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Not very good for royal customer.
I am with Vodafone form 2007, nearly 15 years, a royal customer, even if my wife said there is better plan with another service provider, I always refuse to switch.
In July 2018, I joined $40 plan, 40G data for 12 months, after expiry, they didn't call me and provide a new plan, I supposed I will automatically roll into a new plan with 40G data but reduce speed after 40G.
Last month, there was issue with WIFI for a couple of days, and I was using mobile to watch movie online, I got an message for 85% data used up, I didn't read in ...detail and didn't paid much attention, then I got the bill for $120, $5 for per G data I used which after 40G. I called their customer service, they are willing to provide $40 discount on the condition that I signed another 12 months contract with them. I told customer service I am with them for 15 years, but they still refused to waive the extra $80, pointing that it was my mistake I didn't read the message in detail.
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.
I cannot even use up 15 GB of my 30 GB plan because of poor network, day or night, No service to even search online ley alone watching a video!! I gave up totally
This was originally a bad review, but the actually made changes from feedback
I was frustrated with their communications regarding bill payments, but they’ve seem to have made big improvements in that regard since.
Their in store service is excellent from my experiences and value for money is very good.
I would recommend Vodafone Australia.
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
Punished for loyalty???
I've been with Vodafone for quite sometime and have a few phones along with NBN on my account.
I don't have any problem with the service, both calls and internet even when in remote locations I am surprised that my Vodafone sim is still receiving service along side my secondary Telstra sim.
The only thing I really have an issue with when it comes to Vodafone is that the only way to get a better plan is to either, leave or log a TIO complaint which costs Vodafone money for the complaint being logged and allows you to speak with Australian oper...
Vodafone Marion Westfield SA simply woeful -- never again!
On 29 May 2021 I spoke with someone at Vodafone online support staff on a problem with a small white simacrd-driven modem who lights work intermittently during the day or not at all until night time. Which means during the day I have to keep checking the modem is still working. He advised me to approach Vodafone Westfield Marion. On 3 June I did. The lady who served me kept asking me questions that were irrelevant to my issues. Noting my frustration to explain to her in clear and succinct English, she finally tweaked. But then told me to bring ...the modem in and a technician will look at it in five to ten days. It's still under warranty until Dec '21. Why was she so hard of hearing in the first place? Seemed to me she was trying to fob me off, perhaps to get back to her social media on her phone, as was another of her colleague next to me fixated with her social media on her phone. Does anybody at Vodafone work any more? Or are they incapable of listening to customers' qualms? Is this why so many people get frustrated with shop assistants because they have zero listening skills but are quick to mouth off inanities and irrelevancies? I should just be given a new modem for the old one and not be told it'll take up to two weeks. No questions asked for a loyal customer, which obviously means nothing to Vodafone. Well keep on flicking your social media on your phones. That's more important than earning a wage the right way.
Overcharged long time customer
Updated my phone in 2019, added a I pad that I canceled before receiving , it was supposed to be canceled 19 months later I find out I have continued to be charged for iPad and NBN plan 3 calls later still waiting for a promised call back and refund that is substantial !!! No response but I keep getting txt for rating customer service ? Up your game call me as promised and give me a refund !
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.
Advrage 20-25mbps speed, but i have seen it reach speeds of up to 90mbps in good reception. This service finaly allowes you to do mass updates like the 77gb star wars battlefront 2 update.Speed is awsome! And great deal! The only downfall that effects me is that the coverage is not crazy, if i use my internet while my phone is in the center of the house i only receve 3mps but if i put my phone near a window it can run up to 90mbps, and advragely runs at around 25mbps im guestermating, well thats what i have observed, and i would say every phone...would run differently depending on processors and such, but other then that i am finaly able to do mass updates like the 80gb call of duty updates and stuff that are on that much larger scale. Chears vodafone for bringing us a great deal!
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
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.
Can't get a straight answer!!!
Customer support is useless!!!
Each time I called, I was given a different answer.
I was not told that the phone that came as a condition of getting the plan I wanted was out of stock and had to wait 3 weeks and the SIM card would not be sent without the phone.
To top it all off, I was overcharged on a set price plan.
As soon as my contract is finished, I'm leaving Vodafone.
Latest outcome - 08/12/2020: After verifying in 3 separate phone calls that, I was overcharged on a set price (promotional) plan, I asked Vodafone to verify this in writing...
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