my old phone with a prepaid sim.
He told me he would cancel that and I would receive and email within 24 hrs.
Poor service! Fraudulent account details!
Have requested on multiple occasions for my billing and tax invoice details to be corrected as their sales staff incorrectly set up the account. 3 months on and Vodafone claim they are unable to issue me with the correct account details on my tax invoice as apparently their system is unable to process this. So, for the last 3 months I am being invoiced with the incorrect details. Is this not fraudulent? Would think so.
VODAFONE phone with hotspot use
I use a Vodafone hotspot with my PC for internet (50 Gig plus 3 Gig to enable sharing with spouses phone etc). Used to be very good but last few months service has varied a lot from clear calls etc to NZ using apps and phone to frequent dropouts mid call. I have had two sim cards changed to check it and today I spent about 45 minutes using online chat to try and find out about what speed Im on plus why the service varies. No luck. Passed from one staffer to another and no answers. In store also not good and got clearer info from an Optus staffe...r (female) on trying to use WIFI hotpspot effectively. Phone service seems slower than before with lots of buffering to download short videos via Whatsapp etc. Won' t consider Telstra as they do not include international calls which is a necessity for me. A nusiance if they are the most reliable service.
Slowest mobile data - avoid
Download speeds (Hervey Bay) are extremely slow, resulting in time outs all the time. Not blind spots, happens everywhere. Company deserves its poor reputation and has not improved. Avoid.
I ordered a new mobile on the 12/12/20
Told delivery would be the 15th then the 21st then the 29th, tried to discuss the matter explained to service person then got cut off this scenario repeating it self
Four times in 30 minutes, then promised
A resolution. Still waiting.
Disinterested to help customers
Went to Vodafone in Booragoon at 10AM today (16th December,2020) to ask regarding about trading in my previous phone. He was so disinterested in giving us any actual help and instead kept insisting that we could earn more if we sell the phone privately. I am aware of that but I would have still wanted to go through with the process but he seems annoyed I was there. I left extremely disappointed and does not even ask if I still want to go through with it. F*ck you to that person. You ruined my day and wasted my time.
Terrible customer service.
Appalling and useless customer service. Absolutely zero effort, will or interest in resolving customer issues. Will never use Vodafone again.
Absolute con artists
They just keep capping on the call in India. I am horrified with the service they provide. Just lies lies lies that my problem will be solved.
WORST SIM EVER! DON'T USE VODAFONE.
This is the worst sim. No network coverage at all. Been getting extra amount of bill $101.6 without using extra data/ international call. No costumer service responed to sort out. They do not care about costumer's problem they only care about marketing their business attracting clients . No genuine service. Mobile data does not even work properly in most area. I didn't even like giving 1 star to Vodafone.
I actually love Vodafone... ok so I don’t always get reception if I’m underground or in a huge multi story building but I love the quick online customer service... every single interaction iv had with Vodafone staff is amazing and they are so helpful... iv been Vodafone for about 15 years and never had a problem they couldn’t solve and always so friendly...I have recently changed to a plan with lots of data for a very cheep rate...
iv even been given little gifts and tokens for being a longtime customer.
it's been already 1 week my network is not working. I cannot connect with anything. I'm very disappointed.
Very bad network even can't access the Google maps. Very very bad experience and very disappointed. Needs to improve lots.
Not fulfilling commitments
I called three days back to change my billing cycle from 7th of every month to 5th, they confirmed me while on the call that it has been changed and I now my account shows that I will receive my bill on 87th Dec, such an unprofessional attitude they have
horrible servce when it comes to deliveries
my iphone 12 mini was delievred to my house, and left in the hot sun for hours. No signature was requested.
Just simply dumped on my door step in the hot sun.Further more there was no bubble wrap to protect the phone from the rough handling it received during transit. Im sure my phone was damaged in some way or another. Really unhappy with aust post
Worst con artist, deceit and lies you can imagine
The worst form of deceit and lies ever. Even escalating the problem does not help. They seem to think they are exempt from the law. I spent hours on the phone where they make empty promises for delivering phones, adding wrong amounts to bill, wrong delivery address ( very questionable)l, etc. This is biggest scam group and the operators are trained to lie and mislead the customers and they are extremely skilled in it. Even the managers pretend to be helping when all they are doing is taking the lies a notch further. We are utterly disgraced and deeply disappointed in this terrible company. Media should investigate what is going on. Still waiting for a phone more than a month later and another A few weeks late.
Shocking slow 4G
I just checked my Vodaphone 4G using Internet speed test with Server at Sydney -- and I was totally shock of the result: 0.12Mbps download and 1.4Mbps upload.
Is that the speed of a 4G network that they provide for their client? Shocking.
Questions & Answers
If I connect Vodafone tv can I still use my dvd player/recorder to record free to air programs?
Each time I go to activate my SIM card each form of identity is not valid. Is it because I am supposedly underaged, which shouldn't be the case since I am an adult.
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