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No customer loyalty. Vodafone just take take take take and give nothing back in my son's situation.
My son has Been with vodafone for 3 years( against my will). Today Optus gave him a better deal for a new phone and plan according to his credit rating. He has never missed or have been late with a payment with Vodafone. They were offering him $10 for his phone as trade in.(worth $400 today, Big insult). With Optus He got to keep his old phone, Upgrade to a better one on a similar plan as Vodafone, for a much cheaper rate. I never thought he would leave Vodafone, but today he realised that customer loyalty means jack to Vodafone once they ...get your money!!! What's worse he offered to pay out the last 2 months of his contract to get them off his head and they wouldn't let him pay for it on the spot. He has to wait to be billed. I don't understand. Anyway no skin off his nose as his reception is better now. He noticed the difference almost instantly. His monthly costs have reduced and he is a Happier customer now that Optus went out of their way to take his business. Vodafone when are you going to learn that you need to look after your customers. You need to stop assuming that they won't leave. I was with Vodafone for years. Their actions were barbaric. I won my case, through the ombudsman and my 3 year contract was terminated without penalty after 18 months. That's how barbaric they were in my situation. I think I was the only person in Australia that had their service terminated without incoming call only option. I wasn't late with payments. Totally up to date My phone got stolen and was insured and they gave me a loan phone waiting for my insurance to pay me out and get another phone through Vodafone. They disconnected my loan phone before I could get my replacement and left me with no phone for 2 days. They refused to budge and reconnect it. So I refused to return the loan phone. I'm a carer for my mum. She was in a wheelchair. My auntie was in hospital dying, her doctors had my number as first point of contact for her. They could not call me. Vodafone realised their mistake and said they would reconnect my loan phone. They didn't l. I was on the phone with them for two days crying stressing because I had to be at the hospital yet I was too scared to leave my mum incase she had an emergency(wheelchair,) my child was at school and anyone that was reliant on me could not make contact with me for two days. I couldn't even ring Vodafone cos I didn't have a phone. Please remember that this was not for late payment I always paid on time for about 18 months at $65. In the end I went to office works bought a phone, rushed to the hospital and my auntie died 1 day later. They knew my auntie was dying yet they refused to let me keep my loan phone for an extra day. I missed my auntie being conscious. Doctors tried to ring me and they even wrote me a supportive letter as to what their actions caused me. I was a mess. I never got to say goodbye and I still Hate vodafone for their actions. There!!!! Honest review done on a greedy company.
you are a cash cow
The Voda network in high density areas work - not well but works.
My issue is that they sell a mobile for $1800 on a 3 year plan - at the end of the plan it i worth $150.00 max on a $2500.00 replacement (Samsung have a $700 trade in). Telstra will offer a $800 43 inch colour TV - Optus will throw in a new smart watch. Both offers kill the Voda offer.
Voda has lost me - I am not a cash cow - my only issue is how to cancel my Voda contracts - and that seems they have made difficult
A pox on Voda
Trying to pay off a phone from a plan
We've been with Voda for over 10 years (apart for a few times where we had to resolve an issue through the ombudsman - which we've won each time) they've been ok - up until now
After 3 calls trying to pay off a phone, we just went around in circles and then palmed off to an automated service each time which didn't work and had to ring back - They eventually sent a link to pay off the phone - IT WAS A LINK TO UPGRADE A PHONE!!!! so we still cannot pay off a phone on a plan
We give up and will be moving our 3 phones to another provider, and going to the ombudsman again if needed....
Update - We ended up just moving our 3 services and numbers over to Moose Mobile, and they sorted it all..At half the price and great service we're happy
Used to be great. Not anymore
I've been a Vodafone customer for over 15 years. Used to have fantastic customer service but now it's very bad.
Phone calls break up/drop out often.
Data is good then drops off. I would call and complain, data would be good again then pan off. Constant battle.
I have now changed to Telstra
Taking money without permission.
I added my card details to make recharging quicker. But Vodafone started taking money out automatically. I called them to ask why and the guy in India? said I had done it myself. Which I hadn't. Then he rudely suggested that I should "try" listening to him. As if I hadn't been ?!?
I have had little trouble with Vodafone in the past. Unless I travelled interstate, then service was different.
Just be careful adding a card to make things faster. They will take your money without asking.
Kind regards. Anthony.
