If you are Active Duty military stationed at RAF Lakenheath or RAF Mildenhall, I pray you DO NOT get a contract with Vodaphone. The network strength is extremely poor. In fact, the only time i ever have 3G connection is during occasional trips to London or Bury St Edmunds. If you live in Thetford, Red Lodge, Brandon, or any surrounding area you will never...ever... ever... have full network strength! I fear that one day i will breakdown on the side of the road, and have to walk for miles to find a decent signal. Yes, its that serious. The fact that i pay extra for a data package that I can only use on occasional trips to London inflicts more frustration. I took a trip to Italy, and had better phone connection. Of course, the sells reps will not tell you that their network quality is poor before you sign that expensive multiple year contract. The customer service reps were very friendly, but... hey.. they aren't to blame for their company's poor service. They are starting to brief newcomers to be weary, and avoid lengthy Vodaphone contracts by all means. Oh, and one last insult to injury, the cost for early termination a year out.. about 500 pounds per line. Yikes! This is my personal experience with Vodaphone, and its possible that the next person's experience may be... pleasant. Well, good Luck!!
I recently upgraded my phone, got a cheaper tariff, plus and i phone, delivered the next day even though was out of stock, over all xcelent service from the upgrade staff and great delivery from the courier.
Vodaphone have taken direct debit payments after I cancelled my contract with them. This is what I received when I contacted them about. I did phone them on 24/3/2013 because my new provider told me to get a pac number of them so I would be able to retain my old number. They kept me on the phone for a long time and then asked me to phone back the next day. I had enough and did not bother. Never at any time during that call did I ask to be reconnected or did I ever receive a letter confirming such a re connection
Hi Miss Quigley,
Thank you for writing back to us about your cancelled account.
I reviewed your account and can see that you had contacted us to cancel the account on 24-Feb-13 and it was suppose to get cancelled on 23/03/2013. I can see that the same was promised and scheduled on your account by the advisor.
However I can see that on 24/03/2013 you had contacted us and reconnected the number and were suppose to contact us again to issue a PAC to retain the number with different provider. Hence the number was activated, but you never contacted us again. Please understand we cannot take any actions on the account till the account holder or the concerned person contact us as per the Data Protection Act U.K. Hence, the account remained active. So, the charges are valid and we will not be able to reimburse the same.
If you wish to cancel the number, as per the business policy, we need you to give us a 30 days’ notice for cancellation of the contract. Once we receive the intimation from you either in writing or via email, we schedule your account your account for cancellation taking 30 days notice period.
Or you can still have a PAC issued and retain the number with provider of your choice.
Once we’ve received confirmation we’ll be happy to help you further. We will be waiting for your response.
Have been with Vodaphone over 2 years now and i pay for 2 contracts - 1 for me and 1 for my daughter. when i asked about taking a 2nd contract out for my 11 year old daughter i thought i would be cheeky and ask if they would throw a freebie in as a bonus for signing up to a 2nd contract. The sales assistant on the telephone said " I could give you a £40 Vodaphone Bluetooth Kit with charger". I accepted the free gift straight away as he didn't have to, if you don't ask then you don't get. My 2 contracts were due up but me and my daughter noticed we weren't getting proper 2G coverage in our area. After several phone calls over a period of say a month, Vodaphone offered me a brand new 3G handset and also a new 3G handset for my daughter if i extended her contract by 6 months. . Vodaphone also gave us a free Sure-signal-box that guarantees perfect signal where i live. In the past i have been with O2 (Not bad), Orange(terrible) and 3 are just the worse Mobile company going. Vodaphone took a bit of time to sort out my issues but i am over the moon with their Quality and A+ services all round. can't fault Vodaphones services to resolve issues and keep the customer happy and will be sticking with this Company. And trust me, i'm not the easiest person to please lol......
I would expect that if i purchased a product to use in UK that I would get the messages in English or having an option to change the language. The website is useless for this info and calls to overseas people with poor english speaking skills and incompetant product knowledge do not improve the situation . I would think that Vodaphone could learn something off Telstra in product quality but unfortunately incompetant overseas call centres are all awful for both Telcos