I moved to Thursday Island in November 2020, where there is no vodafone coverage. I was on $45 plan plus iPhone paying monthly. Vodaone let me have $10 plan just to let me keep the excising Vodafone number and paying the iPhone monthly.
I started to use a Belong sim card in Thursday Island. Every month Vodafone changed my plan from $10 to $40 lite plan(not sure the name of the plan). Every month I called Vodafone and they just changed it back to $10. In January or February 2021 same thing happened to my vodafone bill, so I called Vodafone ag...ain. Vodafone telephone operator from India told me that I have been calling from Vodafone to some other numbers every month and they can trace them. They won't change my plan back to $10. I thought that was very strange because my iPhone didnt have the vodafone sim card. There is no way that I could make a call from Vodafone number. No matter how I explained to the vofafone operator, they kept saying that I had to pay $40 lite plan from now on. There is no vodafone coverage in Thursday Island. How can I get benefit from $40 vodafone plan. I am using $10 Belong sim card and I cannot use Data, I am only able to make a telephone call from Belong number. It was so frustrating to talk to Indian operators. In the end I decided to cancel the vodafone and just pay the remaining balance for my iPhone. I called for the 3rd time to vodafone to cancel my contract, the guy from cancelling team suggested that he will bar the usage of my vodafone number so that there is no more mysterious usage on my vodafone number.
Mobile coverage far worse than Telstra
Planning on switching my mobile phone service back to Telstra as the mobile coverage is pretty poor. Lots of areas with no coverage. SOS only.
The broadband though is very fast
Worst wait times to get customer service I've ever dealt with!
Currently on hold to Vodafone and have been for 1 hour and 50 minutes (and counting). Ive been with them ever since 3 brought them - like way back in 2013 I think - TBH never had any issues. So happy with everything, customer service, internet service, price.
That has all changed in the past week since my NBN connection has just been dropping out. Ive called 4 times (all over an hour wait time + today - which is still pending but on the verge of 2 hours waiting on hold) Im a calm and polite person but anyone waiting this long for an issue which has still not been fixed after 5 calls would drive anyone crazy.
Just not good enough - and stop blaming corona for your slack customer service issues - lift your game Vodafone!
Decent Provider but Retail Staff Cons you!
I have no qualms with Vodafone as a network service provider. If you are in civilisation it is up to the mark and reliable. However, their retail sales team is an absolute joke. They will con you by selling you things that you do not need or can find online for 1/10th of the price. The key words that the sales people use are "it is included along with your plan", "it is free", "it is a special offer for new customers" etc. They particularly take advantage of consumers whose first language is not English and are new to the country. International...students are a big mark for them. For instance, a phone plan that would normally set you back by 80 dollars a month, consumers end up paying $120, cause they include headphones, screen protectors , cases etc which the consumer thinks they are getting for free. If i were to buy Vodafone, I would buy it from their online store and not go to the retail store at all. Once again, the network and data speed is reliable and great. Just be careful if you walk into their retail stores.
I have never had an issue with service dropping out and always have plenty of data for the money I pay per month. Customer service over phone is very poor but very helpful I store
It's ok but I won't suggest to another member of my family because they're charging too much and even didn't explain or refund me. When I call asking lots of question, It just waste of my time.
Need better customer service
Generally Vodafone’s okay however when there is an issue I have to speak to someone who cannot speak English, so I can never get an answer to my problems and nothing every gets fixed.
Don’t trust roaming
I was led to believe that roaming allowed you to use your phone as if you were in Australia, however please be aware that you don’t get voicemail message notifications nor can you access voicemail as you would in Australia.
I missed very important messages when I was away - very frustrating that I wasn’t notified.
Customer Service poor experience
- $5/day Roaming has been great.
- Vodafone App when it works
- customer service has been terrible on more than 1 Occassion where I have been told to hold for long periods and not fully getting the answers I had been looking for.
- remote mobile coverage
- App temperamental.
- retail stores only interested in making a sale.
Vodafone is a safe bet but for a loyal customer like myself no real benefits and is best to see what all telecommunication companies are doing. Combining NBN with all mobile services works out really good.
Network quality medium
Network quality is different in all suburbs. sometimes I get 50 m b p s and something 100k b p s speed. They should improve the stability and range of network
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I have been charged $148 this month as part of my bill. The $148 is itemised as ‘pricing plan’ . What is that?
TXT confirmation to another mobile what does this question mean when I am topping up my phone
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